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Champagne Tasting in London

Get a taste of glamour with an evening spent Champagne tasting in London. This decadent drinking session will get a night out in the capital off to a sparkling start with up to six different Champagnes to be sampled. Your lesson in Champagne tasting takes place at the Danubius Hotel near London’s elegant Regents Park and lasts approximately two hours. During this time you’ll learn everything there is to know about Champagne from the double-fermentation process of Chardonnay grapes to the importance of the AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) designation which ensures that only sparkling white wine made in the Champagne region of northern France can be labelled as such. They may all be called Champagne but each estate’s produce is different with varying aromas colours and amounts of fizz. Descriptions such as brut demi-sec and doux will take on new significance as this London tasting course teaches you to see smell and savour these subtle distinctions and eventually decide which Champagne you prefer. The tasting session also includes a little history of the key Champagne producers whose wineries and vineyards are mainly based around the cities of Reims and Epernay. Even if you think you know all there is to know about this classic drink there is sure to be something to surprise you – whether it’s the tale of the Widow (Veuve) Cliquot’s one-woman crusade to keep the family business running or Dom Perignon’s initial efforts to rid his wines of all those effusive and unwanted bubbles. If you’re looking to improve your vintage knowledge or just fancy sampling a few flutes of your favourite sparkling tipple this cork-popping course on Champagne tasting within London’s fashionable West End is bound to fill any wine lover with a fizz of excitement. Raise your glass and toast these stunning bottles of bubbly as a true Champagne connoisseur To learn more about how British wine is produced why not try one of our vineyard tours around the UK Make sure you visit our main gift ideas category for more great gift suggestions suitable for all the family and for any special occasion.

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