What’s all the fuss about Italian sparkling wine, specifically Prosecco, Lambrusco, and Moscato d’Asti? The lastest episode of my Wine Without Worry podcast makes a return trip to Italy to find out. My guest is the charismatic Brian Larky, who I last saw on a January press trip with Jarvis Communications. So who is Brian? No big deal, he’s just a pilot, sailboat and yacht racer, ace powder skier, whitewater rapids guide, and SCUBA diver. Oh, and he founded a fantastic company that imports Italian wines: Dalla Terra.
Though the conversation is wide and varied, we did spend a lot of time talking about the rise in popularity of a trio of fizzy Italian wines. Listening back I was struck by Brian’s reasoning on why Prosecco, Lambrusco, and Moscato d’Asti have captured the imagination (and refrigerators) of the American wine-drinking public: they are festive and delightful. Bingo. There’s my episode title.