Wash Away the Day
I’m sure people are getting sick of me constantly talking about Prosecco all the time. For the record, I’m not sponsored by a Prosecco company (yet). But I simply MUST bring up this topic again because today is National Prosecco Day!!
In a post that I wrote a few years ago called Game Changers , I shared some info that I learned from a Butcher & The Boar wine tasting event held for my friend who asked for it as her Push Present. Isn’t that a cool gift to give a new mom? I learned that Prosecco, according to many Italians, is served very casually because it is not champagne. It’s customary, every day, to have a glass of Prosecco late in the afternoon/early evening in order to “wash away the day”. Whether the events of the day were good or bad, once they are washed away, the Italians have a clean slate for their evening.
I tell that story about the Italians and their Prosecco as if I am on “Repeat” because there’s always at least one person in the crowd who hasn’t heard it before. And even if everyone has heard the “wash away the day” story before, not many people mind the reminder. Drinking a glass of Prosecco symbolically allow us to let go of each day and look forward to each night. No matter how great or how crappy the day was, it’s over. If the evening plans include partying til dawn or quietly snuggling with your Netflix, I mean your children, we’re more likely to embrace our evenings when we carry less stress.
Today, August 13th, is #NationalProseccoDay. According to Nationaldaycalendar.com, Riodo Prosecco created National Prosecco Day in 2016 to celebrate the summer months. Win-Win! I love summer and I love this type of wine. I’m excited to share some Prosecco pinch ideas:
When I asked my wine expert friend, Christie, if she had any nuggets of info about Prosecco that she could share, she hooked me up with this article. I love how the “quick read” format of the article confirms the theory: Italians really do live the sweet life. It’s always good to know some solid facts about the wine we enjoy.
If you’re ever at an event and something like a mobile Prosecco truck is there too, consider yourself lucky! Tiny Tap is a new company around the Twin Cities that launched in September 2018. They have been making many appearances and enhancing events and venues throughout the area ever since. According to their site, it is the first of it’s kind in America!
The set up, courteous service, stemware, perfect temperature Prosecco, service and the clean up are all included when you hire these guys to come to an event. Oh, one sweet deal breaker is having the opportunity for your guests to “flex” (new word for bragging) on their social media feed. Worth it!
The bottom line is this: Whether you hire Tiny Tap or practice self care by pouring yourself a glass of the sparkly beverage or share the Italian “wash away the day” story with someone who has never heard it or pass along the article from my friend Christie or give someone a single serving bottle/full size bottle wine cup on Tuesday 8/13 for #nationalproseccoday - you’re being thoughtful! Cheers to you! #celebrateeveryday!