It was a drink very few of us here in the UK had even heard about until a few years ago. But now it’s everywhere...
What are we talking about? Prosecco of course!
It seems now we have discovered it, there’s no stopping us. In the UK it easily outsells Champagne, with its slightly sweeter and lighter taste (and lower price tag) seemingly preferred by many of us. In its native Italy it is drunk mainly in the Springtime – but we don’t let what time of year it is put us off!
In fact Brits consumed in excess of 40 million litres of the stuff last year. This was a 37 per cent increase from the year before, and equalled a spend of £330 million. We drink eight times more of it now than we did in 2012.
However, there are concerns supplies might be running out – prosecco can only be produced in one small region of Northern Italy, and it can only cope with so much demand!
So if you fancy a bit of sparkle in your life, here’s some options we have here at Hunters: