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Prosecco Doc Consortium Celebrates the Fifth Annual National Prosecco Week July 18-24, 2022

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Renowned Denomination Enlists Retailers, Restaurants and Consumers Nationwide to Celebrate Prosecco DOC and Prosecco DOC Rosé

New York, June 1st, 2022 – The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees the production of the world’s most popular sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the fifth annual ‘National Prosecco Week’ (NPW) – a trade, media and consumer campaign developed in tandem with Colangelo & Partners – taking place from July  18-24, 2022.

This year’s celebration will move away from the heavily digital activations of last year, and adopt a hybrid approach with both digital and in-person experiences. The 2022 campaign  includes a robust retail and restaurant partnerships), media and consumer campaign with a renewed focus on consumer events & sponsorships, targeted media relations and marketing, strategic media partnerships and dynamic social media and influencer activations. All activities aim to educate media, trade and consumers on how to identify authentic Prosecco DOC, showcase the versatility and pairability of each and further elaborate on the growing Prosecco DOC Rosé category. 

Last year’s NPW reached over 218 million consumers and saw over 700 ecommerce and brick-and-mortar stores across 30 states participating. Retail partners reported significant increases in sales during the 2021 promotion, ranging from +7.6% to +274% and a sample of 150 participating stores sold Prosecco DOC for $226,121 in July 2021 with 4,384 bottles sold, an increase of nearly 700% compared to July 2020. U.S. consumers continue to express interest and curiosity in Prosecco DOC for its pleasing palate and approachable price point,  the Prosecco DOC Consortiums is committed to enlisting consumers across the country to share in this year’s celebration. 

“We are very excited to return for the fifth annual National Prosecco Week” commented Stefano Zanette, President of the Prosecco DOC Consortium. “We hope to build on the momentum from last year and continue to connect with more retailers, strategic partners and ultimately more Prosecco lovers in the U.S.”

Continuing efforts from last year, consumers will be able to search for and purchase Prosecco DOC from local and national retailers on the National Prosecco Week online store in addition to having the ability to locate participating stores in your area through an interactive map. “NPW is a great opportunity for anyone to learn more about these extremely versatile wines” says Sandra Spalding, Director of Marketing at Twin Liquors, adding “We are excited to partake in NPW, with education and events,  help our customers navigate the nuances of Prosecco DOC.”

This year, National Prosecco Week is partnering with a national media partner to drive consumer awareness through targeted advertising and social media promotions across many of the top consumer publications in the food and beverage industry.  NPW has a strategic partnership with trade marketing agency, City Hive and Cru Luv Selections serves as the official sponsor of this year’s consumer events.

Prosecco DOC welcomes retailers and restaurants to participate in this nationwide celebration by hosting in-house or digital promotions, educational seminars, virtual tastings, package inserts and discounts. The following renowned Prosecco DOC producers are participating in this year’s campaign, including Bottega, Botter, Ca’ Furlan, Cantine Riondo, Casa Vinicola Abbazia, Gancia, Pizzolato, La Gioiosa, La Marca, Le Contesse, Mionetto, Pitars, Ruffino, Torresella, Val d’Oca, Valdo, Villa Sandi, Viticoltori Ponte, Zardetto and Zonin.

“We are incredibly excited to participate in National Prosecco Week,” says Michael Preis, Vice President Sales Innovation and Development at Taub Family Companies. “Dynamic initiatives like NPW that bring our brands together with consumers in partnership with our key trade partners are hugely impactful and truly instrumental in helping drive our business forward.” 

Participating retailers and restaurants receive dynamic and educational POS materials to inspire consumer interest in the promotion. Additional benefits for participating partners  include advertising support with National Prosecco Week’s top media partners, social media marketing, press support, and digital marketing. All partners will be featured on the National Prosecco Week website (www.casaprosecco.com).

For more information on National Prosecco Week and how to participate, please contact Karla Ravagnolo ([email protected]) or Stefán Sigurðsson ([email protected]) of Colangelo & Partners (www.colangelopr.com), the agency of record in the US for the Prosecco DOC Consortium. To stay updated for upcoming events and promotions, follow Prosecco DOC on Facebook, Instagram (@proseccodoc_usa), and the Consortium’s official US website, www.casaprosecco.com

About The Prosecco DOC Consortium

Prosecco was granted the Controlled Designation of Origin status on July 17th, 2009, and the Prosecco DOC Consortium (Consorzio di Tutela della Denominazione di Origine Controllata Prosecco) was created on November 19th of the same year to coordinate and manage the Prosecco DOC. The organization unites the different groups of manufacturers—wineries, individual and associated vine-growers, still wine and sparkling wine producers—to ensure the designation continues to grow and that the production regulations are complied with.

About Prosecco DOC

Prosecco DOC wines come in Spumante (sparkling), Frizzante (semi-sparkling) and Tranquillo (still) varieties. The wines are made from mainly the Glera grape, native to North East Italy for thousands of years, and can be combined with a maximum of 15% of the following grapes: Verdiso, Bianchetta Trevigiana, Perera, Glera lunga, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero. Prosecco Frizzante and Spumante varieties get their famous bubbles using the Secondary Fermentation production method, bottled under high pressure after fermentation in bulk tanks called autoclaves, as opposed to the traditional method, which bypasses the autoclaves and is used for other sparkling wine varieties. The end result is a brilliant straw yellow wine with fine, persistent perlage and aromas of white flowers, apple and pear. It is fresh and elegant on the palate with moderate alcoholic strength. 

From August 11, 2020, the competent bodies (Italian Ministry of Agriculture) have allowed the production of Prosecco DOC Rosé, made from at least 85% Glera and 10-15% Pinot Nero only in the Spumante (sparkling) version and with the drier styles (from Brut Nature to Extra Dry). Prosecco DOC Rosé undergoes a longer second fermentation in the autoclaves (60 days as opposed to 30 days for Prosecco DOC), has a pale pink color and a fine and persistent perlage, and features aromas of white flowers, notes of apple and citrus, and scents of strawberry and raspberry. For more information regarding Prosecco DOC and Prosecco DOC Rosé, visit www.casaprosecco.com.

About Colangelo & Partners

Colangelo & Partners (www.colangelopr.com) is the leading fine wine and spirits integrated communications agency in the United States, sought after by top brands and industry players for the quality of their results, creativity, and return on investment. The professionals at Colangelo & Partners work with integrity and passion to influence how US audiences perceive their clients: Earning consistent, high-quality positive media coverage; organizing signature events; strategizing and executing standout digital campaigns; and implementing trade programs that strengthen relationships within the industry. Colangelo & Partners’ clientele includes global, instantly-recognizable brands and passionate, up-and-coming vignerons and distillers; regional and national institutions; and technology and e-commerce companies innovating in the beverage alcohol sector.

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