"City folk are so snobbish just because they go to Italian opera with surtitles and drink prosecco."
Everybody loves Italian opera. Snobs are actually the guys who pretend that they don't like it. Moreover, you don't need sophisticated tastes to love opera - as with all things love, you need a heart.
I drank the best Prosecco I could find in Tesco Express at 8 pm on the NY's Eve - worked until 6 pm, forgot it was THE day (got confused, because eveybody had been wishing me a happy NY since the beginning of December!), all "better" shops closed at 7.