English Sparkling Wines vs Champagnes
Can you tell English Sparkling Wines from Champagnes? And which do you prefer? Here is your chance to find out.Date/Time
Date(s) - Tue 17th Aug, 2021
The Army and Navy Club (RAG)
This repeats the 2016 challenge with different wines. The idea is to compare, without prejudice, the attractiveness of English Sparkling Wines (chosen by Bernard Lamb) with that of Champagnes (chosen by Jeffrey Benson), and to see if people can tell the different types apart. The wines will be served blind in pairs, each pair consisting of one English wine and one Champagne of a similar style, with members voting after each pair for which they preferred and – if they wish – guessing which wine was which. The wines shown below are not necessarily in tasting order. The wines are closely matched for price.
Ashling Park Estate, Cuvée Brut, South Downs (NV) vs Lelarge Pugeot Extra Brut 1er Cru Tradition.
Alder Ridge Classic Cuvée Brut, 2013, West Berkshire vs Bernard Remy Blanc de Blancs.
Hattersley Valley Classic Cuvée Brut, 2011, Hampshire vs Collet 1er Cru Art Deco.
High Clandon The Halcyon Cuvée Brut vs Hebrart 1er Cru Cuvee Special Club.
Plumpton Estate Brut Rosé NV, Sussex vs Bernard Remy Rosé.
There will be bread and a small plate of cold food provided by the club. Anyone who would like to stay on after the event for more food or drink is welcome to join Beverley, who is a member of the RAG.
Venue: The Wellington Room, The Army and Navy Club, 36 – 39 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5JN
Nearest tube: Green Park or Hyde Park Corner
Mobility Rating 3 – Steps to front door, lift access thereafter.
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Dress: Smart Casual – no shorts, T shirts, ripped denim or trainers.
Price £68 Members, Guests/Non-members £75
Organiser: Bernard Lamb 020 8876 0505