'Prosecco' on Serious Eats

Prosecco and Elderflower Jelly with Melon

According to Home Made Summer author Yvette van Boven, every children's party in Ireland served jelly and cream for dessert. The combination wasn't a favorite, but the memory of refreshingly jiggly jelly stuck. This version has a flowery, delicate flavor bubbled up with prosecco. Adding edible flowers is the final, lovely touch. More

Grapefruit and Ginger Sparkler

Grapefruit, with its slightly bitter punch, used to throw me for a loop, but lately I've taken a real liking to it, embracing the pungent flavor. One of the ways I eased into is by pairing it with another strong flavor like ginger. Together this duo is hard to beat—spicy, citrusy and bright. But turn the duo into a trio by adding a little bubbly over top, and you've got yourself a cocktail that will keep you on your toes. More

Good Bubbles For the Buck: Picking The Best Prosecco

I've been noticing a lot of fatigue around me this time of year. Work fatigue, shopping fatigue, tourist fatigue...Could it be that we all just need a little fun, affordable bubbly? At a time when our eyelids and bank accounts are looking rather droopy, a few bottles of fizz are welcome, and Prosecco can often be a good option—for half the cost of Champagne. More

Scooped: Prosecco, Lemon, and Ginger Granita

I often hear people lament their inability to make frozen desserts for lack of equipment. But nothing's quite as satisfying as pulling dessert out of the freezer at the end of a long meal—nodding, yes, it is homemade. For these occasions, we have granita, one of the easiest and most elegant desserts ever made. The ingredients couldn't be simpler, the technique no more elementary. And they wake up the palate like nothing else. No ice cream maker required. More

Cheers! Sparkling Wine for New Year's Eve

You can't ring in the New Year without bubbles. (Go ahead and toast with sparkling cider or a non-alcoholic punch dosed with club soda—it's the fizz that counts.) If you're not shelling out for real Champagne, there are a dizzying array of options. Luckily the Serious Eats team has sorted out the delicious from the drainpours and now present to you our top choices in bubbly for ringing in 2011. More

Wine of the Week: Lamarca Prosecco DOC

This Prosecco hit all the right flavor notes, and at $12 a bottle, it's priced right too. But admittedly, one of the things I liked most was the exceptionally beautiful top to the cork cage. It's a painting of an arched wall rendered in gorgeous primary colors—blues, reds, and yellows—like a Renaissance-era painting by one of the Italian masters. Do you have any favorite wine bottle art, whether corks, cork cages, or labels? More

Affordable Sparkling Wine for Valentine's Day

Sparkling wine has long been considered an aphrodisiac. According to food historian Francine Segan, physicians in the age of Hippocrates prescribed a little bubbly "instead of the modern little blue pill." In the 1700s, Casanova seduced hundreds of lovers with the help of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. At the very least, sparkling wine is the perfect accompaniment to another famous libido-booster; the crisp, honeyed flavor of sparkling wine "matches beautifully with the oyster's salty sweetness," says Segan. More

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