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The Finest Bubble Tasting: Bottle vs Magnum - 28/09/2023

Description & Technical Information
Thursday 28th September 2023 | 18:45-20:30
Presenter: Nick BakerChampagne Glass 3
Location: The Finest Bubble HQ, 11 Shillingford Street, Islington, N1 2DP
Places are limited to 10 people

18:45 Arrival for aperitif
19:00 Sit down to begin tasting
20:30 Finish tasting

Does Champagne aged in a bottle taste different to Champagne aged in a magnum? And if so, why? If you want the answers to these questions, grab yourself a ticket to this tasting where Nick will be showing how well magnums – in comparison to bottles – retain all their freshness, lightness and delicacy after time in the glass. Something happens to Champagne aged in magnum; their evolution slows, factors come into play that we can't always explain and it's like a little magic is sprinkled: what was a superbly rich Champagne in bottle, seems even more rich and complex in magnum - they are differently amazing. Eight champagnes will be tasted in total, across various styles. The experience will be an informal sit-down tutored tasting, taking place at The Finest Bubble HQ in Islington.

Guests will be able to taste, ask questions and expand their knowledge of champagne and hopefully broaden their list of favourites. The tasting will be presented by The Finest Bubble's Nick Baker.
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Champagne to be tasted:

Louis Roederer Collection 242 NV in Bottle - £54.00
Louis Roederer Collection 242 NV in Magnum - £104.00

Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus NV in Bottle - £58.00
Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus NV in Magnum - £144.00

Charles Heidsieck Brut Rose NV in Bottle | Base 2018 - £62.00
Charles Heidsieck Brut Rose NV in Magnum | Base 2014 - £146.00

Laurent-Perrier Vintage 2008 in Bottle - £84.00
Laurent-Perrier Vintage 2008 in Magnum - £168.00

Champagne Glass 1You can read more about bottles vs magnums in our article here.

Nick Baker - The founder of The Finest Bubble, Nick has worked in the wine industry since leaving university in 1989, starting in selling and eventually moving onto marketing. He spent a year working with MMD and Louis Roederer before getting the taste for California and heading to Sonoma County for a few years. He set up TFB in 2014, testing the concept of same day delivery in London for Champagne. The website grew quickly and the service is now even more focused: delivering to London within two hours from a range of 600+ Champagnes and English sparkling wines. Nick spends time each year in Reims and Épernay researching new producers and future releases, writing up the news on TFB.

The Finest Bubble Tasting: Bottle vs Magnum