While the government works out what they’re doing, one thing’s for certain, it’s going to be a while before we can pop into a bar and order a drink. So, we’re bringing the fun to you.
Together with Prosecco DOC we held an online Prosecco tasting - our first event since the start of lockdown.
Our master of ceremonies was wine expert and the UK ambassador for the Prosecco DOC Consortium, Neil Phillips. You may have encountered Neil before if you’ve been to his popular Prosecco DOC and Grana Padano PDO masterclasses at Taste of London. Neil took us through four specific Proseccos, talking to us about the big difference between regions and styles - and giving tips on what to look for when you’re buying it, whether that’s online right now or eventually in restaurants.
We tasted four Proseccos in our aperitivo hour on Instagram Live. And because it’s aperitivo time Neil gave us recommendations for food to pair with Prosecco;
- Put together an antipasti plate of Parma ham, Prosciutto, Salami Milano and Grana Padano cheese (it's easy to get this in most stores, but if you search it out at a deli, see if they have one aged 16 months or the Riserva which works particularly well).
- Mini pizzas
- Sushi - it’s great with Extra Dry Prosecco.
- Fresh prawns or shrimp or a crab salad
- Vegetable rice salad or avo salad with spicy sesame and tamari granola (see the recipe here)
The Proseccos we tasted
Ruggeri Argeo, Prosecco DOC Brut Treviso
Villa Sandi Prosecco DOC Il Fresco Organic
La Jara Prosecco DOC Organic Brut
This organic and vegan Prosecco is £12.50 from Swig Wines no minimum order
Masottina Prosecco Extra Dry DOC Treviso
A gold medal winning wine - £12.98 from Amazon.
Watch the Hot Dinners aperitivo hour with Prosecco
Find out more about Prosecco: Visit the Prosecco DOC website.
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