SSP is to partner with Italian drinks brand Bottega to open its first UK Bottega Prosecco Bar at Birmingham Airport this week.

Bottega Prosecco Bar will offer a selection of wine along with traditional finger food and specialities.

The bar is the 11th Bottega has opened worldwide. The Bottega Prosecco Bar made its debut on board Viking Line cruise ship Cinderella in 2014 and has since opened variations of the concept in the Seychelles, Abu Dhabi and Milan among others.

SSP UK and Ireland chief executive Simon Smith said: “We are delighted to be working with Bottega, which is a wonderful premium brand and a great addition to our portfolio. This is definitely prosecco’s time, and this new bar is completely on trend.”

Sandro Bottega, owner and managing director of Bottega, said: “This concept, which aims to promote and enhance the reputation of our country, reflects the core values of Bottega. We also believe in the pairing of food and drink, which is why we have created our own food and wine combinations. I am particularly delighted to partner with SSP, whose knowledge and experience in the airport market and knowledge of the travelling consumer will, I’m sure, help to ensure the success of this new venture.”