Contrary to what some wine drinkers believe, Prosecco is not simply the cheap alternative to Champagne. In fact, there are many high-quality Proseccos that cost more than some Champagnes. So, what’s the difference between the two wines? To find out, you’ll want to learn more about Prosecco wine.
What Is Prosecco Wine?
Just as Champagne is named for the region in France from which it hails, so too is Prosecco wine named after its place of origin in Northeastern Italy. The sparkling wine is produced with Prosecco (glera) grapes that were originally brought to Italy from Slovenia.
Some wine lovers are familiar with Beaujolais Nouveau but aren’t aware of other Beaujolais wines or that white or rosé Beaujolais wines exist! Here are the 10 most important facts about this beloved French wine.
What Kind of Wine is Beaujolais?
Beaujolais wine is usually made from Gamay grapes, which are purple grapes primarily grown in the village of Gamay in France’s Burgundy region. However, Beaujolais can also be made with chardonnay grapes.
The most basic classification is Beaujolais AOC, which can be made anywhere in the Beaujolais region of France. Beaujolais Villages wine comes from particular villages in the region's hilly, granite-rich northern area and is often more expressive and of higher quality. Beaujolais Crus is typically the highest-quality kind of Beaujolais wine. Beaujolais Nouveau is a special kind of wine harv
Zinfandel wine is almost exclusively produced in the U.S. It’s affordable and sweet, making it an ideal wine for those just beginning to try wine. Because so many new wine drinkers start with Zinfandel, it has developed a reputation for being somehow inferior to other wines. However, aficionados will tell you there are complexities of flavors and styles that make Red Zinfandel and White Zinfandel wine wonderfully drinkable.
What Is Zinfandel Wine?
Both Red Zinfandel and White Zinfandel are made from the Zinfandel grape that originated in Croatia. The grapes made their journey t