Lake Bluff, Ill. — Sept. 14 — On September 14, Terlato Wines International will launch Giuliana Prosecco, an Italian Prosecco inspired by entertainment personality and restaurateur, Giuliana Rancic. Together Bill and Giuliana Rancic join forces with the Terlato Wine Group in this exciting new venture.
This DOC prosecco is made from 100 percent Glera grapes from Veneto, one of Italy’s premier wine-making regions. Born in Naples, Italy, Rancic says this wine pays homage to her roots — and that partnering with the Terlato family was a natural fit.
“I wanted to create an authentic Prosecco that honored my Italian heritage,” she said. “I also knew I wanted to partner with the Terlato family because of their role in bringing Italian wines to America. And for anyone who knows them, they’ll tell you that the Terlato name is synonymous with quality.”
Immigrating to the US from Italy at the age of 7, Giuliana (nee DePandi) learned the English language by watching television, primarily the evening news, before eventually becoming an E! News anchor herself. Whether overcoming her cancer diagnosis or taking on many career roles as a media personality, author, editor, philanthropist or entrepreneur, Giuliana has faced all obstacles with an unwavering determination. After a lifetime of growth and hard-earned success, she felt now was the right moment to commit to a project that anchored back to her roots. Introducing Giuliana Prosecco, a sparkling wine that’s accessible enough to sip after a busy day, to celebrate a major milestone or to enjoy while getting red carpet ready.
Giuliana Prosecco is the first wine in a partnership between Terlato Wines and Bill and Giuliana Rancic, co-founders of Chicago-based RPM Restaurants, (part of the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant group). The flagship wine is the pinnacle of luxury, featuring modern, sleek packaging designed to appeal to an existing fan base that’s drawn to Rancic’s sophistication and sense of style.
To create this elegant yet accessible wine, Glera grapes are cold macerated, followed by natural fermentation in pressurized stainless-steel tanks for a month before bottling. This process creates soft, distinctive aromas and flavors, and offers a lasting perlage on the palate.
Giuliana Prosecco features an aroma of golden delicious apple, pear, and acacia blossom, with a fresh, fruity complexity on the palate and a light, velvety body.
This debut marks an entry into a rapidly growing segment of the sparkling wine category: prosecco appeals to wine lovers thanks in part to its relatively low alcohol content and approachable price point.
“Prosecco as a category has exploded in the US over the last few years and now makes up almost a third (31.5%) of US sparkling wine volume, surpassing Champagne” said Bill Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines. “And we’ve seen from Giuliana’s effervescent red carpet coverage that no one grasps celebrations quite like her. We’re excited about our partnership and look forward to raising a glass to celebrate a collective success.”
ABOUT GIULIANA RANCIC
New York Times best-selling author and the winner of the Fan Favorite award at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, Giuliana Rancic is an entertainment journalist, author, fashion and beauty expert and television personality with more than 10 million followers across her social media platforms.
Rancic is the costar of E!’s hugely popular Fashion Police team, host of Beyond Candid with Giuliana, and has been on the red carpet for every mega-event in the entertainment industry (Oscars, Grammy Awards, Golden Globes) interviewing the stars and getting breaking Hollywood scoop as well as all things pop culture.
Rancic is also a fashion designer (she launched her clothing line, G by Giuliana, in 2012 on HSN, currently one of HSN's most successful clothing lines and a restaurateur as the "R" in the popular restaurant group RPM Italian and RPM Steak.
ABOUT TERLATO WINES
Terlato Wines has a global portfolio of more than 80 brands from world class wine producers in more than a dozen countries and is the leading marketer of wines $20 and up in the U.S. Terlato Wines garners more 90+ ratings than any wine company in the world and is a division of the Terlato Wine Group, the parent company comprising several small businesses specializing in the marketing and production of exceptional wines. Owned and operated by the Terlato family for four generations, the Group also includes the family’s winery investments and partnerships in some of the world's most esteemed wine regions including: Napa Valley; Sonoma County; Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County; Victoria, Australia; the Rhône Valley in France; Friuli, Italy; and Montalcino, Italy.
The Terlato Wines portfolio of brands includes: Napa Valley: Chimney Rock, EPISODE, Galaxy, Jack Nicklaus Wines, Luke Donald Collection, Markham Vineyards, Maxville, Rutherford Hill, Tangley Oaks, Terlato Vineyards; Sonoma County: Giarrusso, Hanna, Rochioli, The Federalist, Terlato Vineyards; Santa Barbara County: Flor de Campo, Sanford; Santa Cruz: David Bruce; California Appellation: Glass Mountain, Greystone Cellars, Jack’s House; Mike Ditka Wines, Seven Daughters; Washington State: Grace Lane; Argentina: Cuarto Dominio, Tamari; Australia: Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier, the Lucky Country, Twelftree, Two Hands; Austria: Kracher; Canada: Peller Estates; Chile: Lapostolle; France: Belleruche by M. Chapoutier, Champagne Duval-Leroy, Chapoutier, Château de Sancerre, Château Timberlay, Château de La Tour, Château de Meursault, Château de Marsannay, Domaine Drouhin-Laroze, Domaine Georges Roumier; Domaine Pierre Labet, Domaine Ramonet, Mathilde Chapoutier, MARIUS, Mischief & Mayhem; PIPER-HEIDSIECK; Schieferkopf, Trenel; Greece: Boutari, Elios; Italy: Anselmi, Berlucchi, Ca’Marcanda (GAJA Toscana), Cecchi, Colavita, Cusumano, Feudi di San Gregorio, Fizz 56, GAJA, Giuliana Prosecco, Il Poggione, Mazzoni (Toscana), Nino Franco, Pieve Santa Restituta, Riondo, Terlato Vineyards; Japan: Shimizu-no-mai Sake; New Zealand: Loveblock, Turning Heads, Wairau River; Portugal: M. Chapoutier; South Africa: Anthonij Rupert, Durbanville Hills, Ernie Els, Guardian Peak, Nederburg, Plaisir de Merle, Protea, Rust en Vrede; Two Oceans; Spain: Bodegas Valdemar, Marco Abella. Artisan Spirits: Adelphi Selections Scotch, Amarula Cream Liqueur, Angostura Rum, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, Bisquit Cognac, Black Bottle Blended Scotch Whisky, Bunnahabhain Islay Single Malt, Deanston Highland Single Malt Whisky, Distillatorio Nonino (Amaro and Grappa), Don Pancho Origenes Rum, Heartland Gin, Langley’s No. 8 Gin; Ledaig Single Malt Scotch, Marnier XO Cognac, Riazul Tequila, Scottish Leader Blended Scotch Whisky, Tigre Blanc Vodka, Tiramisu Liqueur, Tobermory Single Malt Scotch.