In partnership with La Gioiosa
Remember Christmas last year? Oh no wait, that’s because it was cancelled. You were probably home alone surrounded by all the presents you’d bought for everyone, slowly disappearing into the food coma that was brought on by eating a Christmas dinner meant for 12 people. Sigh. The good times.
But this year, things are a little different. We’re making up for the fact that Christmas was cancelled in 2020. This is going to be one of the biggest celebrations ever. And our go-to tipple? Prosecco. La Gioiosa is a prosecco brand that’s dedicated to not just helping out this season, but spreading joy. If you translate ‘Gioiosa’, it literally means joy!
Based in Treviso in the heart of Prosecco country, La Gioiosa is owned by the Moretti Polegato family, who have passed the sacred tradition of winemaking through generations of the same family. And they want to share it with us for this year’s festivities.
This is going to be one of the biggest parties ever. And our go-to tipple? La Gioiosa Prosecco.
Provide a warm welcome
As your friends, families, dogs, cats, and loud small children arrive, the best way to smooth out the chaos on Christmas Day is with an aperitif for a late breakfast.
Quaff some fizz with the brunch you’ve prepared. Nothing goes better with platters of fresh fruit, piles of pancakes and eggs Benedict than a glass of Brut Prosecco DOC Treviso. Alternatively, you can simply indulge in some sips while you cook the main Christmas feast and join in the chatter with friends and family.
Indulge in some sips while you cook the main Christmas feast
Add some flare to the table
It’s difficult to know how to make festive decorations chic. Too much sparkle and it looks a little tacky, not enough and the whole place will look lacklustre. La Gioiosa has a little trick up its sleeve.
Serve the new La Gioiosa Prosecco Rosé to guests and you have an instant hit of colour on the table. What’s more, you can use full bottles to decorate the table with a few cute fairy lights.
The taste is sensational too. The blend of Glera and Pinot Noir has a precise balance between fruity and floral notes with a silky and round taste. The bouquet releases fruity notes of roses and pomegranate alongside the most seductive floral flavours.
Pair bubbles with festive food
Christmas canapés are a serious highlight this time of year. Smoked salmon with dill and cream cheese, pigs in blankets, figs wrapped in parma ham, mozzarella with tomato… we could go on. And what better to wash it down with than a flute of Prosecco?
You can also pair La Gioiosa with dinner. After all, drinking copious amounts of red wine is not always the best way forward – firstly because of the red stain on your lips – but also, because the flavour profile can be quite heavy.
Why not try La Gioiosa Brut Prosecco DOC Treviso this year instead? The crisp flavour with hints of floral and fruity notes goes especially well with the lighter tastes of a herbed turkey breast.
Drink Prosecco like a wine expert
So you have all these bottles but do you know how to serve them properly? It’s best to pour Prosecco when it’s cold to minimise the foam and avoid that fizzy overflow. But there’s no need to place ice buckets around the house or your tipple will be too cold.
There's no need to place ice buckets around the house or your tipple will be too cold.
When you’re choosing which vessels to serve it in, you can trade in the champagne flutes for wide tulip glasses. Connoisseurs will tell you this gives the best sipping experience… so it’s probably a good shout.
Turn mini bottles of bubbles into gifts
If you’re working in cahoots with Father Christmas (his little helpers need to have some rest after all, right?) why not slip mini bottles of La Gioiosa Brut Prosecco DOC Treviso into the grown-ups’ stockings this year. They’re the perfect festive treat.
La Gioiosa Prosecco is the perfect festive treat.