It’s been a long week. Let’s raise a glass.
Thanks to my friends at the iYellow Wine Club, I recently had the pleasure of meeting the makers of Fiol, a delicious Prosecco made in the heart of Treviso. Fiol was founded by 5 friends, who decided to turn their friendship and love of this bubbly drink into their own winery.
Loosely translated as ‘cool boy’ in the local Treviso dialect, 'fiol' is also a term of affection for a friend. I met two of the Fiol crew of 5, Gaia Passi and Giacomo Ciani Bassetti, who explained their dedication to making the best quality prosecco possible.
Fiol is made with 100% Glera grapes, the grape that must be used in order to make prosecco. Some brands of Prosecco will use a blend of glera and other grapes but using just the one varietal is what led to Fiols’s balanced taste - neither too dry or too sweet. The result is a delicious bubbly set at a price point that ensures you can celebrate every occasion - from the end of the work week to Valentine’s Day. The gorgeous packaging is a bonus - Fiol was named ‘Coolest Wine Label’ by Forbes in 2014.
Fiol is delicious on it’s own but it’s balanced taste makes it the perfect base for a sparkling cocktail. Substitute Fiol for champagne in your favourite cocktail recipes - your wallet and your tastebuds will thank you! Fiol is available at the LCBO. Pick up two bottles of Fiol tonight - pop one to celebrate the end of a long, cold week and save the other for some yummy cocktails with the ones you love tomorrow.