The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees production and quality of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, announced the participants for its National Prosecco Week Masterclasses and Prosecco & Pizza Competition, taking place June 11-16. These events will take place throughout the United States—New York, San Francisco, Miami, Denver, and Chicago.

The Masterclasses, led by well-known wine experts in each city, will focus on teaching and showcasing Prosecco’s food pairing versatility with various dishes. In addition to celebrating the sparkling wine, presenters will also discuss misconceptions about the Prosecco category and how to recognize—and enjoy—authentic Prosecco.

Masterclasses | Location & Wine Experts

  • June 12: New York City; Black Barn with Sarah Tracey
  • June 12: Chicago; The Gage with Mary Ross
  • June 12: Denver; Tavernetta with Zachary Byers
  • June 13: Miami; Sushi Garage with Lyn Farmer
  • June 13: San Francisco; 54 Mint with Tim Marson, MW

Prosecco DOC will also host a Prosecco & Pizza Competition for industry professionals only at Ribalta pizzeria on June 11th . Four pizza makers (pizzaioli) will compete in front of a panel of five judges, which will include journalists, food influencers and widely respected pizza experts. The judges will evaluate the quality of each pizza and will select which one perfectly pairs with Prosecco.

Contestants Pizzaioli

  • Pasquale Cozzolino, Ribalta
  • Steve Spinelli, Porta
  • Josh Johnston Jordan Floyd, Barboncino
  • Flavio Garelli, Cacio e Vino


  • Rosario Procino
  • Hidy Chang
  • Sarah Tracey
  • Charles Scicolone
  • Morgan Raum

The Prosecco DOC Consortium is also thrilled to announce the producers who are participating in National Prosecco Week.

  • Astoria
  • Cà di Rajo
  • Castello di Roncade
  • Fantinel
  • La Marca
  • Mionetto
  • Piera Martellozzo
  • Serena Wines
  • Valdo
  • Villa Sandi

During National Prosecco Week, Prosecco DOC is hosting nationwide restaurant promotions such as Prosecco ‘by the glass’ specials and limited-edition Prosecco and pizza pairings, as well as various retail promotions for the public. Consumer parties will also be held in these cities in celebration of the famous Italian sparkler.

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