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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    • 3 Great Italian Wines from Giusti Winery

      I had not heard of Giusti Winery before a few weeks ago, but now that I know, I would like more people to know about them. I first tried their Prosecco wines and had recommended their Rosalia Prosecco. But they are more than Prosecco. The three red still wines I tried were all top quality; a Ripasso, an Amarone, and a Rosso Veneto.

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    • Bubbly for the Holidays: Why Yes, I Think We Will…..?

      We are officially in holiday mode and that means it is the most “bubbly time of the year.” According to the Wine Institute, 40 percent of sparkling wine and Champagne for the year is sold in the fourth quarter. Although I am a year-round bubbly kind of gal, nothing embodies the holidays more than the festive pop of a cork.

      Dallas Wine Chick- 2 readers -
  • fizzmas: a bubbly for every ballad

    …, and the bottle makes it look like it’s way more expensive. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas: Blanc de blancs Champagne (had a great Roederer one last night, $75). Blanc de blancs means it’s made with only white-grape Chardonnay, and tend to be a bit lighter and more ethereal than ones that also include Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Rudolph the Red…

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  • Sparkling Wine Time

    … impressive finish of the night. Outstanding. 92-94 Points. N.V. Laetitia Brut Cuvée: Retail $25. 53% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay & 17% Pinot Blanc. The nose of this wine was all freshly baked bread with a side of cantaloupe. Lemon tart on the palate with a lively sparkle and a hint of pear. Another fabulous domestic sparkling wine…

    the drunken cyclist- 4 readers -
  • First Tasting-706 Home-Dec. 12

    This is the first tasting for 706 Home. They will be featuring 5 wines, 2 reds, 2 whites and a prosecco. This store sells furniture, accessories and gifts. Chance to do some Christmas shopping and sample some wine. Where: 706 Home- located at 3644 Walton Way Ext. (entrance is directly across from the Eastbound turn onto Skinner Mill Road). (706) 426-7815. {WEB 2Website-www.706home.

    Dennis Sodomka/ 3 readers -
  • Winebits 362: Wine sales, Cava, imported wine

    … • More wine: We’re continuing to drink more wine than ever in the U.S., up about 1 million cases in 2014 over the previous year, reports Shanken News Daily. The percentage increase isn’t much, just 0.3 percent. But that there is growth, despite the after-effects of the recession, shows that wine may have finally established itself in this country…

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 2 readers -
  • Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Cava Sparkling

    … along with some nice citrus notes, think lime. The bubbles are nice and fine make this a very food friendly wine. On the medium length finish lime lingers nicely. I would give this an 88-89. A very nice wine indeed. There is no year on the bottle so I would guess this is a non-vintage product meaning there are likely grapes from more than one year…

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy- 4 readers -
  • Non-Traditional Holiday Sparklers

    … Champagne, and more about the bubbly. There are still those that say a true celebration involves Champagne, but I'm not one of them (though some vintage Champagnes have no comparison that I'm aware of, maybe some California sparklers I've not been privy to). If you are one of those who believe a celebration means Champagne, here are a few non…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the week: Astoria Prosecco NV

    … The Wine Curmudgeon, slowly but surely, is understanding Prosecco, the Italian sparkling wine. First, because I’m making an effort to appreciate it, and not to dismiss Prosecco because it doesn’t taste the way I want it to taste. Second, because Prosecco winemaking has improved, so the wines are not just sweet and fizzy; also, that it’s possible…

    The Wine Curmudgeon- 1 readers -
  • Thanksgiving wines with a big thank you ~ The Whites

    … promises be a great memory for all. Tomorrow ~ The Reds Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! May your tables be blessed with abundance this year and forever on…. Tags: Concha y Toto, DeCosta Family Vineyards, Estate Crush, Gran Reserva Ribera del Rapel, Iron Horse Vineyards, Italy, Lodi, Mionetto Organic Prosecco, Prosecco …

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 7 readers -
  • Mionetto IL Prosecco, D.O.C. Prosecco

    …. The cap is a traditional closure for Prosecco in the Veneto. The suggested retail price is $14. Mionetto, which was founded in 1887, make 5 distinct Prosecco’s and works with many small farmers in the area. This is an impeccably fresh Prosecco from the word go. Apple, spice and white flower aromas emanate from the lively nose. Bartlett pear, Gala…

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  • Thanksgiving Wine: What to Drink

    … By Roger Killen In Fall Wine Reviews Nov 18th, 2014 0 Comments 8 Views * It’s almost Thanksgiving, time to belly up to the table and show that Turkey who’s boss. But before we embark on that journey of indulgence and belt-loosening, we need to locate the right bottles to wash it all down with. So after you’ve written down your list…

    Roger Killen/ What's in the Bottle?in Riesling -
  • 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…

    Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiencesin Pinot Noir Syrah Merlot Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Indigenous Italy

    …, on the sweeter side of things, we sampled Lambrusco, the slightly “frizzante” red wine from Emilia-Romagna, and Moscato, the floral dessert wine from Piedmont. A wide variety of wines, quite representative of Italy. …

    Wine Maven in Training- 1 readers -
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