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Verdi Spumante Is The Perfect Gift For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I hope you are looking for that perfect gift for mom. So if you haven’t thought about what you’re going to do, now is the time to start thinking about how to make it special. Diamonds? Sure, but in this economy, probably not realistic. Brunch? Perhaps, but it’s been done. Champagne? On the right track, as long as it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg for the label.

With everything going on, the best gift may be something small that brings the family and loved ones together. One perfect way to celebrate this year is to give your favorite mother a toast with a bit of Italian Sparkling Fun – or a Verdi Spumante. This is a sparkling Italian wine that makes it fun and tasty to commemorate mothers – without the expense of a French champagne. You can use it to either tip back a glass or make a sweet dessert dish with your favorite mother. Either way you go, it’s probably the best way to share a bit of Sparkling Italian Fun with the Mom you love.

Best of all, because Verdi Spumante comes in small bottles that can be personalized with a hang-tag, it also makes a great and easy present that shows you care.

Below are two great Verdi recipes to make for mother’s day:

Verdi Mimosa Recipe

• Verdi (1 bottle)

• Orange Juice (1 carton)

Mixing Instructions:

Fill half of a champagne flute with chilled Verdi and top off with chilled orange juice, gently stir. For added flare, slice up a strawberry to decorate the rim of each flute. Enjoy!

Zabaglione (Shown Above)

• 1 cup Verdi

• ¾ cup powdered sugar

• 5 large egg yolks

• 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

• 6 tablespoons chilled whipping cream

Fruit Compote

• 2 large oranges

• ½ small pineapple, peeled, cored [or 1 can of pineapple, drained]

• 1 basket strawberries, hulled, quartered

• 2 kiwis, peeled and diced

• 1 pear, peeled, cored, and diced

• 6 tablespoons chilled Verdi

• 6 whole strawberries

Mix the Zabaglione

Whisk Verdi, sugar, yolks and corn syrup in large metal bowl to blend them together. Set the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, but do not allow the bottom of the bowl to touch the water. Now the fun part – whisk the zabaglione mixture constantly until it has tripled in volume and thickens into a sauce [a candy thermometer should register 160°F]. This should take about 10 minutes. Remove from over water. Now, beat the zabaglione until it is completely cool, or about 5 minutes.

Beat cream to soft peaks in medium bowl. Fold cream into cooled zabaglione. Chill until ready to use.

Combine the fruit compote:

Mix all of the fruit into a bowl with the chilled Verdi and allow it to marinate.

Serve :

Spoon the fruit into 6 stemmed glasses. Top fruit with zabaglione, and garnish each serving with whole one of the strawberries and 1 tablespoon of the reserved fruit juice and Verdi.

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