Hello new word in my life!  How could you have eluded me for so long? Welcome! I hope to be using you a lot! Maybe it’s a new word for you too?

I was on the phone with an Italian friend who has, herself, a bubbly personality. “I have a bottle of Prosecco for you,” she said in her evocative, sultry accent. “It has a very nice flavor and a wonderful perlage.”

My ears perked and I sat up straight. I love learning a new word in any language and especially one as delicious sounding and promising as perlage.

Perlage is a French expression which comes from the word pearl. It relates to the description and quality of the bubbles in Prosecco or any bubbly drink, such as Champagne. A good perlage is a string of bubbles so finely following one another as to create the illusion of a pearl necklace. If the bubbles are loosey goosey, hither and yon, disappearing quickly, it’s not a good perlage.

From now on, on my Champagne Tuesdays, I will be paying attention to the perlage of my various bubblies.

But I’m also going to apply perlage to me. I’m all about effervescence — bubbles of pleasure, jeté-ing like ballerinas in a line, up, up and away.

Wishing you great perlage, my lovelies!

xo Liza

P.S.  A super short post this week because as I as write this I’m getting on a plane for a bucket list trip! So I just wanted to keep in touch, and next week, I’ll tell you where I am!

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5 thoughts on “Perlage

  1. In your honour I have just poured myself a glass of pink bubbly – and the Perlage is quite impressive! 🙂
    Have a wonderful trip – can’t wait to read all about it.

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