Evening Tasting; Sparkling Wine & Champagne
Come along and enjoy a decadent evening of fine sparkling wine including Champagne!
Sales of sparkling wine, led by Prosecco have "exploded" in recent years and we give you the chance to compare some of the most popular sparkling wines plus one or two unusual styles in this indulgent evening.
These are wines where the craft of the wine maker is paramount: those bubbles and brioche flavours in a sparkling wine are not just the result of natural processes; they require a huge amount of effort and patience on the part of the wine maker. We will try start with everyone’s favourite – Prosecco. Then look at some other sparkling wine styles from both Europe and the New World before the real thing – Champagne!
Prosecco is by far most popular sparkling wine in the UK, but how much do you know about it? Where it comes from, how is it made, and what the different styles are? Yes, all Prosecco is not the same, there is a premium version Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiandene Superiore DOCG which is the one we will be trying tonight.
New World Fizz
Some parts of Australia and especially New Zealand can make superb sparkling wines, lets see how the boys from down under compare with the Old World.
English Sparkling Wine
It’s a well-kept secret that we can make world class sparkling wine in England. Using the same grape varieties and the same production technique as Champagne, in blind tasting English fizz stands up well to the aristocrats from France. We will try a fabulous example made not far from Shropshire.
It’s Not All Champagne
Whilst of course France has the most iconic sparkling wine in the world, there are some interesting sparkling wines made in other parts of France, many of them not very well known in this country, but offering fabulous value for money.
Finally, we come to “the real thing” – the most iconic, premium wine in the world; Champagne. We will learn how this wine was invented, the role of Dom Perignon, and a little-known Englishman, the true inventor of Champagne (don’t tell the French!). This beautiful bubbly, can by law, only be made in one specific region of France, where the prices of vineyards are the highest in the world, using a technique which when created was far in advance of anything that had gone before.
We will learn about the labels on Champagne like “NV”, “Brut” and “Blanc de Blanc”.
And of course, we get to taste at least one great Champagne!
Professional ISO tasting glasses, all course materials including tasting sheets & water are provided
This evening tasting makes a great gift and can be purchased as aGift Voucher for just £30.00
Places remaining: 5
Course Date/Time: Fri 29th Jun 2018 at 7.00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury