AltrinCHAM (no pagne, no gain)

Yes, I did that in the title. It’s tenuous but almost could have been brilliant.

Running through my veins is champagne – or at least it would if only I could.

Another passion is Italy whose prosecco  has in recent years probably tripled the sale of flutes and quadrupled the use of the phrase Fizz Friday on marketing materials in pubs and bars up and down the country.

Beginning my career in both the job sense and as an Honorary Mancunian back in 2000, my first week working in the media began with a cliched bang – champagne in the office to celebrate a colleague’s success and sent home with a bottle to celebrate the company’s share success, I was off to a good start.

However – at that time, my young, naive tastebuds weren’t that interested in champagne and were fairly underwhelmed.

Oh thanks, that’s nice.

16 years on and that apathy is a long and distant memory

Me

Let’s have champagne.

Why

It’s Monday

And so I’m a sucker for anywhere where I can sample, sip and learn more about my passion for the good stuff.


This flyer which happened upon me like a gift from the gods (no drama here) for my local fizz festival in Altrincham is both pinned to my fridge, my calendar and my heart (no drama here)…

Come the weekend of 12 and 13 November, I’ll be paying my first visit to Altrincham town hall to perform an act of what I consider to be my civic duty to concentrate my efforts in sampling champagne,  prosecco and cava from a range of producers who I feel need  my reassurance and help to know that their products are fit for flutes across Greater Manchester.

Yes you can see the shadow of my fingers gripping this for dear life

Such is my commitment to the cause, I will be their guinea pig and try their tipple more than once if they need me.

Talking to a friend, whilst it is my first fizz festival in Altrincham, I learnt that it is the second and so I squeezed them for information.

It’s fantastic and most of all generous.

My friend bought a case and stocked up for Christmas

I zoned in on generous and case so next Sunday 13 November, I’ll be off for tastings and tutorials not only at the town hall but round Altrincham. And it’s all in the name of research, education and civic duty.

All the Fizz deets

Tickets to tasters’ paradise here
See you on the other side fizz fans…


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