Bellini - Cipriani label
Bellini - Cipriani bottle

Bellini - Cipriani NV

  • Producer
  • Blend Prosecco
  • Country Italy
  • UPC 8 005011 002595
  • Producer
  • Blend Prosecco
  • Country Italy
  • UPC 8 005011 002595
White Wine
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Item# 83367-R

Background

"I’m pretty sure that people wouldn’t care as about Prosecco if Harry Cipriani hadn’t invented the Bellini at his bar in Venice in 1948. Mr. Cipriani took Prosecco, the town sparkling wine and combined it with white-peach puree. (Most Prosecco is made about an hour from Venice.) He named it after a Venetian artist who painted a picture of a pink-shirted saint, which turned out to be about the same color as the drink. Today, the Bellini is one the most famous cocktails in the world, available in almost every bar where Prosecco is poured. It’s even officially sanctioned as an IBA (International Bartenders Association) cocktail, which means it can be used by bartenders competing in the World Cocktail Competition."

"Just how many Bellinis does the Cipriani franchise sell? When I posed the question to a Cipriani spokeswoman recently, she estimated the combined sales of all four Cipriani New York locations totaled as many as 4,000 Bellinis per day and on an annual basis, the Cipriani group empties out around 30,000 bottles of Prosecco each year. (No word on how much they’re consuming in Venice but I’ve got to believe it’s even more.)" -The Wall Street Journal