Some Prosecco History

A few interesting Prosecco facts that came up in my last wine tasting.

Prosecco has been around long before the classic bubbly Champagne was invented (in the mid 18th century). There is evidence it was made in Roman times but it was not a sparkling wine then. In the 1600s a batch of local Prosecco was accidentally turned into sparkling wine. The locals loved it and from then on Sparkling Prosecco was born.

The grape variety used in Prosecco is Glera. Until recently it was known as Prosecco but apparently that got too confusing. The name Prosecco comes from a village in the Trieste region on the border between Italy and Slovenia which is where these grapes originate from.

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