Luxury Champagne Tasting London

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Perfect as a wedding present. And if you want to taste beyond Champagne, then head over to our London Wine Tastings.

How to taste Champagne? (like an expert)

1. Chill the Champagne: Ideally, champagne should be chilled to around 8-10°C (46-50°F). Use a champagne bucket filled with ice and water to chill it evenly.

2. Open Carefully: Remove the foil and wire cage. Hold the cork and twist the bottle at the base to open it gently, aiming for a soft 'sigh' rather than a loud pop. (in other words, don't do what you commonly see on TV)

3. Inspect the Appearance: Pour a small amount into a flute or tulip-shaped glass. Observe the color and the bubbles. Fine, persistent bubbles are a sign of quality.

4. Smell the Aromas: Swirl the glass gently to release the aromas. Bring the glass to your nose and take a deep sniff. Identify different scents, which can range from citrus and white fruits to brioche and almonds.

5. Taste: Take a small sip and let it linger on your palate.

  • Note the balance between sweetness and acidity, the body of the champagne, and flavors like fruit, yeast, or minerality.
  • Some champagnes offer floral aromas like white flowers or a hint of green notes like fresh herbs.
  • A signature characteristic of many champagnes is the yeasty, bready aroma, reminiscent of brioche or toast. This comes from the lees aging in the bottle.
  • Many champagnes exhibit a certain minerality, often described as chalky or flinty, which adds to the complexity of the wine.
  • With age or certain production techniques, champagnes can develop nutty flavors like almond or hazelnut, and a creamy, buttery mouthfeel.

6. Savor and Reflect: Consider the aftertaste and how long it lasts. A good champagne will have a pleasing, lengthy finish.

Remember, the key to champagne tasting is to enjoy the experience and take note of what appeals to your personal taste.

To learn more, head over to our blog's Champagne section.