Italy Sparkles

Led by Prosecco and Moscato d’Asti, distinctive bubblies abound
Alison Napjus
Issue: November 30, 2012

From fruity and slightly sweet Proseccos to dry bubblies made in the same method as Champagne to the fizzy reds of Lambrusco, Italian sparkling wines come in an array of flavors and styles. This diversity makes the category quite versatile, with bottles ideal for casual sipping as well as choices to complement a wide range of cuisines. Consumers have discovered this, and the wines are quickly growing in popularity; imports of Italian sparkling wines rose 33 percent in the United States from 2010 to 2011. Wine Spectator's Alison Napjus reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 6, 2012.

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