Saturday October 24, 2020

Bubbling to the top

Prosecco is perennially popular with punters – but other sparkling wines, such as cava, crémant and asti, are starting to put up real competition

28th February, 2016
Prosecco’s pricing has helped it to avoid falling completely out of fashion Picture: Getty

Prosecco has become probably the most significant and dominant sparkling wine of the 21st century, not just in Ireland, but across the wine world. With its keen pricing and an unthreatening flavour profile, it hit the sweet spot at just the right time, arriving on our shores in large quantities as the recession hit.

There are signs, however, of the inevitable prosecco backlash. What is saving it from falling completely out of fashion is its...

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