SeaCrest Oceanfront Resort
The Grand Tasting invites you to experience a sparkling playground on California's Central Coast! The breathtaking SeaCrest Oceanfront Hotel hosts the Grand Tasting of Bubbly featuring local chefs, Rock Stars of the Bubbly World, and an unparalleled view of the Pacific Ocean.
Enjoy light appetizers with Sparkling Wine and Champagne tasting where over 60 wineries and food purveyors invite you to sample delicious food and drink. Learn from the experts in our Seminar Series with The San Francisco Wine School, indulge in a Champagne Toast by Vueve Clicquot, and relax on one of our sunbed loungers and sofas!
Take time for the ultimate Sparkling weekend! Check back for 2016 BubblyFest by the Sea details, updates on wineries, and events!
2015 Grand Tasting Seminar Schedule
**All Grand Tasting Seminars are included in your Grand Tasting Ticket**
1:30 PM Champagne Cocktails with Jeremy Christensen of Sidecar
Jeremy Christensen of Sidecar will delight guests with a live demo on bottle conditioning cocktails. It will include the process of bottle aging and how it affects the final product poured in the glass.
2:15 PM The History of Champagne
David Glancy of The San Francisco Wine School is one of only 12 Master Sommeliers and Certified Wine Educatators in the world, and a Champagne enthusiast. Grab a glass of bubbly, and let him take you through a condensed version of how the 4 famous Champagne Houses came to be, and inspired the future.
3:00 PM Champagne Masters Test by The French Wine Society
Are you a Champagne Master? Brush up on your bubbly facts, and join us for a lively group test facilitated by David Glancy of The San Francisco Wine School! Winner takes home a bottle from one of the Top 4 Champagne Houses as well as 1 online enrollment in the Champagne Masters Course courtesy of the French Wine Society (a $475 value), and 1 in-person enrollment for Champagne Master Review & Tasting by the San Francisco Wine School ($250 value).
3:45 PM "The Widow Clicquot" with Champagne Toast by Veuve Clicquot
Join Tilar Mazzeo, Author of New York Times Bestseller, "The Widow Clicquot" for a discussion and overview of one of France's leading Ladies of Champagne. All Seminar Attendees will be treated as well to a Champagne Toast in Madame Veuve's honor, sponsored by Veuve Clicquot.
4:30 PM Stop. Saber Time.
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM. This Workshop will highlight the history and how-to behind one of the most exciting stunts in libations that belongs solely to sparkling wine.