City to host Prosecco festival

Prosecco is a favourite summer drink

Fans of Prosecco are in for a treat in Canterbury next month.

Over two days the Westgate Hall is playing host to a festival dedicated to the sparkling white wine which originated in Italy.

There will be more than 40 different types of Prosecco from across the world available plus champagne and English sparkling wine.

Visitors will receive a wristband allowing access the festival, their own Prosecco flute to fill and refill that can be kept to take home and a complimentary taster of wine.

There will also be the opportunity to listen to talks and presentations from producers and sommeliers. Cocktails as well as a full range of drinks and refreshments will be on sale at the main bar.

The Westgate Hall in Canterbury

Each session lasts between four and five hours and anyone with a wristband can come and go as they choose.

Street food sellers, live bands and djs will be on hand throughout the three session to keep people satisfied and entertained.

Prosecco is named the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, where the grape and wine originated.

It has become a favourite with party goers – with a flavour described as  described as intensely aromatic and crisp, bringing to mind yellow apple, pear, white peach, and apricot.

The three sessions of the Prosecco Festival are as follows: 6pm to 10.30pm on Friday, August 3 and 1pm to 5pm and 6.30pm to 11pm on Saturday, August 4.

Tickets cost between £12 and £17 and are available from the ticket sales website.

The organisers operate a no refunds policy on ticket sales.

Earlier this month the Westgate Hall, a refurbished former World War One drill hall, played host to a hugely successful festival dedicated to gin, one of the most fashionable tipples around today.


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