Luxury Champagne Tasting (Oxford)
Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Charles Heidsieck, Pol Roger, Moet et Chandon, Taittinger? Have you ever wondered which champagne you like the best? Do you want to try some of the world's most famous and best loved champagnes all at one tasting? This is your chance to find out. Which one will be your favourite?Join us at our exclusive Luxury Champagne super tasting and you will be able to taste a magnificent seven of the world’s most famous champagnes: traditionally referred to as Les Grandes Marques (a club of 24 of the best known and better-quality champagne houses). From these I have chosen seven of my favourite champagnes to share with you:
Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV
Churchill's favourite champagne. Founded in 1849.
Veuve Clicquot NV
Distinctive orange label. Madame Clicquot is credited as one of the outstanding figures in the success of Champagne. Founded in 1772.
Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV
The largest family owned house today. Also make Cristal, the original prestige cuvee. Founded in 1776.
Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial NV
The world's market leader by a big margin and for good reason. Makers of Dom Perignon. Founded in 1743.
Taittinger Brut Reserve NV
Another family run house, having been taken back into private ownership by the family. Elegant champagnes with origins back to 1734.
Bollinger Special Cuvee NV
Care and craft are the hallmarks of this Champagne house. Founded in 1829.
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV
The smallest but one of the best Grand Marques and consistently producing very high quality fizz. Founded 1851
We will taste the champagnes blind and score them for taste and enjoyment with suitable light nibbles to accompany the wines.
In addition, we will delve into how champagne is made, what accounts for their differences in taste, and weave in stories taken from the rich history of Champagne houses from Napoleonic times to the present day.
Sounds like a perfect present for the Champagne lover in your life? Simply email us after you have booked and we will be pleased to send you a Gift Voucher. Alternatively, you can buy an open Gift Voucher for the recipient to decide.
Places remaining: 5
Course Date/Time: Fri 23rd Feb 2018 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: St Peter's College, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DL