Imagine being in a room filled with Prosecco, sampling as many bubbles as you could handle? As a food blogger and Melbourne foodie, who doesn’t mind a couple of bubbles every now and again, I’ve been thinking when could this dream become reality!?! Well guess what? On Sunday 26th February, there was the very first Melbourne Prosecco Festival, held at Cargo Hall, South Wharf.
On arrival we received a crystal Plumm teardrop glass in which we were able to try over 50 varieties of bubbles from over 20 Aussie and Italian producers of the fine drop all in one room. To compliment your Prosecco tastings, you could sample a some hand-milked Salmon caviar, oysters and cheese while overlooking the Yarra River.
Now for those who haven’t had a a chance to try Prosecco, Prosecco is a style of sparkling white wine. This sparkling wine originates from the Venato region of Italy, where a particular grape, the Glera grapes, are used. King Valley in Victoria and the Adelaide Hills in South Australia are some of the best regions, with perfect climates, to produce Prosecco in Australia.
As much as Champagne and Prosecco are both sparkling white wines, both are produced using different grapes and have a different processes for creating their unique bubbles. Read here for more information about the differences between Champagne and Prosecco.
Are you a Champagne or Prosecco lover?
In one of the 2 four hour sessions, you can certainly have more than enough Prosecco to last you a life time! Next year, line up your girlfriends for an afternoon of bubbles, food and laughs. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Make sure you keep your eye out for any information from The Prosecco Queen regarding next years events.
These were my top four favourites of the day:
POPS – Adults only icy poles made from Champagne, Prosecco, vodka and rose! They could be dangerous to keep in the freezer!
Carpene Malvolti Prosecco Cartizze – my favourite Italian Prosecco. Sweet undertones and tiny cute bubbles. Delicious!
Sam Miranda Prosecco NV – my favourite Australian Prosecco, perfect to sip on the balcony or backyard in the warmer weather.