Thirsting For A Glass of Bubbly

22nd September 2022

Hot Sun & Champagne or Prosecco

The sun is shining, burning its rays into the ground, drying and cracking the soil on which you walk, your mouth is dry, like sandpaper, you’re thirsting for a glass of something, in the distance, you see a shine, a reflection of the sun bouncing off of something.

You walk towards this almost certain mirage, but when you get within reaching distance, your fingers touch a chilled bottle, although it seems improbable, it’s real, a bottle of Champagne and Prosecco rest on the broken ground, along with one glass.

Which bottle of Sparkling Wine do you pop open and drink first?

Champagne or Prosecco? It’s a question that gets asked a lot in today’s world, with each competing to end up in your glass, but both of these Sparkling Wines quench two different kinds of thirst.

Champagne is for the moments of high class, sophistication, money and those big life moments, like a promotion or the closure of a big business deal. It’s a drink that has a further complexity to it, delivering toasty, oaky, butty and pastry characters, with some elegant fruits.

Whereas Prosecco has coined the impression of a fun, light-hearted Sparkling Wine, that can be enjoyed on any occasion, by any person, it puts up no walls and shows no boundaries. It’s lighter on the palate and less complex, while still delivering fresh, fruity and floral characters.

When looking at an online survey by Hitched, a wedding planning website, it showed that out of 2,780 people, 55% would choose Prosecco over Champagne, but out of that 55%, 42% said it came down to the price and just 32% said they prefer the flavours of Prosecco over Champagne.

Although that survey was conducted on people planning or soon wishing to plan their wedding, rather than being extremely thirsty, the results were still interesting, out of the 55% that said they would choose Prosecco, only 32% enjoy the flavours more than Champagne, meaning that despite enjoying one over the other, even on their big day, they were willing to settle for their second choice rather than trying to find the money elsewhere.

If in the desert or thirsting for a drink, of course, water is the best choice, but on this basis, it’s not available, so unless you distinctly hate either Champagne or Prosecco, the best bottle to pop open would be the Prosecco, as it is lighter, easier to drink and has more of a fruity or floral taste.

Just a tip for anyone that does find themselves out in the desert and stumbles across a bottle of Sparkling Wine, it’s only going to clench your thirst for a short while, because alcohol actually makes you dehydrated, so it would only worsen your condition in the long run.

Champagne Royal Riviera was created by Sara Ramirez from France and Kiron Barui from Australia, the Champagne sisters came together to create their own Champagne brand, they are both very passionate about creating amazing Champagne to be enjoyed all over the world.

They even have their own song on Spotify for you to listen to while enjoying a glass of their Champagne Royal Riviera, you can listen to it here.

Champagne Royal Riviera – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Lovely expressive aromas of vanilla ice cream, yeasty, lightly toasted bread, creamy and a touch of citrus.”

Flavour – “Light citrus with hints of apricot and peach flavours, yeasty and creamy at the close.”

Gold Creamy at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Villa Sandi produces what seems to be like an endless supply of Prosecco, but without ever compromising on quality, no matter what bottle you decide to pick up, especially including their outstanding Trophy Winning Rosé Prosseco, you will get an enjoyable experience,

Located in the picturesque region of Prosecco, with Villa Sandi having a foothold in the region since 1622, thanks to their Palladian-style Villa located among the green hills of the Marca Trevigiana, the Moretti Polegato family, for several generations have dedicated their time producing and sharing their Wines, Sparkling Wines and Proseccos around the world.

You can explore The Sparkling Wines of Villa Sandi right here on Glass of Bubbly to see what else they offer.

Villa Sandi – Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut Biodiversity Friend – Tasting Notes

Aroma – “Fresh and inviting floral, blossom, pear and apricot aromas.”

Flavour – “Silky chalky, minerals, wet stones, with honeysuckle and green pear flavours.”

Silver Meditation at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.