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Bubbles! The Sparkling Wine Class

Saturday, December 14 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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Sold Out!Premium Ticket$89Includes premium ticket insurance and our sommelier-level tasting kit.
Sold Out!Insured Ticket$69Comes with basic ticket insurance, allowing the student to reschedule up to 48 hours in advance.
Sold Out!Discount Ticket$51Great option if you don't need ticket insurance. Terms and conditions apply.

Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.
  -Mark Twain

Honestly, who doesn’t love bubbles? They are fun and sophisticated and no one ever is miserable drinking them. A bottles of bubbles makes everyone feel like royalty, if only for a moment. Sparkling wine can turn a lackluster date into a marriage proposal. Or a party into a gala.

This our class featuring all our favorite bubbly wines: Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, and much more!

Learn about Sparkling Wine

In this wine tasting class, you will discover the top producers and the best places for sparkling wine. Plus, you will learn the tricks of the trade: how to find great bubbles without breaking the bank, and what to look for when selecting a bottle. You will also learn how the wines are made, and why Champagne costs a fortune but Prosecco is so affordable.

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Cheers to Bubbly!

A Bit of Bubbly

Keith Wallace, the director of the Wine School is a former ambassador to Champagne (Center for Wine Origins and the Champagne Bureau, USA). Over the years, there have been a number of articles and shows that have featured his love of bubbles. The Daily News featured Keith in an article on Champagne.  There is also an old episode of Philly Uncorked, back when Keith was the co-star in the show.  And FoxNews featured Keith when bottles of Prosecco started exploding in PLCB wine shops.


Previous Tasting Sheets for the Sparkling Wine Class

December 2018

Flight 1: Italian

1. Col Vetoraz 2016 Brut Dosaggio Zero, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG

Flight 2: Old World

1. Bisson 2017 Bianco delle Venezie Vino “Trevigiana,” Frizzante

2. Törley Gála Sec, Etyek-Buda, Hungary

Flight 3: French Method

1. Marques de Gelida 2012 Cava Brut Exclusive Gran Reserva

2. Laurent Perrachon NV Cremant Blanc de Blanc de Bourgogne

Flight 4: American

1. Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

2. Gruet Brut Rosé

Flight 5: Rouge

1. Terres Dorées by Jean-Paul Brun NV “FRV101”

June 2018

Flight 1: Italian

1. Col Vetoraz 2016 Brut Dosaggio Zero, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG

Flight 2: American

1. Gruet NV Blanc de Noirs Méthode Champenoise

2. Scharffenberger NV Brut Excellence

Flight 3: French

1. Francois Pinon NV Vouvray Brut Petillant

2. H. Blin Brut NV Champagne

Flight 4: Reds

1. Juve Y Camps Pinot Noir Brut Rosé Cava

2. Patrick Bottex “La Cueille” Bugey Cerdon Rosé

June 2017

Flight 1: Sparkling Methods

1. Col Vetoraz 2016 Brut Dosaggio Zero, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG (Veneto, Italy)

2. Bohigas NV Brut Reserva Cava (Catalonia, Spain)

Flight 2: American Sparklers

1. Gruet NV Blanc de Noirs Méthode Champenoise (New Mexico)

2. Scharffenberger NV Brut Excellence (Anderson Valley, California)

Flight 3: French Sparklers

1. Paul Chollet NV Crémant de Bourgogne Brut (Beaune, France)

2. Francois Pinon NV Vouvray Brut Petillant (Loire, France)

Flight 4: Rosé Bubbles

1. Punta Crena ‘Pettirosso Allegro’ Rosato Colline Savonesi (Liguria, Italy)

2. Vigna del Cristo 2014 Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC (Emilia-Romagna, Italy)

October 2017

Italy

1. Col Vetoraz Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene Brut

France

1. Francois Pinon 2014 Vouvray Petillant Brut

2. Francois Baur NV Cremant D’Alsace Brut

USA

1. Gruet NV Blanc de Noirs, New Mexico

2. Chandon NV Brut, California

Spain

1. Juvé & Camps NV Cava Rose Brut

2. Loxarel “Refugi” 2010 Reserva Brut Nature

Australia

1. Paringa 2013 Sparkling Shiraz

August 2015

Flight 1

1. Vietti Cascinetta 2014 Moscato d’Asti DOCG

2. Vigna del Cristo 2013 Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC

Flight 2

1. Gruet Domaine Saint Vincent Méthode Champenoise Brut

2. Argyle 2010 Brut

Flight 3

1. Bohigas Brut Reserva Cava

2. Ca’ del Bosco “Cuvée Prestige” Franciacorta Brut

Flight 4

1. Franҫois Pinon Vouvray NV Non-Dosé Brut Pétillant

2. Gatinois Champagne Aӱ Grand Cru Tradition Brut

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Date:
Saturday, December 14
Time:
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cost:
$51 – $89
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Wine School of Philadelphia
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia,PA19103United States
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(215) 965-1514
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