This post is sponsored by Segura Viudas & Friexenet Sparkling Wines. All opinions are my own.
The holidays are over and it is NOT time to put the sparkling wine away. Americans, we are in a bad habit... maybe it's our Puritanical heritage, but we seem to deny ourselves the pleasure of drinking sparkling wines throughout the year.
Well, here is a New Year's Resolution that will actually be fun to live with: buy sparkling wine, especially delicious and well priced wines from Segura Viudas and Freixenet for anytime you plan on drinking wine. These sparkling wine distributors from Spain offers an assortment of flavors, dry to sweet that will appeal to your tastes and match with your meal.
ARIA Estate Brut – This dry, lively and refreshing wine is a perfect match for grilled poultry, shellfish, white fish and mild cheeses such as Gouda and Jamón Serrano.
ARIA Estate Extra Dry – A bubbly boasting the most exquisite, lightly sweet, citrus tones, ARIA Estate Extra Dry is a wonderful foil for zesty casseroles or dishes such as spicy sausage dressing.
ARIA Sparkling Pinot Noir – One of the most versatile wines, ARIA Sparkling Pinot Noir works beautifully as an aperitif and pairs exquisitely with richer foods such as short ribs, hoisin-glazed pork, smoked salmon, oysters or grilled prawns. Cheese lovers will enjoy pairing it with Brie or Monterey Jack.
Cordon Negro Sweet Cuvée - From Freixenet Spanish Cava has a sweet peaches and cream aroma. It is terrific for mixing. Makes a fabulous Mimosa or Bellini.
Europeans regularly begin a meal with sparkling wine. It pairs so well with appetizers and it puts all of your guests in a good mood. Want to have a fun get together.. just the sound of a cork popping lifts people's spirits.
Drinking sparkling wine always makes me happy.. and guess what? I just found out that it contains the trace mineral lithium... so sparkling wine really does lift your mood. So break a bad habit this year... remember when you are out buying wine, buy some sparkling wine and all your meals will feel more festive.
Weekly Menu Plan:
Sunday: Curried Mussels with French Fries
Meatless Monday: Slow Cooker Mushroom Barley Risotto
Thursday: Spaghetti & Meatballs with Green Salad
Friday: Chickpea Patties with Couscous and Swiss Chard