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Old 09-06-2006, 10:02 PM   #11
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I saw that show about 3 months ago and now have a bottle chilled in the refrigerator, waiting for any excuse to be opened. Any suggestions or excuses girls?

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Well, tonight is Wednesday. That's a great excuse!

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine. It is NOT made in the same manner, nor is it nearly as expensive as Champagne. You can get very tasty examples for around $10 - 12. It's lovely mixed with peach purée for a Bellini, or with Crème de Cassis for a Kir Royale or with OJ for Mimosas. and it's affordable enuf to have an "open bottle" at weddings.

It is traditionally not as sweet as Asti Spumante, altho Asti producers are making their wines a bit more sophisticated these days.
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:58 AM   #12
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Love Prosecco - Le Cincie is very good.
Another Italian 'champagne' to try is Brachetto d' Acqui made by Banfi Cellars.

Every day is a day for champagne/sparkling!!!
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Old 09-07-2006, 11:10 AM   #13
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I love Prosecco and just about any dry sparkling wine.

I usually buy cava, the Spanish version, by the case in the summer.
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JoAnn,
As kitchenelf stated, Prosecco is the Italian version of champagne.
It is very nice to have a glass after dinner with fruit or mild cheeses.
Is also good mixed with orange juice or passion fruit juice for great Mimosas on Sunday morning with smoked salmon and toasted bread (I learned this in a very nice hotel in Salzburg)

You can get a 750 ml bottle at Trader Joe's for $ 6.00, my kind of drink LOL
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:51 AM   #15
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ChefJunes answer is correct! Prosecco is not made in the same manner as a French Champagne, it is merely ( but beautifully) a well made Italian frizzante/sparkling wine. It is wonderful but is absolutely not in the same league as a Champagne.
The French frown on any usage of the word ' Champagne' unless the particular product was produced in France and under their Apellation Controls.
Rightly so.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:29 AM   #16
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"and it's affordable enuf to have an "open bottle" at weddings."

Thanks for the idea, June!!!!
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"and it's affordable enuf to have an "open bottle" at weddings."

Thanks for the idea, June!!!!
You are getting hitched Lorraine????!!!
If that is the case, I sincerely wish you the very very best for your future together.
Just so you know, I think you are a wonderful lady.

' Nuff said.
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"and it's affordable enuf to have an "open bottle" at weddings."

Thanks for the idea, June!!!!
Are you making an announcement, Lolly?
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hmmmmmm??
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I like to plan things well in advance. Seriously, though, $6.00 ( Trader Joe's) makes serving bubbly to a crowd very affordable!
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