Okay, looking Branchetto d'Acqui
Okay, I posted about a day ago looking for a red Muscato d'Asti, when a fellow chowhoud pointed out that I'm actually looking for Branchetto d'Acqui. SO, do anyone know where I can find it in the GTA? ( It's a sparkling Italian Red made in Piedmont, somwhat similar to the Muscato, only I find that it has more personality.... )
In fact I believe the wine is called Brachetto d'Acqui, rather than Branchetto. Last time I purchased it was from an LCBO at Queen and Coxwell in Toronto, a couple of years ago. Searching the Vintages website I do not see it listed, so probably it is currently unavailable. Definitely a great wine to serve on Valentine's Day, and one that actually pairs well with chocolate. Keep searching from time-to-time, it will reappear.
My notes show it was last available in Februry 2005 - none released at all in 2006. Hope for next Valentine's Day
grapebrands is the agent for this product just email themand they will prob. deliver it to your front door. i think there website is grapebrands.com but his email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Also look for sparkling Lambrusco from a similar region of northern Italy. Both are great options for antipasto pairings. If in a true bind and dont mind comprimising...add a fresh young rich italian red like dolcetto or barbera to prosecco.