kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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La Dolce Vita and some bubbles

When I need reliable wine recommendations, I always know I can turn to my friend Neil Smith, owner of WineSmith in Ashburn. He's friendly and knowledgeable, and his shop is just a really attractive place to hang out in.

So when I asked him for a demi-sec sparkling wine to go with a birthday cake, he had the perfect bottle. Adami "Giardino" Prosecco is a single vineyard, single vintage (2007) Prosecco from one of the area's top producers. Though typically Prosecco is pretty dry, this one had just a touch of lovely sweetness, making it a bit soft and a delight to sip. And since it's produced with the tank method, like all Proseccos, it had some crisp apple notes and a clean finish. It's perfect all by itself, with cheese and fruit, or with that birthday cake.

Adami Giardino Prosecco is $24.99 at WineSmith. And say hi to Neil for me.