We spent the early part of the summer breaking champagne down into its "building blocks" of component grapes - Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. And while we certainly love the way blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosés can showcase each of those components, the fact remains that these styles are the least common. The "classic" champagne - a blend of all 3 grapes, and of wine from multiple years - is the time-honored quintessential style that made the region known around the world. However, as you can imagine, they aren't all created the same. Tonight, we'll sample a variety of wines that are all built on this "classic" style, but will show you how the winemakers can highlight or emphasize different components of the blend to give us delicious variations on a theme. We'll also use this opportunity to try some new wines and revisit an old favorite or two that we haven't shared with you in a while as we pursued other themes.
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Earlier Event: July 26The Elements of the Blend: Pinot Meunier & friends
Later Event: November 15Special Club Champagne class @ Swirl Wines