Bubbly on a Wednesday?! Why not!
As another Wednesday rolled around I thought about the significance of this day we call Hump Day. Is it a day where one is able to celebrate the fact that we are halfway towards the weekend? Is it a celebration that half of the week is finally over? I mulled over these thoughts as I once again found myself stuck in an endless parade of traffic.
Having lived in southern Connecticut all of my life, I have been conditioned to deal with heavy traffic both going in to work as well as coming home. Yet lately it seems as if it has become an all day occurrence leaving little respite for the common commuter. Often I have found myself feeling frustrated, annoyed and helpless as I try to navigate my way to and from work. Dealing with traffic can be truly life draining.
Another thought occupying my mind as I made my way home today was what I would be featuring for this Wine Down Wednesday entry. Truth be told, I really haven’t been wowed by any one particular wine in the past few weeks and I was really unsure of what to bring home. That’s when I had the realization that most sparkling wine is consumed to mark celebrations, accomplishments or special holidays. Why is it that we seem to shun bubbles during ordinary days?
So tonight I decided to go against the grain and picked up a bottle of Franco Amoroso Prosecco. This is a lovely, value driven sparkling wine from Italy that features crisp acidity that is rounded out by hints of granny smith apples and pear. It has a creamy texture that is clean crisp and long. I paired it with a fresh arugula salad featuring chopped apple, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese, pistachios and grilled chicken. I topped it all off with a balsamic vinaigrette.
As I finished off my dinner and sipped on my Prosecco I thought about how good it felt to be done with yet another round of traffic! I also kept thinking about whether or not you really need a special occasion to pop open a bottle of sparkling wine. Eventually I arrived at the conclusion that the answer is a big fat no!
Tonight, on a Hump Day I celebrated yet another day of life. Tonight I celebrated my family, my friends and all the wonders afforded to us on this earth. You don’t need a special occasion to pause and think about all the blessings and the special people that surround you. All you need is a bottle of sparkling wine.
À votre Santé!
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