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SpeedTASTING: Intro to Champagne & Sparkling Wine

  • The Red Herring

    49 Gresham St, EC2V 7EH, London (map)

    51.515664 -0.094359

  • We'll be downstairs
  • Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles. I love bubbles! When talking about bubbles size does matter!  Come along and learn why!!

    It's 1 of the best introduction classes in the world & way to meet new people.

    As we're not sponsored, we are able to try leading brands side by side - you can't do this anywhere else!  Do you know why you buy Moet? or Veuve?  It's a rare opportunity to taste 4 of the leading Champagne houses together so that you can buy the brand you prefer!

    You’ll be welcomed with tasting of bubbles. There are 11 different sparkling wines to try, many over £30 per bottle, split into 6 rounds or learning themes, presented by your engaging and informative Tastour host. At this social & informative tasting, you’ll meet 80% of the event’s attendees, with carefully pre-organised seat-swaps. We’ll be pouring generous servings of fine wines, all retailing at £10-60 per bottle. We don’t skimp on the fun! You’ll also soak up the alcohol with generous sharing platters.


    This style of event is what made Tastour famous (that's a big claim hey?) Well, we do have nearly 15,000 followers on twitter :) Are you one of them?  @tastour


    The 'course':

    Round 1: Prosecco

    Round 2: Codorniu vs Freixenet (comparing the two leading Cava brands)

    Round 3: Tasting of 4 Leading Champagne Houses

    Round 4: Vintage Champagne

    Round 5: Dosage - how sweet it is

    Round 6: New trends in sparkling Wine



    Here's a video of a miniTASTING, url=

    Bring a date, your mates or come along on your own!


    Date: 9th May

    [b]Time:[/b] 6:30-9:30 pm

    Location: 49 Gresham St. EC2V 7EH

    Nearest Tube: St Pauls & Bank, also nearby, Liverpool Street, Manison House

    Cost: £50, if prepaid 1 week before £55 is the standard price

    Bon Vivant members save £10

    Website: (Pre-booking is required)

    What’s included: 11 different sparkling wines to try, many over £30 per bottle. Generous nibbles and sharing platters after the tasting, an introduction class by an award-winning wine educator, seat swaps organised so that you can meet and discuss with fun tastourians.

    What you'll learn:
    If you've been wondering how tell if it's a sparkling wine is good, or what the difference in style is between different countries, or why they taste so different, or perhaps basic food and wine matching rules, than this tasting is for you.


    "It was just brilliant! Great fun, I learnt loads and the selection of wine and food great!! Thank you for an enjoyable evening."

    “ Really great night, I was going initially going to learn about wine, but the social aspect was a real bonus. Kelly was a fantastic host and I look forward to attending more of her events.”

    “ Kelly is incredibly organized, and plans great events. She brings together fun and interesting people for a high quality evening. And she is a wonderful hostess, making everyone feel welcome and keeping us entertained! I also learned a thing or 2 about wine! ” For all Tastour award-winning events, pre-booking early on is advised due to high demand.

    About Tastour: Tastour, UK Wine Educator of the Year*, makes meeting people and learning about food and drink fun, easy and engaging. With a diverse range of events, priced from £5, there is really something for everyone – from epicurean tastings and exclusive dinners, recipe swaps and walking tours to day trips and social networking nights. Our signature speedTASTING events, filled with one-liners and quirky facts, are all served alongside quality food and drink.


    * Awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2010[/url] Join as a Tastourian for free or if you think you’re a Bon Vivant? Upgrade your membership on To buy tickets or for more information about Tastour and our award-winning weekly epicurean events and private parties visit or phone[masked] [][/url] [ ] [/url] [url=]www.linkedin/in/tastour[/url]

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  • Marie-Andrée

    Hi Kelly,
    I've emailed you direct abouth this event.
    Please respond.

    May 4, 2013

  • Marie-Andrée

    Paid today kelly, looking forward to it...

    April 23, 2013


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