Masterclass: Champagne Gems

15 June 2019 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM GMT+8
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei 香格里拉台北遠東國際大飯店, B1 North & South Gate 大都會廳
No. 201號, Section 2, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
USD 178.00

Presenters


Erin Brooks
Wine Advocate Reviewer
Erin Brooks is a Certified Sommelier and wine journalist. Born in North Carolina, she moved to New Mexico to attend the College of Santa Fe where she graduated with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Politics. During her time in New Mexico, she became involved in the service industry and fell in love with wine. She worked the floor of restaurants for a decade, accruing experience as restaurant manager, sommelier and wine director. In 2015 Erin relocated to the Napa Valley where she worked for some of the most revered Michelin-rated restaurants in the US, including Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro, La Toque and the three-Michelin star The Restaurant at Meadowood. In addition to her restaurant experience, Erin spent many years as a freelance food and wine writer, penning articles about the world of fine wine and cuisine for several publications including Local Flavor magazine, The Santa Fe New Mexican’s Winterlife magazine and Edible Santa Barbara. She has been working with the Robert Parker Wine Advocate team since 2017. Erin’s passion for wine has led her on a journey through two different wine certification programs, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS). She is currently enrolled in the WSET Diploma program, having passed with distinction the Level 3 Award in Wines. Erin is also pursuing the Advanced Sommelier credential through the CMS. She is the recipient of the Walter Clore Scholarship, the André Tchelistcheff Advanced Course Scholarship and the Bonaccorsi Advanced Exam Scholarship.

Description


Behind the mythical magic of Champagne lies the vineyard tending and wine making craft of growers who have, quite recently in comparison to their Burgundy neighbours, come into the limelight with their stunning single vineyard offerings. This eye opening tasting will reveal how the conjunction of vineyard management, terroir approach, wine making, blending and ageing practices shapes and defines unique wines with great complexity and ageing potential. A rare opportunity to discover and compare vintage and NV champagnes from top league growers and boutique house de Venoge, through a retrospective taking us as far back as 1995.


The wines, menus and speakers indicated are correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event that a speaker, vintage, or wine is not available on the day of the event, all efforts will be made to find an appropriate substitute.