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Things you didn’t know about Prosecco

Whether it’s an office event, birthday party or special occasion, nothing says ‘CELEBRATE’ like Prosecco.

 What is Prosecco?
Prosecco is an Italian DOC or DOCG white wine produced in a large area in the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions, and named after the village of Prosecco. Did you know Prosecco was originally the name of the grape and now we call it “Glera” and it makes up for 85% of labelled Prosecco. As for the other 15%, there are another 9 grapes that are make up the wine, which include Verdiso, Bianchetta, Trevigiana, Perera, Glera Lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Biano, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir.

What’s the best way to drink Prosecco?
The likelihood is, you’ve been drinking Prosecco all wrong. The correct way to be sipping on Prosecco is in a tulip style wine glass, the type that line our bar here at Prosecco House. This type of tulip glass allows more room for the Prosecco to breath and enhance it’s floral aromas, so we suggest throwing away those flutes! Of course, it’s always best served ice-cold too.

Is Prosecoo good for you?
There are more benefits to drinking prosecco than you might think. Prosecco is known to be lower in calories than other popular tipples. A small glass of red wine usually comes in at around 120 - 125 calories, whereas a glass of Prosecco can be as little as 80 calories. More reason to enjoy a glass, or two at Prosecco House.

Can you pair Prosecco with food?
Prosecco is one of the most versatile wines around when it comes to pairings. It’s refreshing flavour means it can go well with many meals. Enjoy a Mimosa with breakfast or a glass alongside your cheese & meat board for lunch. It’s also mirrors the fresh taste of a light salad in the evening, or why not sip on a glass with bar snacks of salty crisps or nuts?