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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  • Italy is well known for many things and one of them is an inordinate number of ... ... One of the best known is Prosecco. These wines are made with the Glera grape and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Other parts of Italy use a combination of methods to create their sparkling wines. But there’s only one Ferrari, the jewel of Trento DOC (an ... Read More

    From the article World Class Sparkling Wine for Your Holiday Table

  • Whenever I get together with friends and cook my wife and I always love to ... and “Prosecco” are banes of the wine lover’s existence. Do your research, and be sure to check out the end of this article for a suggested holiday brunch spread to pair with these wines. Cheers! Desiderio Jeio Prosecco Brut NVLight, floral and inviting nose of green ... Read More

    From the article The Difference Between Value & Cheap Sparkling Wine

  • My bananas came from a Prosecco Reserve sparkling. It was pointed out by the vendor. Read More

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  • When: Sunday December 18, 2-4 PM Where: Pierre Loti Union Square 53 Irving ... Are they Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, Cremant?? True, these all are sparkling wines, but very few reach the same level of finesse and elegance as the greatest Champagnes, except for Franciacorta! Franciacorta is produced in the small lake region in Lombardy, Northern I... Read More

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  • BL - Do you mean the glass on the bar in Georgetown?  That's a prosecco I do believe.  Or perhaps you mean the glass on the table at the same restaurant - that's a grappa.  Read More

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  • La Marca Prosecco Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene NV


    Looking for a pairing for your sweet potato or pumpkin pie? This is rich and bubbly. Not too sweet. A well made Brut. Read More

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  • Prosecco has taken the world of wine by storm but my friends know my thoughts on this popular Italian sparkler….Pay The Extra Quid (PTEQ!)…that’s ‘PTED’ (dime) the U.S. of course; there are some very average bottles of Prosecco on our shelves.Prosecco is from northeast Italy, more precisely from five Veneto provinces (Treviso, Venice, Vicenza, P... Read More

    From the article Prosecco Has Become The Default Bubbly

  • Coriole is one of our favourite places to visit. Its situated in McLaren Vale, ... ... platter. Their fiano and prosecco were my favourites. They are starting to introduce a lot more Italian varieties to the region. The estate has great gardens and views. We will definitely be back in the summer!Andrew,~ Vine Guide Read More

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  • August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For ... clean finish. Masottina Prosecco Treviso Brut DOC ($17)This Prosecco is entirely Glera from the province of Treviso in the Veneto. After fermentation and tank aging it spends a month in bottle prior to release. The nose is a mélange of citrus and orchard fruits ... Read More

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