I was thrilled to be invited to Mionetto’s Prosecco Week Pizza Party which was a super fun event where 20 lifestyle influencers had Margherita pizza, arancini and rustic salad delivered piping hot from the legendary and authentic Keste at 271 Bleecker Street in the West Village and three types of Mionetto Prosecco: Mionetto Brut, Mionetto Organic and Mionetto Cartizze. Everyone put their Prosecco in the fridge a few days before the event which was hosted by CEO of Freixenet Mionetto USA Enore Ceola and Brand Director, Jimmy Bruton. Both addressed specific questions about Prosecco in general or the Mionetto brand specifically and the virtual attendees chomped and poured at home while they spoke.
Here are the official descriptions of all three types of Prosecco that the virtual pizza party guests were sipping at home–above you can see all three bottles and my beautiful personal size Keste arancini which were a meal in themselves:
Mionetto Prestige Brut ($14 750ml/ $4 Mini 187ml / $25 Magnum) Made from 100% Glera grapes from the province of Treviso, an area renowned for high quality Prosecco, this sparkling wine offers a luminous straw yellow hue and stylish mousse. The palate is marked by aromatic notes of honey and white peach. Pairs beautifully as an aperitif or give it a twist as a refreshing spritz.
Mionetto Prosecco DOC Organic Extra Dry ($14) Cultivated without chemical products or synthetic chemicals, this exhilarating Prosecco is produced from a vinification kept separate from other processes. A sparkling wine with a persistent perlage, it merges delicate fragrances of acacia blossoms and strong tastes of golden apple, pineapple and orange.
Mionetto Luxury Cartizze DOCG ($40) This elegant Cartizze boasts luminous golden tones and delicate beads of tiny bubbles. A majestic, multi-faceted bouquet releases seductive impressions of apple and pear alongside notes of citrus and glazed almond. On the palate it is crisp, well-balanced, and elegant.
So what was my favorite of the evening? While I love all three as well as the Rose that we did not get to drink at the online event, DOC Organic Extra Dry stole the show! It has notes of farm fresh fruit with pineapple being the most dominant—and I live for anything pineapple!
Prosecco is one of Northern Italy’s greatest gifts of the world and Mionetto’s vineyards are close to Venice. Growing and bottling practices are meticulous and fascinating and as you can tell, the prices are great for both the quality and quantity! (As you can see above, Mionetto and a great salad from Keste look darn good on my home offices printer but they were not there for long, LOL!)
I look forward to more great Mionetto events both online and in person and I must say that CEO Enore Ceola is a walking encyclopedia of wine knowledge and I like the way he baked his own pizzas at home in Italy while he hosted the event. You can see him on my computer screen in the photo above! Mionetto really knows how to throw a shindig and their staff is always available to answer press questions (that includes the CEO)! Mionetto is widely available at mass merchandisers and liquor stores and I personally consider it the “go to” drink for any celebratory gathering…actually, I do not need any occasion to drink it. Being at home with a pizza and a couple of the mini bottles of the classic Mionetto Brut is the perfect dinner moment for an older single lady, LOL!
For more information on this world class brand that proves that some of the great things in life are reasonably priced, go to www.mionetto.com.