Whilst sparkling wine is produced worldwide, champagne comes (like myself) from the Champagne region of France. So join me on a journey through the vineyards, the grapes, the different styles and tastes and discover for yourself which one you prefer!

My name is Cecile Bergart, and as a Champagne Expert (born amongst the vineyards of the Champagne Region, France), I will be presenting you with the very best bubbles the Champagne region has to offer and will run this tasting in the most entertaining and educational way!

I am a published Champagne and Wine Educator, a guest champagne expert for Champagne World Magazine and for Channel 4 'SuperScrimpers', a regular guest speaker on BBC Radio Solent, as well as being an approved staff educator for Marks and Spencer. I am also a Ruinart Champagne Ambassador in the UK.

I have also passed first time and thus received the World-Acclaimed Champagne Master-Level Certificate in August 2018.

However, to show that I am not biaised, this particular tasting will be run BLIND and you will be given the chance to vote for your favourite bubbly amongst the 6 award-winning Champagnes presented, YES 6! For only £42.50 per person.

My favourite tasting by far, so come and join me for a truly decadent evening, which I will start off by sabring a bottle of Champagne for your eyes only! I was trained by the Confrerie des Sabreurs and will be delighted to show off my skills, opening up a bottle of champagne with a sword, just like Napoleon used to do! 

All tastings include: 2 supermarket champagnes (Aldi and Asda) vs 2 'Grandes Marques' ie big brands (Taittinger and Mumm) vs 2 champagnes from small producers (of which 1 Grand Cru!); PowerPoint presentation, full tasting notes, use of professional tastings glasses.

This tasting can be purchased as a gift - just buy a Gift Voucher for your loved ones to experience for themselves this unforgettable night!


PLEASE NOTE: We can confirm that we have complied with the government’s ‘COVID-19 Secure’ guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace. Due to the constantly changing nature of this guidance and advice, our internal operating practices and protocols will be continuously reviewed and immediately updated. The information detailed here may therefore change without notice. The measures our venues are enforcing will make your experience with us as seamless as possible and will allow us to minimise numbers of people in the venue at any time. Therefore, we will be running at reduced capacity. Only 12 people will ever be allowed to join me at a tasting at St James' Tavern in Winchester, whereas our function room at the Mercure Dolphin Hotel in Southampton is significantly bigger and can accommodate 20 people whilst still enforcing social distancing restrictions.

The situation is fluid still and we are hoping to gradually build back up towards normal proceedings and we are appreciative of your continued patience and support.

Places remaining: 18

Course Date/Time: Fri 27th Nov 2020 at 7pm

Duration: 2 hours

Venue: Dolphin Hotel (Mercure), 34-35 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2HN

Event Price: £42.50







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