One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- former term for Asti (sense 2)
- ‘The region produces some 50 million cases of wine a year, with the best-known appellations being Asti Spumante, Barolo and Barbaresco.’
- ‘Sweetish German wines are a vast success with fresh fruit such as peaches, but for Christmas pudding nothing can beat Asti Spumante.’
- ‘It's not champagne, but no matter: old Jimbo wouldn't be able to tell the difference between Asti Spumante and Veuve Cliquot.’
- ‘It was Camillo Gancia, the son of Carlo Gancia, who succeeded in obtaining a consensus of the Asti producers and renamed the wine Asti Spumante around 1910.’
- ‘In the Piedmont region the fresh and lushly sweet moscato grape is transformed into the mouth-watering Moscato d' Asti and Asti Spumante wines.’
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