Prosecco - the perfect gift this Christmas

Bottle of exclusive Letizia Prosecco
Prosecco remains a top pick here at hampers.com when it comes to parties, celebrations and gifts.
With the festive season fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to learn a little more about the nation’s favourite fizz and why it’ll make the ideal accompaniment to whatever you have planned this Christmas.
But first…

Why is Prosecco so popular?

Did you know that the UK is second largest consumer of Prosecco, with only Italy itself in the number one spot?

Made in the north east of Italy, it is increasingly popular and a preferred choice, for many reasons. It’s light and delicate, but with a taste full of flavour. It’s comparably cheaper to Champagne and English Sparkling Wine and it’s very versatile, tasting great as an aperitif; ideal as a celebratory toast; delicious in cocktails, including the re-emerging popular cocktail Aperol Spritz… and pairing well with a wide range of foods, including not only fish, but also Asian cuisine and more spicy foods.

Have you had pink Prosecco yet? Learn more about the Prosecco Rosé.

Party with Prosecco

Prosecco is the perfect party drink, with extra dry, as well as brut options - to suit everyone's taste. Choose your preferred combination of flavours from tangy citrus flavours, to apples and melon.

It’s ideal for toasting a special birthday, a milestone anniversary…and not forgetting Christmas parties and New Year celebrations.

Pairing Christmas Prosecco

As mentioned above, Prosecco pairs really well with lots of food combinations.

You may think of it as something to drink on its own – perhaps on Friday night after work with a group of friends! But consider opening a bottle the next time you are enjoying fish cakes, oysters, a seafood pasta dish, as well as cured Italian meats.

The sweeter Proseccos also pair fabulously with Asian dishes, including Thai and Chinese savoury and noodle dishes, as well as sushi.

Also for those with a sweet tooth, Prosecco is ideal to enjoy with chocolate (of course), macarons and popcorn.

Enjoy Prosecco this Christmas

Make sure you have a bottle or three of Prosecco added to your Christmas shopping list, this year.

Prosecco makes a luxurious Buck’s Fizz – just add a splash of freshly squeezed orange juice - the perfect way to start Christmas morning and make breakfast extra special.

A glass of this Italian fizz also tastes great with smoked salmon – a very traditional Christmas Dinner starter, as well as a favourite for a Boxing Day platter.

Finally, have you heard about our special Christmas cocktail? A velvety drink, ideal for Christmas afternoon. This year, we want everyone to try this new twist on a Kir Royale – a delicious combination of our exclusive Prosecco with the Aelder Elixir – a bramble-inspired liqueur with flavours of dark stone fruits with hints of bitter chocolate and spice. It’s ideal with a cheese board or a dark chocolate dessert.

Explore our Christmas Prosecco Cocktail Hamper -  and order now for Christmas, with free UK delivery.

 

Bottle of Prosecco and Aelder elixir with glasses showing them combined in a unique version of kir royale
Prosecco, glasses, chocolate box and gift box

The gift of Christmas Prosecco

Finally, we can’t mention Prosecco without mentioning gifts.  A bottle of Prosecco is the perfect Christmas hamper present, after all. We can even help you send Prosecco by post!

Take a look at our classic Prosecco and Christmas chocolates gift box, containing our exclusive Prosecco Letizia Prosecco Spumante DOC Extra Dry (75cl) – a delightful Prosecco with hints of stone fruit, sweet lemon and a pleasing crisp acidity. The assorted chocolates from Holdsworth with its 'Merry Christmas' message will also delight.

For the ultimate food and wine gift, explore our Luxury Food and Wine Basket – an all-year round bestseller. It not only contains our exclusive Letizia Prosecco, but also a delicious Argentinian Malbec, award-winning cheese, hand-baked crackers, an array of biscuits, coffee, tea and chocolates, all presented in a wicker gift basket. Order this Christmas gift set and send your prosecco by post to your loved ones! 

Who will you pamper with a special bottle of Prosecco this Christmas?

View our full range of Champagne and Prosecco hampers for some festive gift inspiration this holiday season.

This blog was posted 15 days ago
By Kate
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