What could be better than an evening spent tasting some of the best and scarcest Champagnes in the world? Well, one tasting some of the best Champagnes in the world - including those matured in magnum and jeroboam - with wine buff par excellence Jancis Robinson MW talking you through them. This October, at exclusive wine club 67 Pall Mall, Robinson will host what promises to be the Champagne event of the year.
As part of The Finest Bubble, guests will be able to sample 11 superb-quality Champagnes side by side - five mature and rare vintages of prestige cuvée aged in different vessels. These include a 1996 Louis Roederer Cristal matured in bottle and in magnum (today magnums cost £1,278); a 1998 Krug matured in bottle, magnum and jeroboam (magnums currently cost £575); and a 1996 Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill in both bottle and magnum (the latter of which costs £599 on today's market).
Robinson will explain in her inimitably accessible and entertaining way how, when it comes to Champagne, size matters: the same vintage ages in surprisingly different ways depending on whether it is matured in bottle, magnum or jeroboam. By tasting the same Champagne from these different vessels, guests will be able to appreciate their markedly different expressions.
This event takes place on Thursday 8 October, from 6.30-9pm. Tickets cost £395 and only 48 are available. To book yours and to find out more, visit thefinestbubble.com.