I LOVE Champagne

21 Apr 2016

I Love Cheadle Hulme joined I Love Bramhall in the Bubble Room last week, to enjoy Champagne tasting with the Wine School of Cheshire. An evening in the Bubble Room is always a pleasure – but Champagne as well? Count us in! We love supporting local shops and restaurants in Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall and Alderley Edge.

Styled the ‘Champagne Glass Masterclass’, Richard briefly explained the concept. There would be four wines to try, in three very different glasses. Different glasses? Surely that couldn’t make much difference? Read on, you’ll be surprised!

The rules regarding Champagnes are very stringent – they MUST be produced in the Champagne region of France and only from certain grapes. However, many sparkling wines are every bit as good.  First up was one such wine – the Graham Beck ‘The Rhona’ Brut Rosé NV. Produced on the Western Cape, Australia, from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes it – definitely a crisp cut above your average rosé. Available from M&S and Majestic from just £12.99 a bottle.


Next, we tried the Bubble Room’s own house Champagne, the Louis Dornier Brut NV. This is a steal at just £20 a bottle every Bubble Room Fizzy Friday. At £26 the rest of the week, it still won’t break the bank. Produced in Champagne – obviously –  with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. You’d be hard pressed to distinguish this from several more expensive fizzes.

Spain’s answer to Champagne, a good Cava, was next. The Cava Cordoniu Grand Plus Ultra Vintage 2013 is produced in Catalonia with Chardonnay grapes. Available at Majestic for £14.99.

Last but not least was the Champagne Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut NV. Weighing in at a less modest £40, this one’s produced in Epernay, Champagne. Made with 40% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay grapes.


The main conclusion drawn is that ALL were good – very good! So much so we ordered another bottle of the Bubble Room’s house Champers. If your budget doesn’t run to the real thing, then a good sparkling wine will serve you well. The big surprise of the night was those glasses though. We drank from three – a traditional flute, a retro 70’s bowl – and a new crystal style. More wine glass crossed with flute, the wine stayed cooler, tasted crisper and bubbled better than in the others. Who knew?

We can recommend wine tasting with the Wine School of Cheshire. We can also recommend drinking Champagne in the Bubble Room. Cheers!

To book the event tasting event with Wine School in Bramhall click here 

The Wine School of Cheshire
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