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Next month’s Fizz Festival Cheshire will move to a new venue for the first time in four years. Organiser Janet Harrison has chosen The Courthouse in Knutsford, partly for practical reasons, but also for the backdrop of the elegant former court building.
‘We are so looking forward to the event and our producers and suppliers are equally excited, said Janet, from Didsbury.
‘The Fizz Festival has always been about discovering and championing producers of top quality Champagne and sparkling wine from around the world. This producer-led focus sets it apart from the many Prosecco events appearing all over the UK,’ she said.
Suppliers are hand-picked to bring visitors the best range of grower-producer Champagne, and unusual hard to find sparkling wines. They do have some exceptional Prosecco, never fear, but it is unlikely that it is something you can pick up at a supermarket.
Visitors pay a £25 ticket price (discounts for groups) which includes a tasting of everything at the festival. Visitors have the opportunity to talk to the producer, discover how wines are made and buy them by the bottle or the case, at a discount.
This year’s event on the weekend of November 17th -18th will include a new award category named ‘out of the ordinary’. This will cover unique fizz with natural colourings and flavours, fizz friendly liqueurs and spirits. The organisers will welcome back some amazing suppliers from last year, including the winner of the Best Champagne Award: Espritdechampagne with Champagne Jacques Chaput L’authentic. .
A pioneering young Crémant producer from Alsace will also be making the journey. Janet met Franck during a trip to the region and loved the quality of his sparkling wines. As English sparkling wine is gaining in popularity, no less than three English wine producers from Sussex and Devon will be taking part.
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