Thursday, 7 June 2018


Prosecco sales are said to be peaking
In Britain, because of the snob factor
Working against products too popular;
For the select frown on Chavs imbibing
The same bubbly they're partial to quaffing;
So load the trailer and fetch the tractor
And cart away these wine bottles vulgar,
Now unfit for fashionable drinking.

Sell them cheap for respectable causes
Or give them to a favourite charity,
For the discerning drinker now pauses
Before choosing this fizz from Italy;
Even though such behaviour exposes
The madness of a class based society.

© David Subacchi

Have we reached peak prosecco?

David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool and has 4 published collections of his English Language poetry: First Cut (2012), Hiding in Shadows (2014), Not Really a Stranger (2016) and A Terrible Beauty (2016) as well as a collection in Welsh: Eglwys Yng Nghremona (2016).