Prosecco, an italian sparkling wine is a growing success abroad thanks to its lighness and price.
This new beverage is so attractive and now competiting with champagne in some countries such as United States of America and United Kingdom. Prosecco is very appreciated for its sweetness, it is not as dry as champagne, and between low acid champagnes too acid and prosecco, it is the latter that is chosen.
Ten years ago, Prosecco was sold almost exclusively in Italy and export mainly in Germany and Switzerland. Champagne production is now slightly lower than that of prosecco. In 2014, French producers harvested the equivalent of 337 million bottles and exported nearly 145 million bottles worldwide. The Italians have on their side exported nearly 210 million bottles of superior prosecco.