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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  • Turns out Starbucks just wasn't ubiquitous enough. The Seattle-based ... ... evening menu includes a Prosecco; a Brachetto; white wines from Washington's Chateau Ste. Michelle, Oregon's Erath and California's Ferrari-Carano; and red wines from California, Oregon, Argentina and Washington. There are minor variations in the wine menus in each c... Read More

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  • Bad news from famous doctor today--out drunk tonight. Gived some Puglia white ... ... cosmology. Then gived BS prosecco and cava (why are they so bad at end of night???) to guy who then wanted fisticuffs in standup bar cuz I also liked bartendress. Oh dear. Cat had empty dish by time got home, but fisticuffs were won, somehow someway. Fortunat... Read More

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  • Hey all,  Xmas around the corner, what would you advise to gift as a credible wine gadget you've come across in your time?Also, are there any wine-related beauty products you know of? Read More

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  • Boots? Check. Skis? Check. Wine? Of course. Austria's Ski Amadé ... hotel's proprietor. A Prosecco tasting with Andreas Felleis will happen on Wednesday, and on Thursday the hotel will offer a tasting menu paired with wines from the Austria's Styria region. The region is known for Welschriesling, a wine known for its green-apple bouquet and ref... Read More

    From the article Austrian Ski Lodges Schedule Ski & Wine Week

  • Champagne really goes with everything. It’s the best wine for ... ... ... alternative, pass on the prosecco and look for a quality crémant (a French sparkling wine made with the same method as champagne).  Langlois Crémant de Loire Rosé - the house of Langlois in Loire has big limestone cellars where their crémant rests before release. They ar... Read More

    From the article A Thanksgiving Show-Stopper: Rose Champagne

  • Five of the top six export markets for cava, the sparkling wine produced in ... ... stiff competition from Prosecco, its Italian counterpart, the sparkler continues to be popular in the United States and the European Union. According to the Cava Regulatory Committee (CRC), the United States imported 17.8 million bottles of cava in 2013, a 3.6... Read More

    From the article Catalan Sparklers See Surge in 2013 Exports to US, Germany, Belgium

  • I'll have to give that enTycement Zinfandel a try RS.  I do like the ... at the bar with an Italian Prosecco, and once we were seated at our table, we both ordered a glass of French Sancerre from Domaine de la Pierriere (Loire).  That was paired with a 1/2 dozen oysters, six Stone Crabs (pre-broken for our eating convenience) and a big helping... Read More

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  • Hail, rain and shifting temperatures have Italian estates scrambling to find ... 350 mm of rain fell in the Prosecco region this past July, a climate in which it was virtually impossible to work in the vineyards. As a result, ripening slowed significantly and vine diseases had free reign. Some winemakers have reported moves to relegate some ha... Read More

    From the article Italian Harvest: A Tale of Two Pickings

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  • The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the body representing Prosecco producers from Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, has recently announced a 33.5 per cent leap in wine export volume to the United States in the first half of 2014.  According to Luca Giavi, Consortium director, the United States market accounts for 18.5 per cent of total Prosecco exports... Read More

    From the article Prosecco Wine Consumption Jumps by 33.5%

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  • I discovered Prosecco in Italy this past summer - I consider it my "summer love"!

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  • Prosecco is one of the best toasting wines. It's light, sparkling and low in alcohol. It's a crowd pleaser. Perfect for New Year's. Pairs well with light buttery christmas cookies, Italian biscotti or a triple cream brie. Yummy.

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  • I love Prosecco. I think it's better than inexpensive champagne and I don't get such a sugar buzz from it.

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