An old adage says that Champagne isn't for special occasions, it IS the special occasion. This sparkling delight has enjoyed lauded status for centuries, but an increasing number of sparkling alternatives are taking a greater share of the market. In France alone, there are four other approved types of sparkling wine. Then there is Spain's Cava and Italy's Asti, Prosecco and Franciacorta. And of course the sparkling reds and new "heritage" styles like PetNat.
This course discusses and compares the various production methods available around the world, tasting wines alongside the theory learning, so students can see directly how the production method effects what is in the bottle. We look at wines of different price points and see also how quality of grape and manual production influence the wines as well.
We will taste a minimum of 8 wines, concluding with a mystery wine tasted blind.
This class is an essential for anyone who loves sparkling wines, but has struggled with differentiating between them, or just wants to know more about how they are made. The comparison tasting would also be an interesting exercise for even a die-hard Champagne drinker.
Taste 8 wines
This course requires a minimum of 6 students and can accommodate a maximum of 12.
If you have a group and are interested in hosting a private session of this course at a time that suits you, please message us.
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