Love for Italy –
Prosecco has been around since the Roman times, but for Tim and Izzy their Prosecco van dream started in 2014 on one of their many visits to Italy. In 2014 Tim & Izzy visited Lake Garda, and the beautiful northern town of Malcesine, they spent most of their days chatting to locals, and even taking rides in land owners Piaggio Ape 50 vans – in fact it was hard to get Izzy out of the vans!
They also enjoyed lots of local Prosecco, and there the idea was born. That year, on Christmas Eve Tim proposed, and on boxing Day, they drove straight back out to Italy with their 2 Dachshunds, Kiki and Ernie to spend the New Year in favourite spot and book their dream day………..all the while researching their Prosecco van ideas.
In 2015 they were married in a small ceremony in a beautiful medieval castle, in the region where the Glera grape is produced, which until 2009 was actually called the Prosecco grape!
Dreams put on Hold?
After a busy year of planning a wedding and both working in busy 45 hour a week in demanding jobs they had put their dream plan on hold. Tim had been working for the family businesses selling Italian products here in the UK, along with Izzy working full time and running a handful of small businesses. Time soon flew by and the dream of a Prosecco Van idea was still to come true.
In early 2016 Tim became very ill, he was diagnosed with IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease), and they found that the life changing chronic disease, was going to mean certain changes to their lives. With the help of the fantastic staff in the Gastroenterology unit at Victoria Hospital,Blackpool and the caring and informative advice from the outstanding Chrones and Colitis Organisation, they made a plan to help reduce the stress and work towards creating something that they loved. Despite the awful news, this gave them the extra motivation to achieve what they set out to do. The Prosecco van was now going to become a reality and the dream plan was put into action.
Tim & Izzy worked closely with a team, who assisted in importing their little van from Italy and converted it into the Prosecco bar they always wanted. The van has been fitted with a state of the art cooling system, which cools the kegs of frizzante perfectly, giving customers a heavenly chilled flute of fizz. After taking some cocktail master classes and experimenting (alot!) with local producers and fabulous gins, they have also created a delicious cocktails menu or can create something bespoke for your event/celebration.
The name – Lytham Fizz Co – well it really couldn’t have been called anything else! After having lived in Lytham for many years they wouldn’t want to live anywhere else – well maybe Italy!! They LOVE Lytham, & can often be found eating, drinking and shopping locally.
Prosecco & Frizzante
Did you know that Prosecco and Italian Frizzante are the same thing!?..Italian law states that if Prosecco is served from anything over a 3 litre glass bottle it has to be called ‘Frizzante’, despite it being the same product. So on the pumps the badges read ‘Frizzante’ and the bottles say ‘Prosecco. It is a slightly unusual Italian law – but if they didn’t adhere to it, they could be given a 20,000 Euro fine!
What’s on Offer
Private and Corporate hire; Weddings, Engagements, Birthdays, Hen Do’s, Dinner parties, Country Fairs, Festivals, Promotions or just a special Friday Night with Friends! With the Van, the Trike and any sized bar you require.
As well as the bespoke cocktails and mocktails of course ( as so as everyone is happy), there are tasting events and sommelier advice for your menu or wedding.
She is gorgeous! A truly wonderful Italian van, with all of its vintage features and a modern inside conversion, very chic! One of the many great features about the van is it can fit through double doors/back gates – it is only 1.2m wide and 2.4m long…It truly is a compact and fun bar.
With booking coming in thick and fast, they had to expand their offering with beautiful bars with a salvaged elm plank finish, and in 1 meter, 2, 4, 6 & 8 meters sizes, they can cater for the largest gatherings. They take care of everything, including the stocking, equipment, glassware and licensing, and offer a fantastic range of premium and craft spirits, a wide range of specially selected wines, beers and ales. They have a fantastic fully trained and licensed team and can be situated just about anywhere!
Here they are in a hangar.
The newest member of the family is the PIMMs trike so wonderful for Summer Events which magically transforms into a Boozy Hot Chocolate receptacle in Winter.
Bringing it up to date
Having built up a tremendous reputation and now resident at some of the biggest local festivals, plus being preferred suppliers at local wedding venues, their feet have not touched the ground, in the last few years, as they very often have two or more events of a weekend.
The Winter, and thankfully quieter period for the couple are spent abroad all in the name of research for new beers, wines & spirits they can add to their knowledge base.
Tim & Izzy and the team, hope to serve you soon!