Top of the Fizz: Champagne vs. Franciacorta Tasting

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Tickets from £31.50
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City of London
Over 18

Franciacorta vs. Champagne, the first in a series of monthly battles, which see leading sommeliers go head-to-head at Osteria, in a duel where fizz is the weapon of choice and bar snacks are expertly paired. Stepping onto the battlefield will be Debbie Kerr from Milton Sandford Wines, championing Franciacorta, whilst award-winning sommelier and Searcy’s ambassador, Joël Claustre will be the Champagne expert.

The evening will commence with the Battle of the Classic Cuvee Bruts, with the hosts choosing a Champagne Brut to rival its Franciacorta counterpart, before the Blanc de Blancs; in which Blanc Champagne will challenge Blanc Franciacorta. The final round will see the Rise of the Roses; with Rose Champagne pitted against Rose Franciacorta, before judgement is ruled and the winner is crowned.

Snacks designed by Anthony Demetre of Wild Honey and Head Chef Patrick Leano to complement the drinks menu, will include Maldon Rock Oyster with beetroot and Dorset crab biscuit, Seared scallop with puree Jerusalem artichoke and Raspberry tartlet.. It is up to YOU to decide which sommelier has chosen the best pairings for the evening.


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Barbican Centre Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

East London


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It was absolutely perfect. The venue was surprising, the food was delicious (we stayed for a meal after the tasting), the atmosphere was relaxed, and the bubbles were spot on. I would love to come back for another event and would recommend this one to just about any body. Visited Osteria on 2017-02-21
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