Ruffino Prosecco, findingourwaynow.comCan you believe that the holidays are upon us?  Ruffino Prosecco is a sparking wine that I had written about awhile ago that fits very well for the current time, especially for the holidays.

Hum, what should I serve with our holiday meal?  I wanted something different.  So off I went to Nugget Market, my favorite grocery store to talk with the wine buyer.  He recommended an Italian wine, Ruffino Prosecco, a light sparkling white wine.  Of course I had to try it before the big meal … right?

Ruffino Prosecco

When I read about Ruffino Prosecco, I wanted to immediately jump on a plane and travel to Italy.

Ruffino Prosecco,

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Ruffino, established in 1870, has a very long history and is one of the most trusted in the wine business in the Tuscan wine region of Italy. Over time Ruffino Prosecco has become the living symbol of the quality that embodies the entire Italian wine sector, now found in over 90 countries around the world. It is beautifully nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany. Ruffino currently has seven estates, which produces some of the very best wines from the Tuscan wine region. It is the mission of all the Ruffino workers to ensure they consistently produce the very best quality wines that can be enjoyed many times over. I do believe they have succeeded.

The taste of Ruffino Prosecco only encouraged my desire even more to travel to Italy.  I will absolutely be serving Ruffino Prosecco for our holiday meal. The price is so reasonable that it allows the opportunity to enjoy it, not just at a special occasion, but any time.

This is what to winemaker has to say about Ruffino Prosecco:

Ruffino Prosecco,“Ruffino Prosecco has been produced from grapes grown in highly vocated vineyards located in the Northeastern regions of Italy, defined by the Prosecco Doc code of production.  The selected grapes of Prosecco undergo a traditional white wine vinification.  Then the wine undergo the Charmat Method, which consists in a natural re-fermentation in pressurized tanks using selected yeasts.  This process, lasting approx. one month, provides refined bubbles and preserves the fruity aromas typical of the Prosecco varietal.

A Bright straw yellow with fine bubbles.  The bouquet is fragrant and intensely fruity. It shows clean notes of apples, pears and citrus, accompanied by slight hints of hawthorn, wisteria and elder.  Crisp, clean and delicate with fine bubble caressing the palate. Intense sensations of apples and peaches drive a pleasant aftertaste, that is reminiscent of fruity and floral aromas.  Ideal as an aperitif; it is very versatile as a food companion. 

Ruffino Prosecco perfectly matches with pizza, fish and shellfish dishes as well as white meat dishes.  Note: the wine is best when young; drink within four months from the purchase.”

You can find Ruffino Prosecco at,,,, CostPlus/World market or any good local wine purveyor

I am always a sucker for sparkling wines.  Ruffino Prosecco is especially delightful and a “must” try. When you try this wine, buy a couple of bottles, it’s that good.  Enjoy.

Time for a glass…

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  • Julie

    I went out and found this. What a great recommendation. I am going back to get a couple of bottles of this.

    • Susan Cooper

      Thanks. I am so glad you liked it. Happy Easter.

  • HB

    Thank you so much for the recommendation. I was having trouble deciding what the get. Happy Easter

  • HB

    What a great recommendation. I was having trouble deciding what to get. Thanks for make it easier for me.

  • HB

    What a great recommendation. I was having trouble deciding what to get. Thanks for make it easier for me.

  • Laura Gesin

    I wish I’d read this before Easter! We went with an overpriced recommendation that wasn’t nearly as good as the reasonably priced standby.  I’m definitely going to try this for Mother’s Day (because that’s certainly a day that deserves a good wine).

    • Susan Cooper

      I have been there. I think you will enjoy this particular sparking wine. Let me know how it goes when you do.

  • Jnjm62

    It sounds like it might be nice with Mother’s Day approaching I am looking for a nice wine to have with lunch

    • Susan Cooper

      It is. It would be awesome for Mother’s Day. :-)

  • Shirla Vergara

    I, too, wish I would have read this before Easter.  Sounds delish!  But Mother’s Day would be a perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.  Thanks, as always, for your insight!

    • Susan Cooper

      It is really yummy! If you give it a try let me know. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    Thanks for this tip Susan, I’m eager to try this as I’m always a big fan of a nice prosecco. I also read your more recent article on champagne and greatly enjoyed it. I’m always a little bit hesitant to buy champagne as I know very little about it, so all tips are helpful. I’m happily pinning these two posts to my wine board.

    • Susan Cooper

      Hi Debra, Thank you so much. Either one are good choices and well worth a try. :-)

  • Catarina Alexon

    Italian sparking wine. Good choice for someone as an alternative to champagne. Personally get a headache from all sparkling wines apart from champagne, unfortunately. But for those of you who don’t, try prosecco.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Indeed that is true Catarina. Headaches aside, it certainly is at a reasonable price to make it much more affordable for those who have a great many celebrations to host and attend. :-)

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Sounds like a good excuse to visit Italy. :)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      I thought so too Cheryl, Want to go? :-)))

  • Doreen Pendgracs

    We used to drink Chianti Ruffino for years and I quite enjoyed it. I haven’t tried the Prosecco from Ruffino, but am glad for the recommendation as I love Prosecco! It is indeed a perfect holiday wine. Cheers to you, Susan!

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Doreen, Ruffino wines rarely will disappoint. I hope you’ll give this one and try. When you do let me know what you think. Happy Holidays my friend. :-)

  • jeannettepaladino

    Susan — this has become really popular in my circle of friends. I served Prosecco at two holiday parties I hosted this season.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      That is so cool Jeannette. It just goes to show how great minds do think alike. Have an awesome holiday my friend. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I’ll have to keep my eye out for this one next week when I pick something up for New Year’s.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      It’s a very nice sparkling wine Jeri. I do think you’ll enjoy it. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    Markets where you can find a dedicated person to help make buying decisions like that are starting to make a comeback in Michigan. At least in my area anyway.

    Wines can be so confusing at times it is helpful to have someone who knows the ones offered.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      That’s cool. I love that I have these individuals to bounce stuff off of. It really makes my decisions about which wine/year/vintage to buy much easier Jon. :-)

  • Tim Bonner

    I like the sound of Ruffino Prosecco Susan.

    I’d not heard of it before but it would a great drink to serve over the holiday season!

    I might just have to take a trip to the wine merchants down the road today :-).

    • Susan P. Cooper

      I do think you’ll enjoy this wine Tim. Let me know what you think when you try it. Have an awesome holiday with your family:-)

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  • Debra Yearwood

    I’m a big fan of prosecco, drinking it in the summer and at new years. I don’t believe I’ve tried the Ruffino, but I will put it on my list for future reference. :)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Of all the many Porseccos available, Ruffino is my favorite Debra. I do hope you try it. When you do, let me know how it compares to the others you enjoy. :-)