Prosecco Tasting Boxes – An Event in a Box

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Prosecco Superiore Tasting Box

 

The new Prosecco Tasting Boxes are essentially a Prosecco event in a box.  A must do for any true Prosecco lover.  They capture the essence of the Prosecco tasting events I have been hosting for the past 6 ish years BC (Before Covid!).  I’d developed the events over the years from my own knowledge and experience working directly with my brilliant artisan Prosecco producers and spending time with industry experts, plus the helpful feedback from my lovely Prosecco-loving customers I’d meet over the years.   

 

Julia Phillips hosting a Prosecco Tasting event at LoveClay, Staffordshire
Julia hosting a Prosecco tasting event (before Covid)

 

The events were structured into some fun learning, tasting and sometimes some eating too.  We covered various aspects including the different Prosecco sweetness categories (including the key revelation that ‘Extra Dry’ Prosecco isn’t literally extra dry and often customers didn’t even realise Prosecco was available in different sweetness levels), glassware and why a flute isn’t the best glass for fine Prosecco, an insight into the wineries, what’s the difference between DOC and DOCG Prosecco and of course the actual tasting of different Proseccos, plus much more over the space of a couple of hours…. with a few glasses of Prosecco in hand obviously.

 

Prosecco glasses lined up for the reception drink
Spiegelau Prosecco glasses 

 

Being in Staffordshire, I could only realistically reach the local region with such events however I had the idea to replicate the core essence of the events in a box which could be delivered to customers’ homes safely across the country.  I started looking more into the concept at the start of 2020 which included transit-safe packaging and artwork design…and then Covid-19 happened.    It slowed progress down a little, but made the Tasting Boxes even more appealing as it is something you can enjoy in the comfort of your home, especially as staying in seems to have become the new going out thanks to all the restrictions we are currently enduring.

Of course there are a few differences compared to how my actual tasting events worked.   We usually had small tasting measures of around 30-50ml, but in the Tasting Boxes you will receive full bottles for you to drink as you wish.  The Proseccos are made by real, artisan wineries and are a step above the commercial types of Prosecco you find in most supermarkets.   As there is a Prosecco stopper included, you can enjoy a bottle over a few days as the stopper does a great job of preserving those precious bubbles. 

 

Prosecco Tasting Box

 

What I love too about the Tasting Boxes is that you will receive the ‘right’ glasses which makes a big difference to how the Prosecco will taste.  A must for any real Prosecco lover.  Something I often say at tasting events is that you don’t have to be a wine expert to know what you like”.  Fact.  And it’s the same for the right glass, you don’t have to be a wine expert to notice the difference it makes. 

There are currently 2 Boxes available with more in the pipeline.  For the Prosecco Superiore Tasting Box you will receive the Prosecco Superiore glasses which have been specially designed by Riedel (the world’s top glassware brand in case you were wondering) for enjoying Prosecco Superiore.  The Prosecco Tasting Box features Riedel’s elegant Spiegelau branded Prosecco glasses.  Both glasses are far superior than flutes for enjoying fine Prosecco.  At actual events I typically used venue’s white wine glasses which are also good for fine Prosecco, though the Riedel and Spiegelau glasses are even better and you get to keep them!

 

Testing the Riedel Prosecco Superiore glasses with Furlan Prosecco Superiore.  Julia Phillips and Steve McGraw, MD of Riedel UK.

 

Included with the Boxes is a tasting guide which isn’t over complex but hopefully enough to explain clearly about the Proseccos and glasses you are experiencing together, as well as general insights about the wonderful world of Prosecco and Prosecco Superiore.  There are tips about what food types work best with each Prosecco and space to make your own notes.

An example of the Tasting Guide.

 

If you would like to find out more about the Tasting Boxes, you can find them on the Just Perfect Wines website.  Just click on the links below. If you are interested in trying both of them, then I would suggest to go with the Prosecco Tasting Box first and then move on to the Prosecco Superiore Tasting Box.  And if you do treat yourself, I would love to hear about your experiences.

 

 A Prosecco tasting event at home

Prosecco Superiore Tasting Box

 

Julia Phillips

Owner of Just Perfect Wines

27/10/20  

 

   

 


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