A wedding, corporate event, friendly party, picnic or family feast - fortunately, in our lives there are plenty of reasons to gather a good company. And, of course, a frequent companion of any party is a good drink.
At any event, sparkling wines are hard to beat. The most expensive but also the most refined version is a real French Champagne. But you can’t go far wrong with a charming Italian Prosecco – it’s usually easier on the wallet too!
Whatever may be said, Italy continues to step on the toes of France. And now it's time for the Champagne region to feel its vulnerability. Prosecco is one of the most controversial Italian varieties which until recently was considered to be suitable only for cheap Italian cafes, but nowadays it has entered the wine lists of famous gastronomic restaurants of the world.
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The majority of the producers of Prosecco have achieved unexpectedly good results, and one of the evidences of this fact is the acquisition of DOC Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene zone in summer 2009 - the most prestigious DOCG status in Italy. Besides, now with the word "Prosecco" can be called only wines produced in specified areas of DOC and DOCG in the regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (for example, Valdobbiadene Prosecco).
However, according to the representatives of Conegliano Valdobbiadene association, these changes will eventually help the consumers because now it will be easier to choose quality Prosecco.
It is also worth saying that another difference between Prosecco and Champagne is that in case of Prosecco the fermentation process doesn’t happen in the bottle and the wine is aging with time. Therefore, like Mr. Carlo Biasiotto says "Prosecco should be drunk here and now; you can enjoy it in any circumstances and it will always reward you with a feeling of celebration."
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Of course, after you have chosen suitable drinks, you need to make sure that they are cooled to the required temperature; for sparkling wines it is 6-8 degrees.
How many bottles of sparkling wine do you need? Depending on the duration of gathering of guests it will take from 1 to 2 glasses per person. One bottle will be enough for 5-6 glasses depending on the size of the glass. This means that for 50 people you will need about 10-20 bottles of the chosen Prosecco.
Heroes of the festivities often give their guests compliments to remember the event. Why not give them a bottle of your favorite wine? You can order a special label with words of thanks, your photos and autographs. Your guests are sure to remember you with kind words and drink this wine to your health.
So invite Prosecco to your next event. We bet you, and your guests, will be pleasantly surprised!