Prosecco is both the name of the pale-colored white grape (also called "Glera") used to produce the sparkling wine of Italy's Veneto and Friuli regions and the name of the sparkling wine itself. Prosecco quality ranges from cloying and commercial to complex and characterful, with the greatest examples hailing from a hilly zone between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. The wines tend to be lightly floral and lemony, with softer, frothier bubbles than those found in Champagne since the fermentation that makes them occurs in large tanks rather than in the individual bottles. The one exception to that rule? Prosecco Col Fondo, a premodern and somewhat trendy style of the frizzante wine that's unfiltered, yeastier, and more savory than most others in the category. Try one of Ray Isle's top Prosecco bottles.

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The 9 Best Prosecco Rosés to Buy Right Now
To mark the occasion of Prosecco rosé becoming an official category of wine, I tasted every bottle I could get my hands on. Here are my favorites.
15 Amazing Proseccos to Buy Right Now
The world of Prosecco is vast and inconsistent. If you want a memorable one, look for the Superiore DOCG designation.
Grapefruit Spritz
We’re bidding farewell to winter and embracing spring in this rosy cocktail, combining the last of winter’s citrus with seasonal raspberries. Tart and bitter notes from the grapefruit juice and Campari are balanced by floral crème de framboise and raspberries. It’s a cocktail worthy of your Easter buffet, and a refreshing change from too-sweet lemonade or mimosas.    Slideshow: More Prosecco Cocktail Recipes 
7 High-End Proseccos to Try Now
It’s worth spending more on these premium sparklers.
Grilled Strawberry-Rhubarb Sangria
This sangria from Barano chef Albert Di Meglio gets a subtly smoky kick from fruit that's grilled until perfectly caramelized. Feel free to use this recipe as a template: Pair grilled peaches with fresh basil or grilled watermelon with sliced cucumber and mint. Slideshow:  More Sangria Recipes 

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Why Would Anyone Drink Old Prosecco?
I was surprised—kind of blown away, in fact—the other day when I went to a vertical tasting of vintage-dated, higher-end Proseccos from Nino Franco, one of the top Prosecco producers.
3 Proseccos Worthy of New Year's Eve
There's nothing wrong with a $12 Prosecco. Most are sturdy, a little sweet and offer refreshment and pairing possibilities throughout the year. But New Year's Eve deserves a serious step up.