by Erin Bates August 12, 2020
A dedicated day to our favorite glass of bubbly? Oh yeah- it’s National Prosecco Day and we are ready to celebrate! Plus, with our Grüvi Prosecco you don’t even need alcohol to enjoy the bubbles.
In honor of today, we thought we’d share a few of our tasting & serving suggestions, most popular prosecco mocktails, and our top local spots to celebrate. Cheers!
In its traditional form, prosecco is meant to be light bodied, fresh and crisp tasting wine. Prosecco usually contains higher amounts of acidity, with typical notes of green apple, melon and honeysuckle. There are also 3 levels of sweetness that prosecco is categorized under:
Our prosecco typically falls in the “extra-dry” to “dry” categories, depending on the seasonality of the grapes.
When sipping prosecco, it’s definitely best had out of a glass. We love a classic champagne glass, but a vintage coupe is also a great choice. Even with our NA prosecco, sipping out of a glass is the easiest way to elevate the experience. Our favorites include these stemless Riedel glasses (less change for breakage) or these retro style Libbey coupes.
As for food pairings, the beauty with prosecco is that it can easily pair with a wide variety of dishes. These bubbles are great alongside super salty meats and savory cheeses, or a personal favorite, with some fresh McDonald’s fries. Prosecco is also great with spicier foods like pad thai, as it seems to cut the heat rather than fuel it.
One of the best features of prosecco is the versatility it offers when making cocktails, mocktails and more. Many classic cocktails utilize prosecco- Aperol Spritz, Bellinis and Mimosas to name a few. It’s also super easy to create your own cocktail or mocktail with prosecco- something as simple as adding raspberries or some elderflower bitters can transform each glass.
We’ve also worked alongside some amazing creators to craft our own versions of classic prosecco cocktails into non alcoholic versions. Check out our French 75, our herbal Peach Mocktail or this Blueberry Bellini if you’re looking for a unique drink to make. Or, keep it classic by combining prosecco with orange juice or grapefruit juice for your own Mimosa.
Are you located here in Denver? You can find our prosecco at some of our favorite restaurants around town, including Parisi Pizzeria (their insane pasta selection has us drooling) or Zomo Asian + American Eatery (some of the best eggrolls in town). For a more casual atmosphere with plenty of patio seating, check out School House Kitchen in Arvada or any of the Viewhouse locations around town.
Up in Boulder? Find us at the Chautauqua Dining Hall, a local tradition in Boulder that has been around since 1898.
If you aren’t near us here in Colorado, we think the best celebration can also be at home. Whip up your fanciest charcuterie board with the best cheeses you can find, take it to your patio or the park, and enjoy your favorite bubbly outside in the summer sun.
Celebrate the last month of summer with National Prosecco Day- no matter how you enjoy your bubbles, join us and raise a glass!