Were you or your mother planning on ordering a nice glass of prosecco with breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner this weekend? “Why not?!” you would have giggled. “It’s a holiday!” your mom would have exclaimed. Well, that is just too dang bad, because the world you woke up to today is a far darker and less bubbly place than you could have ever imagined.
According to Roberto Cremonese, the export manager of prosecco manufacturer Bisol:
“Last year’s harvest was very poor, and down by up to 50% in some parts, so there is a very real possibility of a global shortage...A lot of the vines in the DOC area are newly planted and they ended up soaked – the grapes were rotten and yields were down by half in some cases.”
Prosecco sales have also been soaring, with a 38% increase in exports to the U.S. in 2014.
It’s a Memorial Day calamity.
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