Book a Weekend in Champagne
20th May 2016
“The thing about Champagne, you say, unfoiling the cork, unwinding the wire restraint, is that… every time you sip it, you’re sipping from all those other celebrations. The joy accumulates over time.” David Leviathan
Magnifique; splendide; somptueux; extraordinare… These are just a few of the words frequently uttered in toast to the world’s most famous wine region – Champagne.
Arblastar & Clarke hope you’ll join in on a long weekend among the gently rolling hills of this beautiful region, exploring powerhouses like Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot alongside smaller organic producers, and enjoy independent time in Reims, with its superb cathedral and historic parks and architecture.
All their weekends are slightly different, but all offer elegant Champagne tastings in your chosen season – whether that’s late Spring, beautiful Autumn harvest or just before Christmas.
Four Champagne powerhouses are built into this long weekend, which incorporates Brice, Billiot, Tarlant and Guy Charbaut. We taste a variety of fine Champagne styles, delve into underground chalk cellars, and enjoy some independent exploration of springtime Reims.
Your Wine Guide is Conal Gregory MW, author of the ‘Cognac Companion’, who is a specialist in French wine and whom you may recognise as the compère from ITV’s ‘The Food Programme’.
3 days | 28th -30th May 2016
£595 | £100
Our early autumn Champagne weekend explores the region’s smaller and more traditional champagne houses. We visit Bouzy, Hatté, Cattier and Vilmart.
3 days | 8th – 10th October 2016
£595 | SS: £100
Learn about organic vine growing at Champagne Marguet, enjoy a private visit to the Taittinger tasting room, and relax in Reims in late French autumn.
3 days | 22nd – 24th October 2016
£595 | SS: £100
Meet our friends at Billecart-Salmon, take a tasting at Taittinger, explore oak-aged Champagne at Vilmart, delve into chalk cellars at Veuve Clicquot and more…
3 days | 3rd – 5th November
£695 | SS: £100
During our early Christmas escape, we visit four esteemed estates and explore the power of Bouzy Grand Cru wines. Plus, free time for Christmas shopping in Reims…
3 days | 3rd – 5th December 2016
£645 | SS: £100
To find out more, or to book your place on one of their many exciting tours, visit their website
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