Champagne & Sparkling Wine | £35


Champagne & Sparkling Wine | £35


Wine Tasting in Bristol & Bath

Venues: Bordeaux Quay, Bristol | Jamie's, BristolThe Chequers, Bath

Duration: 2 Hours

See drop-down menu below for venues, dates, times and availability.

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Wine Tasting Bristol & Bath | Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Be entertained, informed and inspired with a luxurious tasting of champagne and other quality sparkling wines from around the world.

Some wines will be made in a similar way to champagne, others not - and there will certainly be one or two surprises in store as we taste 'blind' to compare them and see if you can spot which is the champagne when tasted next to prosecco, cava and other quality sparkling wines.

We'll give you essential tasting and buying tips as we go, and we'll include an award-winning English sparkling wine so that you can taste and judge for yourself if it lives up to the hype of recent years.


this bubbly session includes: 

A tasting of six high-quality sparkling wines from around the world, including champagne

Three food samples to help us give you food pairing ideas

An introduction to champagne, including production methods, grapes & styles

An introduction to other major styles of sparkling wine, including production methods, grapes & styles

A guide to spotting the differences between sparkling wine styles

Top tips for buying and finding the best value

A guide on glassware and how to store and serve champagne & sparkling wines

An introduction on how to taste and assess sparkling wines

Tasting notes to take away


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You'll be given an option to select your purchase as a gift when completing your online booking, we can then send you a gift certificate by email or post to present to your guest. Should the date you book be unsuitable, your guest can transfer to another date provided we receive 10 working days notice.

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The Host

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Bristol Wine School is run by Tristan Darby, who has certified wine knowledge and 20 years experience in the catering, hospitality and wine trade. He is the founder of Bristol Wine School and also runs courses at award-winning wine merchant Great Western Wine in Bath. 

Tristan is the drinks columnist for The Bristol Magazine and The Bath Magazine, he trains wine and catering professionals, consults, works with cookery schools, hosts wine dinners and events with some of the region's top chefs and is a judge for Bristol Good Food awards.

As a former professional actor and singer Tristan takes every opportunity to entertain and add theatre to his events. Passionate that world of wine and spirits shouldn't be a pretentious and elitist he has earned a great reputation for imparting knowledge in an engaging, un-stuffy, non-patronising and approachable way. He'll answer questions as you go and hopes to give the confidence and tools you'll need to break habits, expand horizons, and choose better wine.

The Venues

Bordeaux Quay Restaurant, Bristol

Situated on the picturesque and historic harbourside right in the heart of Bristol's vibrant city centre, Bordeaux Quay is an award-winning restaurant with a reputation for great food and service, stylish décor and a stunning waterside location.

A restaurant, deli, brasserie, wine bar, bakery and cookery school under one roof. Bordeaux Quay is easily one of the Bristol’s best-loved independent restaurants.

"this is a gleaming jewel of a restaurant" - Matthew Norman, The Guardian

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Jamie's Italian, Bristol

Situated at the top of Park Street, opposite Bristol's famous Museum and Will's Memorial Building, the private dining room at Jamie's is one of Bristol's hidden gems. The restaurant is set in what used to be a rather impressive bookstore. and they've kept all of the elegant features of the building whilst also creating a vibrant and sociable location. The private room on the top floor is elegantly decorated, cosy and perfect for hosting our wine tasting events.


The Chequers, Bath

A stone's throw away from the beautiful and historic city centre of Bath, and a two-minute walk from the world famous Circus & Royal Crescent, The Chequers has been serving visitors to Bath and locals alike since 1776.

A stylish gastropub, Chequers has built a great reputation for food and service with 2 AA rosettes awarded. Offering a modern British menu using the finest local and seasonal produce, expect dishes that are inventive, with beautiful presentation and delicately balanced flavours.