10 Prosecco Facts for Prosecco Day 2021!Aug 12, 2021
We love bubbles and as it’s National Prosecco Day we thought we’d celebrate our favourite type of grown-up bubbles with these 10 Prosecco facts:
- Prosecco comes from Northern Italy - its birthplace is the town of Prosecco!
- However the best quality Prosecco is found a few miles away, closer to Venice. 60% of all Prosecco is made in the Conegliano and Valdobbiadene areas as the vineyards here are surrounded by the Alps, giving the grapes the ideal place to grow
- Prosecco is made from the Glera grape. In 2009 the Ministry of Italian Agriculture classified Prosecco as a Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin (D.O.C.G.), the highest level of quality for Italian wines
- 36% of the world’s Prosecco is drunk in the UK
- Thats 131 million bottles!
- When the cork is popped it can reach 25 mph! 🍾
- It has fewer calories than wine - 90 per glass compared to 125 in wine
- As well as sparkling Prosecco, you can get semi-sparkling and even still
- In 2016 there was a ‘Great Prosecco Shortage’ as suppliers ran out due to it’s surge in popularity
- The original Bellini didn’t use Champagne - it was Prosecco! The Bellini was born in 1948 at the famed Harry’s Bar in Venice: fresh white peaches pushed through a sieve to create a puree, then topped with crisp, bright Prosecco.
Cin cin if you love a Prosecco! 🥂 🇮🇹 🥂 🇮🇹 🥂 🇮🇹 🥂