Timetable from the 2018 show

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1-1.30pm how to upsell champagne in your venue 

Harness the power of persuasion. Learn from leading restaurant light, Gearoid Davaney of Cabotte, about the best ways to upsell. 

2-2.30pm Méthode Traditionelle

While the Champenoise have both created and perfected the traditional method, there have been others to follow. Join Dawn Davies MW as she examines this method of production, comparing and contrasting Champagne to Italy’s Franciacorta and England’s sparkling wines.  

3-3.30PM Growers: a sense of place

Behind any grower Champagne lies terroir. Join Vine Trail's Jean-Remi Barris to learn about the importance of place, and discover the translation of estate into expression. 


1.30-2.15pm Inside the barrel: Henri Giraud and the Argonne Forest

Explore the use of wood in Champagne with Gauthier Vecten of Champagne Henri Giraud. Discover the intricacies of the wood and barrel selection process and enlighten your senses to France's Argonne forest. 

The line-up:

- Henri Giraud Aÿ Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017 Vin Clair Argonne Chatrices 

- Henri Giraud Aÿ Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017 Vin Clair Argonne La Harazée

- Henri Giraud Esprit Nature 

- Henri Giraud MV13

*This masterclass is complimentary for the trade and press, but space is limited. Please register your interest in advance to [email protected]

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