The best thing about my religion (The First Church of Immediate Gratification) is that the period from Thanksgiving thru’ January 1st is one long party. It beats learning long liturgical passages, self-denial, parsimony (and other root vegetables) and (most forms of) self flagellation. While participants of other faiths are burning candles, I’m burning them at both ends.
Top juice for the season is definitely sparkling wine. Recently I had a Skype conference with Julius Angel, Owner of Angelini Wine. He helps make my religious activities possible.
He tasted me on the Carpene Malvolti Prosecco Superiore DOCG ($20), which he imports. It is an example of the popular Italian dry sparkling wine Prosecco. The Superiore in the name signifies that it comes from one of a restricted set of villages in the Prosecco region. It is clean, dry, ideal for pre-eating festivities or with seafood (e.g. oysters). This wine is Crave Recommended.
Disclosure and procedures: Wine sent by a vendor at no cost to reviewer. The local reseller named after a price quote is the one who, on wine-searcher.com, had the lowest price. Wines sent by vendors may not be reviewed and will not be returned. Wines considered the most meritorious in the opinion solely of the reviewer, are the ones most likely to be reviewed.