Name of varietal: Prosecco

Common synonyms: Glera
Parentage of the grape: thought to have been first grown in Friuli, then brought to the Veneto region of Italy where it became most popular. 
History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sweeter than the popular styles today. The reason for this is that the grape reaches full ripeness relatively late in the harvest season. The grapes would be crushed and set to ferment. However cold temperatures that couldn’t be controlled meant the wine would be bottled often before complete fermentation, which means residual sugar that didn’t get a chance to be converted to alcohol is still in the wine. Come spring, carbon dioxide gets trapped in the bottle, and the wine gets fizzy. The Carpene Malvoti winery under the direction of Antonio Carpene is credited with changing that method in 1868. He employed the French Charmat method to give the wine a secondary Read more »

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  • Brawn, beauty and bottles – an unlikely combination but one that's ... ... pair power tools with prosecco,” The Post reporters Chad Rachman and Natalie O'Neill wrote. “The ladies enrolled in the … workshops are melting through stereotypes about the supposedly macho hobby.” The workshop's welding instructor, Scott Van Campen, told The Post the... Read More

    From the article Fusing Wine and Welding: Women Light the Fire, Tip the Glass in Staten Island Workshop

  • Financial Times reporter Barney Thompson said it well when he wrote the first ... like Champagne, Burgundy and Prosecco. “We think Sussex is a great name,” said Jamie Everett, a Sussex winery executive who spoke with Thompson. “If you were in a bar somewhere else in the world, you could say, can I have a glass of Sussex, please?” Everett also ... Read More

    From the article Sussex Destined for Designation? Application Set for EU

  • A recent survey by a large United Kingdom wine merchant shows data indicating ... said, is home to the most prosecco drinkers, while residents of Ramsgate frequent the rosé bottle more than any other city in the U.K. Wolverhampton is home to the highest percentage of shiraz drinkers, while Stevenage pays homage to its cross-channel counterpart... Read More

    From the article Thy Survey Done, Thy Sauvignon Blanc Has Won

  • Everyone loves an excuse to celebrate, and nothing punctuates a celebration ... be filled by the arrival of Prosecco.   It is amazing to think this household name only really hit the US shelves in 2000.  Fresh, light, frothy, and of course cheap, it allowed the celebratory cork pop to signal a celebration no matter how small the budget or how ... Read More

    From the article The Great Prosecco Surge

  • They're saying it's the first time Australia's Limestone Coast wine ... region's first batch of Prosecco.  "It was once only grown in...Italy, but in recent years other coutnries have started to produce Prosecco, including Brazil, Romania, Argentina and Australia," said Rebekah Lowe, a reporter with the Adelaide affiliate of the Autralia Broadc... Read More

    From the article Italian Sparkling Stallion Gallops South To Limestone Coast

  • Basically, they just bottle before fermentation is finished and let it continue ... the Champagne method or the prosecco method where they just shoot it full of carbon dioxide like soda. Sometimes they sell those wines with crown caps too, just like beer.I don't know that wine in the pic, but a lot of times the wines made this way are kind of c... Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • Champagne and chardonnay are wooing the palates of the United ... wrote. Champagne and Prosecco lead the way in the bubbly boroughs of the country's wine-sales landscape, the article said – “sales were buoyant over the past 12 months, jumping by 45 percent in high-end establishments.” On the still side of things, chardonnay shirked the downturn... Read More

    From the article UK Sales of Sparklers, Whites Not Too Chabby in 2014

  • In advance of this week's promotion of Tuscan wine in various locations ... of vineyard of Barolo DOGC Prosecco was valued at 500,000 to 1 million euros per acre, making it the most expensive in the nation. Tuscany wines were near the top of the list, the article said. A hectare of Brunello di Montalcino was valued between 250,000 and 350,000 ... Read More

    From the article Tuscany Wine Prices Stayed Strong Through 2014

  • If you're looking to impress a Valentine's Day date with cocktails that ... Spritz. 2 oz Aperol3 oz Prosecco or sparkling wine of your choiceA splash of club soda Combine all ingredients in a white wine glass and garnish with an orange peel. And finally, here it is. The drink I love to make for friends or when trying to impress the fairer sex. ... Read More

    From the article Superlative Love-Centric Cocktails

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  • I discovered Prosecco in Italy this past summer - I consider it my "summer love"!

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  • Prosecco is one of the best toasting wines. It's light, sparkling and low in alcohol. It's a crowd pleaser. Perfect for New Year's. Pairs well with light buttery christmas cookies, Italian biscotti or a triple cream brie. Yummy.

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  • I love Prosecco. I think it's better than inexpensive champagne and I don't get such a sugar buzz from it.

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