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Festival Of Prosecco 2019

Festival Of Prosecco

Events and offers to dazzle and delight across the hotel this September!

We are delighted to announce that our Festival of Prosecco is returning to The Merchant Hotel for its third year this September, and it’s even bigger than before! Guests can enjoy a wide range of dazzling events and special promotions; from luxury tasting flights, wine dinners and masterclass events to unique Prosecco cocktails - there is something for every Prosecco fan out there. Please browse the below events and offers for further information:

 

Events:

 

Berts Prosecco Supper Club

Date: Wednesday 4th September 2019

Time: Arrival 7.30pm (dinner served at 8pm sharp)

Venue: Berts Jazz Bar

Ticket Price: £59.50 per person 

To book, please call Berts on 028 9026 2713.

Prosecco is taking over Berts Jazz Bar for one night only!

Indulge in a bespoke five 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 cioccolatini. Dinner will be accompanied by live jazz entertainment on the night from Belfast’s finest jazz musicians.

An exclusive experience for all guests will also be revealed after dinner!

For selected wines and to view the menu, click HERE.

 

Taking Prosecco Tasting Flights to New Heights 

Date: Thursday 5th September 2019

Time: Arrival 7pm. Event begins 7:30pm sharp. 

Venue: The Merchant Hotel Roof Garden

Ticket Price: £39.50 per person

Elevate your Prosecco knowledge with a fabulous and fun evening on The Merchant Hotel Roof Garden! Mr Sandro Cal, MD of Montagner Prosecco will host the evening, talking 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 by a live Italian guitar duo and guests will also be served delectable cicchetti towards the end of the event.

The tasting will include the following:

1) Montagner Prosecco D.O.C. 
2) Montagner Prosecco D.O.C.G. Valdobbiadene, Superiore, Extra Dry
3) Montagner Prosecco D.O.C.G. di Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze, Dry
4) Montagner Grand Cuvée Millesimato Brut Rosé
5) Montagner Moscato Spumante

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

 

 

The History of Prosecco: From Grape to Glass 

Date: Thursday 12th September 2019

Time: Arrival 7pm. Event begins 7:30pm sharp. 

Venue: Champagne Lounge 

Ticket Price: £39.50 per person

Ever wondered where Prosecco comes from, or indeed how Prosecco is made?  We are delighted to host an insightful masterclass event with an expert of GreatVine, to consider the geography of Prosecco and how Prosecco 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' from our expert. Each table will also enjoy delectable cicchetti towards the end of the event.

The tasting will include the following:

1) Perlage Prosecco D.O.C. Treviso, Extra Dry
2) Montagner Prosecco D.O.C.G. Valdobbiadene, Superiore, Extra Dry
3) Perlage Col di Manza Prosecco D.O.C.G Valdobbiadene Superiore, Extra Dry
4) Perlage Asolo Prosecco D.O.C.G Superiore Extra Brut
4) Montagner Prosecco D.O.C.G Valdobbiadene Superiore di Cartizze, Dry 

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

 

*NEW FOR 2019*

Champagne vs Prosecco - The Battle of the Bubbles!

Date: Thursday 19th September 2019

Time: Arrival 7pm. Event begins 7:30pm sharp. 

Venue: Champagne Lounge

Ticket Price: £39.50 per person

Enjoy a unique masterclass experience where your taste buds will journey from Prosecco to Champagne with everything in between! Guests will be welcomed with a Valdo Prosecco reception and then taste their way through five different types of sparkling wine - from Prosecco to Cava and a Crémant to Champagne.  Whether you are new to Prosecco, or a well-versed connoisseur, this evening will be sure to educate and enlighten, challenging you to taste the difference between Prosecco and Champagne. Each table will also enjoy delectable cicchetti towards the end of the event.

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

 

Elevate your Prosecco Knowledge!

Date: Thursday 26th September 2019

Time: Arrival 7pm. Event begins 7:30pm sharp.

Venue: Roof Garden

Ticket Price: £39.50 per person

Join us up on the Merchant Hotel Roof Garden for a Prosecco filled evening with wine expert Noel McMahon of Febvre Wines. 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 2019 and beyond. Entertainment will be provided by a live Italian guitar duo on the night and guests will also be served delectable cicchetti towards the end of the event.

The tasting will include the following: 

1) Valdo Origine Rosé
2) Valdo BIO Prosecco Brut D.O.C. (organic)
3) Valdo 1926, Valdobbiadene Prosecco D.O.C.G Superiore, Extra Dry
4) Valdo Cuvée del Fondatore Prosecco D.O.C.G, Superiore Millesimato
5) Valdo Numero 10, Spumante Metodo Classico Brut

To purchase tickets, click HERE.

 

*NEW FOR 2019*

Aperitivo Hour at Berts Jazz Bar

Join us for Italy's most magical hour! Initially designed to simply whet your apetite, the aperitivo is now so much more than a pre-dinner tipple. Sample 4 different drinks from across the Italian region, each paired with a delicious antipasto. 

Dates: Thursday 12th, 19th and 26th September

Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

Price: £39.50 per person

Each evening will include the following Aperitivo Cocktails:

Aperol Spritz (Padua)
One of Italy’s most popular aperitif cocktails. Aromatic and slightly bitter with citrus notes, Aperol pairs perfectly with chilled Prosecco and soda combining to make a perfect summertime drink.

Negroni Sbagliato (Florence)
Created by accident when a busy bartender used Prosecco instead of gin in a Negroni. We’re delighted to be celebrating this happy accident at our Aperitivo Hour.

The Hugo (Alto Adige)
Transport yourself to a sunny evening in Northern Italy with this refreshing cocktail of Prosecco, gin and elderflower cordial. No Aperitivo hour is complete without The Hugo. 

Sgroppino (Venice)
A classic Italian aperitif cocktail, oozing lemony freshness balanced with vodka and Prosecco. A dessert cocktail in its own right but a wonderful palate cleanser too. 

To purchase tickets:

Thursday 12th September click HERE.

Thursday 19th September click HERE.

Thursday 26th September click HERE.

 

Prosecco offers throughout the hotel:

 

Prosecco by the Glass

As part of The Merchant Festival of Prosecco we are delighted to introduce a number of special ‘by the glass’ offerings which will be available in The Great Room Restaurant and The Cocktail Bar throughout September.

VALDO ORIGINE PROSECCO SPUMANTE, BRUT
£8.50 
Fine and fruity, with floral hints and green apple

VALDO ORIGINE SPUMANTE, ROSÉ
£8.50
Summer red fruits, ripe strawberries, raspberries, red cherries and a swirl of cream 

VALDO BIO BRUT ORGANIC
£8.50
Delicate citrus notes with a bite of crisp apple

MONTAGNER D.O.C.G. VALDOBBIADENE DI CARTIZZE D.O.C.G. 2017
£9.95 
Fresh and fragrant with fruity aromas and mild floral notes - the Champagne of prosecco! 

VALDO 1926, VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO SUPERIORE, EXTRA DRY
£8.95
Beautiful ripe apple, pear and peach with a touch of exotic fruit notes.

VALDO CUVEE DEL FONDATORE, D.O.C.G., PROSECCO SUPERIORE,  MILLESIMATO
£8.95
Full, harmonious, and velvety with fruity aromas and flavours of hazelnuts, vanilla and honey!

VALDO NUMERO 10, SPUMANTE METODO CLASSICO BRUT
£9.95
Intensely fruity and fresh with very fine, persistent bubbles.

 

Speciality Cocktails

Our award-winning cocktail bar mixologists have created an exclusive menu using the finest prosecco, sure to tempt you away from your usual cocktail choice!

Available in The Great Room Restaurant and The Cocktail Bar

RASPBERRY AND VIOLET BELLINI

Violette Liqueur, Raspberry Cordial, Lemon, Valdo Prosecco

SETTANTA CINQUE

Boatyard Gin, Italicus, Lemon, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

APPLES AND PEARS

Calvados, Poire William, Lemon, Valdo BIO Prosecco

FORAGE AND FEAST

Shortcross Gin, Dubonnet, Orange, Cuvée del Fondatore Prosecco

 

All £13.00

 

Valdo Prosecco Tasting Flights

We have two carefully chosen flights, each consisting of three different styles of Prosecco to try.

Available in The Great Room Restaurant and The Cocktail Bar. 

Prosecco Flight £15.00

Enjoy the elegance of the Spumante Origine, reminisce the summer days with the rich, fruity Rosé, and experience the fresh, crisp notes from the Prosecco BIO that culminate in this exquisite tasting flight. The most difficult decision is choosing your favourite!

- Valdo Spumante Origine
- Valdo Origine Spumante Rosé
- Valdo BIO

(x3 100ml glasses)

 

*NEW FOR 2019*

Premium Prosecco Flight £18.00

Enjoy the fresh notes of apple and pear in the Valdo 1926, beautifully paired with the persistant bubbles of the Numero 10 and round off the flight with dessert flavours of vanilla, hazelnut and honey in the Cuvée del Fondatore.

- Valdo Cuvée del Fondatore
- Valdo 1926
- Valdo Numero 10

(x3 100ml glasses)

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