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Prosecco the new Asti?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by needabreak, Dec 27, 2018.


Prosecco love it or loath it?

Poll closed Jan 3, 2019.
  1. Love it

    9 vote(s)
  2. Loath it

    5 vote(s)
  1. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    So what's your view of it, great and good or cheap and trashy? We seem to be overun with it at the moment, so is it terribly trendy or border line old hat?

    The grapes are different but is the marketing targeting the new version of the Spumante target market or is it really a decent Champagne substitute?

    Just pondering...
  2. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I like it.
    anotherauntsally and needabreak like this.
  3. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Never tried it. According to many experts a really good champagne substitute is English sparkling white wine.
    nizebaby, needabreak and minnie me like this.
  4. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Hate it - sorry - total waste of money . If you want fizz buy the real stuff
    Laphroig and BelleDuJour like this.
  5. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I used to love Asti in the 90s and Lambrusco too! I don't have it now as my husband is not keen on it and a bottle is too much just for me to drink. My Scottish female relatives,sisters-in laws and, now grown-up nieces, are all obsessed with Prosecco,which makes present buying quite easy as there is endless marchandise available to buy as well as a bottle of the stuff itself.
  6. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    It is good but the same price as champagne.

    I much prefer cava to prosecco.
    monicabilongame likes this.
  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Apparently it took over from Cava when it got trashy but is now being overtaken again by cava.
    But I am a guttersnipe.
  8. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    I do like Prosecco. I am looking forward to having a little at new year now baby is born! However, Asti was what I grew up with and I think it's fab. I can just never seen to find it in the shops anymore.
  9. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Drunken dragons over airports in the New Year.
    needabreak likes this.
  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Prefer Cava to be honest although we had our last bottle of Kappler Cremant d'Alsace on Christmas day. Last one of a dozen I brought back from a holiday to Colmar in 2014. Got another half dozen but I got those from Lidl.
    smoothnewt likes this.
  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    In Italy they are having Prosecco wars with mafia families trying to take over the vineyards.
    needabreak likes this.
  12. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Prosecco is so yesterday, darling.
  13. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Still prefer Cava but that might be just habit.
  14. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Fizzy wine, including champagne often gives me an instant headache and too frequently tastes like perfume. I have had some that doesn't do this, but now I don't take the risk and avoid it.
  15. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Star commenter

    I was just writing this when Mang's post above, appeared.

    I'm virtually T total as any alcohol including all wines, and lagers other than a pint of real ale gives me a headache. So, I ask myself, why?

    Anyway, the upstart is that I am always driving home for everybody.
  16. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Exactly what I was thinking, it will be when the next "new" thing takes to the shelves, it's clearly currently a lucrative business but for how long? Why do we it into this media and social marketing guff?
  17. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    @Mangleworzle, I could have written your post! My thoughts exactly.
    Mangleworzle likes this.
  18. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    It depends on what one. Most DOC / DOCG are good. Comparing with Champagne though is like comparing Pinot Grigio with a White Burgandy.
  19. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    This is alarming news.
    Back in the '80s, when Prosecco was unheard of over here, a friend and I were teaching English in the Veneto. After class on a Tuesday night, a group of my students and I would go to the local restaurant for a glass of Prosecco and a bowl of Tiramisu. I'd never come across either of these delights, but it was a local custom as these were regional specialities.
    My friend was based in the village of Valdobbiadene, the home of Prosecco, and some of her students were the owners of the various "cantine" where the wine was made. She had many a jolly evening hosted by these students, drinking the wine. I was pleased for them that the wine has really taken off over the years, as they were good people. I do hope they have not suffered at the hands of the Mafia!
    Dragonlady30 likes this.
  20. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    My husband bought me a case of Crémant d'Alsace for my birthday. Lovely stuff!
    blazer likes this.

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