Champagne — Explored and Considered

When: Thursday, June 28
Time: 6:00 pm TO 7:30 pm
Where: Delafield

ADDRESS: I.d. Restaurant at the Delafield Hotel, 415 Genesee St.
COST: $30 per person
REGISTRATION: Please call 262-391-4912 or email Credit card number and number of people attending required at the time of registration. On the night of the tasting, please check in at the restaurant front desk to confirm your attendance.


Champagne — the most delicious beverage in the world? I think very much so.

Yet for all its deliciousness, fame, glory, history and expense, few of us really know what Champagne is. Sure, we know Champagne only comes from Champagne, but in terms of flavor, how does that apply to what’s in our glass? And for those of us who, like Coco Chanel, drink Champagne only “on two occasions, when I am in love and when I am not,” how are we to stretch our Champagne budget to cover all such occasions?

Clearly a tasting is needed. So here it is:

We explore the why, the how and the history of Champagne, while linking all of these factors to what you taste in the glass. In the first flight, we take a look at the legal definition of Champagne and what it actually means — both geographically and in wine production. In the second flight, we examine the blending practices in Champagne — both across grape varieties and across vintages. In the third flight, we explore the newest trend in Champagnes — site- and vineyard-specific wines. This is obviously a tasting not to miss!

Sparkling Wines & Champagnes to be tasted:

Portell Cava $9.99
Nino Franco Prosecco $19.99
Drappier Carte d’Or $39.99
Larmandier Longitude $54.99
Cossen Largillier Blanc de Noirs $79.99
2005 Veuve Clicquot Grande Dame $169.99
Ruinart Rose $89.99
Tattinger Brut La Francaise $49.99
Tattinger Brut La Francaise Magnum $1129.99
& a bonus wine for those who come early!

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