We were amazed but not surprised to learn that according to the new (2013) revised edition of the Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine (by leading sparkling wine authorities Tom Stevenson and revised by Master of Wine Essi Avellan), many believe that Prosecco DOC will become the world’s number-one selling sparkling wine in five to ten years.
Here’s what the editors had to say:
“Prosecco and Asti are the most prominent of the tank-method wines [in Italy today]. Asti continues on its industrial path, but Prosecco has gone through a major appellation change. Following these changes, Prosecco DOC is likely to grow into the best-selling sparkling wine in the world over the next five to ten years.” (p. 293)