Prosecco is an Italian white wine typical of the region Veneto which is located on the northern east side of the country. Veneto is the region of charming places like Venice and Verona (the city of Romeo and Juliet). Actually the name Prosecco comes from a small town in that area.
Basically there are three types of Prosecco: tranquillo, spumante, frizzante, depending on the production process. Tranquillo means still, spumante means sparkling and frizzante means bubbly. While tranquillo is characterized by a fruity scent, spumante and frizzante are actually sparkling white wines.
If you are thinking Prosecco vs. Champagne just consider that Prosecco is the most exported Italian wine and in 2014 – for the first time – it overtook Champagne.
The color of Prosecco wine should be light yellow, the taste subtle and delicate. For these characteristics Prosecco can be consumed while dining.
Prosecco can also be a good choice for many other occasions. In Italy a glass (or two 🙂 ) of Prosecco is considered a perfect drink for an Happy Hour gathering and like many other white wines, Prosecco combines really well with typical sea food recipes.
Grandma and I really enjoy inviting friends over, especially on a late Saturday afternoon, to have appetizers together and very often she chooses to serve Prosecco.
These gatherings are particularly nice in the summer time when around 7.00 p.m. everybody comes from a day spent at the beach to Grandma’s garden.