Prosecco, Potato Chips, Pork Skins

Zardetto, Presto, Voveti, Mionetto

Zardetto, Presto, Voveti, Mionetto

Cape Cod, Lay's, Ruffles, Baken-ets

Cape Cod, Lay’s, Ruffles, Baken-ets

I love Prosecco. I love potato chips and pork skins. I thought it would be a match made in Heaven….not so much…

I enlisted the help of my Cousin Catherine, who has no problem getting her opinion over in a direct manner (remember she said a wine tasted like wet dog?) and my friend Teri who worships Prosecco.

We tasted 4 Proseccos and 3 kinds of potato chips and a bag of pork skins.

The 4 Proseccos:

Presto: It is a Whole Foods brand. Catherine was the first to declare it undrinkable. It smelled and tasted like a barnyard. We all wondered if it was “corked”. Teri & I tried to analyze it a bit more, but it was just too painful so we dumped it.

Mionetto: This was recommended by Carol who works at my local Whole Foods. It had a slight petrol and citrus smell. The taste was mineral, very light lemon and apple. We all liked it. I even think Teri found a new Prosecco to fall in love with.

Voveti: The smell was more flowery than the others. The taste was citrus, assorted apples and white flowers. We thought this one was nice, but not outstanding.

Zardetto: This has always been my “go to” Prosecco. The smell is light perfume and apples. The taste is baked apples, bread and a light mineral finish. We all liked this one.

The tasting results with the chips:

Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Reduced Fat Chips:

Mionetto brought out a herbaceous taste that we all liked.

Voveti made the chips bitter

Zardetto brought out a slightly sweet flavor that we liked.

Lay’s Potato Chips:

Mionetto brought out a green herb quality in the chips. It was good.

Voveti tasted weird and earthy. Not good.

Zardetto just tasted flat. Not good.

Ruffles Potato Chips:

Mionetto made the chips taste fresh, light and zesty. Awesome!

Voveti – bitter

Zardetto gave the chip a weird baked flavor.

Baken-ets Pork Skins:

Mionetto was well-balanced with the pork skins. Awesome!

Voveti brought out an earthy, dirt flavor that we did not like.

Zardetto amplified the bacon goodness, but it was not the palate cleanser I was looking for, but we all liked the pairing.

Afterwards we found out that you need a cast iron stomach to handle lots of bubbles and salty, oily chips.

I had a headache and stomach-ache. The next day we kept texting each other and sharing our misery. I will never do this again!

By the way, we found out that Voveti is very good with raspberries and probably should have stuck with that…

Cheers! Y’all!

Your Twisted Sommelier, Lori


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