With so many fun food and drink holidays on the calendar, it’s hard to keep up! But one holiday we just can’t let pass by uncelebrated is National Prosecco Day, coming up on August 13th. While you never really need a reason to pop some bubbly, we can’t knock an added incentive to celebrate. Here are our favorite bottles for you to pick up this summer:
Vera Wang PARTY ($25): You read that correctly. Fashion designer and style icon Vera Wang has thrown her hat into the wine game with the lacuna hot Vera Wang PARTY, a premium Italian prosecco. Spurred from the winemaking region of Piemonte, and in partnership with producer Araldica, this prosecco is made from 100% Glera grapes and has notes of citrus, with a crisp, acidic finish.
Mionetto Prosecco Rosé DOC ($15): Prosecco rosé recently launched in the US and honestly, what could be better than some pink bubbly during these hot summer months? This prosecco rosé is made with a blend of Glera and Pinot Nero grapes, with notes of cherries and strawberries. Pair it with your grilling!
Ca’ di Prata Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG ($18): Comprised primarily of Glera grapes, this super dry bubbly has notes of golden apple, a bit of citrus, and a mineral acidity, making it the perfect summer sip. Pair it with some seafood or shellfish and you’re in for a real treat.
Cavit Prosecco ($14.99): This fun sparkling sipper is comprised of 100% Glera grapes and is extra dry with light, subtle citrus flavor. We recommend pairing it with your favorite cheese and charcuterie platter before dinner!
FIOL Rosé ($18.99): Another of the new prosecco rosé, FIOL’s iteration is comprised of 85% Glera and 15% Pinot Noir grapes from Treviso. You can expect delicate notes of pear and apple in this glass of prosecco.
If you want to get a little more playful with your prosecco, try out some of these fun cocktails!
2 oz FIOL Rosé
1 oz Italicus
.05 oz Chinato Vermouth
1 oz Club soda
Build all into a wine glass filled with ice and garnish with a sliced strawberry.
Classic Fiero Spritz
2oz. Martini & Rossi Fiero
2oz. Martini & Rossi Prosecco
1 oz. Club Soda
Pour directly into glass over ice and stir. Garnish with your preference of a lemon, grapefruit, or orange peel.
Vera Wang 72 PARTY Cocktail
2 oz Lillet Blanc
1 oz Vera Wang X Chopin Vodka
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz agave
Shake & pour into a chilled cocktail glass, royale with Vera Wang PARTY, garnish with lemon twist.