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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  • Lamarca Prosecco NV


    This nice little dry Prosecco (not really traditional - but more in the modern vein, it seems) has a good lemon nose and white toast and lemon palate with no bitterness on the finish - which is a pleasant surprise. This is the beer or wines - except from certain select areas (Valdobbiadene, exempli gratia, vinum pucinum Galliae mihi). If you ca... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Turns out the world isn't going to hell in a handbasket filled with empty Prosecco bottles.  Amid a mild frenzy of sparkling oenophiles spurred by rumors of a Prosecco shortage, Italian producers have spoken up in the last month to refute the craze-inducing claims. The Huffington Post reporter Joe Satran said Domenico Zonin, a heavy-hitter in th... Read More

    From the article Prosecco Disappearing? Not So Fast, Say Italian Producers

  • Yesterday, The Guardian reporter Fiona Beckett threw down the corkscrewed ... ... part of the popularity of Prosecco. Beckett then went on to recommend five different Vermentinos: a quartet from Sardinia and one wine from Provence.  Her first recommendation was Nord Est's 2014 Vermentino di Sardegna. She said the wine should be served well-chi... Read More

    From the article Guardian Says Vermentino a Contender for the Sauv Blanc Throne

  • It's been a depressing spring for Britian's oneophiles.  The ... ... sip of Italy's Prosecco. However, with rumors of shortages of both wines, tipple titans across the Kingdom are scrambling for solutions.  “One of the UK's top tipples is in short supply after a poor harvest,” the U.K.'s Express reported this past month. “And with experts war... Read More

    From the article What to Do? Brits Lament Possible Shortage of Beloved Wine Duo

  • Macaron Prosecco NV


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    Wine review by rooana

  • The news out of the United Kingdom wine industry is that wine suppliers are ... underestimate the power of Prosecco, though.  Pol Roger boss Nick James said the Italian bubbly can be a draw for new drinkers. “Prosecco will get people on the sparkling wine ladder, but varietal wines – which to many people are brands in their own right – will al... Read More

    From the article UK Winemakers, Producers to Consumer: We're Going to Make Things Interesting

  • Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with ... Charmat Method sparkler is Prosecco, made from Glera grapes grown on the hillsides of a delimited area of Veneto and Friuli in Northeastern Italy. The tradition for Italian sparkling wines made in what Franco Ziliano called the “French method” dates back to the ... Read More

    From the article Franciacorta is the Next Champagne

  • Botter di Maria Prosecco DOC NV


    Light melon and lemon aromas are slightly waxy and have a touch of tropical ... ... this, it's a clean light prosecco with toast and yeast notes to finish ou Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Discovering a good wine bar at London Wine Week can be like a treasure ... ... ... Just don’t mention Prosecco.” Moore then moved on to her recommendation of The 10 Cases, a bar located in Covent Garden which has an interesting spin on the number 10.  “The number ten here is important here: ten tables, ten white wines and ten red wines,” the s... Read More

    From the article Searching for a Solid Quaff: Telegraph Maps London Wine Week

  • How brutal was winter? Just forget it. Forget how cold it was, forget how much ... ... Crémant, Cava, Prosecco. Get your bubbles on! But I’m going to suggest you try something outside your comfort range. For the summer heat and the grill this summer, instead of breaking out that big bold red, try a big bubbly red! Go Lambrusco! Cavicchiloi La... Read More

    From the article Top Ten Spring Wines Under $25

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