Global Prosecco shortage could hit this summer

20th May, 2015 by Lucy Shaw

With the global thirst for Prosecco showing no sign of slowing, stocks of the Italian sparkler could dry up by the summer one leading producer has warned.

The lush rolling hills of Valdobbiadene

Speaking to the drinks business during the London Wine Fair this week, Roberto Cremonese, export manager of Bisol said: “Last year’s harvest was very poor, and down by up to 50% in some parts, so there is a very real possibility of a global shortage.

“We’ll find out how big the problem is in August when the brokers release their stock. At the moment we don’t know how much Prosecco they’re holding on to.

“Because there is such a demand for Prosecco, the négociants are releasing it onto the market slowly and….

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3 Responses to “Global Prosecco shortage could hit this summer”

  1. angelo carraro says:

    This is a try-on for an increase in wholesale price. You must be VERY careful because the price of prosecco is already too high. particularly the valdobbiadene brand VALDO that those bastards at Sainsbury’s have taken advantage of.

  2. Joan Brown says:

    Prosseco… Love it although there are some miserable variants out there !!!
    It’s a drink to share with friends for no reason at all a bit like my Fiat 500 …. No need to compete with the BIG BOYS pure fun and pleasure xxx

  3. Troublestarter says:

    Classic supply and demand pr price control fluff article.producers Ramping the price of prosecco are they? That’s me turning to cava and Freixenet instead.

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