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Tag Archives: Prosecco

• Global Prosecco shortage could hit this summer!

Global Prosecco shortage could hit this summer!

With the global thirst for Prosecco showing no sign of slowing, stocks of the Italian sparkler could dry up by the summer one leading producer has warned. Speaking to the drinks business during the London Wine Fair this week, Roberto Cremonese, export manager of Bisol said: “Last year’s harvest was very poor, and down by up […]

• Italian Winemakers to Meet with Pope Francis

Italian Winemakers to Meet with Pope Francis

A group of 150 Italian winemakers, grape growers and sommeliers are to meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican in January to ask for him to pray for a good harvest in 2015. According to reports in the Italian media, the meeting was organised by Franco Ricci, director of the Italian wine guide Bibenda and […]

• Cheap Wines That Taste Expensive (All $20 or Less!)

Cheap Wines That Taste Expensive (All $20 or Less!)

Wine should be an easy thing to pick up and bring to a party—in theory. In reality, the shelves of witty, worldly, and just plain weird labels with descriptions of “chewy tannins,” “fleshy” bodies, and notes of “charcoal” (love me some fresh charcoal!) can leave non-sommeliers (so pretty much everyone who’d be shopping for wine) confused. And […]

• Global Prosecco Sales Overtake Champagne

Global Prosecco Sales Overtake Champagne

Global sales of Prosecco have overtaken Champagne, as the insatiable worldwide thirst for the Italian sparkler shows no sign of abating. As reported by The Independent, according to figures released by the Italian Sparkling Wine Observatory (OVSE) last Friday, Prosecco sales edged ahead of Champagne sales in 2013. The Italian sparkler shifted 307 million bottles […]

• Prosecco Cocktails That Really Pop

Prosecco Cocktails That Really Pop

In the golden era of Harry’s Bar, the Venetian hangout of Ernest Hemingway, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, the drink of choice was a Bellini. Pretty to the eye and to the palate, this famous pink cocktail is merely a mix of two parts Prosecco to one part peach purée. It remains a crowd pleaser, […]

• L’Chaim! Six kosher wines to spruce up your holiday meals

L’Chaim! Six kosher wines to spruce up your holiday meals

Kosher wine has come a long way, baby. I don’t mean that it has moved beyond Manischewitz to Merlot—that’s yesterday’s news. I’m talking about the kosher-wine market’s glorious expansion beyond the usual suspects—overly oaky Chardonnay and mediocre Merlot—to less-obvious wines of distinction and deliciousness from all over the world. I call such wines “Brave New […]

• Top 10 Celebrity Drinks Hook-Ups

Top 10 Celebrity Drinks Hook-Ups

Ever since George Clooney got friendly with Martini back in 2004, a slew of celebrities have jumped on the drinks bandwagon. From draping themselves in gold to plug Prosecco, to donning an evening gown to model for Moët, celebrities and drinks brands have long enjoyed a fruitful relationship. A couple, including rappers Ludacris and Pharrell […]

• And Now For Some Wine Cocktails

And Now For Some Wine Cocktails

Spirits aren’t the only key to crafting a great cocktail. Wine-based cocktails manage to be both on-trend and classic. But most importantly, they taste delicious—and are popping up on summer drink menus around the country. For General Manager Justin Thompson and Bar Manager Aric Sandoval of Ondo’s Spanish Tapas Bar (ondostapas. com) in Denver’s Cherry […]

• Prosecco Production Pops the French Champagne Bubble

Prosecco Production Pops the French Champagne Bubble

Forget about toasting with champagne on New Years Eve: grab a bottle of Prosecco instead. 2010 has been the year of Italian sparkling wine. For the first time, sales of bollicine (which means ‘bubbles’) are set to hit 380 million bottles, about 10 million more bottles than what is expected for sales of French Champagne. […]

• Italian sparkling wine outsold champagne in 2010

Italian sparkling wines outsold France’s famed champagne this year by about 10 million bottles, the Italian winemakers’ group says. Assoenologi estimated global sales of spumante and similar wines collectively known as “bollicine” at 380 million bottles, France 24 reported. Coldiretti, an Italian agricultural association, said exports of spumante and prosecco, the most popular Italian sparkling […]

• Sommeliers tote personal choices to holiday parties

Sommeliers tote personal choices to holiday parties

Classic cocktails, Champagne and, of course, plenty of wine. Here are some of their suggestions. If you’re lucky enough to have a sommelier as a friend, son, sister, nephew or niece, I think it’s a safe bet that your holiday libations are a step up from the rest of us. Any well-selected bottle will add […]

• US sparkling wine market still a “work in progress” for European producers

Cava may be mega- business throughout much of Europe, and Prosecco may be winning new friends in UK (Wine Intelligence Vinitrac® July 2010), but both these European flagships of the sparkling wine category are still very much work in progress in the biggest developed market, the USA. Our new report on Sparkling wine in the […]