*** I received this wine as a sample. ***
For some reason, it always seems that Hubby and I go through job instability at the same time. Instability comes with the territory of my job, so it’s something we accept and prepare for, and we learned back in September that I might lose my job after the New Year. Hubby’s career is generally a more stable one, though…or at least it should be.
As long time readers know, the last company Hubby was with sold, and he ended up unemployed for several months in 2010 before being offered his current position. Well, right after Thanksgiving and only two months after Hubby’s 1-year anniversary with the new company, it also went through a sale. While it’s wonderful that he is a good luck charm for the investors he works for, the sale was a bit of a surprise and more than half of his company was laid off immediately. That obviously put us both on edge. As the day unfolded, Hubby kept me up-to-date with emails and texts, and by the end of the day, Hubby had been asked to stay and the dust started to settle. Truthfully, he probably needed a glass after work more than I did, although he didn’t actually have one. Knowing that he wasn’t going to be laid off while we are waiting to hear what my job future is definitely called for a bit sparkling wine, though!
The Valdo Prosecco (website) had a pale lemon yellow color with a lot of small bubbles that created a thin, festive rim of foam on the top. On the nose, there were lemons, grapefruits and a hint of apples , pears, and yeast. In the mouth, there was lemon custard, grapefruit, and pear mixed with a subtle yeastiness. This bubbly had a surprising heft, with a light-to-medium body and medium acidity.
Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely! If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. At a SRP of $12, this sparkling wine had a nice quality-price ratio. It was a solidly delicious bubbly that I enjoyed on its own, although I think it would also make nice mimosas or Bellinis. In this case, though, the sparkler was a good way to sigh in relief that Hubby survived his company’s layoffs.
Suggested Retail Price: $12
Received as a sample.
Overall: 3.5 Corks