Glass of Bubbly Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting Spring 2016

25th April 2016

Glass of Bubbly Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting Spring 2016

The first ever Glass of Bubbly Champagne & Sparkling Wine tasting event took place at the Womens University Club in Mayfair, London on 19th April. What was the biggest tasting event for sparkling wine in the UK so far in 2016 was met with great feedback and appreciation from many who attended – 9 countries, 13 styles, 171 bottles, 77 producers were there on the day with over 200 attendees from Sommeliers to TV personalities, restaurant owners to wine writers.

Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting77 Producers were on show showcasing 171 labels of Bubbly.

The moment the doors opened at 12pm the room was a hub of activity of networking, tasting, making notes and what we always like to see, many happy faces. Not only were there well known labels from including Lanson, Taittinger, Villa Sandi and Gancia there was also many new labels that had yet to be tasted in the UK and provided many attendees with a new tasting experience, it was the first time Belgium Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen sparkling was shown in UK from Dudley Craig Wines.

What Glass of Bubbly loves to share with our community is the diverse selection of sparkling wine that are available across the world, this was evident by the varied selection present at our Spring tasting: 31 Champagne producers, 9 English, 10 Prosecco, 1 Franciacorta, 14 Italian,  5 Crémant, 4 French sparkling, 1 Luxembourg, 1 Belgium, 1 New Zealand, 1 USA, 2 Argentina, 2 South Africa.

Those wines which we have so far noted has the most positive feedback include:

Lanson White Label

Taittinger Nocturne

Champagne Pierre Launay (Something Exceptional)

Roger Constant Lemaire

Champagne Frerejean Freres

Villa Sandi Prosecco

Gancia Asti Metodo Classico

No 1 Family Estate

Exton Park

Lyme Bay


Champagne tasting

We also invited all those that attended to share with us any recommendations and feedback which will we action for the Autumn Glass of Bubbly Champagne & Sparkling Wine tasting event that we are planning. We also wish  to thank Paul Laurie, Tanya Mann and the UK Sommelier Association for their invaluable help pre opening and helping to see over a smooth running day of tasting.

Sparkling Wine Tasting

Celia Sawyer Champagne

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