When it comes to great weddings and great bar menus, bubble-lovers might agree that success is linked the number of Prosecco bottles involved.
But here to help you go one further in impressing your guests, is Hello Prosecco – connoisseurs of the concoction and the ones to call should you wish to keep your party anything but dry.
Read below as they provide some excellent, ice-breaking facts about the bubbly stuff, then come test them out at our festival event in Henley-on-Thames!
1. Prosecco is Not Actually the Name of the Grape
In 2009, to stop imitators around the world from using the Prosecco designation, Italy protected the Prosecco name under its DOC and DOCG regulations. As part of its efforts, the Italian government also officially changed the name of the grape from Prosecco to Glera.
2. It’s the UK’s Celebratory Drink of Choice
As a prosecco lover, you won’t be surprised to know that there’s more Prosecco sold in the UK than Champagne. Apparently, it’s not just you and your friends that are obsessively gulping down the Glera grapes!
3. Prosecco’s *Sort of* Healthy…
Well, it’s certainly low on calories. And, like red wine, it’s got some goodness for your heart, since it contains a majority of the same antioxidants and can help prevent blood clots.
4. Vegans Need to Beware
Not all Proseccos are vegan-friendly. In fact, some top brand bottles of bubbly and popular supermarket types actually contain pork, egg, dairy and fish…
Animal finings such as casein (from milk), albumen (egg), gelatin (pork) and isinglass (fish bladders – yum) are used to help remove impurities, for clarity and even for taste, and traces can remain in the drink. Supermarkets especially can be slack on labelling and clarification, so vegans may want to be careful…
5. Prosecco’s Neighbourhoods Are…
… Two specific areas of Italy: in the Treviso province of Veneto, on the hills between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene (north of Treviso), and also the town of Asolo. Do you suddenly have the urge to visit?
6. Prosecco Makes You Sound Posh
– If you refer to its bubbles (and that of other sparkling wines) as “perlage”. You’re welcome 😉
Impressed? Just wait till you meet the Hello Prosecco team at our next BoShow Festival – grab tickets here and talk Prosecco with a glass of it in hand!