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Prosecco: No Longer The 'poor Man's Champagne'? - Yahoo Finance

On the 'Grapes of Wrath' Trail, the Dust Bowl Still Resonates

ALT "Our wish is to have the luxury line be about 10% to 15%," said Enore Ceola, the managing director of Mionetto. This year, the company sold about half a million cases of Prosecco, and says it has seen a yearly growth rate of about 30% over the last several years. Ceola said there's still a lot more room for growth since the number of Americans drinking Prosecco is still small. But of those who are already drinking the sparking wine, he said, "they are ready to taste ultra-premium Prosecco." Related: Forget wine. It's about about water pairings An easy way to figure out if a Prosecco is premium quality is to check out if the label has a "D.O.C.G." stamped on it, which means it has been designated a Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. The top-tier Proseccos will have that, which basically means it has been made in a certain area in Italy and is analyzed and tested for authenticity by an independent governing body. It's similar to how Champagne can only be labeled "Champagne" if it comes from the Champagne region of France. However, Prosecco isn't as stuffy as Champagne, and most Prosecco drinkers don't care too much about that stuff.
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Remembering ?The Grapes Of Wrath? | Here & Now

Derick Perry. E-mail your weather photos to ncweather@twcnews.com Stormy morning at Emerald Isle. Photo taken by Karyn Kelly on June 10, 2014.
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Prosecco: No longer the 'poor man's Champagne'? - Dec. 29, 2014

luxury prosecco "Proseco is like a can of coke. The gas is added later. Champagne is the best chardonnay and pinot grapes in the world, with yeast incorporated. I mean, do you want Zara or an Hermes bag?" 2. The older the champagne the not much better it gets. "You lose the acidity as a champagne gets older," explains Heline. "You also lose the bubbles after a certain point.
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The buyer of a premium bottle of Prosecco will get a sparkling wine that's rich and elegant, with a taste that's derived in part from the soil where the grapes are grown. Rock and clay make up the foundation for grapes grown in the Cartizze zone, for example, which is said to produce superior Prosecco. The up-and-coming Prosecco company Silvano Follador grows its grapes there for its top-shelf bubbly. Related: Why cook a gourmet meal when you can defrost it?
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6 Things Moet Hennessy's Champagne Expert Taught Us About Bubbly - Yahoo News

novelist John Steinbeck (1902 1968) is pictured in January 1930. The Grapes of Wrath was published April 14, 1939. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images) John Steinbecks epic novel about Oklahoma farmers migrating to California during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. The Grapes of Wrath won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. It was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1940, starring Henry Fonda as the main character Tom Joad, a young man who returns to his family after being released from prison. Here &Now sliterary critic Steve Almond spoke toRobin Young in April about the books lasting importance. Guest
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("Who is this skinny black man?" Patsy recalls thinking at the time.) Tom and Patsy Fischer stand outside Patsy's mother's home in Hooker, Oklahoma. After quitting farming, Fischer says the only thing he misses is the smell of fresh-tilled dirt. Photograph by Barbara Paulsen The inspiration for the trip came last spring, when I'd finally gotten around to reading John Steinbeck 's classicabout the mass exodus of people from America's Great Plains to California during the Dust Bowl of the 1930safter Miro wrote an essay on the novel for his sophomore English class. They talked about the time a tornado picked up one of their barns and planted it in another spot. About the farmers they'd seen go bankrupt. About how some people in Hooker won't talk to Patsy anymore because she sold her family's farm. The stakes got too high because the Fischers started irrigating their land.
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