Over the past few weeks, a few wine alerts have crossed my desk. Most recently, the release that Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadine will – as of the 2009 harvest – be elevated from a DOC to a DOCG. The resulting wines will be crafted from lower yeilds giving the wine more concentration. That said, we can also expect the wines to increase in price. Moving forward, perhaps we will all think twice before we add a bit of peach puree to our Prosecco. Better yet, we may substitute “Glera,” the new name given to Prosecco made outside the delimited DOCG region. Cheers.
About the Author: Marianne Frantz
A Certified Wine Educator, Marianne holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) of London, and has also earned the Advanced Sommelier qualification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. After successfully participating in an educational competition sponsored by the Wines of Australia in the spring of 2008, Marianne became an educational Ambassador for Wine Australia USA. She is also a Certified Spanish Wine Educator.