It’s a Friday night in December, so we’re not going to get overly technical and take things too seriously, however we invite you to learn a little more about what’s behind the Champagne label.
The classic way to produce sparkling wine is popularly known as the Champagne method or méthode classique. The wine is fermented to make a base wine before undergoing a second fermentation in the bottle after the addition of yeast, nutrients for the yeast, and sugar – the tirage. The second fermentation results in a natural sparkling wine.
Our sommeliers will be hosting a Masterclass on the most famous of all sparkling wines – Champagne.
We invite Members to explore the history of the region, the geology, climate and the technical processes involved in the production of this famous wine under the expert guidance of our sommelier team.
We will enjoy:
NV Collard-Picard, Cuvee Prestige, Brut
NV Krug, Grande Cuvée, Brut
2002 Dom Pérignon, P2, Brut
NV Ulysse Collin, Les Pierrières, Blanc de Blancs, Extra Brut
NV Henri Giraud, ‘Dame-Jane’, Brut Rosé
2007 Egly-Ouriet, Grand Cru, Brut
NV Blanc de Noirs Brut, Le Val Cornet, Nathalie Falmet
2004 Michel Gonet, ‘Cuvée Authentique’, Blanc de Blancs, Grand Cru, Brut
1995 Charles Heidsieck, Blanc des Millénaires
Friday 6th December
St James’s Room
18:30 – welcome drink on arrival
19:00 – Champagne masterclass to begin
£125.00 per guest