Monday, 12 October 2015

Sparkling Wine Tasting - Wednesday 7th October 2015

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Sparkling Wine and Champagne tasting at the cellars. It was a lovely night, full of great wines from around the world. We had 8 wines on show, including the best from the UK, Champagne, Italy and Spain. Our Head of Events, Frank Mason painstakingly chose a selection of sparkling wines that shows how varied and how interesting the world of sparkling wine can be.
The wines we tasted were;
Pairing 1;
  • Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore (Italy) and Averys Cava Brut (Spain)
Pairing 2;
  • Chateau de L’Aulée (Loire Valley, France) and Comte de Ninot (Burgundy, France)
Pairing 3;
  • Laurent Perrier 2004 Vintage (Champagne, France) and the South Ridge Cuvée Merret (Sussex, UK)
Pairing 4;
  • Billecart-Salmon (Champagne, France) and Krug Grande Vuvée Brut (Champagne, France)

The stand out wines for me were undoubtedly the Krug (always a personal favourite!), and the South Ridge Cuvée Merret. I was, however, as impressed as ever with the Chateau de L’Aulee, our most re-ordered wine of our sparkling range, and for me the best value sparkling wine on the market in its price range!
On November 7th we will be holding our annual 'Celebration of Wine', with well over 100 wines on show and more than 15 suppliers joining us, this will be our biggest tasting event of the year. Either call 0117 921 41 46 or go online to to get your tickets now.

Andy Gadd

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