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…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all the families at La Gioiosa to you and yours! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2020! Click here for a Visit London Official Visitor Guide page with information on the schedules and best viewing options for this year’s fireworks. Enjoy the show! And see you in 2020…

Drink like an Italian on New Year’s Eve!

There’s a reason why Italians love to drink Prosecco on New Year’s Eve. Well, actually, there are a number of reasons. The first is that great Prosecco (like La Gioiosa Prosecco) is always very fresh — on the nose and the palate. Especially after an evening of eating and drinking, it’s the perfect way to “freshen…

Happy holidays!

Wishing all our friends in the UK a happy holiday season from all the families at the La Gioiosa winery!

Daily Mail Wine Awards: Gioiosa “Best” Prosecco

“Creamy and refreshing,” writes Matthew Jukes for the Daily Mail, La Gioiosa Prosecco “is noticeably indulgent and a little more food-friendly than the other two wines in this section, so it can progress from aperitif duties to accompanying starters too.” We are thrilled to report that a panel of leading wine experts has named La…

Gioiosa Prosecco & Panettone, a match made in heaven!

According to an article published today by the Telegraph, sales of Panettone have risen by 42 percent since 2012 when the classic Italian Christmas sweet bread first started to become popular in the UK. It’s not surprising when you consider what the Italians have known for generations: Panettone is delicious! And it makes for the…

La Gioiosa Tom Cannavan’s “wine of the week”!

“A very nice rendition of Prosecco,” writes leading UK wine educator Tom Cannavan about La Gioiosa Prosecco DOC GOLD on his site this week, “a super-clean and fresh example, all cool pear fruit, touches of floral character and it is Brut, so not too much sweetness to finish. It’s a bit of a gifting banker…