LaLuca Prosecco Holiday Tasting and Cocktails

LaLuca Prosecco Holiday Tasting and Cocktails

A virtual tasting celebrating world-class prosecco for the holidays

Type Virtual Tasting
Virtual platform
Tags holidays / italy / prosecco / sparkling wine / virtual tasting / wine
  • Live Online Zoom Broadcast 29 Nov, 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Join us on Wednesday, November 29 for a very special virtual tasting session with LaLuca Prosecco! We will explore the world of LaLuca, how and where it is made AND we will make two special cocktails using this beautiful sparkling wine from the Prosecco region of Italy. Co-hosting the session and leading the discussion will be special guests Joe Landolfi, WSET Spirits Educator and Spirits Brand Manager at Opici Wine & Spirits and Gabrielle Tapia, Certified Specialist of Wine. They will be available to answer any and all questions during the session about LaLuca and its prosecco.
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  • Just in time for the holiday season.
  • Discover LaLuca Prosecco, perfect for sipping or mixed into a tasty, memorable cocktail.
  • Explore LaLuca’s different varietals: DOC, Rose, DOCG
  • Learn to make two amazing cocktails including:
    • Negroni Sbagliato (Holiday)
    • French 75 (New Year’s Eve)
  • Led by Joe Landolfi, WSET Spirits Educator and Spirits Brand Manager, who can answer your questions during the broadcast.

Joe Landolfi & Gabrielle Tapia, Hosts

  • Joe is a true wine and spirits professional, a 15-year veteran and a WSET-certified expert. He has developed many cocktail recipes and worked with LaLuca Prosecco across all platforms, including restaurants, hotels, retail stores
  • Currently Joe holds the position of Spirits Manager at Opici Wines and Spirits
  • Gabrielle Tapia CSW, WSET II is the
    Marketing Manager, Fine Wines & Spirits at Opici Wines & Spirits.
  • She develops tasting experiences and programs that excite and engage consumers while introducing them to new selections from around the world.


Cocktail #1 - Negroni Sbagliato holiday cocktail

The Negroni Sbagliato is a delightful Italian cocktail with a fascinating twist. Invented in Milan, this bubbly variation of the classic Negroni replaces the traditional gin with sparkling wine, such as Prosecco, giving it a lighter and effervescent character. The resulting drink is a harmonious blend of bittersweet flavors, thanks to the Campari and sweet vermouth, with a fizzy, refreshing quality. Served over ice and garnished with a slice of orange, the Negroni Sbagliato is a perfect aperitif that balances the bitter, the sweet, and the sparkling, making it a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts seeking something unique and invigorating.

Cocktail #2 - French 75

The French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French simply a Soixante Quinze (Seventy Five).

The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry’s New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun.


  • Sam is a WSET-certified sommelier and co-founder of Crush Wine Experiences (est. 2006), the NY area’s #1 food & wine experience company.
  • He has traveled over the years on excursions to some of the world’s leading wineries
  • He knows the wines, the terroir, and the history of Italian wine and prosecco.
  • As the owner of a wine retail store, he also brings added insights to this virtual tasting experience