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  • Prosecco Spring 2017


    The 22nd annual Spring of Prosecco Superiore is in full swing through June. This lively schedule of events attracts more than 300,000 tourists from Italy and abroad to the Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Started in 1996, this event brings together all the entities involved in the development and promotion of the area: the Prosecco DOCG Road, Conservation Consortium of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco...

  • May, the month of true rebirth


    On the vineyard calendar, ancient traditions coexist with modern methods, particularly when it comes to the core of winemaking: the thoughtful care and maintenance of the vines themselves. In April we tended to the soils so that the vines would wake up. In May, those vines have begun to show signs of rebirth as green buds appear along their branches. The small sprouts begin to grow and within...

  • In March, the “tears” of vine announces spring


    By the end of March the vineyard pruning is finished. Now it is time to aerate the soil to prepare for the imminent arrival of spring. Before long, the branches of the seemingly dry vines will show their first buds, which will turn into sprouts and finally vines, leaves, and grapes. This cycle is repeated every year, unchanged, although sometimes earlier or later due to the finicky nature of Spring,...

  • Again in 2017, the National Gallery toasts with Follador


    The National Gallery in London 2017 will toast it’s first Italian artists exhibit of the year, “Michaelangelo and Sebastian” on March 15th. The exhibit is dedicated to the cooperation and friendship between the two famous painters of the sixteenth century and will be open until June 25th. We are proud to report that Follador continues its collaboration with the National Gallery at this great...

  • The Carnival of Venice, the Doges, and Follador


    From February 11th till the 28th, the squares and the streets of Venice will be animated by the beautiful masks, vibrant colors and the bright lights of the annual celebration of Carnival. Every year this event attracts thousands of people to the lagoon city. Visitors are driven by the search for poetry, romance or fun. The whole city catches the festive spirit, with street performers and musical...

  • February, the month of refinement in the cellar


    If we are loyal to the calendar, February is still a winter month. Still, after the long cold months of December and January, we are all eagerly waiting for the spring awakening, and we are surprised to already be seeing early signs. The vineyards, recently trimmed back during the winter pruning, are still bare, but work continues at the winery, with the fermentation and aging of wines harvested...

  • January, it’s time for winter pruning


    During the whole of 2017, each month we will tell you what’s happening in our vineyards and in the winery. We start now with winter pruning, which is the important work that takes place in the cold days of January. After the harvest, the warm autumn hues of the grapevine leaves create breathtaking views that can be viewed along the Prosecco road of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene. But it's a spell...

  • 15ᵃ Biennal Architecture: the protection of land


    You still have time to check out the 15th International Exhibition of Architecture at the Arsenale Gardens in Venice. There pavilions and events planned throughout the lagoon city until Sunday, November 27, 2016. This year’s title is: "Reporting from the front," a challenging subject which aims to show how wise and forward-looking architecture can improve people’s lives, especially when...

  • Celebrating the first 50 years of the “Strada del Prosecco Superiore”


    Back in 1966, the region Conegliano Valdobbiadene of decided to celebrate its great wine heritage with the designation of a route through the main local winemaking sites. The project was completed in 2003, and has taken the shape as we know it today. It’s been a half a century since this project started, and since then DOCG Prosecco has stepped up to lead Italian wine exports, and as a result...

  • The Venice Film Festival will take place during harvest 2016


    From August 31 to September 10, 2016, the Lido will again host the Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale and now in its 73rd edition. It’s the oldest film festival in the world: the first edition it was held between 6 and 21 August 1932. Each year the festival ends with the awarding of several prizes, the main one being the coveted Golden Lion, which takes its name from...

  • New data on the international success of Prosecco


    According to recent data released by Ovse, the Economic Observatory of sparkling wines, the value of Italian wine exports reached record figures in the first six months of 2016. This success is primarily due to the so-called "Prosecco System". DOCG Proseccos in particular, have seen an increase in sales volume by a remarkable 12%. With the Christmas holidays still to come, the unofficial season...

  • The BMW Golf Cup in Folgaria: a high altitude toast with Follador


    This Sunday, July 31, 2016 the BMW Golf Cup International will take place in an exceptional setting: the Plateau of Folgaria in the foothills Vicenza. Participants and spectators will raise a toast to the day of sport and friendship with a delicious Follador Prosecco, the official supplier of the event. Located in a beautiful valley 1,200 meters above sea level, the Golf Club Folgaria has scenic...

  • DOCG generation: a new investigation into Prosecco consumption


    Recently at the Conegliano Wine School were presented the results of research called "Generations DOCG" which was conducted by the 24 students of the ITS Foundation: which in Italian stands for the Istituto Tecnico Superiore per le Nuove Technologie (Higher Technical Institute for New Technology.) The study was aimed at defining the profile of Prosecco consumers and to understand the perception...

  • Follador between sky and sea: in Cervia with the BMW Golf Cup


    Next Sunday, July 10, 2016 the BMW Golf Cup International 2016 will land on the Adriatic coast in Cervia, a charming town overlooking the Adriatic Sea, separated from the popular nearby resort of Milano Marittima by a simple bridge. Once again, participants and spectators will have the opportunity to taste the great Prosecco Follador, which has been the official supplier throughout the international...

  • Prosecco and consumers: survey reveal numbers of a success story


    A recent study had a look at what motivates consumers to choose Prosecco and most choose it for it’s pleasant taste. The SWG group is an authoritative body that deals with market research focused on the food industry. The results of this study were officially released last October but continue to offer fodder for market analysts and wine websites: particularly the Il Sole24 Ore digital edition...

  • BMW Golf Cup, also in Verona toast Follador


    The stage is set for Saturday June 25, 2016, when the BMW Golf Cup International will be hosted by the Golf Club Verona. With it’s geographically central location and easy accessibility from all main roads; this has become one of the top destinations for European golf tourism. The greens are maintained with an eye to environmental sustainability which has earned the golf club the prestigious Green...

  • “Les vins effervescents” , Follador and the great tradition of Prosecco


    Guénaël Revel, a French journalist and sommelier from Quebec, is the author of a blog called "Monsieur Bulles" [Mr. Bubbles], which is dedicated to sparkling wines from around the world. Recently he published an article in which he informs us that the consumption of "vins effervescents" continues to grow throughout the world with an increase in consumption of 4.1% in the decade 2005/2015, compared...

  • After seeing the Helmut Newton Exhibit in Venice, make a trip to Prosecco country


    You have until August 7, 2016 to see one of the most incredible photography collections at the "Casa dei Tre Oci" Foundation in Venice. Photography fans and followers of the arts will not want to miss this exhibition of Helmut Newton photography entitled "White Women / Sleepless Nights / Big Nudes," named for his three books of photography published between 1978 and 1981. The exhibition, which...

  • Can Prosecco be too successful in Britain?


    Recently, the influential British newspaper The Telegraph published an extensive article on the growing success of Prosecco in the United Kingdom, penned by the influential columnist Emily Gosden. While pointing out the increased visibility of Prosecco as a brand, the piece also points to data from the branch of the IRI- one of the leading global market surveying institutes- which shows an increase...

  • Ongoing events at the BMW Golf Cup


    The next stage is set for Saturday, June 4 when the BMW 2016 Golf Cup International 2016 takes place in the picturesque setting of the Valtellina Golf Club ASD. Located a stone's throw from Sondrio along the Adda River in Lombardy, where the massive Adamello mountain range serves as a backdrop.  Participants and spectators will breathe the crisp, clean mountain air while sipping on fresh and fragrant...

  • Canaletto: Venice’s world famous painter on the world stage


    At the conclusion of the National Gallery of London’s Delacroix exhibition, Follador served as the official supplier of Prosecco for yet another great artistic event. And it is at times like this we are reminded of what an honor it is to be featured at this great British museum with its rich permanent exhibition which contains works from all over the world. Among these are several paintings by Giovanni...

  • Follador remain committed to environmental sustainability


    The Prosecco Superior DOCG extends into the upper Marca Trevigiana, which is just over an hour’s drive from Venice nestled into the picturesque, rolling hills between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. The landscape is an uninterrupted succession of vineyards, which begs the question: what is the environmental impact of such intensive viticulture? As it turns out, producers here are very involved...

  • Follador and DOCG Prosecco: the oneness identification


    It’s now been seven years since Prosecco was officially placed under the protection of Denomination of Protected Origin program at both the community and international level. This move, made in August of 2009, came exactly 40 years after the area was awarded the Denomination of Controlled Origin, dating back to 1969. Often it refers to the "discipline" of DOCG wines, but not everyone knows...

  • Valdobbiadene and Conegliano announced as candidates for Unesco


    At Vinitaly this year it was officially announced that Valdobbiadene and Conegliano are being considered for inclusion in UNESCO’s World Heritage program. At a news conference, the document written by an ad hoc technical and scientific committee was shown, listing the many reasons they’re considering this area. The April 11th news conference was attended by a number of local authorities including...

  • The importance of innovation


    Italian President Sergio Mattarella, during his speech at the inauguration ceremony of Vinitaly, stressed "the ability to drive innovation has underscored the journey of Italian wine producers." A few days before Vinitaly, the Sole 24 Ore data published its regular annual survey of Mediobanca on the wine industry. It’s clear that the growing success of the wine sector is due not only to the high...

  • Welcome Spring with Follador Prosecco


    Returns ‘La Primavera del Prosecco’ (‘The Spring of Prosecco’) where wine cellars are working in synergy with one another, with restaurant owners, and with hotelliers to promote wine tourism throughout the territories of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano. An important honor was bestowed upon the area in 2016 when it was awarded the title “European city of wine culture.” It was inaugurated...

  • Prosecco & The Charmat Method


    Brut Prosecco has its very own particular taste and style and there are a host reasons behind this, for example Glera grapes are harvested early to maintain high acid levels and grapes that are destined for sparkling wine production are hand-harvested at higher yields; however a large cause is the method of production known as the Charmat method. Also known as the "Italian Method" this technique...

  • #FolladorAt5 Contest


    Our #FolladorAt5 Instagram contest was a huge success and we’d like to thank everyone for sending in their original and creative photos. Every month we were delighted to see people all around the world capturing magical moments with Follador. It was a joy to award all of the original photographers who entered and came out on top!...

  • Col San Martino, the heart of the Superior Prosecco


    About 50 kilometers northwest of Venice you will find in the province of Treviso a little town called Farra di Soligo. Col San Martino is hamlet outside of this town nestled among the gently rolling hills at the foot of the Treviso Alps. This is the heart of the Valdobiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. district where soft breezes and picturesque slopes create the ideal environment for cultivating...

  • #FolladorAt5: The Final Countdown!


    This week is the last chance to enter #FolladorAt5 with the opportunity to win a magnum of top Prosecco. Our Instagram competition finishes on Friday, 30th May when the winner will be selected by the Follador Prosecco judges. Over the last month we have published a series of blogs detailing how to get started on Instagram, top tips for taking Instagram pictures and how to post your photos, so there...

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