An Italian Wine Education: Prosecco is NOT Italian Champagne

In the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Dream of Italy, I reviewed Vino Roma’s wine tasting classes in Rome. I had a terrific afternoon with sommelier Hande Leimer and she taught me much I didn’t know about Italian wine, including why I was WRONG (and lots of other folks have been too) to think that Prosecco is the equivalent of Italian champagne. Here she explains: