What's The Best Type Of Glass For Prosecco?

An effortlessly sleek and bubbly beverage, sparkling wine is the perfect cap for a celebratory evening. One of the few more luxurious drinks that anyone can enjoy, it packs the same special experience as champagne, only much more affordable (via The Drinks Business).

Although it isn't always offered sparkling — there are some less common still varieties such as Tranquillo — these are a few of the key characteristics of Prosecco. According to VinePair, the Italian white wine comes exclusively from the Veneto and Friuli regions of northeast Italy. Made from white Glera grapes, it uses the Charmat Method to ferment and get its bubbles. The highly aromatic fruit it's made from makes for a fresh, floral-smelling drink, whether poured into a cocktail or enjoyed all by itself. 

However it's fermented, the aroma of the drink makes for a heightened drinking experience whether you buy it for a celebratory toast or just to feel a little fancy on your night in. That being said, you may miss out on one of Prosecco's best features if you're drinking it in the wrong glass.

The perfect parings for your Prosecco

With its smooth and easy taste, there's not much that doesn't pair well with Prosecco. Something to keep in mind, however, are the drink's four levels of sweetness, with Brut being the driest and Demi-Sec the sweetest (via VinePair). This variety of tastes means a lot can feasibly pair well with Prosecco, so make sure to do some research after finding your bottle. To help get you started, here are some safe suggestions for foods that compliment most any variety of the wine. 

Many people tend to associate Prosecco with bottomless brunch, since the drink is sometimes served with orange juice in the form of mimosas (via Unraveling Wine). Prosecco can also pair really well with almost any breakfast item, from fluffy eggs to syrupy french toast. Many people also often indulge with a sip or more of Prosecco at big celebratory events and gatherings, since the wine pairs easily with cheese plates. The soft cheeses and salted nuts provide a satisfying contrast to Prosecco's dry, floral flavors. Charcuterie board picnics with a side of Prosecco are also popular.

Per Unraveling Wine, a summer salad would offer an equally refreshing light bite to a Prosecco's subtle taste. Or for a nice dinner option, look to pizza, since the tomato base can bring some balance to Prosecco's acidic notes (via Visit Prosecco Italy). If you're looking for another evening option, shellfish is great too. To get the most out of your meal, however, don't forget to use the best glass for your drink.

The perfect glass for the bubbly beverage

As long as your Prosecco sparkles, you can't go wrong. But there is one special tip we have to make sure your experience with the drink is as enjoyable as it can be: It's time to ditch the Champagne flute. To match those sweet, fairy-like qualities of Prosecco most people agree that the fruity, light, and bubbly drink is best served in a tulip wine glass (pictured above), as Good Housekeeping notes.

According to VinePair, vessels with this shape are great for Prosecco because of the cup's wide rim, which allows its aromatics to shine. The tapered rim of the glass not only allows for heavenly smells but also prevents Prosecco's bubbles from dissipating too quickly while you're sipping. If you don't have a tulip glass, a white wine glass is a good runner-up according to Master of Wine Sam Caporn (via Good Housekeeping). So while Prosecco can be sweet or dry and frizzante or spumante, per VinePair, remember that the beverage belongs in a tulip glass no matter which variety you prefer.