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Best Products: The 12 Best Bottles of Prosecco Under $20

NNF Rustico BottleFor the holidays, Best Products picks the best 12 bottles of Prosecco under $20, and Prosecco Rustico Nino Franco makes the list:

The bright and juicy taste of apples, peaches, and pears sings through this fragrant and delicate sparkling wine that is easy to drink either with food or on its own. Try serving as a refreshing aperitif this season alongside fruity chutneys, charcuterie, and cheese.

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Inside Jersey: Here is the Best Prosecco

njT.J. Foderaro writes on the 2011 Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut:

It’s not often I taste a wine that I can unhesitatingly declare to be the best of its kind. But this vintage-dated sparkling wine from Italy’s Nino Franco winery is easily the best prosecco I’ve found…. Whereas most prosecco has little to offer beyond bubbles, Franco’s Grave di Stecca has a seductive bouquet and complex flavors not unlike a fine Champagne.

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Coastal Living Has an Interesting Pairing


Wine with Halloween candy? Well, OK….

How to compete with candy corn’s waxy, saccharine spirit? Bubbles. And lots of them. The effervescence in a clean, elegant sparkling wine not only mellows candy corn’s over-the-top sweetness—it helps coax out the inherent creaminess in Halloween’s most divisive candy. This combo, dare we say, might even convert candy corn’s biggest skeptics.

Bottles to Try:
Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico, $18
Bisol Jeio Prosecco, $16

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The Drunken Cyclist Tastes (and Loves) Nino Franco Prosecco

Lisa Anselmi (left) and Silvia Franco. Photo from the Drunken Cyclist wine blog.

Lisa Anselmi (left) and Silvia Franco. Photo from the Drunken Cyclist wine blog.

In a new post, the popular wine blogger Jeff Kralik—you know him as “The Drunken Cyclist”—turns his focus to the Veneto, dining with vintners Silvia Franco and Lisa Anselmi, and he finds much to like.

At a time when production of Prosecco has surged, he writes, “Nino Franco has maintained its position … as one of the few producers in the region that have not wavered from making truly excellent wines.” Here are excerpts from his notes on the three Nino Franco wines tasted—but be sure to click here to read the full article:

N.V. Nino Franco Rustico Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
One of the best Proseccos in this price range that I have ever had. Outstanding. 90-92 Points.

2010 Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut
This is unlike any Prosecco I’ve ever had and really is fantastic. Whoa. Outstanding Plus. 93-95 Points.

2012 Nino Franco Primo Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG
More of a classic Prosecco with exotic and tropical fruits on the nose, leading to a sweeter mouthfeel and an almond aspect on the finish. Very nice. Very Good to Outstanding. 89-91 Points.

Not to be overlooked, three Anselmi wines are also reviewed:

2015 Anselmi San Vincenzo
I really love this wine. Fruity with just a hint of sweetness but great acidity and truly wonderful regardless of price. Outstanding. 90-92 Points.

2014 Anselmi Capitel Foscarino
Outstanding. 91-93 Points.

2013 Capitel Croce
This is easily one of my favorite Italian white wines. Outstanding. 93-95 Points.

Nino Franco Rustico Is “On the Money”

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Food & Wine Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle was one CNBC’s On the Money program on July 29 to talk summer wines, and one of his five fresh, delicious and affordable picks was Nino Franco Rustico. Check out the segment here!

Drink Me: ‘Nino Franco’s Refreshing Summer Cocktails’

Just in time for a celebratory three-day holiday weekend, Drink Me is featuring three summertime cocktails built around Nino Franco Prosecco. “The key components of Nino Franco not only make it a perfect aperitif or food pairing wine, but allow a range of thirst-quenching cocktails to be crafted,” writes Adrian Smith, introducing the St.-Rustico Spritz, Rustico Campari Spritz and the Rustico Aperol Spritz.

Click here to see the article and the recipes.

Nino Franco Rustico a ‘Splendid Summer Wine’ in Wall Street Journal

From the Wall Street Journal

From the Wall Street Journal

“I spent the past few weeks tasting a range of seasonally appropriate, delicious value bottles,” writes the Wall Street Journal’s Lettie Teague in a new article this week, “and found 20 reds, whites, rosés and sparklers from all over the world for under $20 a bottle—often well under, in fact.”

Among this select group  of wines: Nino Franco Rustico.

Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico $15
There is a decided division between strictly commercial Prosecco and the more serious stuff. The elegant Nino Franco Prosecco Rustico, produced in the Veneto’s prestigious Valdobbiadene, belongs to the latter category. Pale and dry, with fine persistent bubbles, it makes a first-rate aperitif.

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