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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  • 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

  • Just because a wine is good enough for Mother Nature doesn't mean it's ... a rancid review of a natural prosecco based on the waiter who served the wine with the note that the wine “'has a lovely farmyard back taste'”.  “I love the stench of the farmyard, of decay and the duodenum, in an andouillette or a stinky, bolting cheese,” he wrote. “In... Read More

    From the article Haters Gonna Hate: The Guardian Explores Natural Wine Controversy

  • My own preference would be for Maggiore, Como, or Garda, where the water at the ... to ship your Franciacorta, Prosecco, Barolo or Barbaresco very far to get it there.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic The ultimate in passive wine...

  • La Marca Prosecco Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene NV


    Perfect little non-vintage Prosecco. Full of green apple and under-ripe peach with scents of honey and honeysuckle flower. Medium to soft acidity, but an overall great sipper. Had it with fresh oysters. At the price point, cannot be better. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • “For the first time ever, Britain's wine drinkers are spending more on prosecco than they are on Champagne,”  City AM reporter Lynsey Barber said. “Historically seen as a second best to champagne, the rise and rise of the Italian sparkling wine industry has seen it overtake its French counterpart.” Barber quoted overall sales figures from the Ka... Read More

    From the article Brits Create Sparks In Sparkler Showdown

  • So Fox, you really didn't know about cremant de Bourgogne? How about ... ... good as almost all Cava and Prosecco. IMO France has the battle of the bubbles won pretty handily, though I'm sure this call to arms will produce champions for Italy and Spain. Will be happy to have our Luchador up north referee a takedown match between what I pull in... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What is Cremant de Bourgogne?

  • Lamarca Prosecco NV


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    Wine review by Ennis1

  • Don’t call it Champagne. You’ll get us in trouble.But it’s sometimes difficult to hold your tongue. Mainly because Cremant de Bourgogne is made in the very same way as those much more expensive wines produced by our neighbors to the north. A well-made Cremant is a joy. A wine you can pull out for any occasion at a fraction of the price of the mi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What is Cremant de Bourgogne?

  • 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

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