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Festa di Spumante 2019 – Report

Life is one big celebration so what better way to toast to our good fortune than with a delicious glass of Spumante? For the fifth consecutive year, Fukuoka will be celebrating the Festa di Spumante at Fukuoka City Hall. Forty-five different kinds of sparkling wine from 10 different countries will be available for your enjoyment. Conveniently select them according to their flavor profiles (dry, fruity, sweet, and more) with one booth dedicated to varieties tailored for fabulous Instagram photos. I tried one with gold flakes in it and had a brief pauper to prince moment. A non-alcoholic selection exists if you want to relive the childhood experience of swirling a glass of Martinellis at the Thanksgiving table. Also if Spumante isn’t your thing, beer and highballs are available too. So whether you are a seasoned sommelier or just an enthusiastic layman, there is sure to be something to your liking.

While your brain is taking a bubble bath, you can wander over to the food stalls to find some delicious bites to complement your drinks. Nine different restaurants offer a great selection of savory treats to nibble on. From what I saw, they’re all winners. Mouth-watering burgers, pasta dishes and karaage fried short ribs are just a small part of what’s available. There’s even a soft cream truck to top it all off. So get some food in your belly to balance out all those lovely bubbles upstairs.

If you’re worried that you’ll be eating and drinking in total silence, don’t fear, rotating DJs will be keeping the vibe lively with selection of tunes tailored for sipping spirits in the early summer heat. So take a chance and ask that cutie you’ve had your eyes on for a night of fun. For just a scant ¥2,900 you too can take part in this salutation to all things bubbly.

Festa di Spumante Fukuoka 2019
• 5/21 (Tue.) ~ 5/26 (Sun.)
• Weekday: 16:00~22:00, Sat.: 12:00~22:00, Sun.: 12:00〜21:00 (last order 30 min. before closing)
• Tickets (incl. 10 drink tickets and original glass): adv. (sold at Family Mart/E Plus, Lawson, Ticket Pia, 7-Eleven until 5/20) ¥2,700, pair ¥5,000 (sold until 4/30), door ¥2,900
• Fureai Hiroba, Fukuoka City Hall
1-8-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka
092-711-5491 (Festa di Spumante Fukuoka 2019)

Report by Benny Rosenberg for Fukuoka Now

Published: May 23, 2019 / Last Updated: May 23, 2019

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