Meet wine writer Jeremy Parzen. Drink and explore Franciacorta, Italy's most important sparkling wine. Book a table this Monday, September 12 at Nostrana. 
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Everyone needs to drink more sparkling wine. As devoted Italophiles, we suggest Franciacorta.

Ciao, Nostrana:

Franciacorta is a place.

Franciacorta is an Italian wine appellation.

Franciacorta is a wine.

Franciacorta is a classic-method sparkling wine produced using Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc in the foothills of the Alps in Brescia province, Italy (about an hour east of Milan by car). Since the 1960s, winemakers there have made some of Italy’s (and the world’s) most coveted sparkling wines thanks to the area’s unique growing conditions, including: The wide variety of morainic, limestone, and clay subsoils of the Franciacorta amphitheater; the maritime influence of Lake Iseo to the north (part of Italy’s beautiful Lake District); and the Alpine climate of their high-lying vineyards. Because Franciacorta growers are able to achieve greater ripeness than their counterparts in other sparkling wine regions and because they have a wider diversity of soil types, their wines stand apart from their transalpine cousins for their remarkable freshness, rich fruit character, and signature minerality (some would call it salinity).

Above text by food and wine historian, Italian translator, and rock musician Jeremy Parzen Ph.D., who maintains an excellent online presence at Do Bianchi

Jeremy joins us in the Nostrana dining room on Monday night pouring bubbles and extolling the virtues of Franciacorta.

Set menu of special dishes and Nostrana favorites (like prawn ravioli) inspired by the cuisine of Italy's Lake District (lake fish and the bounty of the Po River valley): $60
Wine pairings: $35
All dishes and wines will also be available à la carte.

For either a special set menu or casually join us for a couple of plates and some wine, click the link below to book your table via You may also reserve via phone at (503) 234-2427.

We hope you can make it.

Cathy and team Nostrana

Dinner with Franciacorta
Sparkling wines & the cuisine of Italy's Lake District

WHEN: Dinner, Monday September 12th
(featured menu and wines available all night, 5–10pm) 
WHERE: Nostrana, 1401 SE Morrison
MENU: $60/person PAIRINGS: $35/person

Limited seating available.
Choose either the set menu or dine à la carte.
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