About National Prosecco Day
National Prosecco Day is held on August 13, a date to celebrate the remaining days of summer as autumn slowly rolls into sight.
Prosecco is an Italian white wine named after the village of Prosecco, near Trieste in north-eastern Italy.
It is made from the Prosecco grape. Prosecco is almost always made in sparkling or semi-sparkling style, but a non-sparkling wine is also permitted.
Finding your favourite Prosecco
Light and refreshing, a good example of prosecco should display lively citrus, fruity apple, pear, apricot or peach notes and a delicate floral aroma. If you’re keen on dryer styles, look out for bottles labelled “brut”. Serve at around 6-8 degrees, you want your wine to be well chilled but not so cold you kill off any nuanced flavours.
Tulip shaped glasses work best if you have one, as this will ensure the bubbles don’t dissipate too quickly while funnelling the delicate blossom notes straight up your nose.