pro·​sec·​co | \ prō-ˈse-kō How to pronounce prosecco (audio) \
plural proseccos

Definition of prosecco

: a dry Italian sparkling wine

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Conversation and prosecco flowed for the rest of the night, punctuated by circulating platters of bite-sized avocado toast and crisped potatoes garnished with truffle aioli. Jenna Adrian-diaz, Vogue, "Patti Smith, Keegan-Micheal Key, and Martha Stewart Joined Director Ron Howard for a Special Screening of Pavarotti," 29 May 2019 Each keg holds about 110 glasses worth, and also also cuts down on waste, so there's no flat prosecco left hanging around the next morning. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "A Prosecco Trailer is the Latest Over-the-Top Party Essential," 5 Sep. 2018 Though franciacorta and prosecco are both Italian sparklers, their similarity pretty much ends there. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Prosecco Isn't the Champagne of Italy, Franciacorta Is," 15 Mar. 2019 So rip open the Skinny Pop, uncork the prosecco, channel your inner Steve Kornacki, and get ready for a long, long night! Lynn Yaeger, Vogue, "The Midterm Elections Are Almost Here—What You Need to Know Now," 5 Nov. 2018 Served throughout Italy’s Veneto region, sgroppino is a bracing mix of lemon sorbet and prosecco punctuated with a splash of vodka, limoncello liqueur or both—served in a Champagne glass. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Part Cocktail, Part Dessert, Pure Sunshine," 21 Mar. 2019 Simmons is also sharing a recipe for the Diamond Reserve Bloody Mary, which puts a celebratory twist on the classic brunch cocktail with the addition of chili seasoning, black and white sesame seeds, sesame oil and dry prosecco. Megan Wyatt, ajc, "This gourmet Tabasco sauce will set tongues and wallets on fire," 23 Apr. 2018 Waiters walked the room, armed with glasses of red wine, bubbling prosecco, and a buttered rum cocktail with a popcorn rim. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Bella! Diplo! Davika! Suho! Bulgari Goes Global for Bzero1’s Fantastic Roman Festa," 20 Feb. 2019 Elevation Note: Instead of using prosecco, try making this with sparkling rosé. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best Drink to Make After a Breakup (and Other Purposeful Cocktails)," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of prosecco

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prosecco

Italian, a grape variety, probably from Prosecco (Prosek), town near Trieste

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