National Prosecco Day on August 13 is the day to let loose. At a time of year when summer is coming to an end, the season must be taken advantage of.
Whether throwing a party with friends or hitting a festival, Prosecco will lighten any mood. Prosecco is a sparkling wine made in Veneto, Italy, and is the most sold sparkler in the United States.
But what makes prosecco a showstopper is its mousse. This is the bubbles which give that extra pizazz, perfect for celebrations.
Prosecco’s sweet taste and light aroma makes it a wine known for fun and that’s why National Prosecco Day was created. Join us in celebrating this drink and all the fun facts.
History Of National Prosecco Day
National Prosecco Day was chosen to be on August 13 due to the timing of summer, with the intention of prosecco being fitting to drink sparkles in summer because of the kind of sparkly drink it is.
Prosecco was named after the Italian village of Prosecco, which is also named after the Prosecco grape. Apart from the sparkling wine we all know and love, it is also made and available in a still wine.
The first known spelling of prosecco was in fact ‘Prosecho’, mentioned by an Englishman named Fynes Moryson who visited the north of Italy. Moryson noted ‘Prosecho’ as among the famous wines in Italy in 1593. Production techniques were altered and improved, and a higher quality wine was produced.
During the millennium, the New York Times reported a sharp spike in global sales of prosecco outside Italy, aided by the fact that the price of this high-quality wine was relatively low. Consumption in the UK ballooned with one quarter of Italian production being exported there by 2010.
This was the start of a big change in the wine industry, and prosecco continues being one of the most sold wines in the UK today.
How To Celebrate National Prosecco Day
1. Drink it
It’s as simple as picking up a couple of bottles of prosecco, inviting some friends over and savouring summer’s end.
2. Share your time with it
Share the sentiment on social media with #NationalProseccoDay.
3. Throw a Prosecco party
Enjoy prosecco with friends over crab cakes and scallops on the beach or with goat cheese, prosciutto, and fresh garden tomatoes at your summer table.
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From the team at Guest Wines