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speedTASTING: Intro to Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Friday March 30, 2012 at 19:00

speedTASTING: Intro to Champagne & Sparkling WinesMap and Directions

Big bubbles, little bubbles; big price tags, little price tags… so what’s the difference? One thing’s for sure, when we’re talking about bubbles, size does matter!  We will taste around 15 different sparkling wines & Champagnes including a few classics, like 2002 vintage Veuve & Moet. This tasting will guide you through the wines, comparing different price points to help you save money as well as teach you a few quirky facts to impress your friends!


This educational and thoroughly social Guided Tasting will encourage you to appreciate wine for more than just its comforting qualities!

After this tasting, you’ll be able to shop smarter, and can certainly impress your friends with your newfound knowledge.


Ticket price includes:

A welcome tasting of Champagne,

A generous serving of delicious canapés and a selection of quiches

A relaxed, social environment, perfect for meeting and mingling

Informative entertainment hosted by a professional and friendly Tastour

Around 14 tasting samples, including over 6 bottles retailing at £40

The RRP of this tasting is over £80


Online Booking is required (Contact us for other payment methods other than PayPal)

For all Tastour award-winning events, pre-booking early is advised due to high demand.


Group discount: Purchase 5 tickets get 1 free (emailinfo@tastour.co.uk for details)


Non Members

£50 is the standard price for non-members

Save £5, by pre-paying within 7 days of the event


Bon Vivant Members save £5!


Why not join today?

Membership Information:

Tastour’s Bon Vivant membership is a fast track to becoming one of the Capital’s arbiters of taste.

As a Bon Vivant Member, you are entitled to:

–        Attend ALL monthly social drinks and miniTASTINGS for FREE (worth £300)

–       Receive exclusive invites to ‘members only’ events and social gatherings

–       Save up to 70% off pay-as-you-go events.  A total savings of over £500 per year!

–       Meet and mingle regularly with other members at exclusive events in and around London


The Venue:
The New Moon
66 Gracechurch Street

(Just off Gracechruch street, inside the Victorian-style covered Leadenhall market)


Nearest Tube: 

Liverpool Street


What is speedTASTING?


SpeedTasting is not only a great way to have fun with friends, and to make new and interesting ones, but you can do it in a relaxed, fun social environment whilst tasting and learning a thing or 2 about your favourite wines! What could be better?


There are 6 different learning themes, introduced in rounds by your friendly and professional host who, by the way, is just bursting with entertaining and memorable wine facts and tips.  After each round, you move onto a different table where you are greeted with new, friendly faces and another set of generous tasting samples. The unique samples are a superb talking point and will really get your tongues wagging!


In just over 2 and a half hours, and with carefully organized seat swaps, you will have met and engaged with most of the other attendees. You’ll also have enjoyed a Tastour of no less than 10 different wines. This means learning about and savoring each one of them, whilst in the company of interesting and like-minded people who are all there for the same reason as you: to enjoy new experiences and to socialise.


Not only will you discover just how diverse taste can be, you’ll learn more about your own taste preferences, some which may even surprise you!  And who knows? You may just develop some new friendships!

Attending on your own?  Don’t be nervous!  Our events are designed to make you feel like a regular as soon as you arrive.