Festa Beverages

Festa Italiana Expands Beverage Offerings, Welcomes Aperol Spritz, Peroni as Official Drinks of 2019 Summer Festival

Festa Italiana is offering new and exciting beverage options at this year’s festival. The expanded beverage list will include the Aperol Spritz, the official drink, and Peroni on tap, the official beer, of Festa Italiana 2019. In addition, Festa-goers can also enjoy over 25 varieties of Italian wines, beer on tap and cigars complete with whiskey and bourbon pairings!

Sip Your Way Through Festa

The official beverage of Festa Italiana, festa-goers can enjoy a refreshing Aperol Spritz, complete in a souvenir take home 16-oz acrylic goblet. In addition to Aperol Sprtiz, Festa-goers can expect to find wide range of new and returning beverage options, including:

  • Local wine varietals and tastings: The wine list includes traditional Italian whites and reds. Including but not limited to; Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Mamertino, Moscato, Lambrusco, Montepulciano, Pinot Noir, Chianti and Nero d’Avola. Returning this year are LoDuca wines as well as Corvina Wine Company, with an expanded menu at the Corvina Wine Bar.
  • Italia Cocktails: Attendees this year can enjoy a variety of fresh, handmade cocktails perfect for a hot summer day. Selections include the Campari Sunset, Paloma di Amalfi, Cranberry Limonata, Negroni and a Milano Mule.
  • Beer on tap: Festa has expanded its tap beer offerings to include – Miller, Miller Lite and Peroni. Craft beer lovers can also experience new selections available, such as Terrapin Recreational Ale and Terrapin Hopsecutioner. These craft offerings and local favorites are available across the grounds.
  • Cigar and liquor pairings: Festa will be introducing barrel-crafted liquor selections, a barrel-aged Negroni and barrel-aged bourbon cocktail, in addition to cognac, scotch, port, whiskey and reposado tequila. There will be multiple locations for guests to purchase top-tier cigars including Arturo Fuente, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, and many other top shelf cigar options, which will be conveniently located near the bourbon booths for the ultimate pairing experience.

Festa Introduces the Campari Club

New to the festival grounds will be the Campari Club, serving cocktails including the Aperol Spritz, while providing entertainment, dancing, food tastings and giveaways all weekend long! Featured guest, DJ Rozario, an emerging and talented Milwaukee-based DJ will be spinning Italian tracks throughout the evening! Today you can find Rozario in downtown Milwaukee on Milwaukee Street, or opening for DJ’s like JaeBea from Energy 106.9, or the best DJ’s from Chicago, Vegas, New York and more at Lucid Light Lounge.

#SpritzAtFesta – Campari Club & Social Media Photo Contest

Keep the Italian celebration going on social media with a new photo contest! Throughout the festival grounds, Festa-goers can find one of three Aperol Spritz-themed photo booths, take a fun photo while enjoying a refreshing beverage, and share on social media with the special #SpritzAtFesta hashtag for a chance to win prizes all weekend! Visit Festa’s Facebook page to learn more!

Wines by Corvina

During Festa Italiana 2019, Corvina Wine Company, a unique, local wine bar/wine retail company, will offer a variety of specialty Italian wines ranging from Tuscany to Sicily, from Puglia to Piemonte, and everything in between. The Wine Bar on the Festa grounds will be located across from the Miller Lite Oasis and adjacent to the T.J. Bartolotta Sports Court – Corvina will feature classics like Pinot Grigio and Montepulciano; and some lesser know Italian wines, such as Verdicchio from Le Marche; and classic Italian cocktails (Negroni and Spritz). If you can’t decide on just one, you can also take a tour of Italy with one of the Corvina wine flights.

Click here for the 2019 Corvina Wine Offering





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