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ALMOST SOLD OUT | Champagne Challenge | Santa Monica

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    Sat, March 4, 2023 (3:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

Papille Gustative
2823 Main St
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cost: 225

An expert-led, fast-paced blind tasting of Champagne!

Pick your favorites, see if you can tell which is which!

  • Exciting changes and news from the world of Champagne
  • The stories behind some of the best in the business
  • Taste great wines, compare a few values, domestics, and bizarre finds, some we taste blind, and some we experience and discuss style because they are smaller producers with unique attributes
  • We open one bottle per paying guest!
  • This Event Should Sell out at 22 with 22 bottles!

Elevate your personal Champagne appreciation!

History, anecdotes, and laughs all served in generous portions.


Blind. Which will you pick when served 3 at a time?

????Tete Challenge Flight

Piper-Heidsieck "Rare" Brut Millésime, Champagne, France, 2008

Salon Cuvee 'S' Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne, France 2012 (Valued at $1,000!)

Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, 2011

????Challenge Flight:

J. Lasalle, Cachet d'Or, Premier Cru Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Aubry, Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Pehu Simonet, 'Face Nord' Brut, Champagne, France, NV

J.L. Vergnon, 'Conversation' Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru, Champagne, France, NV

Mangin et Fils, Brut Nature, Champagne, France, NV

Doyard, Cuvée Vendémiaire, Blanc de Blancs, Brut 1er Cru, Champagne, France, NV

Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV

Louis Roederer, Collection 242, Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Billecart-Salmon, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV

Taittinger, Brut Reserve Champagne, France NV

Ployez-Jacquemart, Extra Quality Brut, Champagne, France, NV

André Robert, Les Jardins du Mesnil Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Champagne, France, NV

????Welcome and Education Flight:

Veuve Fourny et Fils, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Premier Cru, Champagne, France, NV

Champagne Gremillet, Blanc de Noirs Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Pol Roger, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV

Cleto Chiarli, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile DOC, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV

Domaine Collin, Crémant de Limoux Cuvée Tradition Brut, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, NV

Sorelle Bronca Extra-Dry Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG, Veneto, Italy, NV

*Policy - we open and share 1 bottle per paid guest.

Amount of Champagne per person is 1 bottle.

We continue to open bottles as we add guests.



Salmon, Bruschetta, Anchovies, Crème Fraiche and Cucumbers


“Dates By Daval” baked, Prosciutto Wrapped Dates & Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates


Adam’s Ranch warm spiced, herb-infused, lemon crushed Olives, White anchovies, Marcon Almonds, Feta Crumbles and Jyan Isaac Bread


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Ian Blackburn - WineLA & Learnaboutwine.com

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