Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News


10 Oct 2017 by Janet Harrison: janet@crackingwine.co.uk

The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate will host the first Yorkshire Fizz Festival and Awards on 4th November 2017.

There will be a huge amount of fizz available to try and buy, from Cava and Prosecco through to award-winning English sparkling wine and of course, Champagne.  All brought by some of the most passionate and knowledgeable industry experts you’ll ever meet!

Tickets include a FREE tasting of all wines on offer as well as a wine carrier and tasting flute and no need to buy drinks tokens.


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Exciting suppliers and food by Baltzersen’s

The festival organisers have attracted some amazing suppliers to ensure the line-up is super-exciting.  This includes an area dedicated to award winning English sparkling wines, with producers in attendance from Fox & Fox, Greyfriars Vineyard and Woodchurch Wines.  This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the people who actually make sparkling wine in the UK.

Local suppliers will also be joining in the fun with great selections from:

Ake and Humphris: With stores in Harrogate and Collingham.  Among their wines, they will be featuring those from the newest and arguably most stylishly presented Champagne house, Brimoncourt.

Veeno: With Italian wine cafes around the North.  They are bringing a great range of Prosecco and Franciacorta wines as well as fizz hampers too.

The food pop-up will be provided by Baltzersen’s, the Scandinavian inspired café owned by Paul Rawlinson who also runs foodie destination, Norse.  Expect stylish finger food which is a perfect match for fizz.

Fizz Festival People’s Choice Awards

The Awards attract a huge amount of excitement as each visitor will have the chance to vote for their favourite wine, with the Awards presented at the end of the festival. 


Categories are:

Best Champagne

Best Sparkling Wine - UK

Best Sparkling Wine – Rest of World

Fun and informal

The festival has a thoroughly modern feel with no snobbery and a fun and informal atmosphere.    What better way to find out more about your favourite tipple and stock up for Christmas at the same time?

A delivery service is available, provided by Ake & Humphris for a small £5 charge, so you don’t have to carry heavy bags home either (no need to take the car!)

Tickets are available from Harrogate Theatre Box office.

Timings: 4th Nov, 12noon-3pm & 4pm-7pm + Awards.

Tickets: £25 with multi-buy discounts available


More information can be found on www.thefizzfestival.com