Champagne & Sparkling Wine


Champagne & Sparkling Wine


Wine Tasting Bristol & Bath

Venues: Bordeaux Quay, BristolThe Chequers, Bath

Duration: 2 Hours

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Wine Tasting Bristol & Bath | Champagne & Sparkling

Let us entertain, inform and inspire you with a luxurious tasting of Champagne and other quality sparkling wines from around the world.

Some wines will be made in the same way as Champagne, and 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 wine tasting and buying tips as we go, and we'll include an award-winning English Sparkling Wine so that you can see for yourself if it lives up to the hype of recent years.

This bubbly two-hour session includes: 

  • Six sparkling wines from around the world (including Champagne)
  • Three food samples to taste with the wines
  • An introduction to sparkling wine tasting
  • An overview of how Champagne and other sparkling wines are made
  • An introductory guide to the differences between sparkling wine styles
  • Helpful hints and tips on buying bubbles and tasting notes to take away

This event often runs on the same day as our Food & Wine Matching Workshop, so why not come along to both sessions and make a day of it!

THIS EVENT MAKES A PERFECT GIFT - You will be given the option to select your purchase as a gift in our checkout area, we will then send you a gift certificate by email or post to present to your guest.

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The Host

Our friendly wine tutor Tristan Darby has certified wine knowledge and 20 years experience in both the catering and wine trade. He is the founder of Bristol Wine School and also runs a wine school for IWC regional wine merchant of the year Great Western Wine in Bath. 

He trains wine and catering professionals, consults for bars restaurants and private clients, works with cookery schools, hosts wine dinners and events with some of the region's top chefs and is a judge for both Bristol Good Food awards and Bath Good Food Awards.

Tristan is passionate that world of wine shouldn't be a pretentious, elitist place and has a earned a great reputation for imparting his knowledge in an enthusiastic, un-stuffy, non-patronising and approachable way. He'll answer questions as you go, and hopes to give you the confidence and tools to break habits, expand horizons and explore new and interesting wines. 

The Venue

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