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Really digging Prosecco

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Posted on June 15, 2017 at 15:47:55
rnhood
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In particular, Nino Franco Rustico. I've tried about ten different kinds and this one is at the top of my podium right now. If anyone drinks prosecco and has a favorite brand/type, I would like to know of it.

 

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Really digging Prosecco..., posted on June 16, 2017 at 08:07:54
mkuller
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...my wife loves champagne and likes prosecco for a change.

I prefer champagne because the bubbles are smaller and it can have a smoother, more balanced flavor.

My favorite is CA Roederer Estate Brut from Costco for about $16.

Give it a try.



 

Agreed, posted on June 16, 2017 at 09:56:32
jimbill
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Originally prosecco was a good alternative to inexpensive bubbly. Seems that the prices have gone up with it's current popularity.

I personally would rather have a good traditonal method over a Charmat method (prosecco) if the price is anywhere close.

Roederer Estate is consistently one of my favorites for the money.

 

RE: Agreed, posted on June 17, 2017 at 06:41:56
triodesteve
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I drink it all. But lately its been Domaine De Fourn from Limoux. As cheap as Prosecco and I prefer it to some $50 true champagnes. Its a direct import in Portland but I bet they have versions for other importer/distributors around the country

 

Thanks, posted on June 18, 2017 at 12:16:05
rnhood
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I will try that. I too favor champagne overall but, like your wife I like Prosecco for a change. I also find it often easier for horderves before a meal. Some Proseccos are so-so, and some are quite good (like Nino Franco Rustico). But for $16, yes I will get a bottle of that Roederer Estate.

 

RE: Agreed, posted on June 18, 2017 at 12:20:34
rnhood
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I'm unable to identify a brand equivalent and, being on the east coast it's probably going to be found here. But I will keep it in mind because you never know.

 

This is another favorite..., posted on June 18, 2017 at 21:31:29
mkuller
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...that's kind of fun.

 

Not a Prosecco person, posted on June 25, 2017 at 14:50:19
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Pear fruit tastes predominate. I drink a lot of champagne however, not just to celebrate; it's a good food wine.

Just had a terrific bottle of NV Pierre Peters blanc de blanc. It was almost as good as the 2004 Dom Perignon we had a week earlier to celebrate my wife's recovery from a major medical issue. At 1/3 the price a bargain for the quality.

Cheers!

 

RE: Not a Prosecco person, posted on June 26, 2017 at 10:01:52
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Nice bottle of bubbly but out of my price range.

 

RE: Really digging Prosecco, posted on August 15, 2017 at 05:33:28
Robert J
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Just had "GIGI PROSECCO" from Trader Joe's. Organically grown grapes. At $9.99 it was very good and extremely dry. Compare that with MIONETTO's Organic offering from Whole Foods at $12.99. Mionetto's had an odd assortment of flavors. Good, but not better than Gigi.



Cheaper, is Costco's Kirkland Brand of Prosecco for $6.99. Very Fruity.
Could drink it everyday!



 

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