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History of Prosecco

Lapis Luna

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

🙋🏽 Only reason this is getting a 4 1/2 stars is the price 💰 I felt it was a bit high ⬆️ but that is not the wine makers fault 🤷🏽‍♀️ , it is more about the location 📍 I bought it in Bethesda 💎 where prices tend to run a bit higher 📈 than other locations of Montgomery County, MD 🤦🏽‍♀️

🤔 Did you know Montgomery County has a completely separate alcohol law 😢 than the rest of Maryland❓ Here the county has very strict regulations for alcohol sales 🛑

🚫 More information on Montgomery County alcohol laws HERE

Mouton Cadet

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Almost screamed with delight 😂 when I found this in my beer 🍺 & wine 🍷 store. Have been searching 🕵🏽‍♀️ for a Mouton Cadet for decades without luck 🍀.

At a vineyard for yoga 🧘🏽‍♀️ & a tasting (video coming 🔜) a few weeks ago, spoke with the owner about how Mouton Cadet was my white wale 🐳.

This incredible 2018 vintage took me back to my 3️⃣0️⃣s when I first experienced this full bodied wine 😎. It’s a bit pricey 🤑 at my local store ($16.49) but worth EVERY penny I spent.

MORE than Recommend 😍

Ruffino Prosecco

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Unfortunately, the beer 🍺 & wine 🍷 store walking distance 🚶🏽‍♀️ from my house has a limited selection of Prosecco🙍🏽. They had my favorite LaMarca (review coming 🔜), but I wanted to try something 🆕

Ruffino’s bright label 🏷 stood out in the wine fridge ➕ the price was very reasonable at $13.99 🤑.

As with all my reviews 👍🏽 👎🏽, I wait until after my experience before researching the product 🕵🏽‍♀️ .

Here are the details according to the Ruffino website:

Color:  Bright straw yellow with fine bubbles.

Aroma:  The boquet is fragrant and bursting with fruit notes. It shows clean aromas of apples, pears and citrus, accompanied by hints of wisteria.

Tasting profile:  Crisp, clean and delicate with fine bubbles on the palate. Intense flavors of apples and peaches lead to a pleasant finish with lingering fruit and floral notes


Overall I found this to be a really nice Prosecco 🍾 & will gladly pick it up again 💳; for a party 🎉 or just because it’s Tuesday 🤪

History of Prosecco

Prosecco (/prəˈsɛkoʊ, proʊ-/; Italian: [proˈsekko]) is an Italian DOC or DOCG white wine produced in a large area spanning nine provinces in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. Named after the village of Prosecco which is in the province of Trieste, Italy.

Made from the Prosecco grape (renamed Glera in 2009) but allowed up to 15% of other permitted varieties. Prosecco is almost always made in sparkling or semi-sparkling style (spumante and frizzante, respectively).

Until the 1960s, Prosecco sparkling wine was generally rather sweet. Since then, production techniques have improved, leading to the higher quality wines produced today.

Introduced into the mainstream US market in 2000 by Mionetto, now the largest importer of Prosecco, who also reported an “incredible growth trend” in 2008. Consumption also ballooned in the UK, which became the biggest export market for Prosecco; one quarter of all Italian production.

Since 2020 the DOC rules allow a rosé variety of Prosecco designated spumante rosé, which must contain Glera blended with 10–15% Pinot Noir.

Why Prosecco for Wine & More Reviews

During my weight loss journey, I knew I did not want to give up drinking wine, so I researched the wine with the least calories. From an article in Esquire:

Embrace Prosecco

Prosecco is around 70 calories per 100ml glass, compared to its more glamorous cousin Champagne, which comes in at roughly 95 calories per glass (it’s less expensive, too). Prosecco or champagne cocktails usually mask the sharpness of the sparkling wine with sugar, so avoid these and just drink the bubbly stuff on its own.


PSecco Prosecco

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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