Champagne vs Prosecco
December 16, 2015
Champagne or Prosecco – what will you be serving this Christmas? Our Event Team gives their top tips of what to serve and when to ensure your event is seamless
Champagne is about luxury and about spoiling yourself and your guests. There is something rather decedent and celebratory about serving it, so don’t be shy that you are.
The rising popularity of Prosecco over the past 5 years means it is now the drink of choice for so many celebrations and occasions. In fact, the past 12 months has seen the UK spend more on Prosecco than Champagne for the first time, with over 22 million bottles sold, compared to just 8.4 million bottles of Champagne.
This surge in popularity has timed well economically too, with many companies serving a good quality Prosecco instead of Champagne at corporate events, which is not only lighter on a the palate, but is also a great way of helping the entertaining budget go a little further.
There are however, (in our humble opinion) occasions where only Champagne will do. Whilst Prosecco is a great reception drink or base for cocktails such as Peach Bellinis and so on, Champagne really should be the drink of choice for any high end events, particularly when serving dinner or food. In addition, the bubbles in Champagne also last longer than those in Prosecco or Sparkling Wine, so for Wedding speeches where the drink is likely to be sat for a while, Champagne would be the preference.
Our Sommelier says, ‘Champagne is about luxury and about spoiling yourself and your guests. There is something rather decedent and celebratory about serving it, so don’t be shy that you are; announce that the Champagne will be served, and it immediately tastes better’.
It is for that reason we have faith in the fact that whilst the world may be having a slightly lengthened fling with it’s Italian alternative, we will see a renewed appreciation of the quality and depth that one only finds in good Champagne in due course.
Talk to one of Dine’s Event Managers to discuss which drinks to serve at your next event; from cocktails to Champagne, cask ales to post dinner Cognac, we’ll guide you through all the options to ensure your event is nothing short of perfect!