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Recipe of the Month

As our ‘Bottle of the Month’ is Chardonnay Dei Colli Trevigiani, our chosen recipe for August is this very easy but  very sophisticated Anchovy, Sardine and Garlic dip. The fish in this appetizer is  the perfect accompaniment to our full-bodied chardonnay and whets the appetite before the main course. It also serves well as a canape or finger food for a more relaxed Read More...

Palio di Siena

August 16th means that Follador Prosecco will be sitting down with a glass of Prosecco Superiore to watch the second installment of this years 'Palio di Siena'! This historical horse race originated in the the medieval period when the Siena central square (Piazza del Campo) was host to public games. These games included  pugna, a form of combative boxing match or fight, jousting and Read More...

What is Wine Tasting?

Wine tasting is the art of using the senses to discover and appreciate wine. Using the basic senses one can learn to perceive the slightest nuances in the taste and aroma of wine and begin to appreciate the origin and journey from the grape to the finished the product. Wine tasting goes back in history almost as long as wine itself has been around. There is evidence to show that formalised Read More...

Bottle of the Month

August's 'Bottle of the Month' is our Chardonnay Dei Colli Trevigiani. This full bodied and elegant wine comes from the Follador Family vineyards in the area of Montello and Prosecco dei Colli Trevigiani - Veneto Region. These vineyards were strategically purchased in the early days of the family company and chosen for their Chardonnay varietals. Discerning grape selection, cryo-maceration and Read More...

News from the Winery

We are now entering the month of August and at Follador Prosecco our vineyards are very busy and productive. At this time of the month we are ‘peeling and shearing the screw’. The peeling is the cutting, trimming and shortening of the green shoots. This is applied to any shoot that exceeds the limit of the roof of the pergola or height limit. It is the effective elimination of these leaves Read More...

Shakespeare in Italy

Did you know that there are some theorists who believe that Shakespeare was Italian in origin? It is thought that his name was Crollanza or Scrollalanza ("shake-speare") and that he moved to London from Sicily. Although we are unsure of the truth behind this rumour (the theory only emerged in the 20th Century) it is certainly true that Italy has a strong bond with Shakespeare and he is Read More...

Along the Prosecco Route

Welcome to our new series; towns and villages along the Prosecco Trail. Although we have previously indicted our readers about the route the trail takes, we are now going to look more closely at the towns and villages that line the way and their associated winerys. Each month we will look in detail at a specific place and highlight its treasures! Of course we know the Prosecco trail begins in Read More...

Italy at the British Museum

Thanks to Pliny the Elder, the famous Roman writer,  we can trace the Prosecco grape to the Pucinum wine of ancient Rome. Pucino was described as one of the great wines at the tables of esteemed Romans, and believed drinking it gave them longevity! Pliny the Elder is also linked to the current exhibition at the British Museum 'Life and Death: Pompeii and Herculaneum. These two cities in Read More...

Recipe of the Month

As July’s bottle of the month Valdobbiadene Superiore Di Cartizze D.O.C.G Millesimato compliments desserts so well, we thought we would give you the recipe for that classic Italian dessert, tiramisu! Ingredients:  1lb mascarpone cheese,3 tbsp hazelnut liquor, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 24 Italian ladyfingers (Savoiardi), 1 cup espresso (cooled to room Read More...

Orient – Express

Last week we had some very special guests at our winery, the staff from the Venice Simplon – Orient – Express! As you know, from April 2013 April Prosecco Treviso D.O.C. Extra Dry has been the ‘pouring’ sparkling wine on the train. This was our chance to show the people who have the privilege of working on the Venice Simplon – Orient – Express , where Follador Prosecco comes from Read More...