Ever since its first sparkle, Champagne has been the preferred choice for celebrations of all kinds. Royal, political, national, fashionable, sporting – whatever the occasion, it has to be Champagne. As Christmas approaches, each of us will certainly purchase a few of these bubbly nectars, and I propose that we first have a taste of a few of them.
We all have tasted amazing Champagnes, but we rarely had the occasion to compare them with one another. Are the big Champagne estate like “Moet et Chandon”, or “Bollinger” really worth the legend, or could they be easily shaken by other less marketed beverages like Prosecco, Cava, or event English sparkling, which apparently beneficiates from the same chalky soil and sun exposure as those of the Reims region ? During this session, we will taste some of the greatest big estate Champagnes which have made this region world famous as well as some amazing “pirates” (odd ones out) which will probably put in perspective the power of merchandising.
Yet this region is full of talented wine-makers and we cannot ignore the inventiveness that reigns within those hills. We will discover some less exposed wine-makers whom have, under their protective anonymity and through a long and thoughtful process, mastered the art of generating new aromas which are often unheard of in Champagne glasses...
Hope to see you all there. The cost per person will be approximately 15£ to 20£ depending on the final spendings. Please RSVP quickly as the number of participants will be limited to 15.