December 2014 Reading & Tasting


Because Lena Dunham's book was such a great discussion, I decided to go for a memoir-esque book that I think would be a great compare/contrast (although they are very different people with very different stories). Amy Poehler's Yes Please is her super funny account of her life thus far from growing up in Massachusetts, to her start in comedy, and days on Saturday Night Live. 


Wine time. Last December, we focused on Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine that's fabulous for celebrating. I'd like to keep the celebration going for this holiday season, but this time, let's do Prosecco. It's an Italian sparkling white wine, and is usually very dry. I think it's interesting that unlike Champagne, Prosecco doesn't ferment in the bottle, and it can get stale over time. That means it should be drunk as young as possible-- within 3 years of its vintage. So don't worry about finding something "aged" when buying Prosecco.