Prosecco


Prosecco

Prosecco is a variety of white grape grown in the Veneto region of Italy, and also gives its name to the sparkling wine made from the grape.

The grape is grown in the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene wine-growing regions north of Treviso. Its late ripening has led to its use in dry sparkling (spumante) and semi-sparkling (frizzante) wines, with their characteristic bitter aftertaste.

Like other sparkling wines, Prosecco is served chilled. Most commonly it is served unmixed, but it also appears in several mixed drinks. It was the original main ingredient in the Bellini cocktail, and it can also replace champagne in other cocktails such as the Mimosa. Prosecco also features in the Italian mixed drink "Sgroppino" (with vodka and lemon sorbet).

The Italian Prosecco should not be confused with Dalmatian Prosecco, which is actually called Prošek, and made out of dried grapes.

Some premium quality chocolate companies sell chocolate packed together with miniature bottles of Prosecco.

External links

* [http://www.prosecco.it/ Prosecco Consortium]
* [http://www.proseccoroad.com/Il-prosecco.html/ Type of Prosecco wine]
* [http://www.italianwineclub.org.uk/ Italian Wine Club]
* [http://whatscookingamerica.net/Beverage/Sgroppino.htm recipe for sgroppino]
* [http://eating.health.com/2008/06/26/summer-treats-fresh-fruitprosecco/ recipe for popsicles]


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