This sparkler seems to be the bubbles of choice for many, bridging the gap between top end fizz and everyday drinking.
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What you need to know
Prosecco is both a grape and an Italian appellation , a DOC which has recently formed to ensure better quality.
It is made in a slightly different way to champagne (which is called Charmat) which means the bubbles are less fine and the flavour more fruity.
Prosecco comes in a variety of styles; confusingly the driest is brut, the medium is Extra Dry whilst the sweetest is called Dry. We mostly see Brut or Extra Dry in the UK
Prosecco is a straight forward and simple, aromatic style of sparkling wines. Classically you taste apples and pears with a floral hint. The purity of the flavours makes it very versatile and easy drinking.
It is less acidic than champagne, which makes its good for parties where you might have a few glasses.
Great for cocktails – the bellini is the classic Prosecco cocktail.
Top tip – Look out for wines marked DOCG Congliano-Valdobbiadene, they are the Prosecco Superiore and guaranteed higher quality.
If you like a drop of Prosecco you'll know some are better than others. This Jeio from Bisol is a gem, it is light and bursting with flavour, perfect! And they sell it in magnums!