Meatball Sub & Prosecco

9th March 2021

Meatball and Fizz Sub

If you’re looking for an excuse to make yourself a delicious sandwich, then look no further than National Meatball Day on the 9th of March 2021, to recognise this day I have created my own Meatball Sub and paired it with a Gold Medal winning Prosecco.

As your enjoying your Meatball Sub, it might be interesting to know, that there are early recipes for the meatball that date back to 221 B.C. in ancient China and in the 1st century A.D. in Rome, it was, in fact, the Italian in 1880 who introduced spaghetti and meatballs to the American people. It’s not just beef that Meatballs are made of, they are also enjoyed as pork, veal, chicken, fish, or even vegan or vegetarian.

Now that we’ve learned a little about the Meatball, let’s find out about our Prosecco.

The Sparkling Wine – Riccardo

Their story begins with the grandfather Giuseppe, a veteran from the First World War, upon his return from 1918 to 1950 he and his children produced and sold wines, then in the 1960’s his eldest son who was born in 1915 gave the opportunity for his three children to carry on the winemaking trade, with this giving way to the name RICCARDO, named in memory of the father.

Riccardo – Millesimato Prosecco DOCG Valdobbiadene Dry Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Orchid fruits, hints of vanilla and garden herbs on the aroma.”

Falvours- “Refreshing creamy orchid fruits, green herbs, touch of green citrus and ice cream texture on the palate.”

This Prosecco Won a Gold Medal in the Creamy Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2020.

The Meatball Sub

For this Meatball Sub, I decided to use Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Tomato and Basil Meatballs so that my whole family could enjoy one, I still imagine this pairing working wonderfully with real Meatballs, the whole combination of this Sub was delicious, I will definitely be making again and will not be needing an excuse.

  • Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Tomato and Basil Meatballs
  • Bolognese Sauce
  • Bread Rolls
  • Grated cheese

Pairing Notes – “The Sparkling Wine brings to life the basil flavours in the meatballs and adds fruity characteristics, the creamy cheese works perfectly with the creaminess from the Prosecco.”

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.