Champagne Masterclasses

You have a ticket already? You then can register for one Masterclass on arrival at the Salon

One masterclass is included in your admission.

Who is presenting the Masterclasses?

Sommeliers, Champagne houses and Champagne experts.

Paolo Basso, Best Sommelier in the World 2013

Lionel Rosnet DipWSET - Director of the Switzerland Wine School

Philippe Thieffry, Oenologist at Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Godefroy Baijot - Export Director at Champagne Besserat de Bellefon

Nicolas Lemaire, Owner and winemaker at Champagne Lemaire Père et Fils

François Gigandet, Export manager at Champagne H. Blin

Friday 3rd November -- 3:00 to 8:00 -- 4 masterclasses for the professionals

Contemporary Champagne questions addressed by experts.
Friday 3rd November -- 3.30 to 4:00 -- Masterclass Old vintages over 3 decades

Friday 3rd November -- 3.30 to 4:00 -- Masterclass Old vintages over 3 decades

Presented by Paolo Basso, Best Sommelier in the World 2013, this masterclass is intended to spread the knowledge and understanding of the ageing process and the quality attributes of vintage Champagnes.

Friday 3rd November -- 4.30 to 5:00 -- Masterclass Champagne & Food pairing

Friday 3rd November -- 4.30 to 5:00 -- Masterclass Champagne & Food pairing

Presented by Paolo Basso, Best Sommelier in the World 2013, this masterclass is willing to demonstrate how and why pairing food with Champagne works so well.

Friday 3rd November -- 5.30 to 6:00 -- Masterclass Extra-Brut Extra-Old by Veuve Clicquot

Friday 3rd November -- 5.30 to 6:00 -- Masterclass Extra-Brut Extra-Old by Veuve Clicquot

Presented by Philippe Thieffry, senior winemaker at Veuve Clicquot, this masterclass will reveal the true nature of the new, unique and awesome Cuvée Extra-Brut Extra Old. After tasting 6 base wines, you'll be guided through a striking confrontation of Cuvée Carte Jaune Brut and Cuvée Extra-Brut Extra-Old.

Friday 3rd November -- 6.30 to 7:00 -- Masterclass Single-grape Champagnes

Friday 3rd November -- 6.30 to 7:00 -- Masterclass Single-grape Champagnes

Presented by Lionel Rosnet, dipWSET and Director of the Switzerland Wine School, this masterclass will present the 3 great Champagne grapes in the Champagne, using the top Cuvée from 3 different Champagne growers: Cuvée Blanc de Noirs Pinot Meunier from H.Blin, Cuvée Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay from Pierre Courtois and Cuvée Blanc de Noirs Pinot Noir from Maxime Blin.

Saturday 4th November -- 1:00 to 7:00 -- 7 masterclasses for the public

From beginners to super Champagne connoisseurs
Saturday 4th November -- 1:30 to 2:00 -- Masterclass Champagne Maxime Blin & Champagne Alain Littière

Saturday 4th November -- 1:30 to 2:00 -- Masterclass Champagne Maxime Blin & Champagne Alain Littière

Presented by Lionel Rosnet, dipWSET and Director of the Switzerland Wine School, this masterclass will highlight 2 great Champagnes from 2 different Champagne growers: Cuvée Rosé Sentimentale and Cuvée Héritage by Alain Littière on one hand, and Cuvée Maxime and Cuvée Rosé by Maxime Blin on the other.

Saturday 4th November -- 2:15 to 2.45 -- Masterclass Champagne Lemaire Père et Fils

Saturday 4th November -- 2:15 to 2.45 -- Masterclass Champagne Lemaire Père et Fils

Presented by Nicolas Lemaire, owner and winemaker at Champagne Lemaire Père et Fils, this masterclass will dig into the estate philosophy with 3 great Champagnes to taste: Cuvée Extra-Brut, Cuvée Rosé and Cuvée Vintage 2004

Saturday 4th November -- 3:00 to 3:30 -- Masterclass Champagne Besserat de Bellefon

Saturday 4th November -- 3:00 to 3:30 -- Masterclass Champagne Besserat de Bellefon

Presented by Godefroy Baijot, export director at Champagne Besserat de Bellefon, this masterclass will unveil the uniqueness of these Champagnes, thanks to 3 great examples: Cuvée des Moines Brut Non-Vintage, Cuvée des Moines Brut Rosé Non-Vintage and Cuvée des Moines Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Non-Vintage.

Saturday 4th November -- 3.45 to 4.15 -- Masterclass Champagne H. Blin

Saturday 4th November -- 3.45 to 4.15 -- Masterclass Champagne H. Blin

Presented by François Gigandet, export manager at Champagne H. Blin, this masterclass will put an emphasis on the singularity of this grower's champagnes; through 4 different cuvées: Cuvée Blanc de Noirs Non-Vintage, Cuvée Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut Vintage 2010, Cuvée Vintage 2008 and Cuvée Blanc de Blancs Bio Extra-Brut.

Saturday 4th November -- 4:30 to 5:00 -- Masterclass Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Saturday 4th November -- 4:30 to 5:00 -- Masterclass Champagne Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Presented by Philippe Thieffry, senior winemaker at Veuve Clicquot, this masterclass will showcase the depth of style and quality of this historical Champagne house, with 4 different cuvées: Cuvée Carte Jaune Brut, Cuvée Rosé Brut, Cuvée Vintage 2008 and Cuvée La Grande Dame 2006.

Saturday 4th November -- 5:15 to 5:45 -- Masterclass Champagne Pierre Courtois

Saturday 4th November -- 5:15 to 5:45 -- Masterclass Champagne Pierre Courtois

Presented by Lionel Rosnet, dipWSET and Director of the Switzerland Wine School, this masterclass will reveal the art of magnifying the 3 different grapes used in Champagne with 3 Cuvées: Cuvée Brut, Cuvée Rosé and Cuvée Blanc de Blancs.

Saturday 4th November -- 6:00 to 6:30 -- Masterclass Champagne Ataïr

Saturday 4th November -- 6:00 to 6:30 -- Masterclass Champagne Ataïr

Presented by Lionel Rosnet, dipWSET and Director of the Switzerland Wine School, this masterclass will expose the Ataïr house philosophy through 3 different opus: Cuvée Or, Cuvée Rose and Cuvée Blanche.