Blanc de Blanc or Blanc de Noir? Blanc or rosé? Brut or non-brut? Vintage or non-vintage? Champagne or méthode traditionnelle? Whatever your preference, the festive season always demands sparklers that tickle the tongue and delight the palate in gustatory celebration.
Vintages has only one release in December and it always includes a great selection of Champagnes and sparkling wines to celebrate the season. Come and join the Guild at the Vendange Institute on December 8, 2016, for this special holiday Vintages pre-release tasting. Get a sneak taste at what will be in store for you to enjoy throughout the festive weeks leading to New Year’s Eve. Try something new or find a gem of value in the world of doubly fermented wines. The sparkling wines will be sourced from the December 10, 2016, release as well as some additions from earlier Vintages releases, Vintages on-line and the General List to round out the tasting.
All members signed up this event by Saturday, December 5, 2016, will be invited to suggest a few of their choices of sparkling wines. We will consider those requests as we make the final selections for the tasting, particularly looking at popular items based on multiple responses along with any intriguing thematic suggestions.
We invite you to join those who make this Guild Signature Event a regular feature of their wine life. The VPR is an opportunity to “try before you buy” a number of wines to be released by Vintages on the following Saturday. Taste some selected expensive, highly reputed wines that might not cross your palate otherwise and also have the chance to discover wines offering exceptional price/quality ratios and affordable lesser-known premium quality products that are well-made bargains. Note that this tasting will be all sparkling wines. Guild Director Rod Story will be leading this tasting.