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Is prosecco a girl's drink?

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TheRippedOutPage Sat 11-Feb-17 20:28:54

My son turns 18 next week. Thinking of giving him a bottle of prosecco (he's not into lager etc!). DH says it's a girls drink.

Is it?

Trooperslane Sat 11-Feb-17 20:30:38


DH regularly dances into the living room singing prosecco time! To the tune of hammer time.

tbf we is old

Schwifty Sat 11-Feb-17 20:32:52

Is it fuck. It's better than champagne most of the time! Happy birthday! (Maybe a small vodka as well)

AdaColeman Sat 11-Feb-17 20:34:02

Your DH needn't have any then! All the more for you and the Birthday Boy!

BackforGood Sat 11-Feb-17 20:34:47

Never knew only people of a certain gender were allowed to drink any drink.
Surely you give him something he enjoys, not something his dd thinks the ought to enjoy. Isn't that the point of presents ?

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sat 11-Feb-17 20:35:03

Yes, it is a girls drink. And only men drink beer. Yorkies are for boys and Maltezers are for girls.

motleymop Sat 11-Feb-17 20:35:14

I don't understand prosecco - it tastes like Andrews Liver Salts, but I seem to be the only person who thinks this. It probably is enjoyed more by women than by men, but so I champagne; and, if your son doesn't like lager, maybe he will like it?

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Sat 11-Feb-17 20:35:35

That's weird, ask him for the link to where he read you pour prosecco up your vagina rather than down your throat hmmgrin

Lilaclily Sat 11-Feb-17 20:36:37

I drank a whole bottle last night, still suffering, what possessed me except Friday excitement

Schwifty Sat 11-Feb-17 20:36:49

Oh balls I meant to do the crossing out thing for the vodka. I'm new here and rather partial smile go for it op

AYankinSpanx Sat 11-Feb-17 20:39:31

Well you were never likely to get a chorus of 'oooh no, it's a ladeeez drink!' were you, OP? grin

It's fine, just try to get a glass of it, obv. We're about to open some and DH will probably get most of it as he drinks it faster than I do.

Huskylover1 Sat 11-Feb-17 20:41:47

Surely for an 18th you'd get champagne though? I got my DD a pink champagne in an engraved box (from amongst other things....I do prefer Prosecco tho! But no, it's not a girls drink only! My DH loves it and he's as manly as you get! 6 ft 3, 48 inch chest and a scary cop. He drinks some every week night

flowersandfoxes Sat 11-Feb-17 20:43:11

I would say more women drink it than man but not as dramatic a ratio as beer. I'd get some champagne.

fledglingFTB Sat 11-Feb-17 20:43:42

No, but it's not particularly exciting either. Unless it's his drink of choice.

Swanky spirits are good for older teens as they can share with friends, for e.g. A limited edition bottle like the sour cherry Jim Beam or my parents got me a lovely bottle organic gin for my 19th.

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 11-Feb-17 20:44:24

If your son likes it then buy him it.
I don't get the obsession myself, but then I don't like any type of wine/fizzy wine etc.
My FB is always full of people talking about it, in that irritating, 'cheeky', way, ugh.
Cheeky biscuits/cake during the week, cheeky Prosecco at the weekend.
I even heard woman talking about it on the train the other week, "ooh Amanda, we'll have a cheeky Prosecco on Friday".
Arrrrrgh, Murder Death Kill.

Sorry, that turned into a rant, I'll shut up now and drink my non cheeky can of lager.

sibys1 Sat 11-Feb-17 20:46:42

Obviously the idea that only girls (or boys) can drink a certain drink is (or ought to be) inherently silly.

The caveat though is that prosecco does seem to be marketed at women in the UK. if you do a Google image search for 'prosecco gift set' they often come with body lotions, scented candles or flowers -you don't get similar gift sets for most other drinks.

I've also seen women's t-shirts with captions about drinking prosecco, in the same way some highstreet shops have 'beer' themed t-shirts for men.

There have been newspaper articles about how prosecco is now the go-to drink for Essex girls, and when there was a prosecco shortage there were headlines asking 'what is a girl to do'.

It's stupid and you should get your son whatever he wants and obviously people should drink whatever on earth they want, however, if you asked me to name a drink that is marketed towards women in the UK, Prosecco would have probably been my first answer.

RaisinsAndApple Sat 11-Feb-17 20:49:46

Ffs, it's not a girls drink - it's a celebratory drink. Lots of men I know drink it, none of their penises have fallen off as a result afaik. If your ds would like it then get it for him.

Ankleswingers Sat 11-Feb-17 20:51:17

Prosecco is vile. DH and I are in agreement with that. We cracked open what our friends told us was a great one. It was grim- we tipped it straight down the sink.

Now gin, on the other hand ...grin

NoFuckingRoomOnMyBroom Sat 11-Feb-17 20:51:39

I wasn't aware that any drink was gender specific...
I would get Champagne for an 18th though.

DJKKSlider Sat 11-Feb-17 20:53:03

There was a time Rosé wine was for 'Girls'
20/20 was for girls
Alcopops were for young girls


They're just drinks.

sibys1 Sat 11-Feb-17 20:57:51

DJKKSlider - yup, I think a lot of things originally come to market advetised as being for women and then men try it, like it, and the "girl's drink" tag is lost.

I think the same is happening for prosecco. There's an article about it here - .
Sadly, about half of men would still be too uncomfortable to order it in a bar though.

SallyGinnamon Sat 11-Feb-17 21:00:49

Prosecco o'clock does tend to be a woman's thing. And we girls used to have prosecco nights before we found the joys of gin (another women's drink!).

But then DH likes it too occasionally and he is definitely a blokey bloke.

Auspiciouspanda Sat 11-Feb-17 21:01:08

Surely you get him a bottle of Bacardi breeeeeeeezer???

Lilaclily Sat 11-Feb-17 21:02:22

Gin and tonic definitely not a girls drink

Lilaclily Sat 11-Feb-17 21:03:36

Come off it everyone though , if your bloke was out with his mates watching the footie and they all bought pints and he bought a glass of prosecco wouldn't he get the piss ripped out of him grin

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