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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  • There are so many great Vintage wines present in Napa Valley, which are ... is ... ... is commonly used to make Prosecco, patented in the late 19th century. After the initial fermentation process, the wine is placed in pressurized stainless steel tanks, and then mixed with sugar, and yeast. The sugars turn to alcohol & carbon dioxide, forming ... Read More

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  • We were in Philadelphia yesterday and this morning, driving up Saturday to ... ... ... of Viognier and I had a Prosecco first, then I added a Pikes Riesling which was ok but not exceptional.  When we returned to our hotel, we stopped at the bar and I ordered a Manhattan, while Sandra had a Solerno (blood orange liqueur).  It's not what she or... Read More

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  • I'll start this off, since I just so happened to have attended a New ... ... the sparkling wines, one a Prosecco and the one we brought - a rose from England.  Both were good but I really liked the rose.  After ringing in the new year, it was time to collect our stuff and head home.  A very enjoyable evenin Read More

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  • I hope everyone had a safe and sound New Year's Eve celebration.  Now that we made it into 2018, how about sharing some of your best pictures from your last day of 2017?  Go on.  We won't tell your spouse.... Read More

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  • Back in 2010, less than one million cases of Prosecco were imported to the United States. These days we're looking at about 4 million cases. The holidays are incomplete without Prosecco for so many Americans. But for me, the holidays are incomplete without Prosecco Superiore DOCG. The distinction is terrifically important for a variety of reason... Read More

    From the article The Sparkling Wine Trendsetter of 2017

  • Zardetto Brut Prosecco


    Lightly floral notes of blossom and tangerine on the nose. Lemon cream and fresh orange juice on the palate with notes of grapefruit zest and some tropical notes of pineapple and papaya. Fun, fruity and refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Bervini Prosecco Millesimato 2016


    Light floral aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest and melon on the nose. Very sharp in the mouth with an aggressive fizzy attack that smooths and mellows on the mid palate imparting fresh sweet spice and fruit notes of melon, peach, apricot, green apple and lemon. A refreshing wine with zesty acidity and an approachable style, finishing clean with l... Read More

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  • Vinicola Serena Terra Serena Extra Dry Prosecco NV


    Good acidity, balanced wth some frutal sweetness. Read More

    Wine review by dennisktexas

  • Had another gathering of a this-time-shrunken batch of our 'salon' ... ... prefecture.A case of nasty prosecco, another of that generic regional Burgundy I criticized in my last post, then a case of Bouchard Chambolle-Musigny '13. After a half glass of each I skipped past the first two (while raiding the host's private stash of Dom Peri '05 wh... Read More

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  • It’s no secret that we love German wines, but there’s more to them ... ... shelves and wine lists: Prosecco, Cava, Champagne. And while those are wonderful examples, there should be room for well done sparkling wines that provide variety in aromatics and flavor, are still serious, but don’t break the bank. Riesling, in all it’s chameleon-like... Read More

    From the article Expert Reveals German Wine Secrets

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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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