National Prosecco Day

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Ah, Prosecco! Is there a better way to say 'Cheers to life!' than with a glass of this sparkling Italian delight? Not that we know of! Welcome to the internet history of National Prosecco Day, that's been causing fizzy madness since... well, let's pop the cork and dive right in!

When is Prosecco Day?

It's national prosecco day on the 13th August.

A Snapshot of Prosecco's Bubbles and the Internet

Prosecco, the often-underappreciated sibling of Champagne, has been getting its fair share of internet love. With a whopping 5905 mentions online, it's clear that this effervescent event is truly bubbling up. The internet truly fizzed up with prosecco love on 13th August 2019 - the day that holds the record for the most online chatter about National Prosecco Day.

Bubbling Origin Story

Prosecco hails from the Veneto region of Italy, but its digital origins are much more recent. While the plush wine has been relished for centuries, the dedicated day to celebrate its bubbly brilliance, the National Prosecco Day, is a millennial baby. It was first poured onto the internet in the early 2000s and has since trickled onto numerous blogs, social media posts, and wine enthusiasts' forums.

Sip, Savour, Share!

The best way to celebrate National Prosecco Day? Pop open a bottle and enjoy it with friends or family! Many also discuss their favorite Prosecco brands, pairing suggestions, or fun toasts online. It's not just about enjoying the sparkly beverage; it's about celebrating the joy, companionship, laughter, and memories it represents!

History behind the term 'Prosecco'


Origins in Northeast Italy

Prosecco, a sparkling wine, has its origins in the northeastern region of Italy, specifically the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. It is believed to have been produced as early as the Roman era, making it one of Italy's oldest wines. The term 'prosecco' initially referred to a grape variety native to the region.


Protected Designation of Origin

In 1969, the region established the 'Prosecco Controlled Designation of Origin' to protect the wine's origin and quality. This designation limited the term 'prosecco' to wines produced exclusively in specific regions of northeastern Italy.


Prosecco becomes a DOCG

In 2009, Prosecco was elevated to the highest designation in Italian wine, known as 'DOCG' (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita). This status signifies the highest quality and strict production regulations. The DOCG is granted to Prosecco produced in specific areas like Conegliano and Valdobbiadene.


Popularity soars

Over the past few decades, Prosecco's popularity has skyrocketed. It has become an iconic Italian sparkling wine and gained international recognition. Its refreshing and lively characteristics, as well as its affordability compared to Champagne, have contributed to its widespread appeal.


Prosecco Hills added to UNESCO World Heritage List

In 2019, the Prosecco Hills in northeastern Italy were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This recognition highlights the cultural landscape shaped by the vineyards and the centuries-old winemaking traditions of the region. The Prosecco Hills are now celebrated as an exceptional example of how human intervention can harmoniously coexist with nature.

Did you know?

While Prosecco may often be compared to Champagne, it's uniquely fermented, using the 'Italian method'. This technique preserves the flavors and aromatics of the grape - and that's what gives Prosecco its distinct bubbly charm!


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First identified

12th August 2016

Most mentioned on

13th August 2019

Total mentions


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