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Prosecco: five things you probably didn't know

Prosecco is very on trend these days. But aside from knowing we love it, we realised we didn't really know much about it. Until we researched and learnt these five fun facts

1. There is actually a place called Prosecco that this delicious drop is named after. Prosecco is a suburb in the Italian city of Trieste, Italy. 

2. There are two types of prosecco – Frizzante (lightly sparkling) and Spumante (fully sparkling)

3. The original Bellini used prosecco, not champagne. 

4. Prosecco doesn't ferment in the bottle, therefore, it is best consumed young. Prosecco's tank-ferment makes it easier and cheaper to make, which is why our wallets don't suffer as much from purchasing this variety.

5. Each Prosecco is labelled by which region it’s produced in using DOC or DOCG – DOC is produced from 9 provinces spanning the Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia regions. DOCG can only be made in the Treviso province of Veneto on the hills between the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene.

Check out some of Toast's favourite proseccos below.

Strawberry and Rhubarb Bellini

Strawberry and Rhubarb Bellini

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