Taste Champagne London Postponed – New Date 24 June 2020

The health and wellbeing of guests, exhibitors and staff is the highest priority of Taste Champagne.
We’ve been greatly distressed by the escalation of COVID-19 across Europe, lockdown of Italy and pending potential of social distancing measures in the UK.

We have therefore made the difficult decision to postpone Taste Champagne 2020 to Wednesday 24 June 2020.
The full program including all masterclasses will proceed unchanged on this date.

There is no need for existing ticket holders to register again, simply download your updated ticket from the link in your original ticket notice email.
Trade passes and public tickets are available for our new date.

We very much look forward to showcasing 304 cuvées from 57 houses under better circumstances on 24 June 2020.

Any queries please contact Jody Rolfe, Event Manager, jodyrolfe@winepress.com.au

Taste Champagne 2020 is proud to introduce specially focused masterclass sessions for the first time, hosted by Champagne’s top chef de caves.

We regret to advise that registrations have now closed – such was the demand that every masterclass filled on the day it was announced!

We invite you to apply for the waitlist. Attend the main event on the day and we will let you know if a masterclass place becomes available.

Perrier-Jouët: The Art of Chardonnay

Since its foundation in 1811, the Maison Perrier-Jouët has been making elegant and floral champagnes of rare finesse to reveal the different aspects of this white grape variety.
Join us for this exclusive masterclass, culminating in two glorious vintages of the uber-rare pinnacle cuvée of the house, Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs.

Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs NV en magnum
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2006
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2004
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2012

12:45-1:30pm Wednesday 24 June

The North Annexe within The Lindley Hall

Deutz: The terroir of Aÿ and the art of blending

The grand cru of Aÿ is the epicentre of Champagne both geographically and historically, and the home of the elegant house of Deutz. Explore the unique terroirs of this fabled village
both horizontally and vertically, in a comparison of special vineyard cuvées and a three-decade trilogy exploring the art of blending in the lauded vintages of 1988, 1998 and 2008.

Deutz Hommage à William Deutz Meurtet Pinot Noir Parcelle D’Aÿ Brut 2012
Deutz Hommage à William Deutz La Côte Glacière Pinot Noir Parcelle D’Aÿ Brut 2012
Deutz Hommage à William Deutz 2010
Deutz Cuvée William Deutz 2008
Deutz Cuvée William Deutz 1998
Deutz Cuvée William Deutz 1988

2:15-3:00pm Wednesday 24 June

The North Annexe within The Lindley Hall

Charles Heidsieck: Ageing gracefully

Who said non-vintage can’t age? Hosted by chef de cave Cyril Brun, this unique masterclass is a vertical tasting of Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve
from the most recent blend unbottled to a 30 year old Brut Réserve.

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve « Mis en Cave » 2019 (base 2018) – unbottled
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve « Mis en Cave » 2017 (base 2016)
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve « Mis en Cave » 2016 (base 2015)
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve « Mis en Cave » 2013 (base 2012) in magnum
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve « Mis en Cave » 2013 (base 2012)
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve “Mis en Cave” 1990 (base 1989) in magnum

3:45-4:30pm Wednesday 24 June

The North Annexe within The Lindley Hall