Aka – the little guys, the brands you may not have heard of, the people that grow the grapes and turn it into wine, the underdogs, the time is now… No doubt you will find a few wines to run out and scope up – the best champagnes for the dollar – maybe we will say – Champagne doesn’t get any better than this – only moreexpensive.
TASTING LIST (SO FAR) :
Agrapart : Agrapart & Fils Mineral Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut Grand Cru, 2004
Andre Robert : Andre Robert Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil Grand Cru Brut Millesime, 2005
Bereche : Bereche et Fils Brut, NV - 92 WS
Berthelot : Paul Berthelot Rose Brut, NV
Camille Saves : Camille Saves Grand Cru Brut Rose, NV
Doquet : Pascal Doquet Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Extra Brut
Dosnon & Lepage : Dosnon & Lepage Recolte Noire Blanc de Noirs Brut
Egly Ouriet : Egly-Ouriet Cuvee de Prestige Brut Millesime 2002
($200 A BOTTLE)
Henri Goutorbe : Henri Goutorbe Cuvee Prestige Premier Cru Brut NV
J Lassale : J. Lassalle Reserve des Grandes Annees Premier Cru Brut Rose, NV
Jean Milan : Jean Milan 'Special' Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, NV
LeClaire Gaspard : Leclaire-Gaspard Grande Reserve Brut, NV
Philipponnat : Philipponnat Brut, NV
Pierre Peters : Pierre Peters Cuvee de Reserve Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, NV
RH Coutier : R.H. Coutier Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, NV
Stephane Coquillette : S. Coquillette Cuvee Diane Blanc de Blancs Brut, NV
Varnier Fanniere : Varnier Fanniere Cuvee Saint Denis Grand Cru Brut, NV
We will open approximately one bottle per person in the class. This class sells out at 20 guests – valued at $100 per guest. Each tasting comes with a petite cheese plate, the restaurant is open for dinner service after class and waives corkage for our students.
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Ian Blackburn, CSW, JWE - Founder of LearnAboutWine.com
Professional Sommelier, Candidate for the Master of Wine
Ian drinks wine for a living and plans over 100 public and private events a year. Ian stays busy designing tasting and events for both LearnAboutWine and private clients large and small; Fortune 500 company's, Law firms (Summer Associates), and private birthday celebrations all benefit from Ian's well informed and industry leading personality. When Ian is not busy teaching, he is making appearances on radio, television and social media outlets and studying for his Master of Wine.
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