img_00703Forget Asti (too sweet), Prosecco (too trendy), and Franciacorta (alas, too expensive). People who are willing to pop their corks on a Tuesday are looking for an all together more eclectic experience. Enter Lessini Durello, a little known DOC in Italy’s Veneto producing sparkling wine — among other things — from the Durella grape. Fresh and floral, delicate and dry with just the right amount of mouthwatering acidity, it makes the perfect Tuesday night tipple.

Shown here – Cantina di Montecchia di Crosara’s Lussini Durello Spumante Brut. Cost – about $15.