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.
Posts about Prosecco
    • Nino Franco ‘Rustico’ Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene NV

      Straightforward with an elegant edge, this is a refreshing, versatile Prosecco fantastic on its own or with appetizers, or even light risotto and pasta dishes. [One of my favourite Prosecco!] Estate: Antonio Franco founded Nino Franco in 1919. He named the estate located in Valdobbiadene, at the foot of the Prealps in the Veneto region of northern Italy “Cantine Franco”.

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    • The United Wines of Veneto Master Class at Eataly, NYC

      I was delighted to attend The United Wines of Veneto Master Class held at Eataly NYC last month. The class was presented by the Consortium for all Veneto Wines or Unione Consorzi Vini Veneti DOC [U.Vi.Ve.], who represent the wide variety of Veneto wines. Veneto is located in the northeastern corner of Italy, and is the country’s foremost wine producing region.

      the buddha in your glass- 5 readers -
    • Lamberti Prosecco Extra Dry NV

      Fruity and fizzy, this is an easy sipping Prosecco great on its own or with light dishes. Estate: Lamberti is a family estate founded in 1964 on the shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The family has established itself as an innovative winery “credited with having re-vitalized classic wines” from Veneto.

      the buddha in your glass- 3 readers -
  • Ca’ di Rajo Raboso del Piave

    … I thought I had a handle on all of the red grape varieties of northeastern Italy. There are the Valpolicella grapes in Veneto: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, as well as Croatina, Oseleta, and Corvinone.† And the neighboring regions are full of indigenous grapes: Lagrein and Schiava in Alto Adige,‡ Teroldego in Trentino, as well as Refosco…

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  • Enjoying Vintage Prosecco with Primo Franco

    … Primo Franco of the Nino Franco Winery is the first man of Prosecco and I always enjoy hearing him speak about his wines. Though Michele and I had visited him in Valdobbiadene a few months ago and tasted a number of old Proseccos from the Primo Franco line, I was delighted when Tony DiDio of Tony Di Dio Selections invited me to a tasting which…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 3 readers -
  • Happy New Year & 3 Wines of the Week…

    … I find – I do relax more and start drinking at all sorts of odd times of day that I just would not normally. Nothing gets me into a Christmas mood as much as a Panettone and a bottle of a light Moscato for an early Christmas tea – fine Prosecco is also superb with Panettone and I did indeed drink a superb Prosecco just the other day, but you…

    Quentin Sadler's Wine Pagein Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
  • Bubbly

    … – Prosecco – for the Italophile in the room- and Crémant – the name for French sparkling wine made outside the region of Champagne and an excellent source of tasty bubbles. My advice to you this year is to try many of them and don’t just wait for “special occasions”. Believe me, there is not a better special occasion than hugging your wife…

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  • Try Italian Bubbly for New Year’s Eve

    … first instinct is to always send people to Italy’s Prosecco. The northern Italian region of Prosecco produces some of the most drinkable bubbly in the world. I quick primer starts with location. The Prosecco region in in the far northeastern corner of the boot surrounding Venice. Glera is the main grape of Proseeco, a native grape dating back…

    Howard W. Hewitt- 4 readers -
  • 2012 Gregoletto Prosecco Il Familiare Sui Lieviti So this is a...

    … 2012 Gregoletto Prosecco Il Familiare Sui Lieviti So this is a crazy prosecco “on its lees" (you can even see the less in the bottle), which is apparently a traditional style of making prosecco in the Conegliano area of Italy. Lemon rind, old rustic bread, dough, yellow flowers, and pear on the nose. A bit simple on the palate - bread, lemon, touch of peach and flowers. Feels like it wants to be champagne, but it isn’t… 3/5 bones $$ Glera (Prosecco) 11% abv Valdobbiadene (Veneto), ITALY …

    Shiba Sommelier- 3 readers -
  • New Year's Sparklers from Oregon, Spain, and Italy

    … Moscato Mia Moscato is available in regular and mini single-serve bottles and this slightly sweet wine is fun to drink on its own or pairs well with pretty much every food. Fermented in stainless steel; 7% ABV. Pack a few bottles of this, along with a lunch, and enjoy an al fresco winter picnic. Prosecco New Year's Resolutions? VOVETI Prosecco…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine- 3 readers -
  • A Bubbly Primer For New Year’s Celebrations

    … PROSECCO Prosecco, Italian bubbly from the Veneto region, is rarely overly complicated in flavor. Because Prosecco’s carbonation is produced by the Charmat method in tank instead of the more time-consuming process of carbonation in bottle required in true French Champagne, the price of Prosecco is reasonable. Prosecco does come in a variety…

    The Alcohol Professorin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • New Year’s sparkling wine 2014

    …, 12.5%): This is always one of my favorite California sparklers, and this edition is one of the best in years. There are layers of flavor, with yeastiness, strawberry fruit, and minerality. Given how overpriced so many $40 Champagnes are, this is a steal. • Mas Fi Brut Natura Reserva NV ($10, sample, 11.5%): This Spanish wine is more dry and more…

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 4 readers -
  • Eleven 11th hour holiday bubbles

    … Betella Franciacorta Two weeks ago I laid bare the bubbles I’d buy were I faced with the welcoming necessity of a holiday shopping day. With those bottles long ago secured I followed up with more Sparkling wine tastings. Naturally. Related - Godello’s guide to holiday effervescence The idiomatic phrase has infiltrated all kinds of desperation…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • fizzmas: a bubbly for every ballad

    … method as Champagne but with different grapes (mostly Macabeu, Parellada, and Xarello). The only producer I’ve really loved (so far at least) is Juve y Camps, which has entry-level bottles for $16 and a Gran Reserva from great vintages for $50. All I Want for Christmas Is You: An awesome splurge bottle of bubbly, like vintage Dom Perignon ($150…

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  • Sparkling Wine Time

    … (Glera). I was surprised by how closed up this wine was initially. Even after a couple of minutes in the glass, virtually no nose. After it warmed a bit, there was a floral aspect followed by a distinct creaminess. Very active mousse. Good to Very Good. 85-87 Points. There were three other wines that I would like to include in this review…

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