Popular prosecco festival set to debut in Portsmouth at the Pyramids Centre in SeptemberÂ

FIZZ lovers are invited to start September right as a popular festival gears up to make its debut in Portsmouth.Â

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 7:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 7:24 pm
Revellers at a previous outing of The Prosecco Festival. Picture: The Prosecco Festival

The Prosecco Festival is expected to draw hordes of drinkers when it descends on The Pyramids Centre in Southsea on Saturday, September 1. 

Off the back of a sell-out tour in 2017, the fixture will treat the city to more than 40 types of prosecco, cava, spumante and pink fizz over two four-and-a-half-hour sessions, at 12.30pm and 6.30pm. 

There will even be a selection of prosecco-based cocktails on offer, stemming from the traditional bellini to in-house, mixologist-designed specials '“ including a Snow White, which combines the popular bubbly with white chocolate. 

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Jo Roberts, who was born in Portsmouth, is the festival's national events manager. 

Reflecting on the rise of prosecco in recent years, she said: '˜The popularity is huge now, that's the exact reason the festival is able to exist '“ and it doesn't look like it's going away anywhere soon. 

'˜I think people like it so much because it can come in such a vast spectrum of ways, it's versatile.' 

The festival won't just cater for the preference of prosecco lovers, with Italian favourite Peroni set to be on-tap. 

And for those look to address their appetite, quintessential Venetian nibbles '“ known as cicchetti '“ will be readily available. 

All this, with live musical performances and a dance floor in-tow, will unite to '˜dispel' the 2017 fear that '˜prosecco was running in short supply'.  

Festivalgoers will be given a branded flute to take home when they arrive and tills will take tokens, equivalent  to £5 a drink, as opposed to cash or card. 

Entry is £12.50, visit proseccofestival.co.uk