On Monday we celebrated a belated birthday in a traditional Italian way. This involved several bottles of Prosecco and a yummy cake called mille folgie. The cake had been prepared for us at Bar Stephano, one of my favorite local places, and it was delicious. Prosecco is basically the Italian version of champagne. It’s a sparkling white wine. The first time I tried it was actually in Rome, but the versions that we tried in class were a lot nicer. It really wasn’t my favorite though. I don’t love carbonation, and I feel like the wine would have been better without it.I also wonder if I might like the sweeter version of the drink. I feel like this would be a strike against my palate, but oh well. I tend to prefer my whites to be sweeter.