10 Prosecco Facts for Prosecco Day 2021!

Aug 13, 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:

  1. Prosecco comes from Northern Italy - its birthplace is the town of Prosecco!
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 36% of the world’s Prosecco is drunk in the UK
  5. Thats 131 million bottles!
  6. When the cork is popped it can reach 25 mph! 🍾
  7. It has fewer calories than wine - 90 per glass compared to 125 in wine
  8. As well as sparkling Prosecco, you can get semi-sparkling and even still
  9. In 2016 there was a ‘Great Prosecco Shortage’ as suppliers ran out due to it’s surge in popularity
  10. 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! 🥂 🇮🇹 🥂 🇮🇹 🥂 🇮🇹 🥂

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