Chances are you’re familiar with Champagne, but have you met Champagne’s fun, Italian cousin, Prosecco? Prosecco, which hails from the small town of Prosecco Italy, is becoming one of the most popular bubbly wines in our stores and across the nation. Prosecco is very similar to Champagne, offering a bright burst of bubbles and fruity flavors, but because it is made with less traditional practices it is much more affordable.
Instead of being aged in the bottle like Champagne, many Proseccos are simply stored in low-pressure tanks, giving their bubbles a much lighter and less intense reaction. Prosecco doesn’t need to be aged as long as Champagne does which speeds up its production time, in fact, most Proseccos should be enjoyed as young as possible and not aged at all. This short to non-existent aging period also gives Prosecco brighter and fruitier flavors than a traditional Champagne, making it ideal to pair with lighter foods such as appetizers.
Because of its ease and affordability, Prosecco is becoming an easy choice for many consumers. It can easily be served as an everyday sparkling wine, unlike Champagne which is most often served on special occasions or only with certain meals. Prosecco can also be easily mixed and converted into fun cocktails and other recipes, giving it a wider audience than other wines.
It is evident that Prosecco is here to stay, and its popularity will only grow from here, which is good news for bubbly wine fans! All the New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet locations offer a diverse selection of Proseccos at incredibly low prices, so next time you want to enjoy a little sparkle, visit our stores and try one. All the Proseccos we carry are high quality, but there are a few brands which we highly recommend. See our list below!