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Italian Food Monthly – Christmas Delights

After sampling the delights of Follador Prosecco, the next best thing about Christmas in Italy is the food! For many Italians the enjoyment of gathering the family and friends around a heaving table, sampling regional dishes and seasonal specialties is one of the highlights of the year. Here are a few suggestions for traditional Italian festive fare: Fish is always eaten on Christmas Eve and Read More...

December Festivity in Italy

Prosecco is a is a wine for all occasions, and yet there is something particularly satisfying about celebrating Italy's traditional festivals with a glass of special Prosecco Superiore. This month there are many, many occasions to celebrate in the run up to the main Christmas festivities. On the 4th December the patron saint of Paterno in Sicily has her very own day, Saint Barbara's Read More...

Wine Tasting: Taste

In our wine tasting series so far we have looked at colour and how to identify the exact hue and appearance of your Prosecco or wine, and learnt how to swirl and smell. All of this should have left you eager to taste, with an idea forming in the mind of exactly what you are going to experience! There is a lot more to tasting wine or Prosecco than the simple flavour. To begin take a small sip Read More...

Italian Opera & Prosecco

November is a time when Opera Season starts in many of Italy's famous Opera houses. Nothing quite brings out the flavour of top quality Prosecco DOCG quite like listening to  the strains of a moving Italian Opera! Italy has many architecturally stunning and historically important opera houses, many of which are still in use. In anticipation of the coming performances we would like to share some Read More...

Prosecco in the News

Welcome back to our regular round up of Prosecco news and what is happening in the world of wine! One of our favourite articles this month heralds the delights of Prosecco and praises the rise in popularity of Prosecco Valdobbiadene. Prosecco is Majestic Wines (a leading UK wine retailer) fourth most popular wine, behind a Sauvignon Blanc, and certain champagnes. However, the company have Read More...

Festa Della Salute

The Festa Della Salute is the feast day of the Presentation of the Virgin and take place on the 21st November each year. This authentically Venetian festival is one of the least commercial of the Italian festivals and evokes strong religious worship and celebration throughout the city; thousands of Venetians and visitors visit the main altar of the commanding looking 'Salute Church' to give Read More...

It’s All About the Grapes!

As we all know, Prosecco Wine is protected as a DOCG within Italy, as Conegliano-Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, and the reason Prosecco is so refreshing, light and aromatic is thanks to the grapes grown within this protected area. But what is the history of these grapes and what is it about them that creates the special taste unique to Prosecco? The grape name itself is 'glera' . The name Read More...

Prosecco Tasting Route: Solighetto

After leaving Refrontolo the next town on our Prosecco Route is Solighetto. Although it is not strictly a town or village (it is officially classed as hamlet) there is still a great deal to see historically, architecturally and of course from a Prosecco perspective! Solighetto's main agricultural yield is of course from the Prosecco grapevines, and it is also of some importance in that it is Read More...

Combai Chestnut Festival

The start of November not only signals the start of the Christmas countdown, it also sees the end of the end of the Combai Chesnut Festival in Treviso! This annual festival is one of the most popular food celebrations in the Veneto region, where over 3 weeks the delights of Combai chestnuts are feted. Combai chestnuts have been awarded the IGP. This stands for 'Italian Products Guaranteed' and Read More...

Recipe of the Month: Truffle Risotto

In light of the popularity of truffle hunting and fairs in Italy during the months of October and November we have decided that this months recipe should be a delicious truffle risotto. What else has the same essence of Italian luxury and sophistication as follador prosecco and truffles! Ingredients: 2 ounces black truffles, shaved;  ¼ cup olive oil; 1 clove finely chopped garlic; 1 cup Read More...