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A Few Facts About Prosecco.
Prosecco is a sparkling white wine named after the village of Prosecco in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene hilly area in northeast Italy, 50km from Venice and about 100km from the Dolomites mountains.
It is made from the Glera grape. Formerly known as the ‘prosecco’ grape until it was renamed in 2009.
The glera grape must make up 85% of a wine for it to be labelled ‘prosecco.’
In 2016, the UK consumed a third of the 410 million bottles of prosecco produced; that’s more than any other country!
It doesn’t ferment in the bottle like champagne or red and white wines so it doesn’t improve with age.
It is best served in a tulip-style glass because of its height and slenderness is said to preserve the bubbles.
The original Bellini cocktail was made from prosecco, not champagne.
Prosecco compliments most dishes and its method of production is more cost-effective than champagne.
A recent poll of 18 to 24-year-olds said they drink prosecco more than any other age range.
A cork can reach 25 mph when popped.
4 Potential Health Benefits of Prosecco
The research is very limited, hence the title of this post but drinking prosecco may:-
1. Help your cardiovascular function. A 2014 study suggests that drinking prosecco may increase your blood flow. The University of Reading in the UK found that prosecco contains polyphenols; plant chemicals with antioxidant properties. Polyphenols could lower your blood pressure.
2. Help with your lung function. The European Respiratory Journal published research in 2012 which found that drinking wine; in particular white wine, has a positive effect on lung function over a lifetime.
3. Could provide protective benefits against the common cold. A US study found that participants who drank 1 or 2 glasses of white wine a week were found to have a reduced risk of catching a cold. This could be due to the flavonoids in white wine that can help to boost your immune system.
4. Reduce your risk of cognitive decline.
In 2018, researchers at the University of Rochester found that low levels of wine can reduce inflammation in the brain and help it remove toxins, including those linked to serious brain diseases.
Note. So, if you like your prosecco then, remember to only drink 1 or 2 glasses a week.
I prefer prosecco to champagne because of its sweetness.
Which one do you prefer, if you like sparkling white wine? Let me know in the comments below.
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