Women’s Day cocktail

Prosecco and fruit juice

This is Mario Matassa’s variation on the classic Mimosa cocktail (champagne and orange juice), though of course we are using prosecco instead of champagne… Serves 4-6 Preparation time 5 minutes Ingredients: • ½ a bottle of Prosecco • 500ml apricot juice • 250ml freshly squeezed orange juice Instructions: 1 Mix the apricot and orange juices together in […]

Drink Italia! Prosecco

Drinking prosecco

The past few years have seen Prosecco become the go-to party fizz, but don’t let the lighthearted bubbles fool you: premium Prosecco is in a class of its own. We take a look… Glera, the Prosecco grape variety, has been grown in the area north of Treviso for hundreds of years, in particular around Conegliano […]

Time to sparkle


Mionetto. More than just a Prosecco. Here we explain why… In the heart of the Veneto Valley, where Prosecco originated, is Valdobbiadene, the home of premium Prosecco brand Mionetto. Founded in 1887 by master winemaker Francesco Mionetto, Mionetto Prosecco is still produced on the original site. The company tells a story of heritage and authenticity, […]

Brits: The Biggest Prosecco Fans

Brits drink the most prosecco

If you love a glass (or indeed a bottle) of Prosecco to enjoy with your meal or to help you destress then feel confident in the knowledge that you are not alone. It turns out that Britain is actually the world’s biggest fan of the Italian fizz. We apparently consumed a third of all the prosecco produced […]

New: Trufflesecco combining two great things

New Opening: Trufflesecco

You guessed it, this new venture brings together two of Italy’s best treats, truffles and prosecco. This article was originally from The Telegraph This bar has brought together the streets of Camden and the elegance of Italy, who knew that was possible? The outer appearance is unassuming however Trufflesecco has graced the North West extravagantly and is the most recent addition to the […]


Think of it as Italian firewater? An end-of-meal tipple to be feared as much as revered? Paul Pettengale explains why quality grappa should be sipped and savoured… You know the drill. You’ve enjoyed your welcoming glass of prosecco. You’ve sampled a glass of white, maybe a glass of red with your six-plus course meal at […]

Wines of the Veneto

The northeastern region of the Veneto combines gentle plains in the south with mountains in the north. From robust reds to subtle prosecco wines, it really does have it all… It’s the largest-producing region of DOC wines (accredited wines by law) in all Italy. Although not vast in size, being the eighth-largest region in land […]

Dizzy on the Fizzy – The Prosecco Story

Think Prosecco and you may think of Bellinis and Spritzers, but there is so much more to the wine than that, as its producers are keen to point out. Kevin Pilley treads the Prosecco Road in Italy’s far northeast…   One for the shade,” said Francesco, handing me an ombra of fizzy San Giuseppe Superiore […]

Italian Sparkling Wine: Prosecco

A raised glass of Prosecco is ubiquitous with celebration, so we enrolled the entire Italia! team for this wine review… For this Drink Italia! we?ve gathered together a selection of Prosecco wines to enjoy and to deliver you our verdict. And in a break with tradition, we?ve opened up the tasting to the entire Italia! […]