Put a Little (Aperol) Spritz in your Step

Trader Joe's store display of 2020 Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Rosé

Fast facts: 2020 Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Rosé ($10.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   Seems like summer has arrived with a vengeance, and it is time for sipping poolside, lakeside or seaside.  However you stay cool is cool with us. Prosecco might help… Prosecco is a deliciously dry sparkling wine with crisp acidity, low sugar and plenty … Read morePut a Little (Aperol) Spritz in your Step

Perfect for Pairing with Pizza and Pasta

Bottle and glass of 2018 Cecilia Beretta, Valpolicella, Verona, Italy perched atop our all-time favorite cookbook from the chef couple that brought restaurant Al Forno to Providence, Rhode Island.

Fast facts: 2018 Cecilia Beretta, Valpolicella, Verona, Italy ($11.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   The wines of this region have come a long way since critic Robert Parker dismissed them as “insipid, industrial garbage” over a decade ago.  This one in particular is a pretty good representation of how quickly winemakers in the region have begun … Read morePerfect for Pairing with Pizza and Pasta

A TJ’s Prosecco Rosé Find and an Easy Recipe for a Fancy Aperol Spritz

Prosecco+Aperol+Seltzer+tangerine garnish=Aperol Spritz or, summer in a glass!

Fast facts: 2020 Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Rosé ($9.99 @Trader Joe’s, California)   Prosecco is a deliciously dry sparkling wine with crisp acidity, low sugar and plenty of fruit character – all at a fraction of the cost of traditional Champagne.  Traditionally produced in Veneto in North Eastern Italy, it is fermented almost exclusively from the … Read moreA TJ’s Prosecco Rosé Find and an Easy Recipe for a Fancy Aperol Spritz

TJ’s Has a 2X Wine to Impress Your Friends

Glass and bottle of CoMeMe Rosso from Trader Joes.

Fast facts: 2016 Cecilia Beretta COMEME Rosso, Veneto, Italy  ($19.99 for 1.5ml bottle @Trader Joe’s, California)   This bottle is a real head-turner.  For starters, it is what we in the wine trade refer to as a “large format” bottle.  In this case, it’s a magnum. Which is just a fancy way of saying it is … Read moreTJ’s Has a 2X Wine to Impress Your Friends