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Different Styles of Prosecco

As regular visitors to our site know, there is so much more to prosecco than being a ‘sparkling wine’. There are many different varietals which all add their own distinctive senses to the drink in developing the perfect prosecco valdobbiadene. Prosecco is mainly produced as a sparkling wine in one of two varieties,  the fully sparkling spumante or lightly sparkling frizzante. The added Read More...

An Italian Halloween

'Dolcetto o scherzetto?!' (trick or treat?) Halloween in Italy is a relative newcomer to the Italian festival scene. It is only in the past couple of decades that children in Italy have been dressing up in scary costumes, filling themselves with pumpkin risotto and porcini mushrooms and playing practical jokes on people. Although Halloween is fairly new it does fall directly before 2 important Read More...

5 Follador Facts

So, how much do you know about Follador Prosecco? here are 5 tantalising titbits to remember about us while enjoying a glass of  Prosecco Superiore. 1. The story of Follador Prosecco started in 1769 when Giovanni Follador received the Wine Quality Award from the Doge of Venice, Alvise IVº Mocenigo. Since then the Follador family has followed in the footsteps of Giovanni,  setting a high Read More...

World Pasta Day 2013

Which food is as Italian as the drink Prosecco DOC? Pasta of course! The 25th October sees the celebration of this truly Italian food! Since 1995 World Pasta Day has been celebrated across the globe to demonstrate the uniqueness of pasta as a food.  It is consumed in 5 continents, is appropriate for a healthy lifestyle and is a versatile and ingredient capable of reaching many targets. Pasta is Read More...

Truffle Fairs

During the months of October and November truffle fairs are big business in Italy. Truffles are oddly shaped, warty looking fungi, but at the same time are one of the worlds most luxurious and prized delicacies, so something that works well with Follador Prosecco! There are two main types of truffle, the French black truffle and the . It is this white truffle that is the more valuable. (It can Read More...

Prosecco Tasting Route: IV

The next stage on our tour of the towns and villages of the Prosecco Tasting Trail brings us to Refrontolo; home to approximately 1,800  inhabitants and with the  patron saint of Santa Margherita. The territory of Refrontolo extends between a succession of hills with scenic prosecco vineyard landscapes along the valley. Refrontolo has a strong historical presence both in terms of its longevity Read More...

Recipe of the Month: Fresh Pasta

Our Bottle of the Month Prosecco D.O.C. Treviso  Brut is an excellent accompaniment to light pasta dishes. With this in mind, and looking forward to World Pasta  Day on the 25th October Follador Prosecco wanted to tell you how to make your very own pasta! Ingredients: 200g tipo '00' flour (farina di grano tenero) 2 medium-sized eggs Method: 1. Place all of the flour on a clean Read More...

5 Prosecco Facts

For those evenings spent around the table, sipping on your favourite bottle of Follador Prosecco, here are 5 trivia facts, to amuse and interest your friends and dinner guests! 1.The history of Prosecco goes right back to ancient Rome. Pliny the Elder, the Roman writer describes Pucinum wine as one of the great wines at the tables of Roman dignitaries, they believed drinking  it gave them Read More...

Bottle of the Month

This month sees the final bottle in our regular Bottle of the Month series, and what a  better way to end than with the Prosecco D.O.C. Treviso  Brut. Taken from our classic range of Follador Prosecco this well structured and fine sparkling wine is made with the highest quality glera grapes. On sight the Prosecco is a bright straw yellow with a hint of greenish reflections. Fine and persistent Read More...

Wine Tasting: Swirl & Smell

After looking at colour and identifying the exact hue and appearance of your wine, the next stage in wine tasting is to swirl and then smell!  The swirling of the glass releases the wine's aromas to the top edge of the glass and mixes with the air, allowing it to breathe.To correctly swirl the wine make sure that the glass is no more than a third or quarter full. Hold the glass carefully by the Read More...