Dates: October 28 - November 1, 2019
4 days, 4 nights
Limited to 18 participants
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel through all the key appellations of this authentic wine region of France with a true expert and fabulous instructor!
Your Guide & Instructor: Essi Avellan, MW
- Master of Wine specialized in Champagne
- Editor of FINE Champagne magazine
- Judge at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships
Champagne Wine Tour - Study Trip Highlights:
Champagne…the name conjures up visions of a prestigious and celebratory drink. It is a sparkling wine of sophistication, yet also one of interesting styles and nuances. Non-vintage, vintage, zero-dosage, brut, blanc de blanc or rosé champagne are a few of the different styles of champagne. The art of blending, a distinctive terroir and a winemaker's vision are only some of the variables that give rise to a wide range of champagne styles.
Travel with us to the Champagne region to unlock the secrets of this world famous bubbly and experience first-hand what makes this region and its sparkling wine so special.
Discover the Champagne region with your instructor, Essi Avellan, world-renowned champagne specialist, wine author and Master of Wine.
Tour the different sub-regions of Champagne to get a complete and in-depth view of the appellation. Visit the Montagne de Reims, the Côte des Blancs, the Vallée de la Marne and the Aube vineyards.
Learn directly from the cellar masters of some of the most prestigious champagne houses as you visit and taste with them
Visit and experience the best Champagne tasting with top grower-producers, located in Grand Cru and prestigious champagne producing villages.
Experience tasting base wines of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Meunier and gain a deeper understanding of the importance and art of blending.
Dine in the region's best restaurants, to enjoy special champagnes paired with the local gastronomy.
TEssi Avellan MWravel with serious students of wine, either dedicated wine amateurs or wine professionals, and share an educational, enriching and memorable experience while mastering the world of champagne. Trips are open to people from all countries, and are held in English.
Your 4 Day, 4 Night Champagne Immersion Study Tour includes:
Instruction throughout by Essi Avellan, Master of Wine, Champagne expert and acclaimed wine author and educator
Services of a Tour Manager throughout, to provide customer service and logistics support
The complete Wine Scholar Guild Champagne Master Level online course, including the written manual, online webinars and online exam
Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach transportation throughout, with bottled water on-board
4 nights at 4-star Hotel de la Paix in Reims, double occupancy
2 gastronomic dinners with fine wines, both at Michelin 1-star restaurants
4 gourmet lunches with fine wines
4 buffet breakfasts
All professional-level tours and extensive tastings at top-quality wine producers
All hotel and other taxes, and gratuities for included restaurants
For more information:
Feel welcome to contact Lauriann Greene, the Study Trip Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 302-415-3036.