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Pink Prosecco Is the Fizz That’s Poised to Ride the Rosé Wave

Pink Prosecco Is the Fizz That’s Poised to Ride the Rosé Wave

The affordable Italian sparkling wine may well become the patron saint of brunch. Here are eight to know. By Elin McCoy February 10, 2021, 6:30 AM EST Source: Vendors What could be more romantic for Valentine’s Day than a glass of pale pink, easy drinking, sparkling wine? Even better, one that costs less than $20 a bottle? Vintners in the northern Italian prosecco region are banking on the combo of ever popular rosé and prosecco—which, over the past decade has gone from niche product to a half-billion bottles in sales annually—to become a “lifestyle symbol” that recalls hanging out at Venetian wine bars and sunning on La Dolce Vita beaches. But the...
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Meet the Proseccos You’ll Be Drinking This Summer

Meet the Proseccos You’ll Be Drinking This Summer

Italy has given Prosecco rosé the stamp of approval, and producers are starting to send these pink bubblies to America. Credit...Tony Cenicola/The New York Times By Florence Fabricant Feb. 8, 2021 Marry a couple of crowd-pleasers, and the result is a new wine that has success written all over it. Prosecco rosé, which was approved by the Italian government as an official wine category last year, has started arriving in American shops, making it widely available in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s celebratory, easy-drinking, food-friendly and modestly priced enough to make it the evening’s pour. Read the full article here  
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What does Prosecco Rosé taste like?

What does Prosecco Rosé taste like?

29th December 2020 One of the bubbling over with excitement releases of 2020 was for sure the long awaited arrival of Prosecco Rosé. This globally loved sparkling wine, Prosecco, was now to bless us with a touch of pink and much excitement continues in the industry and for sure from the start of 2021 when they become available for consumer to purchase. “We are big lovers of Prosecco here in the UK, I believe the figure is around one third of what this magical region of Italy produces is shipped and consumed here. From those cheap deal promotions in supermarkets to those...
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12/29/20
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Bubbles Rising: As Prosecco’s Popularity Soars, Can Its Top End Gain Respect?

Bubbles Rising: As Prosecco’s Popularity Soars, Can Its Top End Gain Respect?

Prosecco, not unlike recent chart-topping hits Merlot, Shiraz and Moscato, has become a victim of its own prodigious popularity. Consumer enthusiasm for the Italian sparkling wine has made it the best U.S. crossover success story to come out of Italy since Sophia Loren. According to Nielsen, sales of Italian bubbly in America made up 20% of the sparkling wine market in 2017, and demand continues to grow. The bulk of that number, however, is made up of $13-$14 DOC-sourced bottles filling aperitif flutes faster than you can say bottomless brunch. So where does that leave a $25 Valdobbiadene-Conegliano DOCG offering?...
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Amy Zavatto, March 28, 2018
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Chefs on Fizz

Chefs on Fizz

“Sometimes wine pairing is like threading a needle from far away,” says chef Sang Yoon of Napa’s Two Birds One Stone. “It’s difficult when you’re trying to hit a very small spot.” But there is a category that runs the gamut from dry to sweet, barely effervescent to eruptive for days, red to white with rosé in between: “Sparkling wines. They’re more like a sawed-off shotgun—you can easily hit a big target,” says Yoon. Country Ham & Prosecco “I drink a lot of Prosecco as my aftershift drink—the Bisol Jeio. I love it with cured meats. The funky, earthy flavors of...
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Deanna Gonnella, July 14, 2017
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