Prosecco vs Champagne in International Competition

This is the story of a Prosecco that took on Champagne and other sparkling wines and prevailed!

Don’t get me wrong, I love champagne. Veuve Clicquot makes me a very happy camper. But, so does Prosecco. In particular, San Gregorio’s Prosecco Superior Extra Dry DOCG Limited Edition rocks my taste buds. So, imagine my delight when I recently learned that this delicious top-shelf Italian sparkling wine kicked butt at a recent prestigious international wine competition.

It’s easy to think “lightweight vs  heavyweight” when considering Prosecco vs Champagne

Don’t make this mistake. Yes, the Champagne method results in wines that can be cellared for a longer time while Prosecco wines are meant to be consumed young. But, that doesn’t mean Prosecco falls short in the complexities of flavor and structure. The San Gregorio Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry DOCG proves that.

The Challenge International du Vin is one of the longest running wine competitions in the world.

And, when it was Prosecco vs. Champagne and other sparkling wines from around the world, San Gregorio’s Prosecco walked away with the gold medal in its category.

I hope that this kind of acclaim will prod more people to sit up and take notice that Prosecco isn’t just an Italian spumante that coasts on being light and refreshing—and instead, highlights a care and artistry that holds its own and even prevails against Champagne.

Join me for a special video dedicated to this award-winning Prosecco.

See how San Gregorio’s Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry DOCG Limited Edition wins the Gold Medal in a prestigious international wine competition!

Is it time to take your appreciation of Prosecco to the next level?

It wasn’t until I moved to Italy and actually spent time at cantinas like San Gregorio, and did side-by-side tastings, that I came to appreciate the qualities and subtleties of this wine. I’ve only recently realized that I was only skating on the surface.

I hope this post and video encourage you to dig further and to refine your tastes and choice of Prosecco.

Or, if you’re like me from five years ago, you can blithely continue on a well-worn path of Prosecco wines that make you happy. No shame in that. But, what if there is a step up into a world that takes you into a quality wine that you thought was only occupied by Champagne? 

As I said earlier, I love Champagne. I always will. But, the Prosecco wines are rocking my world, and I love that I don’t have to wait around to drink them to experience greatness. I love a wine full of character and complexity that says “Drink me now!”

As for San Gregorio, do everything you can to locate and buy their wines.

For their Prosecco Superior Extra Dry DOCG Limited Edition, you’d better act fast and be resourceful, since the wine is a limited and numbered edition!

To learn more about San Gregorio, its wines, and to arrange a tasting, go to

If you’re serious about wines from Italy’s best cantinas be sure to check out my post about Abruzzo’s oldest winery, Pietrantonj!


By |2019-01-27T04:44:58+01:00December 19th, 2018|Drinking in Italy, Exploring the Veneto, Food in Italy|10 Comments

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I’m an American expat living in Italy!


  1. Lisa December 20, 2018 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    You make me wish I were there sipping the bubbles with you! Soon, yes? Can’t wait to see you very soon. My love to you, dear one.

    • Jed December 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      I think we sip bubbly together quite nicely, don’t we? Come soon! xoxox

  2. Kevin December 19, 2018 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Very intriguing Jed! Amy and I tend to ring in the New Year with Prosecco. (you know, being the Italophiles that we are! 🙂 ) I will definitely take a look to see if any of our local shops carry San Gregorio. 2019 is coming fast! Cheers!

    • Jed December 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

      Ciao, Kevin, Sorry for the tardy reply! I will make it my mission to speak with San Gregorio to find out where in the States their Prosecco can be found and which ones! For the Limited Edition Extra Dry, I’m afraid you might have to wait until you’re this side of the world (I’ll do my best to hold onto a bottle!). Jed

  3. Joe December 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Jed – You made me smile for over 7 minutes! I have no idea where I’m going to find that Prosecco – but I’m sure going to look! What a wonderful, joyful video Jed, thank you!

    • Jed December 19, 2018 at 5:09 pm - Reply

      I’m so glad you liked it, Joe. I’m having a ton of fun. And, I think Oscar had fun as well!

  4. Robin Fink December 19, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Congratulations to San Gregorio Cantina, and thank you for bringing this to us. I love your videos!! Your cinematography is stunning, and editing superb. Have you found this Proseco Superior Extra Dry DOCG Limited Edition in Umbria? Do tell.
    Merry Christmas and happy 2019 to you, Simone, and the kitties. XXo Robin

    • Jed December 19, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

      Grazie, Robin, I’m so glad you like the video. Can you tell that I’m having a blast? As for finding San Gregorio’s Prosecco, I urge you to contact them through the website to see where it might be distributed. For the Limited Edition, you may need to order and have it shipped. It’s REALLY good stuff! xoxox

  5. Mark Hanson December 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    I would love to visit that region and taste some prosecco with you

    • Jed December 19, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      I’ll make it happen! You’ll love it!

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