There’s no need to check your watch on this day because it’s always Prosecco o’clock!
National Prosecco Day is an annual international celebration of this beautiful Northern Italian sparkling white wine on August 13th. Riondo Prosecco was the one who started National Prosecco Day. This date was chosen, with the goal of prosecco being appropriate to drink in summer because of how sparkling the drink is. At this time of year, when summer is coming to an end, it is critical to make the most of the season. Prosecco will brighten any atmosphere, whether you’re having a party with friends or attending a festival.
Perfect as an aperitif, an alcoholic beverage consumed before eating to enhance your appetite on a hot summer day or as party food with appetisers (yes, not only are you learning more about Prosecco but you’re also widening your vocabulary), Prosecco has become a worldwide favourite among sparkling wine connoisseurs. So, take a glass of Prosecco and toast to the occasion!
“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy Prosecco which is kind of the same thing”.
Prosecco has been gaining in popularity in the UK for the past decade, with Prosecco overtaking Champagne as the nation’s favourite sparkling wine in 2015, with sales jumping by 163% in the five years leading up to 2019.
Fun facts about Prosecco:
- Millennial Brits are the biggest prosecco drinkers. – Britain consumed a third of the 410 million bottles of Prosecco produced in 2016, more than any other country.
- Prosecco is not as sweet as people think.
- It’s one of the most versatile wines with food.
- Prosecco shortages have caused worldwide panic.
- It has fewer calories than red wine- I mean if that’s not selling it for you, I don’t know what will.
- When opening a bottle of Prosecco, the cork can travel at speeds of up to 25 mph! So, before you open one bottle, think about who’s around you…
How to celebrate National Prosecco Day:
- Obvious one, but just in case – Drink It. It’s as easy as picking up a few bottles of prosecco, bringing some friends around, and savouring the last days of summer.
- Use the hashtag #NationalProseccoDay to spread the word on social media.
- Organize a Prosecco party.
I mean if you’re into the finer things in life, Prosecco can be served with crab cakes on the beach or at your summer garden party with fresh garden tomatoes and goat cheese. But let’s be honest, sticking a Chicago Town stuffed pizza in the oven and having a glass of Prosecco will leave you with the same satisfaction.
And remember, drink responsibly. You don’t want to be celebrating Prosecco Hangover Day tomorrow!
“Don’t cry over spilt milk. It could have been Prosecco”.