National Prosecco Day

National Prosecco Day 2023

Last Updated on June 16, 2023

On National Prosecco Day, people come together to raise a glass and appreciate the taste and versatility of this delightful bubbly beverage. The day offers an opportunity for Prosecco enthusiasts to indulge in their favorite drink and explore different varieties and brands.

When is National Prosecco Day?

National Prosecco Day is a celebration dedicated to the popular Italian sparkling wine called Prosecco. It is observed on August 13th each year. Prosecco is known for its refreshing and effervescent qualities, making it a favorite choice for celebrations and social gatherings.

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History of National Prosecco Day

Riondo Prosecco was the number one Prosecco in 2010, and Minner Vinitaly received a Gold Medal in 2011.  Terlato Wines, believe it or not, purchased the brand in January 2016. Prosecco was named after the Prosecco grape and the Italian village of Prosecco. The first known spelling of prosecco was ”Prosecho,” which was by an Englishman named Fynes Moryson when he made a  call to northern Italy. In 1593, Moryson documented ”Prosecco” as one of Italy’s most popular wines. Production techniques were altered and improved, resulting in a higher-quality wine.

Why Celebrate National Prosecco Day?

Wonder what day it is really and why to celebrate?

  • Love For Prosecco: National Prosecco Day offers an opportunity for individuals to show their appreciation for Prosecco, a sparkling wine known for its refreshing taste, effervescence, and versatility.
  • Exploration and Enjoy: Celebrating National Prosecco Day encourages individuals to explore and discover different varieties, brands, and styles of Prosecco.
  • Meet and Greet: National Prosecco Day serves as a reason to gather with friends, family, or fellow wine enthusiasts to celebrate and share the enjoyment of Prosecco.
  • Food Pairings: Prosecco’s light and crisp characteristics make it a versatile companion for various food pairings.

How to Celebrate National Prosecco Day?

  • Enjoy a Prosecco Tasting Session: Visit a local wine bar or organize a tasting event at home. Gather a selection of Prosecco bottles from different regions or producers and compare their flavors, aromas, and characteristics. Take note of your favorites and discover new ones to add.
  • Enjoy Prosecco Food Pairings: Experiment with pairing Prosecco with various foods to enhance the flavors. Prosecco’s light and crisp nature makes it a versatile match with various dishes. Try it with seafood, salads, cheeses, light pasta dishes, or fresh fruits to find your preferred combinations.

Interesting Facts About Prosecco

  • Only 15% of certain other grapes are permitted in Prosecco.
  • Prosecco sold ten times more than champagne in 2019.
  • Between 2021 and 2026, sales of Prosecco are expected to rise by 36%.
  • Prosecco can only be produced in a few areas of northeastern Italy.
  • People had purchased over 412 million bottles of Prosecco by 2020.
  • Verdiso, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Pinot Grigio, Perera, Pinot Bianco, and Glera Lunga are among the nine grapes that can be used in this wine.
  • Glera grapes must account for at least 85% of the grapes used in this wine.
  • Criminals are selling counterfeit Prosecco wines.

Enjoy the versatile taste of refreshing Prosecco on National Prosecco Day. Indulge in a refreshing treat with your gang and make the most of this fantastic national day.

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