I don't know about you, but any job that involves prosecco is a job I want to get involved with, stat. Business woman Siobhan Holmes has created the perfect job for herself, and if you hadn't guessed by now, it involves prosecco.

The fun-loving businesswoman quit the rat race after launching The Vino Van from a converted horse box, and now she tours the country, visiting events and weddings, bringing prosecco-flavoured-joy to all she meets.

Credit: Siobhan Holmes

Credit: Siobhan Holmes

Credit: Siobhan Holmes

How cute is the van?! The 29-year-old entrepreneur came up with the idea just six months ago, after finding a gap in the market for a service that can offer the popular drink at festivals, weddings and corporate events.

Within one month of coming up with the idea, Siobhan bought an old horse box and six weeks later took the renovated Vino Van to its first event.

The Vino Van will be travelling to events around the UK this summer and Siobhan hopes to book in more music and food festivals, as well as weddings and corporate events.

Credit: Siobhan Holmes

Credit: Siobhan Holmes

Credit: Siobhan Holmes

And it isn't just normal prosecco that she offers. The van also launched a 'Pimp Your Prosecco' service, where people can add fruit and mixers of their choice to the bubbles.

Some other popular recipes she provides include the delicious 'Prosecco Fizz', which contains raspberries and Chambord, topped with prosecco.

Siobhan, from Corby, Northamptonshire, also offers a refreshing 'Prosecco Hugo Cocktail' which is prosecco mixed with elderflower cordial and fresh mint.

The van offers four price packages that are included on their website. These range from a prosecco package, to a full bar service, a dry hire service and a themed package.

Credit: Siobhan Holmes

She eventually hopes her new business will fizz with success and even hopes to eventually expand across the UK with a whole fleet of Vino Vans.

About her venture, Siobhan said:

After noticing a gap in the market for something that was unique to prosecco-lovers, I decided to launch Vino Van.

It was a quick decision and turnaround, but it was something which I knew would work and a business venture that I am incredibly passionate about.

For me, prosecco has always been about celebrating, being with friends and family and toasting to the good times in life.

You could say it's a happy drink. It's perfect on its own but it's versatile too, making it an ideal base for so many great cocktails. Also, a small glass has fewer calories than a banana.

My prosecco cocktails accompany different events perfectly. The refreshing Prosecco Hugo Cocktail would work perfectly at a summer sporting event such as a day at the races or watching tennis. It's also great to make at home at a BBQ, or for a cocktail day with the girls.

My delicious Prosecco Fizz cocktail is a classy cocktail that's popular as a welcome drink at weddings or corporate events.

And my cocktail ventures don't stop there. I am always on the lookout for new and exciting ideas that I can incorporate into my Vino Van. I have recently discovered pink glitter you can add to prosecco for a sparkling drink. This is something that will be perfect for festival season.

I am incredibly excited to start taking the van around the country, visiting new and exciting places and topping up the nations prosecco glasses.

My hope within the next year is to grow the brand further. I'd love to expand and have more Vino Vans across the country, providing the whole nation with the UK's favourite tipple.

And of course, no prosecco event would be complete without snacks! Siobhan's top foods to enjoy with prosecco are:

Savoury Roasted Nuts

Scatter mixed nuts on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, a sprinkling of salt, chopped rosemary and a tiny bit of sugar and roast in a medium oven for about 10 minutes. (Keep an eye on them though, as they can burn easily.)


Chop plenty of ripe tomatoes and mix then with olive oil, torn basil leaves, salt and pepper. Slice ciabatta bread and toast. Once toasted and still warm, rub each slice with a cut clove of garlic, then pile on the tomatoes and drizzle with some extra olive oil.


Prosecco pairs very well with berries like raspberries and strawberries. Serve them at room temperature so that their flavour can shine through.

Now, who's up for some fizz?! You can find out more on the Vino Van website.


Jade Moscrop

Jade Moscrop heads up the Pretty52 team. She has an unhealthy obsession with her dog, loves all varieties of cheese and doesn't mind a glass of wine or two.

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