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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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

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    The state of Massachusetts hosts more than a dozen wineries, scattered from its western end to th...

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  • Veneto

    The Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, is a region that contributes a significant perc...

  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

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    The Château Saint-Christophe is an independent family-owned vintner from the Bordeaux area in F...

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    For over 170 years, González Byass has committed itself to research and quality for its range of ...

  • Albert Boxler

    Albert Boxler is a 300-year-old family winery in the small town of Niedermorschwihr. The domaine ...

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    Château Timberlay (appellation Bordeaux Supérieur) is located in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac. It symbol...

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    We had this wine while in the Bahamas and loved it. Would like to know where we can purchase it...

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    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

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Prosecco on Snooth

  • All the planning in the world can not fully prepare you for what you are about ... difference between Cava and Prosecco is.How to decode a Champagne label to understand what type of producer bottled it.It’s simple, you can do it. You’ll be the star of New Year’s Eve!So get out there, get shopping, and enjoy a safe New Year’s my friends Read More

    From the article Your Sparkling Wine Buyer's Guide

  • Hello. I am a former server and I worked for some BRILLIANT chefs in the past. ... sit here enjoying a glass of prosecco :} Read More

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  • Villa Jolanda Prosecco Extra Dry NV


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    Wine review by bhurd6001

  • As the holiday season bears down on us it’s worth taking some time to ... ... specificaly for Cava, or Prosecco or Champagne can probably manage your shelves just fine, you're talking to the consumer who wants a $12 bottle of fruity sparkling wine when you build your in-store displays. Help them a little by explaining what it means to be a dry... Read More

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  • Lajara Organic Prosecco Extra Dry NV


    Some vanilla, brioche and lightly toasted white bread on the nose, although ... recieves a very weak note of Prosecco that is, however, clean and refreshing; goog for the Plaza San Marco on an autumn evening. Decent Prosecco. 84 point Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Castello Il Palagio Prosecco NV


    Very crisp, dry sparkling but so well done that even my 'sweet-wine-only' friends were asking for a second glass. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Libretto Prosecco NV


    Fairly simple prosecco, slightly sweet with ripe peach and citrus notes and medium bubbles Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso NV


    Lovely sparkling wine, purchased at a local supermarket, not my usual MO for purchasing sparkling wine. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Ca Furlan "Cuvee Beatrice" Prosecco Brut NV


    peach, orange on the nose....light, slightly sweet great balance. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer

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