Flying The Flag for British Fizz!
What ‘Fizz’ we’re going to serve...
While our boat is still on the stocks and not yet fitted out, we’ve been busy planning and preparing for the launch of The Fizz Boat and part of that prep is deciding just what ‘Fizz’ we’re going to serve.
I know, I know, it’s a tough job but someone’s gotta do it! We were going down the route of the obvious Prosecco or Cava and of course offering the option of Champagne.
We'll fly the flag for ‘British Fizz’...
BUT then we started looking more locally and after trying a few home grown contenders, we’ve made the decision to fly the flag for ‘British Fizz’ and make our ‘Fizz’ of choice English Sparkling Wine.
While English Sparkling Wine isn’t a new concept it has been in the shadow of it’s continental cousins for some time but in recent years has become recognised as a very worthy contender and popular with pallets across all ages and for all occasions.
And it certainly fits with our ethos of ‘Buy Local’, a cause we’ve championed for years as marketers in a previous business and proud Brits loving the fact Great Britain has so much to offer!
There’s mixed feeling about the move by the UK Vineyard Association to apply for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Status for the term ‘British Fizz’ to be registered in the same way Champagne, Prosecco and Cava are, ensuring that only sparkling winemakers with grapes grown in England, Wales, or Scotland will be able to use the name 'British Fizz' on their labels but we quite like it!
So if you have any suggestions...
We haven’t yet decided just which ‘British Fizz’ we’ll call our ‘Boat Fizz’, so if you have any suggestions or preferences, why not let us know and we’ll look into it.
Watch this space but we’re fizzing with excitement, in anticipation of flying the flag for ‘British Fizz’!