Ticketed taste tests are go at Épernay Manchester
ÉPERNAY may be one of Manchester’s best-kept secrets, but with perhaps the city’s most extensive list of Champagnes on offer, it’s worth seeking out.
Generous servings of six types of bubbly came our way, and by the end of the evening we were indeed enlightened, if not a little fuzzy-headed
What better place, then, to put different fizzes to the taste test? For the first of Épernay Manchester’s sell-out monthly tasting “symposiums”, new for 2017, we joined in as champers was pitted against Prosecco.
Épernay expert Marc was a fantastic guide, explaining the versatility of both beverages, and helping us learn more about their variety, age, colour and flavour. And what’s a taste test without samples? Rather generous servings of six types of bubbly came our way, and by the end of the evening we were indeed enlightened, if not a little fuzzy-headed.
Épernay’s tasting symposiums offer a fantastic educational experience and an enjoyable opportunity to learn more about different drinks, and are ideal for both the novice and the connoisseur. These ticketed events are also a great chance for a get-together with friends old and new.
And the team of multi-award-winning bar tenders at Épernay aren’t just experts on fizz – upcoming symposiums include one on old versus new wines and another on whisky. The next evening is the Ginposium, which takes place on 8 March, 6.30-8.30pm, and features, can you guess? Yes, gin, the tipple du jour. Tickets are just £20 – treat yourself to a great experience!
Épernay, 1a Watson Street, Great Northern Tower, Manchester M3 4EE
0161 834 8802