This was a very quiet week at work. Most of my coworkers took the week between Christmas and New Year’s off, so on Monday I was the only one in the office for most of the day. Since the office manager knew I would be around, he asked me to answer the phones. Needless to say, that turned out to be an interesting experience. Thankfully, there were only three phone calls, as that saved me the embarrassment of accidentally hanging up on a caller while trying to transfer him/her into voicemail, but the couple of phone class that came in were the type of calls that made me happy I was just filling in. All in all, the fact that it was so quiet meant that I was able to catch up on some of the emails in my inbox that I didn’t have a chance to answer before Christmas. By the time I arrived home, I was ready for a relaxing evening with some bubbly to help put me in a New Year’s state of mind.
The Cupcake Vineyards Prosecco (winery, snooth) was a very light straw colored yellow, almost to the point of looking like seltzer water. On the nose, there were limes, peaches, and nectarines. In the mouth, there were limes, limes, and more limes, followed by a touch of grapefruit and nectarines. The sparkler had a light-to-medium body and was more fizzy than bubbly.
Is this worth a glass after work? Sure…you won’t be drinking anything out of the ordinary, but you’ll have a decent, reliable glass of wine. At $10, this Prosecco was very tasty, but could have used more bubbles. With a few more bubbles, this sparkling wine could have been my new go-to, everyday sparkler, but it just didn’t have the amount of bubbles I was looking for to be anything more than just average. That said, it was perfect for enjoying several glasses of bubbly after work while watching re-runs of True Blood and Tweeting with some friends, but it’s not a sparkling wine I would recommend opening to celebrate the New Year or a special occasion.
Purchased at: Harris Teeter
Overall: 3 Corks
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