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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  • DV, it sounds like their palates aren't ready for dry wines yet. If you are ... ... you would enjoy a bubbly Prosecco or an off dry Chenin Blanc (Demi-Sec). For reds maybe a Bogle Zinfandel or Petite Sirah would fill the need.Welcome to the Snooth communit Read More

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  • So me and my wife took a cruise a few months back. And ofcorse we wanted to try as many new things as possible. One of those things happened to be wine. Until then me being the typical 30 year old male I usually stuck to beer or whiskey things of that nature and my wife just didn't like to drink much at all. But oh the magic that happened on tha... Read More

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  • Lamarca Prosecco NV


    Fizzy unoaked medium bodied wine. It is nicely dry and very drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • You know, my LDS aunt used a lot of jello.  Of course, lots of people ... ... One of her trademarks was a prosecco aspic with peaches, kind of a jello bellini. I confess a sentimental fondness for tuna noodle casserole--my mother used bread crumbs, which always worked for me.  Anyway, it all kind of depends on the ingredients.  We sometimes lu... Read More

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  • I mentioned this a while ago, but didn't get around to the post.  We stayed from September to end of December at a condominium in a complex built in the '70s. They've renovated and rebuilt since then (there were several major lawsuits for construction defects--built on fill!), but the architecture and the vibe is still very of that period. Our u... Read More

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  • Ca' di Vincenta Italy Prosecco Brut NV


    Not a bad sparkling wine to ring in the new year with. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor

  • Lamarca Prosecco NV


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    Wine review by Tlparadise

  • Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Treviso


    G.G. and Bepa Mike...Christmas 2015. Some folks thought it a bit to sweet. In my extended family this is a no-no. Personally, I had a flute full, did not think it was so. To each his own, at least it did not have my debit card # on the purchase. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • New Year’s Eve sparkling wine is arguably the most important wine ... ... ... style. Candoni Prosecco Brut NV A hint of almond and yeast on the nose with light honey. Tart lemon and melon notes with puckering acidity and bright flavors with sharp bubbles that melt away towards the midpalate. Comes off clean in the mouth and showing pleasant m... Read More

    From the article Quiz: Which New Year's Eve Sparkling Wine Are You?

  • As we start gearing up for the holidays and need a bottle or two of sparkling ... ... wines coming out of the Prosecco region in Italy that straddles Friuli and the Veneto, and you may also know that these wines are gaining in popularity in the US and other markets, but have you taken some time to think about why? Prosecco is a hip, now, hot-... Read More

    From the article What Happened in Prosecco?

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