Fitness, Food, Wine & Travel

New PR and More Bubbly to Celebrate!

This probably won’t come as much of a shock, but I love to celebrate. Any excuse to open a bottle of sparkling wine is fine with me. My last post showcased a Prosecco on a Sunday afternoon, and this post features another Prosecco Andy and I tried on a Sunday afternoon. (As in yesterday, to be exact.) 🙂

This time, we opened a bottle of Prosecco to celebrate finishing the Clarksburg Country Run Half Marathon (my 3rd half marathon this year), and my new personal record for the time it took me to finish. This half marathon was my last chance to get a long distance race in for the year, and Andy really helped build my confidence when he told me that I was in great half marathon shape and I could definitely P.R. I am also happy to report that I placed 6th out of 27 in my division (35-40 year old females). My official time was 1:53:17, knocking off 58 seconds of my previous half marathon time (Avenue of the Vines back in May).

So now that I’m done bragging ;), let’s get to the wine!

The Mionetto Prosecco Brut is made from 100% Prosecco D.o.c Treviso grapes. Recommended serving temperature is between 43° and 46° F

The Mionetto Prosecco Brut is dry and light (the alcohol content is 11%) with just a touch of golden apple. You could use it as a base for Bellinis and other sparkling wine cocktails, but I suggest drinking this one on its own. We tried this wine right before and leading into dinner. It went very well with the fennel salami and caper salad with olive oil and lemon dressing Andy made. I cut up the crispy ends of a Diestel turkey we had left from Saturday night and topped the salad with the meat. The wine is also well suited to fruit and cheeses.

And I’m not the only one who likes this Prosecco. The wine has rated 89 points in Wine Enthusiast, a “Best of Tasting” and “Best Value” in the Wall Street Journal.

You can find this wine in Sacramento at Cost Plus and BevMo and it retails for around $14. Salute!

2 responses

  1. impressive writing, quick, fast and enjoyable -not only was/is it thought provoking, but I want to congratulate you on your race record…. I do have a question though, and its a cute one, I see andy was mentioned – does everyone who reads this know whom he is, and, what did he do to warrant inclusion? … lol… keep up the good work… i look forward to the next post – mike ross

    November 12, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    • LOL Mike… Andy is going to start writing some brief wine reviews on here! 🙂 I’m excited he wants to do it. Stay tuned. Thanks for the comment.

      November 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm

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