Food news: Serving prosecco direct to your door

Team Culaccino: John and Jayne Gallagher with Mark and Nikki Capper
Team Culaccino: John and Jayne Gallagher with Mark and Nikki Capper

Prosecco now comes direct to your door – on tap and perfectly chilled – thanks to party-lovers John and Jayne Gallagher of Millhouses and their friends Mark and Nikki Capper.

The couples discovered Piaggio Ape vans on holiday in Italy and realised this could be the perfect addition to their catering business. The result is Culaccino: a mobile prosecco and gin bar that will add fizz to any occasion within 20 miles of Sheffield S1.

Launched last week, it will tailor packages for everything from garden parties to corporate events, complete with glasses, parasol and lighting. See:


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