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Old 06-22-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Prosecco Is Not A Brand - It is a D.OC.

Buonasera, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Prosecco is not a brand, however it is one of the most famous sparkling white wine Controlled Designations of Origin in the province of Veneto, Italia.

Which are your favourite brands of Prosecco made Sparkling Wines ?

Mine are:

1) Cá Salina Di Valdobbiadene

2) Superiore Di Cartizze

Look forward to your your feedback.

Ciao,
Margi Cintrano.

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Who said it was a brand? Are you posting this thread in response to someones statement?

There are good ones and some really bad ones. However, I prefer Moscato d'asti!
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Old 06-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
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Have never met a Prosecco I didn't like.

We are pretty limited in selection here, I buy whatever I can find.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #4
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We are pretty limited in selection here, I buy whatever I can find.
Agreed. We don't get a large selection of Italian wines here, either. Most of the wine shops I frequent probably carry less than 30-40 Italian wines total. Spanish wines are even fewer and farther between. So, try as I might, I can rarely find any of Margi's recommendations.
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Have never met a Prosecco I didn't like.

We are pretty limited in selection here, I buy whatever I can find.
Me too. Also have a limited selection.
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So I guess, for us, it IS a brand!
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:47 AM   #7
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Buon Giorno, Steve, Lynda & Dawgluver,


Firstly, thank you for letting me know that you have had difficulty finding Prosecco in your home cities. I am terribly sorry to hear this.

I had been unaware that export is probably narrow, going to Italian Restaurants on the east and west coast predominately.

Perhaps, speaking with a fine wine shop, could be of some real assistance. Furthermore, many USA wine shops offer wkly and mthly wine and food pairing tastings. Enquire !

Have a great wkend.
Ciao, Margi.
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Buon Giorno Craig,

Firstly, thank you for your post.

The introduction on this post, was written to explain something to someone who had asked me awhile back to explain Prosecco and its data.

The Moscatel white wine that you have mentioned, without doing a research check, is from Valle D´Aosta in the northwest on the Swiss border. Moscat is Moscatel, a semi sweet white grape. This is another D.O.C. of Italia.

Have a nice wkend,
Ciao. Margi.

PROSECCO DATA ...

To continue, on the Prosecco theme, it was introduced into Treviso, Veneto, Italia, 25 km from Venecia, in the XVIII by an oenologist by the name of Antonio Carpené. The origins of these grapes hail from the Dálmata Coast. This sparkling white variety had begun initiating production at the turn of the XVIII into the XIX century.

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Have nice wkend,
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Firstly, thank you for letting me know that you have had difficulty finding Prosecco in your home cities. I am terribly sorry to hear this.

I had been unaware that export is probably narrow, going to Italian Restaurants on the east and west coast predominately.

Perhaps, speaking with a fine wine shop, could be of some real assistance. Furthermore, many USA wine shops offer wkly and mthly wine and food pairing tastings. Enquire !
Margi, I see the same problem with US wines in Europe. When visiting a UK wine shop last year, I found the shelves to be full of mostly French and Australian wines (along with a few Italian and Spanish), while the selection of American wine was limited to Gallo and a few low quality plonk producers. We make some exceptional wine in this country. It's unfortunate that most of it doesn't leave our shores.

However, the wine shops aren't the ones to blame. It's the distributors and importers who decide where the wine goes. As far as US wines in Europe are concerned, the French have been working for decades to keep our best wines from reaching EU markets. I guess they're afraid of a little competition.
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I usually buy NV Lunetta Prosecco Brut in 187ml bottles, a perfect size for making belinis or mimosas for Sunday brunch. However, this Sunday I am serving Jennifer's Kisses made with Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Rosé Cava instead of Ballatore® Rosso Spumante.
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