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Meet the Maker  /  1 Oct 2018

Prosecco House, London's first bar dedicated to prosecco, introduces its 'Meet the Maker' Autumn series via three tasting evenings at their venue in One Tower Bridge.

They will be showcasing three producers; Marchiori on 1st October, Rivalta on 22nd October and Cirotto on 19 th November with each event starting at 6.30pm.

This next installment of the ‘Meet the Maker’ series again includes three producers that have been handpicked by Prosecco House owner, Kristina Issa. The idea behind the event is to add a further dimension to the authentic prosecco-drinking experience found at her bar. Each producer introduces the history and process of making prosecco in the DOCG area (only producers within this ‘controlled and guaranteed origin denomination’ area are available in the bar). They explain how the land and people have shaped the character and ethos of their particular prosecco brand. Alongside this fascinating overview the producers give detail into what defines the different varieties while guests enjoy five 50ml tastings of the proseccos from each vineyard. Guests can also enjoy bowls of parmesan, a typical snack served in "bàcari" (snack & wine bars) in Venice, Italy. Tickets cost £20 for the Marchiori and Cirotto events and £25 for Rivalta. All of them can be bought via the Prosecco House website (see link below).

First up in the Autumn ‘Meet the Maker’ series is Marchiori, who after having his visit thwarted by the weather previously, is eager to talk in magnificent detail about how the land, climate and even phases of the moon affect the soil and plant interventions. The Marchiori producers are excellent at condensing the intricate experience of working the land into their tastings, as well as into their wines. From the Glera tonda to the Verdiso, Marchiori produce grapes of such high quality that they communicate the identity, history and ways of the region with gloriously devastating effect. Ultimately it is about the senses; using them and enjoying them.

For the Rivalta producers the senses are very much alive in Autumn, as everything is clothed by bright shades of red, ochre and gold, underneath the mellow outline of the northern Pre-Alps. On these sun-lit slopes you will find the family’s historical vineyards, which, thanks to Alessio Caldert and his daughter, Daniela, have become the home of prize-winning Prosecco. The many prizes they have accumulated over the years are the result of their ambitious drive for quality that is in harmony with the environment. They are committed to producing a wine that perfectly reflects how grapes, earth and sun fuse together to form Prosecco.work evening. Perfect for those on a date, an alternative girls hang out and generally anyone with a passion for Prosecco.

For the Rivalta producers the senses are very much alive in Autumn, as everything is clothed by bright shades of red, ochre and gold, underneath the mellow outline of the northern Pre-Alps. On these sun-lit slopes you will find the family’s historical vineyards, which, thanks to Alessio Caldert and his daughter, Daniela, have become the home of prize-winning Prosecco. The many prizes they have accumulated over the years are the result of their ambitious drive for quality that is in harmony with the environment. They are committed to producing a wine that perfectly reflects how grapes, earth and sun fuse together to form Prosecco.

For the third tasting, Kristina is excited to bring the distinctive character of Cirotto to centre stage. Having established the winery in 1949 in Asolo, a graceful medieval town nestled in the foothills of the Dolomites that is also known as the ‘City of Wine’, the family has dedicated itself to representing the culture, environment and history of the region through their wine. They believe that an emphatic sense of identity is the real strength of any wine and that a wine’s DNA comes directly from the region it grows in. Luckily the Asolo hills are simply unique in this regard, which is why the third generation of the Cirotto family are bringing fresh energy and innovation to protecting and developing them. They are also devoting themselves to preserving the region’s heritage.

A theme certainly seems to run through the Prosecco producers picked by Kristina for her ‘Meet the Maker’ series, namely the passion that is present in a family-run enterprise, but whether family-run or not, each producer has a fascinating perspective and exuberant love for what they do. Listening to them share their individual stories while they present tasting notes and talk with pride about their fabulous Proseccos is a joyful way to spend an after work evening. Perfect for those on a date, an alternative girls hang out and generally anyone with a passion for Prosecco.

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