• Meet the woman who converted a trailer into a prosecco-filled vino van

Meet the woman who converted a trailer into a prosecco-filled vino van

When Stylist magazine said-

“There’s nothing better than when the words “prosecco” and “bar” come together – particularly when said prosecco bar is fully transportable and available to serve chilled bubbles anytime, anywhere.” we could not of agreed more.

They then went on to tell the story of how it all began….

“This was the genius thinking behind entrepreneur Siobhan Holmes’ decision to convert an old horse box into a fully functional prosecco bar, brilliantly named the Vino Van…..”

Read more at….

http://www.stylist.co.uk/life/careers/meet-the-woman-who-converted-a-trailer-into-a-prosecco-filled-vino-van

7 Reasons Why You Should Drink Prosecco

We all love the pop, fizz and bubbles of Prosecco and really don’t need an excuse to fill a glass, but just in case you need a little convincing, here are 7 reasons why drinking Prosecco is good for you.  
 
1. A study conducted at the University of Reading discovered that Prosecco contains high levels of polyphenols which are good for the blood supply.  Polyphenols help increase the flow of blood around the body and lower blood pressure.                                                                                                                    
2.   Prosecco improves your sex life.  We’re not joking, it’s true! The antioxidants in the wine boosts levels of nitric oxide produced in the blood, this increases blood flow ‘downstairs’ therefore increasing the libido.  You should probably just stick to one or two glasses though…
 
3. Antioxidants are also brilliant for better, smoother skin.  Can this drink get any better?
 
4. Yes! Those antioxidants also help ward off colds by a mighty 60%.
 
5. Prosecco in moderation is believed to be an antidote to everything from appetite loss and low libido to anxiety and insomnia.  It’s the drink that just keeps giving.
 
6. Prosecco contains trace elements of magnesium, zinc and potassium that are all known to be good mood boosters.
 
7. Prosecco has less calories than both red or white wine.  We’ll drink to that.
                                    

And we’re off

                   

We did it!  The Vino Van is officially GO!  Yes, our beautiful van has had its very first official outing at the Cheese and Wine Festival in Victory Park, East Village, London.  And what a fantastic day it turned out to be.

The one-off event showcased artisan cheese, wine, chutneys, preserves, craft beer and very posh chocolate from over 25 independent makers and sellers, and it drew in the crowds on what proved to be a glorious day in the capital.  Along with stalls showing off their wares there were workshops and talks to get to the nitty gritty of cheese and wine pairing.  Street food stalls kept everyone happy with everything from cheese burgers and raclette to arancini (little Italian rice balls stuffed with melting cheese – so good).

The event, which was the first of its kind in East Village, was free and very well attended, so there were plenty of thirsty people forming an orderly queue at the pink van – just as we’d hoped.   In addition to glasses of Prosecco we served Prosecco Fizz, black raspberry liqueur Chambord topped with fizz and garnished with fresh raspberries – it was a real hit.

As our first official engagement I’m happy to say it was far less nerve-racking than I thought it would be.  It was extremely hard work and the day just flew by in a whirl of chatty bubble drinkers.  I’d go as far as to say it was a whole lot of fun.  But, how can it not be fun – supplying fizz to happy festival goers?  I think I’m going to love this job more than I imagined…

So, cheers!  Here’s to the very first of many successful outings.  See you soon.

Siobhan x

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