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Annual Champagne Event

  • Cork & Fork DC 1522 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20005 United States (map)

Champagne is a very mysterious world as we mostly know what the famous houses want us to believe. In this event, we will demystify the subject by exploring 1) the best microclimate locations called grand cru villages, 2) the prominent effect on quality played by foremost the Pinot Noir and to a lesser extent the Chardonnay, 3) the fundamental element of long ageing on yeast lees and finally 4) the essential bottle age required after disgorging to achieve the best complexity possible. In order to achieve these goals we will review classic smaller producers i.e Pol Roger, Billecart Salmon, Jacquesson together with independent up and coming producers such as Michel Arnould, Andre Clouet, Godme Pere et Fils and some newer winemakers now on the market. In short we will deconstruct the common belief that great Champagne has to be a blend of hundreds or so of village crus.

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Earlier Event: November 3
43rd Annual Conference on D.C. History
Later Event: November 4
DC PodFest