New Year’s is coming, so it’s time for bubbly. Today, it’s a $15 Italian rose sparkling wine.
OK I have an announcement: there are no rules when it comes to bubbly. Sure, “champagne” has to come from France, but really, any bubbly is fine. Do whatever the hell you want. Here’s why: unless you spend a whole lot of money, it usually tastes like crap! Yeah! Woo hoo!! Take your shirt off!! It just doesn’t matter. With that in mind, today we review Martini & Rossi sparkling rose.
The verdict? It’s young and innocent and happy, and it doesn’t make me grimace or swear when I taste it, and the bottle looks EXACTLY LIKE this $53 bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte rose champagne that you’re droolin’ all over, which I will review next. Nice!
And you don’t want to break the bank. Because on New Year’s Eve, bubbly isn’t really important — you’re much more worried about your shoes being banged up, your clothes not fitting right, throwing up, and the ever-present nightmare, trying to be cool at the party without coming off like a WEIRDO. Where does the “quality of the champagne” rank, in this evening? Minus 14? So, I hereby give you full permission to buy this lovely $15 rose from Italy.