Celebrate Prosecco Day on August 13th.
This fantastic fizz is named after a village in the Trieste region of Italy.
Prosecco is usually made from the Glera grape and up to 15% is allowed of another varietal, often Pinot Noir.
In 2020 it was ruled that a rose version of DOC Prosecco was allowed.
Prosecco can be sparkling (spumante) or semi-sparkling (frizzante) or still (tranquillo.)
In the original Bellini (invented in Harry's Bar, Venice in 1948) it was Prosecco that was used and not Champagne.
Prosecco also contains less calories than wine, so the perfect drink for anyone watching their waistline!
Prosecco tastes best served in a 'tulip' style glass and served cold.
It is one of the most versatile drinks and goes with almost any food!
Prosecco is relatively lower in alcohol than Champagne and other wines at 11.5% abv