National Prosecco Day takes places every year during the middle of August. It is supposed to remind us to relax, sip a chilled delicious beverage and enjoy what is left of summer! It is a super popular beverage all over the world and by the end of 2020, the worldwide consumption of Prosecco is expected to surpass 412m bottles!
What is Prosecco?
“A sparkling wine, Prosecco is made from a variety of grapes. One of the oldest is the Glera. However, Prosecco can also be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. Primarily grown and bottled in the Veneto region of Italy, Prosecco’s draw is its elegant mousse. In wine-speak, the mousse is the lovely, persistent bubbles. These bubbles give Prosecco the sparkle that makes it so appealing for celebrations.”National Calendar
Fun Facts: National Prosecco Day
Prosecco is a popular drink, but it turns out that it is even more popular than champagne! It is also more aromatic due to the way it is prepared.
“Prosecco is becoming so popular, it’s now almost something of a lifestyle – there’s the Prosecco Festival, Prosecco advent calendars, Prosecco bath salts, Prosecco socks, Prosecco pong (a sophisticated take on the classic frat party game, beer pong) and a whole lot more.”Sheer Luxe
Although millennial Brits are the biggest Prosecco drinkers worldwide, shortages of this much-demanded beverage have cause global panic. Despite being so popular, real Prosecco can only be produced in certain areas of Italy. In addition to this, only 10 grapes can be used to create it! These include: Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera Lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir.
Prosecco is delicious and I love to enjoy it all year round. However, today is the day to get some, if you haven’t already, and celebrate its deliciousness. Turns out it was even the original ingredient in the Bellini! Although today, cocktail bars will usually use champagne. Raise a glass, or a scented candle, and enjoy some Prosecco on National Prosecco Day!
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