Aged Champagne Masterclass with Essi Avellan MW and The Finest Bubble

Last week, Essi Avellan MW presented an Evolution of Champagne Masterclass at Frederick’s, Islington, during which guests compared old and new vintage champagnes from five leading brands, including:

Charles Heidsieck 1983 & 2005
Dom Pérignon 1996 & 2009
Louis Roederer 2002 & 2012
Pol Roger 2002 & 2009
Taittinger 2002 & 2012

Sparkling wine obsessive Tom Hewson reviewed the event on his blog SixAtmospheres, commenting: “Fizzmongers The Finest Bubble put on a memorable tasting last week with Finnish Master of Wine Essi Avellan, author of the excellent Champagne. Essi was there to talk us through a selection of five pairs of vintage wines, from 2012 back to 1983, all sourced and vouched for by our hosts.”

Read the full article on the SixAtmospheres blog here.

Ten champagnes were on show, spanning from vintage 1983 to vintage 2012