Mionetto Valdobbiadene Prosecco Brut ($12.99)
Transparent straw color, with a frothy mousse that falls back quickly but leaves crisp, prickly carbonation that tickles the nose and tongue. White fruit and a subtle floral note in the aroma; crisp, dry and fizzy, with light (11%) alcohol; hints of pears and apples in the flavor. A tart, clean sense of prickly carbonation hangs on in a long finish. US Importer: onetto USA Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y. (Dec 28, 2008)

FOOD MATCH: Fine for New Year's Eve and celebratory toasting, of course. Good, dry bubblies also pair with just about anything on your plate. We enjoyed it with a dinner of pork chops braised with garlic over orzo pasta.

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