Taste Champagne 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 1811, Maison Perrier-Jouët has developed an unrivalled expertise in revealing all the facets of Chardonnay, its signature grape variety. It is this specific savoir-faire that lends Perrier-Jouët cuvées the characteristic floral aromas and intricate mouthfeel, creating complex yet harmonious wines.

With this tasting, Eric Trichard, Deputy Cellar Master since 1992, will reveal the expression of chardonnay in five of the House’s cuvées, including four different vintages of the iconic Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque collection.

Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs NV
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2006
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2004
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2012
Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé 2013

12:45-1:30pm Wednesday 16 March 2022

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 2015
Deutz Hommage à William Deutz La Côte Glacière Pinot Noir Parcelle D’Aÿ Brut 2015
Deutz Cuvée William Deutz 2008
Deutz Cuvée William Deutz 1998
Deutz Cuvée William Deutz 1988

2:15-3:00pm Wednesday 16 March 2022

North Annexe within The Lindley Hall

Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires;
a tour of the Cote des Blancs.

Hosted by chef de cave Cyril Brun, this masterclass is a vertical tasting of Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires.

Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs NV
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 2007
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 2006
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 2004
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995

3:45-4:30pm Wednesday 16 March 2022

The North Annexe within The Lindley Hall