My devotion to all things sparkling wine is known pretty widely. Personally, I believe that bubbles go with everything, elevate the mood, and might just bring about world peace. And until a few years back my heart belonged completely to champagne, that most famous of sparkling wines of which Dom Perignon decried: "Come quick! I am tasting the stars!" Champagne is still my first love, but I have discovered a whole world of sparkling wine (literally!) outside of France. So I am here to tell you that if champagne spoke Italian, it would unequivocally be Franciacorta.
Franciacorta dinner took place at Nonnina in River North, 340 N. Clark St. Please, see attached image gallery for photos of Nonnina food.
Franciacorta wines are available throughout Chicagoland at Binny's, Eataly and select independent wine stores.
The Local Tourist invitation to experience Franciacorta courtesy of Windy City Wine Guy.
Photos by Gourmet Rambler.