Prosecco gets a Promotion The producers of Prosecco - that refreshing Italian sparkling wine made from grapes of the same name - are thrilled that the Italian government has elevated Conegliano-Valdobbiadene to Denominazione di Origine Controllata Garantita status, the country's highest level of quality. Only 41 wine regions in Italy carry the D.O.C.G. rank. Prosecco producers may now call their wine "Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene" or "Prosecco Superiore" beginning with the 2009 vintage. And as we say in the Marine Corps, everyone moves up one. Why? Because wineries in nine provinces outside the DOCG region currently producing Prosecco labeled "Indicazione Geografica Tipica" (IGT, two levels down on the prestige meter), have been raised to (DOC) status. That was the rank once…

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