It’s National Prosecco Day today (August 13, 2019) and to celebrate here are five great bubbly experiences around the world that pay homage to the Italian sparkling wine that has taken the world by storm.
From expert wine pairings on board luxury cruise ships to dining out at a restaurant named after the tipple itself, we’ve got you covered this National Prosecco Day!
Dom Perignon Experience with Oceania Cruises
Oceania Cruises has unveiled its exclusive Dom Perignon Experience at La Reserve onboard the Marina and Riviera – the only place in the world to offer such an experience. The dining experience is the first of its kind and pairs six palate piquing courses with a different vintage of Dom Perignon’s acclaimed champagnes for the ultimate pairing dinner. Limited to only 24 guests, cruisers can experience the true meaning of luxury whilst enjoying the exceptional flavours of The Finest Cuisine at Sea including blue lobster and seared wagyu beef alongside some of the world’s best champagnes during this one-of-a-kind experience, totally exclusive to Oceania Cruises. We know what all the fizz is about!
Chicago’s Prosecco Ristorante offers guests upscale Italian dining in the heart of the River North Gallery district. Named after the drink itself, it only seems fitting that this chic, yet welcoming restaurant serves Chicago’s largest selection of sparkling wine to pair with both classic and unique Italian comfort dishes from home-made pesto pasta to fresh fish and game dishes. With over 17 different sparkling wines to choose from, guests can enjoy the perfect pairing to any of the exceptional dishes on the menu with a glass or bottle of delicious bubbly.
Sparkling wine, made in Illinois
The Illinois Sparkling Co., located in North Utica is the ultimate destination to appreciate award-winning sparkling wines. The relatively inhospitable soil of the Illinois Valley combined with arduous craftsmanship has proven key in producing local white grapes to make a truly superb bottle of bubbly. Founders Mark Wenzel and his wife, Teri, produce a number of delicious sparkling wines including their popular Extra Brut, a crisp, gold, Silver Medal-Winning sparkler that offers notes of pear and lavender. For wine lovers out there – visit their tasting room on Mill Street or sample the finest sparkling wines now gracing the menus of top restaurants and bars across the state.
Chin-chin with Cosmos
Cosmos’ Highlights of Australia tour offers its guests a truly memorable champagne toast while watching iconic Uluru at sunset. After journeying through the heart of the Outback, keeping a lookout for kangaroos and camels, travellers will visit the Sunset Strip to enjoy a champagne toast with family, friends or a loved one while experiencing one of the world’s greatest spectacles – Uluru at its prime during the glorious golden sunset. There could be worst backdrops to cheers to with a glass of fizz! We’ll drink to that!
Wine & Dine at Wolwedans, Namibia
All meals at Wolwedans are a lavish, but unpretentious affair. They dining exudes a sense of occasion with elegant table settings, candlelight and exuberant menu announcements in the local Nama language. The skies above the lodge are some of the darkest on the planet and the extraordinary landscape was declared Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR) in 2013 and was the first IDSR to be awarded the Gold Tier. Guests can marvel at inky blue skies and twinkling stars in the desert with 360-degree views from a starlit supper at the lodge, with Wolwedans having the reputation as serving the best innovative, wholesome and sophisticated ‘bush-cuisine’, in Namibia prepared lovingly with homegrown organic fresh produce and paired with excellent local and South African wines from the in-lodge wine cellar.
And don’t forget… Passengers on selected Eurostar services can order a free glass of fizz at the touch of a button. The ‘press for champagne‘ button was launched to mark 100 days until the company’s 25th anniversary.