National Prosecco Day

National Prosecco Day is a holiday that falls on August 13th every year and encourages people to celebrate the sparkling wine known as Prosecco. Prosecco is a wine that’s often compared to champagne, but it’s made with a completely different set of grapes and uses a different method of winemaking. It’s also not made in the Champagne region of France, which is necessary for it to be called champagne, but is primarily made in Veneto, Italy. It’s a wine that has a bubbly profile that’s perfect for celebrations.

The History of National Prosecco Day

National Prosecco Day was founded by Riondo Prosecco in 2011 to celebrate sparkling wines during the perfect month for enjoying these types of wines. It’s been observed ever since by people who know how great this wine is and who want to take the time to enjoy it.

The History of Prosecco

Prosecco is made from the Glera grape—a grape that’s believed to be of Slovenian origin. It was probably first cultivated in the Italian village of Prosecco in Trieste. This area shares a border with Slovenia. During 200 B.C., this village was known by the Romans as Puccino.

During the 1930s, the area in which Prosecco could be made was officially outlined. From that point on, Prosecco has increased in popularity every single year. From 2020 on, it has known an extremely meteoric rise. It’s currently more popular than champagne, and sales don’t show any sign of decreasing. At least, not at this moment.

Bubbly Facts About Prosecco

Regardless of whether you’ve only just discovered Prosecco or have been drinking it for years, there are still probably a few things that you don’t know about this wine. Don’t believe us? Well, below are some facts that we found during our research on Prosecco, and a few of the items on the following list surprised us as well.

  • In 2019, ten times more Prosecco was sold than champagne.
  • By 2020, people had bought over 412 million bottles of Prosecco.
  • Prosecco’s sales are expected to increase by 36% between 2021 and 2026.
  • Prosecco can only be manufactured in certain parts of northeastern Italy.
  • A total of 85% of the grapes used in this wine have to be Glera grapes.
  • Only 15% of certain other grapes are allowed to be used in Prosecco.
  • The nine grapes that can be used in this wine include Verdiso, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Pinot Grigio, Perera, Pinot Bianco, and Glera Lunga.
  • There are fake Prosecco wines being sold by criminals.
  • Consumers worried about counterfeit Prosecco wines can use the Vivino app to scan their wine bottles.

Observing National Prosecco Day

National Prosecco Day can be observed by taking the time to enjoy a bottle of this wine with friends and family members. Maybe serve it with a seafood entrée or maybe with a platter of savory cheeses. Prosecco also goes well with cured meats and fruits, so you have a lot of options while enjoying it. Just make sure that you use the hashtag #NationalProseccoDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about Prosecco and this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 13 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
August 13 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
August 13 Sunday
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