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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  • Marsuret Prosecco Treviso Extra Dry


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    Wine review by nolivetto

  • As I mentioned in various posts, I had a good time helping some friends plan ... ... this with some cheap Prosecco. Blast! Maybe the idea was to take some Schram back home? I think about 4 bottles made it back from 20 to start with. It seemed like they were trying to hide this all night, but it was on display at the reception, but not during ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wedding Wines in Palm Springs

  • There’s only one source for the best Italian wines in the world: Gambero ... wines of Franciacorta and Prosecco, the northern whites of Alto Adige, or the distinct southern reds produced from various local varieties, the choices are practically endless. Read on for my top picks. When you take more than a cursory look at what’s being accomplish... Read More

    From the article The Best Italian Wines of the Year

  • My quest to uncover wine categories that aren’t getting as much love as ... as ... wines for brunch and Prosecco for sipping on their porch. They could be drinking Cava in any and all of those situations.  Whenever I drink Cava I’m stunned by the quality in the glass for the price on the bottle. So with that in mind I wanted to round up some ... Read More

    From the article Last Minute Sparkling Wine for Your Valentine's Day Sweetie

  • 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

  • Villa Dante Prosecco Brut


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    Wine review by bdante

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  • Mionetto Prosecco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut NV


    Had this again last night with an appetizer. Not bad all. Nice bubbles and a golden yellow color. Quite fruity, with surprisingly to me, notes of apple and orange. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • DV, it sounds like their palates aren't ready for dry wines yet. If you are ... ... you would enjoy a bubbly Prosecco or an off dry Chenin Blanc (Demi-Sec). For reds maybe a Bogle Zinfandel or Petite Sirah would fill the need.Welcome to the Snooth communit Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello all

  • So me and my wife took a cruise a few months back. And ofcorse we wanted to try as many new things as possible. One of those things happened to be wine. Until then me being the typical 30 year old male I usually stuck to beer or whiskey things of that nature and my wife just didn't like to drink much at all. But oh the magic that happened on tha... Read More

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