By joyousbubbles

Loving and writing about La Gioiosa Prosecco in the UK!

Taste vegan Prosecco at Vegan Life Live (March 14-15)

The team behind Vegan Life – the UK’s premier vegan magazine – invites you to embrace plant-based living with this two-day event at Alexandra Palace. Tickets to Vegan Life Live can be purchased in advance online, or on the door at the show. Click here for details and registration info. La Gioiosa will be one…

Carnevale of Venice begins this Saturday!

The Carnevale of Venice begins this Saturday, February 8, and lasts through Tuesday, February 25, otherwise known as “Martedì Grasso” (Fat Tuesday) or Strove Tuesday in English, the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent when many people abstain from eating meat. Some people believe that the Italian word Carnevale comes from the…

Mexican for dinner tonight? Prosecco is just right…

It was just five or six years ago that Mexican cuisine seemed to take the UK by storm. In 2016, the Guardian wrote about “the Mexican food wave sweeping across Britain.” And as early as 2015, one food industry publication claimed that “Mexican food has knocked Chinese food off the top spot as the nation’s…

Share the romance of Venice this year for Valentine’s Day!

Ever since the time of the Romantic Poets, we’ve been enchanted with the city of Venice and its meandering canals. Even as early as the Middle Ages, Venice had already begun a major travel destination, a tourist city beloved by merchants and lovers alike. And our romance with Venice continues to this day through our…

Bottomless Brunch (and Prosecco) in London

“Bottomless Brunch” has become a virtual national pastime in recent years in the UK. And it wouldn’t be a truly “bottomless” affair without “bottomless” Prosecco and Prosecco cocktails. A number of top lifestyle publications have published round-ups of some of the best bottomless brunches around London. Have a look here, here, and here. Bottoms up!

Carnevale in Venice: All you need to know

The Carnevale of Venice is arguably the world’s largest annual party, lasting two weeks in the spring and ending on Martedì Grasso — Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday — the day before Ash Wednesday. This year’s Carnevale will begin on Saturday, February 8 and end on Tuesday, February 25 (Martedì Grasso).…

How do Italians say “cheers”?

Italians actually have a couple of ways to say cheers. One of the expressions they commonly use in a toast is prosit (PROH-ZEET) from the Latin for may good things come to pass. The other and perhaps more common way they say cheers is cin cin (CHEEN CHEEN) from the Cantonese ch’ing – ch’ing meaning…

Nothing says “amore” like Prosecco

One of the things that we love about Prosecco is the way that it seemingly transports you to the city of Venice, Italy, where it is the wine of choice for locals and tourists alike. And there are few cities on earth as romantic as Venice where gondoliers ferry lovers from all walks of life…

Scotch eggs and Prosecco? Try it. You’ll thank us!

Happy new year everyone! Thank you for making 2019 a great year for Prosecco in the UK. Now that the holidays are over and the festivities and celebrations are behind us, we are reminded of how much we enjoy Prosecco as a wine for every day. Indeed, in Venice, where Prosecco is considered to be…