A selection of celebratory wines—be it white, red or rosé—with recommendations on food pairings for a complete party experience.
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1. Asolo Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato Villa Sandi
The Veneto region in North-eastern Italy is home to the Prosecco grape variety. Located in the foothills of the Alps, it produces marvellous wines. One such bottle is from a place called Asolo produced in the winery Villa Sandi, and is named Asolo Prosecco Superiore Brut Millesimato Villa Sandi. With notes of citrus and hints of minerality, this zesty bubbly pairs well with seafood, soft cheeses and crackers with hummus.
2. York Sparkling Cuvee
This Nashik-origin bottle is made completely from Chenin Blanc which produces a mildly acidic refreshing wine. It works well as an aperitif and can pair with mildly spiced Indian appetisers like fried idlis, paneer pakoras and malai chicken kebabs.
3. Giacondi Emilia Lambrusco Rosso
Often, sparkling wine is perceived to be white, but this is a delightful red from Italy. Produced from the vibrant red grape variety Lambrusco from the Emilia region of Northern Italy in the winery Giacondi, this bottle is perfect for easy drinking. It will complement a wide variety of cheeses and lightly-spiced meats.
4. Fratelli Gran Cuvee Brut Sparkling
This is the first sparkling wine from the Nashik-based winery. Gran Cuvee means ‘best white wine of the house’ and Brut indicates a style of wine-making which produces a dry wine with less sugar. Made with 100% Chenin Blanc with balanced acidity and citrus notes, it goes well with shellfish, creamy pastas and chips with dips.
5. Bisol, Jeio Prosecco Brut Rose 2020
Another gorgeous bottle from Italy is a sublime rosé that blends two grapes—Pinot Noir and Prosecco. This lively and fresh wine will be the star of the party and pairs perfectly with salads, light meats and mild cheeses.