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22 August 2017

Wine Spotlight: Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG


This prized region produces the most elegant examples of Prosecco and could be given UNESCO World Heritage status. However, it’s still largely under the radar.

9 August 2017

Glass of Bubbly | The best of Prosecco comes from Cartizze


Even though I have only just arrived, I already know that I need to come back again as no amount of time is ever going to be enough to explore the pleasures of this magnificent wine region.” Cartizze region, Italy: quote by Christopher Walkey.

9 August 2017

(中文) Epoch Times | The Prosecco Trend and Popularity

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7 August 2017

(中文) East Meets West, 当意大利酒遇上日本菜


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4 August 2017

Glass of Bubbly | What Does It Mean To Be President Of Prosecco Superiore Region?


“You must have one of the most desirable jobs in the world!” I asked Innocente Nardi, President of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Consortium, during a lunch at the fabulous Salis Rsitorante Enoteca with its breathtaking views over the Cartizze region.

by Christopher Walkey

4 August 2017

Christy Canterbury | The Pinnacle of Prosecco: Conegliano Valdobbiadene


Prosecco recently has seen a tidal wave of change at every quality level. The popularity of the DOC wines has driven global markets for sparkling wines in recent years, making even Champagne sweat.

The lesser-known story, however, is the rise of the DOCG wines and vineyards. They make a tiny portion of Italy’s Glera-growing vineyards – just under 20% of the all wines bearing the name Prosecco Superiore.

The distinct but neighboring areas of Congeliano and Valdobbiadene, where DOCG wines are made, is truly special – for vini and for vistas. The dramatically steep and unusually trained vines – particularly in Valdobbiadene – are delightfully distinct from all others, and they have been nominated by the Italian National Commission to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you ever have a chance to visit, do. Valdobbiadene has one of the most dramatic vineyard-scapes in the world.

I recently tasted a selection of DOCG Prosecco (Superiore) worth writing about. One was a still Prosecco and the other three are “rive” bottlings. Non-sparkling Proseccos are novelties but have been around a long time. The rive wines, while also produced in small quantities, are relatively new – at least in terms of noting them on labels. “Rive” means “shore” or “bank” in Italian but refers to “hillside vineyards” in the local dialect. Rive wines can come from only 43 specified vineyards and make up a tiny portion of the already small DOCG area.

by Christy Canterbury MW