For the fourth consecutive year, we welcome Members to what has been named as a highlight of the Club’s calendar as well as possibly the best elite quality champagne tasting in the UK.
This year, we welcome for the first time Champagnes Krug and Charles Heidsieck, alongside newcomer and possible future star, Champagne Yann Alexandre – please do scroll down for the full line-up.
Champagnes from single domaines (called ‘grower’ champagne) and from a handful of revered and family-owned boutique houses are leading the charge to reform Champagne’s viticulture, and make wines which reflect their locality and the origins of the grapes which make each bottle. They share a passion for champagne to be seen and judged as real wine, and they are all independent, family affairs.
There is no dispute that the best champagnes are fine wine, however there is less consensus over whether its tastes are governed more by its claimed ‘savoir-faire’ of blending and making branded styles of wine, than by the ‘terroir’ influence of specific villages and vineyards. As such, grower champagnes from a handful of revered and boutique houses are leading the charge to reform Champagne’s viticulture and make wines which reflect their locality and the origins of the grapes which make each bottle. They share a passion for champagne to be seen and judged as real wine.
With over 75 champagnes being poured and five more producers than last year, do book yourself and your guests to the tasting as early as you can – tickets famously fly off the shelves…
We will welcome:
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