One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nountrademark in UK
A sparkling white wine from the Veneto region of NE Italy.
- ‘You can serve Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine usually taken as an aperitif - a cheaper alternative to champagne.’
- ‘Four months after the factory takes your order, you can be sipping Prosecco in an herb garden off your kitchen.’
- ‘It is also one of the few restaurants that serves Prosecco, an Italian alternative to Champagne, which is just as good if not better.’
- ‘We were able to sit on the beach in our coats for over three hours, drinking chilled Prosecco and savouring the flavours of the sea.’
- ‘Cheaper than champagne but arguably tastier, Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine produced from a young grape.’
- ‘The picturesque hilltop town exploded into celebration with news of the win, with locals buying bottles of Prosecco and toasting each other on the street.’
- ‘Prosecco, the lightly fizzed, fruity wine from the Veneto is an immensely popular afternoon quaffer.’
- ‘She popped the cork on the Prosecco and poured me my glass.’
- ‘The quality varies wildly and can range from frizzante (lightly sparkling) Prosecco from the tap to more refined bottled versions.’
- ‘And for white I always have Prosecco in the fridge.’
- ‘Well, my purse has certainly tired of champagne, and so we ordered the Prosecco and started to look at the menu, which struck me as consisting of bar snacks.’
- ‘Prosecco is clean, light and delicate.’
- ‘Both the Prosecco and Pinot Grigio are delicate lattice works of limes and pin sharp, brilliantly balanced acidity.’
- ‘Prosecco, the light, appley crowd-pleasing bubbly of the Veneto region, is a step up from Spanish cava and an attractive value compared to champagne.’
- ‘The list of possible aperitivi is long, but we are on the border of Lombardia and Veneto and that means Prosecco.’
- ‘As I stand in the meandering check-out queue, a petite woman in designer jeans is demanding of an assistant where all the Prosecco has gone.’
- ‘A glass of Prosecco kicks off lunch, and clear mushroom soup with fresh tomatoes or appetizers from the buffet offer a warm-up during half-time.’
- ‘But even Americans and other interlopers will be greeted warmly, sometimes with a welcoming glass of Prosecco.’
- ‘In Lombardia and Veneto it is impossible to find a restaurant or bar that does not serve Prosecco.’
Italian, probably from Prosecco, a town near Trieste.
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