Prosecco is an Italian sparkling white wine, generally a dry or extra dry wine. It is normally made from Glera (the grape formerly known, itself, as "Prosecco") though other varieties, such as Bianchetta Trevigiana, are permitted to be included in the blend.Although the name is derived from that of the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, where the grape may have originated, DOC Prosecco is produced in the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, traditionally mainly around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the hills north of Treviso.Prosecco is the main ingredient of the Bellini cocktail and can be a less-expensive substitute for Champagne.
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    • Chew and Sip: Mikey’s Beef Jerky and Wine

      This was not the usual “C’mon over and let’s drink wine, ladies” night. Creamy cheeses, fresh fruit, spinach artichoke dip, or homemade chocolate brownies were nowhere to be seen. Instead I served samples of Mikey’s Beef Jerky with several bottles of wine as a taste test of sorts…which wine pairs best with the most iconic snack known to any gun-toting, hiking-in-the-Northwoods, ...

      Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences- 2 readers -
    • Italy: Nino Franco, Prosecco

      This top-notch Prosecco winery isn't far off its 100th birthday and was established by Antonio Franco in Valdobbiadene, right in the beautiful heart of the 'original' production zone marked by often steep hillside vineyards at altitude (hence the snowy shot above), which has recently become a much smaller and more quality-focused sub-zone (Prosecco can be made pretty much .

      Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 4 readers -
    • Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava

      The United States has sparkling wine, France has champagne and Italy has prosecco. Spain has cava. Cava is a sparkling wine in Spain, primarily produced in the Penedès region of Catalonia – just west of Barcelona. It often consists of Macabeu, Xarel-lo and Parellada grape varietials. In comparison, French champagne and U.S. sparkling wine often uses Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

      2 Hollywood Winosin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine: What to Drink

    … Prosecco hails from Italy’s Valdobbiadene, a region considered to be the best producer of exquisite Italian Prosecco. 2012 Primarius Pinot Noir ($16) West coast Pinot Noirs and French Burgundies have long been a mainstay player with traditional Thanksgiving dinners. These lighter bodied reds offer ample fruit without overshadowing that flawlessly…

    Roger Killen/ What's in the Bottle?in Riesling -
  • Pair the Holidays with Sparkling Wine

    Meals seem more enjoyable when paired with a bottle of sparkling wine. If you only drink Champagne, then it's time to try something different, Prosecco, Crémant d'Alsace and CAVA. With so much variety to choose from, you can select the perfect wine to entertain friends and family. These delicious sparkling wines are perfect for pairing with your holiday meals and parties.

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 2 readers -
  • Indigenous Italy

    … sometimes the name of the grape is used and sometimes it is not. Personally, I’m always trying to learn more about Italian wines, since there are so many wines to try and many are good values. Mauro Cirilli, native of Venice and current Wine Director at Press Club in San Francisco, helped us break it down in Wine School at SFWC. We started with Prosecco…

    Wine Maven in Training- 1 readers -
  • 6 Must Try Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

    … Champagne, Cava, Cremant, Prosecco, and more. Some are made from the traditional champagne grapes of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and/or Pinot Meunier, but not all. Have you ever had a sparkling Riesling? Don’t be afraid to try. Recently there was the latest IVSA in Vancouver, where agents show the latest vintages of various wines they carry…

    MyWinePalin Pinot Noir Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Some New Italian Wine Finds for Vancouver?

    … Some New Italian Wine Finds for Vancouver? Italian wines put a smile on my face and many other wine lovers I know. Grapes that are native to Italy, and not as wide-spread around the world like Barbera, Nebbiolo, Rondinella and Corvina produce wines that are very interesting and flavourful. But Italy still has to work hard to get the general…

    MyWinePalin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Hanging out at “The Villa”

    … flavours. Crowpleasing personality without being cute. And it’s reasonably priced, and modest in alcohol. (Tiny Palladian Villa on this label). VILLA SANDI 13 Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy 580324 $10.95 VILLA SANDI Prosecco, Veneto, Italy 394387 $13.95 …

    Billy's Best Bottles- 1 readers -
  • A Little Bit Of The Bubbly

    … wife Liora and their son Yahav together established Welner Wines to focus on high-quality, value-priced kosher wines from around the world including Chile, Israel, Spain, Italy, France, South Africa, Argentina and Australia. The Deccolio Prosecco ($ 11), found at Whole Foods Markets, has floral, green apple and tangerine aromas that develop…

    Grapelines- 4 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Prosecco

    … with melon and peach. Creamy palate with fine bubbles and flavors of salt and clover to accent the green melon, nectarine and peach fruit. Zesty, quite complex with notes of cheese rind, honey and clover. One of the more complex Proseccos I’ve tasted. From the higher elevation, mineral rich vineyard of Cartizze. (88 points IJB) Wines Scoring <85…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog- 7 readers -
  • Bubbles and Brunch: Mionetto Prosecco Brut and Mexican Egg Casserole

    … night tippling at a local hangout. Sunday morning had new meaning as we took our first taste of with this delicious Mexican Egg Casserole (easily prepared the day before, refrigerated, and baked when I woke up) and a glass of Mionetto Prosecco Brut. All of us loved the subtle zing of the green chiles and hot pepper sauce, a quick eye opener…

    Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences- 7 readers -
  • Lamberti Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry Oooh - this is some LOVELY...

    … Lamberti Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry Oooh - this is some LOVELY stuff, guys! Moscato d’Asti on the nose with white flowers and stone fruit. Great mousse (bubbles) on the palate. Lovely notes of lemon, pear, and white florals. 5/5 bones $ Glera (Prosecco) 11% abv Prosecco (Veneto), ITALY …

    Shiba Sommelier- 7 readers -
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