This past weekend, Martini & Rossi hosted their gorgeous terrazza at the Austin Food & Wine Festival in Austin, Texas. To kick off the weekend, Martini & Rossi participated in the Sips & Sweets event at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop to show how perfectly Martini & Rossi sparkling wines pair with decadent sweet treats.  Famed NFL football player,wine expert and enthusiast, and Martini & Rossi Brand Ambassador Jimmy Cefalo was on-site at the event to explain the flavor profiles of each sparkling wine and how they create the perfect balance with all of the delicious desserts.  On Saturday, under the picturesque Austin skyline with the sun shining guests sipped on bubbly beverages from Martini & Rossi.  Jimmy was in attendance to speak to food and wine lovers about the entire Martini & Rossi sparkling wineportfolio including Prosecco, Rosé, Moscato d’Asti and Asti. Jimmy filled guests in on his passion for the rich Italian heritage of the brand with over 150 years of history and was even seen personally pouring guests a glass of his favorite Martini & Rossi Prosecco!   Food and wine lovers spent the weekend dancing to Texas Country tunes and toasting to Martini & Rossi bubbly on the green fields of Auditorium Shores while enjoying cuisines from famed chefs including Paul Qui, Richard Blais, Tim love, Hugh Acheson and Jonathan Waxman.

 

  • Martini & Rossi Prosecco ($14.99)– With notes of apple, pear & fresh florals, the invigorating and fully sparkling prosecco is a great alternative to champagne. With only 60 Calories and 1 gram total carbohydrates per 3 ounce serving, you can indulge guilt free!
  • Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé ($12.99) – Aromatic, sweet and balanced with notes of citrus fruit, elder & peach. The sparkling rosé, made from Moscato Bianco, Brachetto & Malvasia grapes, pairs well with delicately flavored fruits and cheeses.
  • Martini & Rossi Asti($12.99)– A naturally sweet white wine, is the number one-selling imported sparkling wine in the United States. With 100%  handpicked Moscato Bianco, D.O.C.G grapes, the sweet taste of Asti is an ideal pairing to complement desserts.
  • Martini & Rossi Moscato D’ Asti ($14.99)- Sweet and aromatic with fruitful and floral notes. 100% handpicked grapes from Piedmont region of northwestern Italy.  The taste is sweet and gentle on the palate. Ideal pairing to complement desserts.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: cid:image001.png@01D08054.9CA9B440Jimmy Cefalo speaks to guests at the Sips & Sweets party at Mellow Johnny’s during the Austin Food & Wine Festival

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: cid:image002.png@01D08055.06B90A70Guests toasting with some Martini & Rossi bubbly at the Sips & Sweets party at Mellow Johnny’s during the Austin Food &Wine Festival

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: cid:image003.png@01D08055.06B90A70Jimmy Cefalo explaining the flavor profiles of Martini & Rossi Rose as guests sip down some bubbly

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: cid:image004.png@01D08055.641222B0Jimmy Cefalo at the Martini & Rossi terrazza at Austin Food & Wine Festival

 

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