Here’s a tip for the budget-minded. You can’t get tasty champagne for under $40, but you can score a delightful prosecco for half that price. Prosecco, for the uninitiated, is an Italian sparkling wine from the region of Veneto, in Italy’s northeast corner, and it can be dry or sweet.
But here’s the upside. Most proseccos are produced in a dry brut style, but they just seem sweeter because of the grapes’ fruity flavors. That said, they still offer a satisfying quench. Enjoy this tasty lineup.
La Marca Prosecco, $17. Bright and lively with high-toned citrus notes. Crisp acidity. Refreshing.
Carpene Malvolti Prosecco $15. A dry sparkler with bright fruit and an irresistible quench. Great minerality. Smart.
Federa Extra Dry Miotto Prosecco Profondo Col Fondo, $15. Exceedingly dry with light citrus notes. Great minerality. Nimble.
Mia Prosecco, $10. A popular pick because of its price point, this prosecco appeals with its citrus notes and bright acidity. A steal.
Zardetto Prosecco, $10. Dry, crisp and fruity. Refreshingly food-friendly.
Where: 630 4th St., Santa Rosa
When: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Contact: 707-545-3785, macsdeliandcafe.com
Price: Inexpensive, entrées $5.95-$11.95
Summary: For 66 years now, the family-run deli has brought us a tasty bite of the Big Apple.