In this special class, we’ll take a quick, entertaining look at the evolution of the world’s most celebrated drink, Champagne, from its earliest origins to the present day. Along with James Beard Award-winning wine and food writer (and chef, sommelier, and restaurateur) Alan Tardi, you'll learn about the "Grower-Producer Revolution," which changed the face of Champagne production, making it far more personal and terroir-driven. We'll then focus on tasting the unusual wines of 6 Champagne grower-producers, while growing your understanding of perpetual blend, "lost grape varieties," biodynamic viticulture, and single parcels. To complete this examination of Champagne terroir, we’ll complement the wines with traditional, regional charcuterie. Whatever your level of knowledge and experience is, this class is guaranteed to enhance your appreciation and change the way you think about Champagne!