Festival of Prosecco
Bartender Dovy Das and general manager, Gavin Carroll toast the return of the second annual Festival of Prosecco to Belfast’s five-star Merchant Hotel. Running throughout September, customers can enjoy an array of Prosecco-themed delights including speciality cocktails in The Great Room and The Merchant’s Cocktail Bar, a special tasting flight, Prosecco themed events and masterclasses. Last year, The Merchant served almost 1,000 bottles of Prosecco during the month-long festival and with this year’s expanded programme bubbling with new events and offers, it’s anticipated that fans of fizz will exceed that total this September. For further information or to book tickets, call The Merchant Hotel, Belfast on 028 9023 4888 or visit themerchanthotel.com Picture by Elaine Hill.

Festival of Prosecco
General manager, Gavin Carroll and bartender, Mario De Santis toast the return of the second annual Festival of Prosecco to Belfast’s five-star Merchant Hotel. Picture by Elaine Hill.

Prosecco fans are in for a treat as Belfast’s five-star Merchant Hotel brings its annual Festival of Prosecco back for a second year.

Running throughout September, customers can enjoy an array of Prosecco-themed delights including speciality cocktails in The Great Room and The Merchant’s Cocktail Bar, a special tasting flight, Prosecco themed events and masterclasses.

Last year, The Merchant served almost 1,000 bottles of Prosecco during the month-long festival and with this year’s expanded programme bubbling with new events and offers, it’s anticipated that fans of fizz will exceed that total this September.

Amongst the events that are set to dazzle and delight are a range of masterclass sessions that will appeal to budding wine aficionados with a penchant for bubbles; a Prosecco Supper Club in Berts Jazz Bar; and guided tastings in The Merchant’s Roof Garden to elevate your Prosecco knowledge to new heights.

A range of speciality cocktails and Prosecco by the glass offers will run across the hotel throughout September, with a Valdo Prosecco tasting flight offering three glasses of delectable Prosecco varieties for £13.95.

Speaking ahead of the event, Gavin Carroll, general manager, The Merchant Hotel said: “Following the success of its inaugural outing in 2017, we are excited to bring The Merchant’s Festival of Prosecco back for a second year, with a range of stylish, fizz-infused events taking place throughout September. We’ve developed a carefully selected programme of events, building on last year’s offering.  This year the Festival will appeal to those looking to increase their existing knowledge, whilst showcasing the wealth and style available within this versatile wine. 

“Last year, over 5,000 glasses of Prosecco were consumed; and this year is set to be even bigger and better, with a number of exciting new events on the line-up.”

A full list of Festival of Prosecco events is now available at: https://www.themerchanthotel.com/meetings-events/social-events/prosecco-festival/

For further information or to book tickets, call The Merchant Hotel, Belfast on 028 9023 4888 or visit themerchanthotel.com

Festival of Prosecco
Bartender Dovy Das and general manager, Gavin Carroll toast the return of the second annual Festival of Prosecco to Belfast’s five-star Merchant Hotel. Picture by Elaine Hill.

Festival of Prosecco Event highlights include:

Valdo Prosecco Masterclass: The Future is Bubbly!

Thursday 6th September, 7-10pm, Champagne Lounge, The Merchant Hotel

Ticket Price: £36.50 per person

Enjoy a Prosecco filled evening with a unique masterclass experience led by wine expert Noel McMahon of Febvre Wines. Guests will be welcomed with a Valdo Prosecco reception and then taste their way through five different types of sparkling wine.  Noel will discuss the history, nuances and where he sees the future of Prosecco.  Whether you are new to Prosecco, or a well-versed connoisseur, this evening will educate and enlighten where Prosecco is heading for 2018 and beyond. Each table will also enjoy delectable cicchetti towards the end of the event.

The History of Prosecco: From Grape to Glass

Thursday 13th September7-10pm, Champagne Lounge, The Merchant Hotel

Ticket Price: £36.50 per person

If you want to brush up on your Prosecco knowledge, this is not to be missed. GreatVine will explore the geography of Prosecco and how it is made. GreatVine is a local Northern Irish company whose founders have lived for many years amongst the finest producers in the Veneto wine region of Italy.  Guests will be welcomed with a Prosecco cocktail before tasting their way through four different types of Prosecco while learning about the ‘Prosecco Process’. Each table will also enjoy delectable Cicchetti towards the end of the event.

 

Taking Prosecco Tasting Flights to New Heights!

Thursday 20th September7-10pm, The Merchant Hotel Roof Garden

Ticket Price: £36.50 per person

Elevate your Prosecco knowledge with a fabulous and fun evening on The Merchant Hotel Roof Garden! We will have an expert from GreatVine to welcome guests and talk about all things Prosecco – while you sip your way through an extensive tasting flight on the search to find your preferred style. Entertainment will be provided with live Italian guitar music and guests will also be served delectable cicchetti towards the end of the event.

 

Berts Prosecco Supper Club

Tuesday 25th September7-10pm, Berts Jazz Bar

Ticket Price: £55.00 per person

Prosecco is taking over Berts Jazz Bar for one night only. Indulge in a bespoke 5-course meal with carefully paired glasses of the finest Valdo Prosecco, which will be introduced by Emiliano Fermo, Export Director of Valdo Prosecco. Finish with tea, coffee and petit fours. Guests can enjoy live jazz entertainment on the night from Belfast’s finest jazz musicians. To purchase tickets, call Berts on (028) 9026 2713.

 

Elevate your Prosecco Knowledge!

Thursday 27th September7-10pm, The Merchant Hotel Roof Garden

Ticket Price: £36.50 per person

Join Noel McMahon of Febvre Wines up on the Merchant Hotel Roof Garden for a Prosecco filled evening. Enjoy a Valdo Prosecco reception on arrival and then taste your way through five different sparkling wines.  Whether you are new to Prosecco, or a well-versed connoisseur, this evening will discuss what the future holds for Prosecco for 2018 and beyond. Entertainment will be provided with live Italian guitar music on the night and guests will also be served delectable cicchetti towards the end of the event.

Picture by Elaine Hill.

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