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The Champagne Challenge: Caviar Benedict Edition | Papille Gustative

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    Sat, May 6, 2023 (3:30 AM - 6:30 AM)

Papille Gustative
2823 Main Street
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cost: $199

All Blind, All Fun, All Amazing and Now Live, In-Person! 

Price increases to $225 after April 1st

For those who love Champagne! Join us for a fast-paced, blind tasting of an abundance of bubbles.

Taste great wines, compare a few values, domestics, and bizarre finds, some we taste blind, and some we experience and discuss the style. Paired with light, tasty bites from Papille Gustative

We open one bottle per paying guest!

Wine List from Previous Event

Tete Challenge Flight

  1. Piper-Heidsieck "Rare" Brut Millésime, Champagne, France, 2008
  2. Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, 2011
  3. Roederer "Cristal" Brut, Champagne, France, 2013

Challenge Flight:

  1. J. Lasalle, Cachet d'Or, Premier Cru Brut, Champagne, France, NV
  2. Aubry, Brut, Champagne, France, NV
  3. Pehu Simonet, 'Face Nord' Brut, Champagne, France, NV
  4. J.L. Vergnon, 'Conversation' Blanc de Blancs Brut Grand Cru, Champagne, France, NV
  5. Mangin et Fils, Brut Nature, Champagne, France, NV
  6. Doyard, Cuvée Vendémiaire, Blanc de Blancs, Brut 1er Cru, Champagne, France, NV
  7. Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV
  8. Louis Roederer, Collection 242, Brut, Champagne, France, NV
  9. Billecart-Salmon, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV
  10. Taittinger, Brut Reserve Champagne, France NV
  11. Ployez-Jacquemart, Extra Quality Brut, Champagne, France, NV
  12. André Robert, Les Jardins du Mesnil Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Welcome and Education Flight:

  1. Veuve Fourny et Fils, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Premier Cru, Champagne, France, NV
  2. Champagne Gremillet, Blanc de Noirs Brut, Champagne, France, NV
  3. Pol Roger, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV
  4. Cleto Chiarli, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Amabile DOC, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, NV
  5. Domaine Collin, Crémant de Limoux Cuvée Tradition Brut, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, NV
  6. 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.


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Ian Blackburn - WineLA & Learnaboutwine.com

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