Month: December 2017

Flavor of the day, General Wine, Italian, White Wines

Prosecco Part Two: Cartizze 'cru' and 4 DOCG delights

So what’s the difference between Prosecco DOC and Prosecco Superiore DOCG sparkling wines? Location, location, location. And a few more production details. The Prosecco DOC classification zone is broader, covering about 44,000 acres under vine in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions around Treviso. Prosecco Superiore DOCG zone is much smaller — only 17,000 […]

General Wine

Prosecco: Tiny bubbles, BIG flavor

In 2016, the Prosecco DOC consortium in Veneto’s province of Treviso produced 400 million bottles of this beautiful, bubbly wine, mostly in its popular spumante style, and 22 percent of the total wound up in the United States. But that’s not all. In addition, the higher-classification Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG turned out 80 million bottles […]

General Wine

From the Wine Novice's notebook

Why not white? Here are two other whites that have captivated the Wine Goddess, Wine Butler and myself over the past several weeks are as follows. Masseria Altemura Fiano Salento, Puglia, $13 — Fiano is an authentic Italian grape that grows in the volcanic soils in Avellino, northeast of Mount Vesuvius, and in the Salento […]