Moët and Chandon this April will be bringing their expertise from the much-loved Champagne house to London, as they introduce the Moët Academy. The academy will be taking place at the OXO Tower on the Southbank and will take guests on a multi sensory journey from grape to glass, as they are immersed into a re-creation of the iconic vignes and caves before enjoying an in-depth tasting session led by Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW. Peter and Susie are highly respected wine personalities within the wine trade and run their own wine school in Winchester as well as appearing regularly on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen.
The Academy will invite participants to walk through rows of wines and to touch some grapes alongside original chalk from the vineyards. They will learn more about the region, it’s vine yards and the three distinctive Champagne groups: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier. Guest will then be able to discover how Champagne is made, how base wines are turned into Champagne and how long it takes from vine to glass. As you discover and of course sip some champagne you will be able to enjoy the beautiful views from the OXO Tower onto the river and London.
If you fancy brushing up on your Champagne knowledge then the Moët Academy will run from Monday 13th April to Friday 24th April 2015. Tickets for a 90-minute session at the Moët Academy are £40 and are available from www.moetacademy.co.uk.