Prosecco should be stored in a cool, dry place with a constant temperature, away from light and heat. No need to lay it down, you can keep the bottles upright. Best drunk when it’s young and fresh, preferably within 2 years.
Firstly, pull the tab to remove the foil. Prepare to unscrew the wire cage – bear in mind that once the cage is unscrewed, the cork can potentially come loose, so keep your thumb over the top and angle the bottle away from yourself and guests! Don’t fully remove the cage, just unscrew it. While gripping the cork (use a tea towel or similar if you wish), turn and gently pull the bottle itself to release the cork. Listen for the hiss, and have the glasses close to hand!
The government-issued state mark and seal guarantees the quality. Found on the back of the bottle neck, this will include the letters