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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  • In advance of this week's promotion of Tuscan wine in various locations ... of vineyard of Barolo DOGC Prosecco was valued at 500,000 to 1 million euros per acre, making it the most expensive in the nation. Tuscany wines were near the top of the list, the article said. A hectare of Brunello di Montalcino was valued between 250,000 and 350,000 ... Read More

    From the article Tuscany Wine Prices Stayed Strong Through 2014

  • I'm putting together a blind tasting of sparkling wines, ideally with all ... the Charmat method wines (Prosecco).Where I need suggestions is the transfer method and the carbonation method wines. So two questions:1) Can anyone think of a wine made with the transfer method (fermented in bottle but then disgorged into a tank, filtered, and put i... Read More

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  • It’s urban legend that top wine pros can blindly identify a wide array of ... in Old World classics: Prosecco: You’ll detect white flowers, canned peaches, fine “mousse” and enough sweetness to make the wines imminently gluggable. Moscato d’Asti: You’ll detect wildly aromatic wild flowers and beer-like alcohol. (It’s only 5.5%.) Cava: You’ll de... Read More

    From the article The Art of Blind Tasting

  • This is a great moment to marvel at the sheer beauty of Italy’s ... like to a glass of Prosecco? The Millennial generation has brought this beverage into high fashion. Check out this prescient 2011 Prosecco article which includes suggested bottles.  But it’s not just about the North. The secrets of Southern Italian wine country continue to elud... Read More

    From the article February is Italian Wine Appreciation Month

  • It doesn't hurt to have a name like Jean Francois when you're breaking ... love another sparkling wine, Prosecco,” he said. In fact, he said, it was a bottle of the Italian sparkler which ignited his true interest in wine. “There's an Italian wine, Cupcake Pinot Grigio, and when I tasted that one, it was like the grand finale,” Jean Francois s... Read More

    From the article NFLer Tackles the Topic of Wine

  • Spagnol Col del Sas Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene 2013


    Light and bubbly, as Prosecco should be. Read More

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  • We all know where most of America will be on Super Bowl Sunday, watching the ... ... temperature with a crisp Prosecco or Riesling. Sweet Red Bell Pepper BitesMakes 12 3 large sweet red bell peppers 1/2 pound Genoa salame, diced14 cup chopped oil cured olives3 tablespoons minced thyme leavesSalt to tasteFreshly ground black pepper 1/4-cup extr... Read More

    From the article Super Bowl Sunday Kitchen Counter Tailgate

  • Let me add my welcome, Sarah Kate.  Muscadine is something that is pretty ... funds for more wine.Was that Prosecco that you had from Trader Joe's a sweet (or "sweetish) wine?  Prosecco can come in different levels of sweet or dry.  Muscadine is definitely sweet.  I'm trying to figure out if you're attracted to more sweet or more dry wines.  (... Read More

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  • Martellozzo Prosecco Veneto IGT NV


    Light and refreshing to drink with a good amount of bubbles. One of my favorites to cook with and this dry wine is especially nice for pan sauces. I always have a bottle on hand and my guests always love it. I don't tell them that it's $6.99/bottle ;) Read More

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  • I used to think I just didn't like wine, but after finding one made from my ... ... again is the Martellozzo Prosecco Vino Frizzante from Trader Joe's at almost $7/bottle.  Apparently I don't have expensive taste; that suits me fine since my husband doesn't like alcohol at all so once I open a bottle, it's up to me to finish it LoL.I don't drin... Read More

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