London masterclasses on sale

Festival of Wine - London Masterclass with Gosset

Our London masterclass line-up is looking terrific, and tickets are on sale now. These sessions are tutored by winemakers and world-renowned experts and offer incredible value for money.

12:45pm to 1:30pm – The World of Champagne Gosset

The story of Gosset, Champagne’s oldest house, began over four centuries ago in the village of Aÿ. Today the wines of Gosset are renowned, made without malolactic fermentation so fruitiness and freshness are to the fore. Gosset’s wines spend a minimum of four years on the lees, with fruit sourced only from Premier and Grand Cru vineyards. This masterclass will introduce and explore the Gosset portfolio of wines, and will include a vertical tasting of three Gosset Vintage Champagnes.

1:45pm to 2:05pm – The Wine Options Game with Le Cordon Bleu

Wine Options gameWe’re repeating a session from 2018 that so many people attended and loved. It’s a light-hearted and casual 20-minute quiz that’s as educational as it is fun. Master Sommelier Matthieu Longuere will pour everyone the same wine and ask a series of either/or questions about it. Those who choose the right answer stay in the game until we find our winner. At the end Matthieu will talk us through the clues we should have spotted, though luck can be almost as important as skill!

2:15pm to 3:00pm – California’s Great Wines, Old and New

Think you know California? Wine Treasury imports some of the State’s greatest names, from established estates of Sonoma and Napa, to cutting-edge producers exploring new grapes and new regions like the high altitude El Dorada, or the cool coastal Monterey. Concentrating on some of the state’s best and most exciting producers, you’ll dicover the California does do fresh, vibrant and contemporary, as well as classic styles. We’ll demolish preconceptions of Californian wine!

3:45pm to 4:30pm – Lebanon’s Chateau Ksara, with Michael Karam

Michael is the renowned expert who has, literally, written the book on wines of Lebanon. He will present a guided tasting of Lebanon’s oldest estate, Chateau Ksara. Founded in 1857, Ksara farms high altitude vineyards in the Bekaa Valley, rising to over 1,000 metres, with no use of pesticides or herbicides. Sub-titled ‘Tradition and Modernity’, you will taste through the Ksara range with Michael, but also learn more about this beautiful country and its winemaking tradition.

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