As we bask in the warmth of the resounding rays of summer, National Prosecco Day, August 13th, represents a time to raise a toast to those remaining days of the season while encouraging people across the US to embrace life’s everyday celebrations.
A sparkling wine, Prosecco is made from a variety of grapes. One of the oldest is the Glera, but Prosecco can also be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Primarily grown and bottled in the Veneto region of Italy, Prosecco’s draw is its elegant mousse. In wine-speak, the mousse is the lovely, persistent bubbles giving it the sparkle that makes Prosecco so appealing for celebrations. Along with that touch of sweetness (usually dry), light-bodied, refreshing aromas and flavors of white spring flowers, citrus fruits and green apples paired with a wallet-friendly price tag, Prosecco exudes an easygoing sense of fun, occasion, and everyday celebration.
So how about a little Prosecco drink recipe? Let’s call it the Prosecco Sangria..
1 bottle of Prosecco
1 Nectarine 3 Apricots
5oz Peach Brandy
1 Cup Peach Nectar
Pit all fruit and slice into wedges. In a pitcher, combine peach, nectarine and apricots. Stir in brandy; let stand at least one hour. Stir in Prosecco and peach nectar. Add superfine sugar to desired sweetness. Refrigerate well until chilled.
Then drink it up! Yum! Happy post National Prosecco day!