Franciacorta sparkling wines

All sparkling wines are champagne, right? Wrong! There is the methode champenoise or methode traditionelle, but there are also other methods. Crucial is the 2nd fermentation in the bottle that adds the bubbles. Some additional sugars and yeast are added to the wine after its regular fermentation (hence the second fermentation). Different is how long this 2nd…

Saltimbocca

Treated myself and 2 guests to quick Italian treat for dinner!

ChrisTonite: Italian next week

I’ve been thinking what to make next week but I’ve settled on making Italian next week. I’ll use some of the best recipes I’ve learnt at Capo Cucina, my monthly Italian workshop from the past few years. I hope I can do the recipe justice! For wines, I wanted to try some Rosé this time…