Lionel, specialist in French wines and an ex French teacher, is going to give students taking French tuition in Bristol with their French teachers, as well as their friends, a talk on champagnes followed by some champagne tasting ( dégustation de champagnes).

Here are some of the champagnes on offer:

Champagne Brut Réserve Bérèche     
One of Champagne’s rising stars ( étoile montante), Raphaël Bérèche has been working alongside his father Jean-Pierre at their 9ha estate of Bérèche et Fils since 2004, and today he is putting an increasingly personal stamp on this thoughtfully-run domaine. Bérèche’s wines are full in flavour and finely balanced, always showing a firmness of structure.

Champagne 7Crus Agrapart 

Agrapart’s wines are of uniformly excellent quality, with a naturally expressive and vinous character that makes them feel grown rather than made. Les 7 Crus is a consistently reliable value, and the other wines in the range offer increasingly more precise demonstrations of Côte des Blancs terroirs.

Champagne Rosé de Macération B. Lahaye   

Benoit Lahaye is a passionate advocate of natural winegrowing; the estate was fully converted to organic viticulture in 2003, and certified organic ( biologique ) in 2007. Lahaye’s wines are intense without being weighty, showing a vinous, concentrated character that clearly announces an emphasis on quality work in the vineyards.

All rather mouth-watering:  cela vous met l’eau à la bouche!

Here is Lionel explaining how he became passionate about wines in Les vins rares!

 Why not join us on November 2nd at 8pm, for more info…