If you’re the designated driver or opting not to drink alcohol for health reasons, it can appear a bit flat not to have a glass of fizz in your hands at celebration time.
It can be equally frustrating when everyone has gathered for your special occasion, such as your baby shower, and the closest you get to a bit of bubbly is carbonated water.
Finally after years of, frankly, second rate non-alcoholic wines, a non-alcoholic Prosecco has arrived that’s worth a toast or two.
Created by premium Prosecco house Scavi and Ray, this sparking sensation is now being served at Wivenhoe House and at £5.50 a glass, or just £20 a bottle, can be enjoyed just for its own sake. It’s even low in calories, containing half the calories of a glass of alcoholic Prosecco or white wine.
Sommelier Lionel Lachasseigne said: “It can be drunk on its own or as a Bellini with a fruit purée, such as peach or passionfruit. It’s very popular at our afternoon teas, where everyone can enjoy celebrating together.”