Movie Night – Bubbly Edition

8th September 2023

Perfect Movie Night In Bubbly Edition

It’s Movie Night and whether you’re doing it with friends, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or your beloved family, it’s time to do it right, so pop open a bottle of Prosecco and lay out a gorgeous, scrumptious, and scrumdiddlyumptious display of chocolate treats, brownies, cookies, some dipping pots of melted chocolate, with marshmallows, shortbread, smarties and chocolate lollies.

For the Sparkling Wine, we’re going for a Prosecco, as Prosecco is typically light, fruity and easy to enjoy, it makes it a superb bubbly to combine with these chocolate treats and enjoy while relaxing and watching a flick, and If you’re looking for a perfect suggestion, then may I suggest a Prosecco from Villa Sandi, one of the most famous Prosecco Houses in Italy, with an incredible Villa just a stones through away from the Winery.

Their Il Fresco fits the bill perfectly, it was awarded a Silver Medal in the First Date Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022, perfect to enjoy and enhance the moment, without over-complicating the experience, we’ll introduce you to them in a moment, but before we do, let’s discover a little bit about the chocolate creations we’ll be enjoying tonight and hear from the founder of Kakawa Artisan Chocolate, himself.

Kakawa Artisan Chocolate

I feel a recipe is only a theme, a tune which anyone can play, but add some inspiration each time with a different variation! – JJ – Founder & CEO Kakawa Artisan Chocolate & Co Ltd

There’s no better way to share the story of Kakawa Artisan Chocolate than letting the Founder and CEO, JJ, tell his story.

“After being in the food industry for quite some time (19 years to be exact!), one evening, something just clicked, suddenly realising that this was my time, my chance and immediately I needed to address my dreams, after maintaining others for so long – it was then that I decided to make a go of it.

I made a start with a very small number of slabs (3 flavours), and very quickly word spread about this ‘new chocolate’ being ‘the best I’ve ever tasted’

As the interest in my chocolate and my story continued to grow, so did the ideas and the range of products. It was then that I realised, without a doubt, that I could in fact not only make my dreams come true, but surpass all expectations in the process!

Now, fast forward to 2022, after a good few years of hard work and patience, we now offer in excess of 200 handmade chocolate products within our collections, a selection of which we were fortunate enough to showcase in one of the high street’s top tier retailers in the lead up to Christmas 2021!

Driving me to continue to grow, and achieve my ultimate goal of being one of the industry leaders within the UK independent chocolate market.

With all this in mind, I want to also show, particularly young entrepreneurs, that your dreams are worth chasing!

You can start your very own business from your kitchen table, with nothing more than a pen and paper – and in my case, chocolate! Believe in yourself, to believe in a better future.” – JJ – Founder & CEO Kakawa Artisan Chocolate & Co Ltd

The Prosecco – Villa Sandi

Villa Sandi produces what seems to be an endless supply of Prosecco, without ever compromising on quality, no matter what bottle you decide to pick up, you’ll get an enjoyable experience.

“The ‘il Fresco’ range from Villa Sandi translates to ‘The Fresh’ range which hopefully gives you an idea of the style of wine you will be enjoying.”

Located in the picturesque region of Prosecco, Villa Sandi has had a foothold in the region since 1622, thanks to their Palladian-style Villa located among the green hills of the Marca Trevigiana, the Moretti Polegato family, for several generations have dedicated their time to producing and sharing their Wines, Sparkling Wines and Proseccos around the world.

You can explore The Sparkling Wines of Villa Sandi right here on Glass of Bubbly to see what other Proseccos and Traditional Method Sparkling Wines they have to offer.

Villa Sandi – Prosecco DOC Brut Il Fresco – Italy

Aroma – “White pears, juicy golden fruits, white blossom and emerging flowers and honeysuckle express themselves on the aroma.”

Flavour – “White pears, white blossom, subtle melted honey, white and yellow blossom, pear juice, green grapes and pear blossom on the palate.”

Silver First Date at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022

The Movie

Although we can dish out some fantastic suggestions, like the classic fantasy film based on Roald Dahl’s book and chocolate-fitting – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory or the more recent update Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the choice of movie, is really down to your preference, your favourite flicks, shows or musicals.

As we’re tasting some scrumdiddlyumptious chocolates let’s speak briefly about one chocolatey film in particular, with a budget of $3 million, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) only earned $4 million by the end of its original run despite receiving positive reviews. The film received a few nominations including Best Original Score, and Gene Wilder for a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

The movie became highly renowned on repeated television airings and home video sales. It was even selected in 2014 as a film to be preserved in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Rights to the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Movie belong to Warner Bros

Oliver Walkey

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.