Christmas Champagne Tasting
Join us for a decadent evening of Champagne, Champagne and more Champagne.
Britain's favourite fizz is synonymous with celebration and Christmas is surely the time to crack open some bubbly.
We will discover there is much more to Champagne than just sticking to your favourite brand - Champagne is as diverse in style and character as wine from any of France's famous regions.
We'll delve into the range of Champagnes including Premier Cru, Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs and Vintage. What do these terms mean and how to the affect the taste of the wine?
We will be lavishing attention on Champagne made by small, grower-producers who craft tiny amounts of truly expressive wines using grapes from vineyards that have been in their family for generations. These are the best-kept secrets of Champagne (and often cheaper than the big name brands).
We'll also be comparing NV (non-vintage) and Vintage bottles from bigger, more famous Grand Marques. Will you think them worth the price tag? This is your chance to find out!
And we'll try Champagne with a range of Christmas snacks and cheese and sausage canapés (vegan options available).
Book now to learn about techniques and terrior, the kind of foods that pair Champagne at Christmas and learn how to choose your own preferred style of fizz!
What is Included?
- Tutored tasting of 6 Champagnes of differing styles including Blanc du Blanc, Vintage and Blanc de Noirs
- An in-depth look at the fascinating process which make Champagne the King of sparkling wines
- A look at the history of this unique wine region - who were Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot?
- Suggestions and tips for Christmas food and Champagne matches
All tastings include; full tasting notes, tasting sheet and use of professional tasting glasses.
All our courses can be purchased as a gift - either purchase using the 'book now' button below and then email us to ask us to send a Gift Voucher OR buy an open voucher (valid 2 years!) so your recipient can choose when to come (the evening repeats through the year).
Places remaining: 5
Course Date/Time: Tue 3rd Dec 2019 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Venue: Royal Cambridge Hotel, Trumpington St