Champagne vs. Prosecco: A Local Expert Weighs In

Champagne vs. Prosecco: A Local Expert Weighs In

A Taste of Italy, II: Expert Wine and Food Pairing

When: Friday, April 27, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

The Charles Fort Wayne and Vino, Indiana invite your to join us in our Mediterranean-Styled East Room for Chef Joseph's authentic, Italian Cuisine expertly paired with wine selections.

Menu:   Traditional Italian Antipasto

             Grilled Polenta with Tomato Sauce, served warm

             Veal Piccata paired with Seasoned, Roasted Vegetables

             Mixed Greens Salad in Parmesan Cup with

             White Balsamic Vinaigrette

             Fresh Berries in Chocolate Cup partnered with Sabayon Sauce

$70 per person, limited to 50

Wines available for purchase at Wholesale Prices

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Checks (minimum ten business days ahead), Charge Cards and Cash also accepted


Courtesy of Experts at Vino, Indiana:  

The Difference Between Champagne & Prosecco

People have a habit of calling all sparkling dry white wine Champagne.  It’s a common mistake.  Real Champagne is hardly ever poured!  This is mainly due to the high price of Champagne.  More commonly what is being poured is Prosecco.  An Italian, sparkling white wine that is very good and usually high in quality, but tends to be much less expensive.  Here are the differences between the 2 great wines.

Champagne is a product of the Champagne region of France and is made using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. A standard pour, which is between five and six ounces, has about 128 calories. A good bottle of entry-level Champagne costs about $40. Champagne is the traditional go-to beverage for celebratory holidays, especially New Year’s Eve.

Prosecco wine, on the other hand, originates from the village of Prosecco, located near the city of Trieste in northeastern Italy. This wine is mostly made with Glera grapes, which were formerly referred to as Prosecco grapes, but it can also include Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, or a few other varieties. A standard pour of Prosecco has about 121 calories and costs about $13 if you wish to purchase a good entry-level bottle.






Pretty In Pink: Benefit for Cancer Services of NE Indiana

The Charles was pleased to sponsor John Rzeznik, of The GOO GOO Dolls for WMEE's 'Pretty In Pink' Annual event.  Title Sponsor Country Heritage offered to match funds raised for 97 wigs.... and Fort Wayne came through!  We exceeded that goal, thank you!  Thanks to Katrina Woolverton and Will Certain, who opened for Mr. Rzeznik.  See you next year! Photo Credit: Photography by Hand.

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