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The Champagne Challenge | Papille Gustative

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    Sat, July 8, 2023 (3:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

Papille Gustative
2823 Main Street
Santa Monica, California 90405
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Cost: $159

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

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 openly because they are smaller producers with unique attributes.

We open one bottle per paying guest!

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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.


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Ian Blackburn - WineLA & Learnaboutwine.com

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