Happy Wine Wednesday! Or in this case, happy Prosecco Wednesday! Cupcake Vineyards was generous enough to send us Sunday Sparkle girls a bottle of their NEW release, Cupcake Prosecco. Let me tell you, I am a fan of all things sparkly, and that includes wine! Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m the girl who will order a mimosa at any time of day, even though they’re typically reserved for brunch and Sundays. So when Stacey and I received this bottle, I couldn’t wait to try it out. Last Friday, we found the perfect excuse; I drove down to Ventura for a crafty/girly/DIY brainstorm sleepover at Stacey and Rick’s adorable apartment. Rick was the designated Prosecco popper, and he opened this bottle while Stacey and I poured over fabric bows, glitzy shoe clips, and tulle flowers. Ok, so a Friday night full of glitter, frills, and discussing our favorite new finds on Pinterest and Etsy may not seem like the craziest way to start off the weekend, but add a glass of bubbly and it becomes a special occasion! I know I’ve said this before, but I still can’t get over the cuteness of the Cupcake Vineyards label, and simply the fact that the winery is called Cupcake Vineyards. I mean really, you had me at cupcake.
Tasting notes were included with our bottle, and I noticed that this wine was made with 100% Glera grapes, the offical grapes of Prosecco. I’d never heard of Glera grapes before, but upon researching a little further, I found that they are Italian white grapes that actually used to be called Prosecco grapes. They were renamed in 2009 when the Prosecco region was promoted to the highest Italian status level in terms of producing wine, and there was a need to distinguish the grape from the region. In my opinion, Glera or Prosecco, call it what you want, this sparkling wine is delightful. Described in the tasting notes as “light and refreshing with a nose that shows hints of white peach, grapefruit, and honey-dew melon”, Cupcake Vineyards suggests that you pair a glass of this with gorgonzola crostini and melon wrapped in prosciutto. This got me thinking, because Stacey and I are planning a girls’ sparkling wine brunch in early April, and I’ve been searching for the right bubbly. A few bottles of this Prosecco with some light bites and mini lemon cream cupcakes would be perfect. Cupcake Vineyards, you never fail to make me happy!