Bubbly Evening of French Champagnes

  • September 14, 2013 · 3:30 PM
  • Private Residence in Long Beach, CA

We have been to Paolo’s home for evenings of great tasting of wines in the past. He is again opening his home as summer is coming to an end for an evening of French Champagnes – perfect for the summer evening.

French Champagne is highly revered and is often associated with celebration and luxury. The Champagne region of France is in the Northern portion of the country, northeast of Paris and near the Belgian border. The Montagne de Reims, Valle de la Marne and Cote des Blancs house thousands of vineyards and Champagne producers. The climate of the area is cooler than that of the more Southern French vineyards, and the growing season is shorter. The weather is part of what naturally made Champagne's bubbles, initially. The region is also characterized by chalky soil and rolling hills.

We will enjoy this evening of French Champagnes in Paolo’s outdoor patio which has outdoor tables and chairs, comfy outdoor sofa seating, 2 BBQ’s, and an outdoor fireplace. Everyone (including guests) must bring a bottle of French Champagne (NO Cava, Prosecco, Spumante, American bubbly or bubbly from anywhere else…zero, zip, zilch, nada). French Champagnes start at about $25 and you can find them at your local wine shops. Please bring something that pairs well with French Champagne enough for 10 people. Smoked salmon, shrimp, sushi, Chinese food, Japanese food, Thai food, bacon, fried chicken, crab, lobster, curries, quiche, scallops and spicy foods in general are just some of the foods that works well with French Champagne. You can also bring something to grill. Please bring your own wine glass (champagne flutes if you have them) & serving utensils. There are no ovens & microwaves, so please be sure that your appetizer is good to go. Please no cheese & crackers & hummus.

When you RSVP, please state the name of the French Champagne wine you & your guest (if you are bringing a guest) are bringing to the party.

We will be collecting $1 from everyone attending. Please have exact change.

It should be a great night.

This fun party is limited to 26, so if you RSVP “Going” and your plans change, please update your RSVP accordingly. NO MAYBES. When you RSVP "Going" you must have a photo of yourself uploaded in order to attend the wine tasting party – no exceptions. NO FLAKES!

Paolo’s address, directions and phone number will be provided the day before (9/13) to those who RSVP “Going”.

Look forward to seeing you there! There is street parking in Paolo’s neighborhood. Meters end at 6 PM. The party ends at about 8 PM.

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  • Susan

    Not enough stars to do the party justice! Thanks Paolo and Analisa for an excellent party. I learned a lot about champagne and enjoyed seeing old friends and new.

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Es

    Sake not sakr

    September 15, 2013

  • Es

    While I had an amazing meal w great sakr bummed I did not get any fabulous champagne! Did you guys save some for me? :) I hope he does this again --- soon.

    September 15, 2013

  • Allen W.

    Very nice evening; lots of great bubbly and great friends too!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Jonathan H.

    Sorry I am going to miss this. Filial duty calls.

    September 14, 2013

  • Jane

    Could someone send me the address?

    September 14, 2013

    • Analisa

      Jane, the address & info has been sent to you, please read all the instructions.

      September 14, 2013

  • Alan

    I will probably getting there closer to 4 pm

    September 14, 2013

  • Jonathan H.

    Not sure whether this is going to work out today. Taking my Dad to the ER. Nothing too serious but you know how that can be. So please excuse me if I don't make it.

    September 14, 2013

  • Alan

    I am bringing Magenta Brut. I will also bring a veggie plate.

    September 13, 2013

  • Allen W.

    I've got a NV G.H. Mumm Brut Cordon Rouge and likely fried chicken. Its a great paring endorsed by industry experts!!

    2nd bottle is yet TBD and shrimp accompanying it. Cheers!!

    September 13, 2013

  • Analisa

    We will be bringing Champagne De Margerie A Bouzy Grand Cru & Champagne Montaudon Brut along with a dessert and appetizer

    September 12, 2013

  • Es

    Bummed last minute travel to Vegas. I was so looking forward to the champagne. Cheers. Drink some bubbly for me. Next time.

    September 12, 2013

  • Sharon

    We will be bringing Pol Roger Extra Cuvee de Reserve and Champagne Gosset Brut. Signed up with the South Bay Passion for wine meetup already.

    September 12, 2013

  • Susan

    Hi, Paolo--
    I'm bringing L'Or Brut and shrimp. See you Saturday!

    September 12, 2013

  • Jane

    I will bring Veuve-clicquot and Chocolate!

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still shopping for my champagne, will let you all know soon.

    September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hoping to bring a Piper Heidsieck.

      September 8, 2013

  • Es

    Still shopping. Open to carpool situation.

    September 8, 2013

  • Paolo

    Smoked salmon sounds delicious. My contribution will be a bottle of Jean Lallement & Fils Grand Cru. Looking forward to a fun afternoon !

    September 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Paolo,

    I've got my champagne ready for your French Champagne tasting. It's a Vignoble Laculle Champagne. To go with it, I think I'll bring smoked salmon. Looking forward to it! Thanks for hosting.

    September 7, 2013

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