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To want to start a national campaign called Not Everyone Likes Prosecco

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MiseryChops · 27/12/2019 17:38

I hate prosecco.
It tastes horrible.
The fizz is horrible.
I never drink it.
I tell everyone I don’t like it....

... yet every year I receive it as a Xmas present and a birthday present.

... any Xmas doo or similar I have been to there is ‘free prosecco’ wether it be handed to you at the door or is laid out on the table.

I’ve mentioned it so many times in real life that I don’t get why it’s popular, it tastes vile etc. I’ve said it in the presence of people (ie my own mum!) and yet I open the wrapping paper to find another bloody bottle of pissy prosecco.

I have a kitchen cupboard with 8 bottles in. Don’t know what to do with it.

So I just want to send the message out that

Or NELP as I will call my campaign.

People against prosecco.


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DustyMaiden · 27/12/2019 17:42

Agreed, I don’t drink at all. Every spa day, afternoon tea has free Prosecco. Making them more expensive than the ones that don’t have free Prosecco.


Mustrryharder · 27/12/2019 17:42

At least it's just at occassions that prosecco comes out and you can regift it. We should have a not everyone likes tea pr coffee campaign instead! There's very rarely anything else on offer for those that don't like it.


exLtEveDallas · 27/12/2019 17:43

Can’t stand Prosecco - got 2 bottles
Can’t stand red wine - got a bottle (and a bottle of mulled)
Can’t stand white wine - got a bottle
Can’t stand Gin - got a bottle.

At least that’s a few regift opportunities for next year.


MyDcAreMarvel · 27/12/2019 17:43

I like it, prefer sparking Pinot Grigio though and obviously champagne.


Spaceprincess · 27/12/2019 17:44

I will help your cause...vile fizzy vinegar that for some reason has become the default offering for anyone with a fanny.


ShirleyPhallus · 27/12/2019 17:45

Can you add in tacky wooden signs that say “never too early for Prosecco!” Or “feels like gin o’clock to me!”

I think it’s had its moment though tbh


MiseryChops · 27/12/2019 17:45

There should at least be a ‘we buy any bottle’ .com so I can make use of all this crappy prosecco filling my cupboards 😒

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MiseryChops · 27/12/2019 17:46

@Spaceprincess that made me laugh out very loud.
I’m glad to say that hasn’t made its way to my town!

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CoffeeCoinneseur · 27/12/2019 17:46

I'm in. Can't stand the stuff.

As my FIL says, the only thing Prosecco is good for is pouring down the sink, the bubbles clear the pipes a treat.


MiseryChops · 27/12/2019 17:47

Totally with you on that one.
They don’t even make me crack a smile let alone a mild chuckle

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Poppetq · 27/12/2019 17:47

I love a proper sparkling wine, but prosecco is a very poor, slightly sweet and uncomplicated-to-produce alternative to Champagne, or even Cava.

I hate that just because it's fizzy there's no thought as to whether it's any good.


Dazedandconfused10 · 27/12/2019 17:48

I don't drink wine or fizz at all and have had 3 bottles given to me recently! I never drink it when we are out and I am vocal about not liking it!


Ponoka7 · 27/12/2019 17:48

I'd like to add Gin to the list.

I drank it in the 80's, when in and lemon or orange was in fashion. Like the 80's fashion, I don't want to revisit it.


HairyFloppins · 27/12/2019 17:49

I will join. No Prosecco has passed my lips this Christmas. Much prefer a bottle of Cava.


drspouse · 27/12/2019 17:49

YANBU. Cava is immediately infinitely better.


TwoOneBravo · 27/12/2019 17:49

YANBU. Horrible stuff. It gives me heartburn.


MrsOaf · 27/12/2019 17:49

I'll send you my address, prosecco is a guilty pleasure BlushGrin


drspouse · 27/12/2019 17:50

Sodding phone. Just infinitely.


Shookethtothecore · 27/12/2019 17:50

I am in! It’s the devils juice- lambrini with a good PR job. People keep giving me the stuff 🙄


YourOpinionIsNoted · 27/12/2019 17:50

I'll have yours OP Xmas Grin I don't like champagne (unless it's the really expensive stuff which I can't afford) but can usually put away prosecco quite happily.

Flavoured / fancy rum seems to be being pushed in a big way right now, I think it's the next gin, and I can't stand the stuff - maybe I'll start a "rum sucks" campaign in a few years!


ScreamingValalalalahLalalalah · 27/12/2019 17:50

Not a fan. Cava is much nicer. Prosecco is made worse by the hype surrounding it and the idea that it's a woman's drink.


Cheeseboardcriminal · 27/12/2019 17:50

I cant stand the stuff but have received 3 bottles this year. Going to take them to my sisters new years party as a hostess gift.


MarshaBradyo · 27/12/2019 17:52

Off topic but why is doo spelt like that these days I see it on here quite often


Ellisandra · 27/12/2019 17:54

@Ponoka7 I’m happy for people to drink gin, but bloody I’m fed up of hearing it talked about all the fecking time like a new invention Hmm

Is there room for a sister movement “NEDA: Not Everyone Drinks Alcohol”?
Friends and family can spend 364 days of the year commenting on the fact I’m a non drinker with various degrees of curiosity and disgust - and yet still give me a bottle of Prosecco at Xmas Hmm


MiseryChops · 27/12/2019 17:56

I’ve not heard of it spelt any other way.
Maybe it’s a regional thing?

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