Avila Beach Golf Resort
The Grand Tasting invites you to experience a sparkling playground on California's Central Coast! The breathtaking Avila Beach Golf Resort will again host the Grand Tasting of Bubbly featuring the Rock Stars of the Bubbly World, our Chartcuterie Tent, and an unparalleled view of the Pacific Ocean.
Enjoy light appetizers with Sparkling Wine and Champagne tasting where over 60 wineries invite you to fall in love with their bubbly! Learn from the experts in our Seminar Series inside the Beach House, indulge in a Champagne Toast, and relax on one of our sunbed loungers and sofas!
2017 Grand Tasting Seminar Schedule
**Most Grand Tasting Seminars are included in your Grand Tasting Ticket**
12:00-1:00 PM You're in the Buyer's Seat by Club Bubbly
It takes a lot of tasting to determine Club Bubbly's member shipments. Taste through 9 champagnes and sparkling wines to learn how the partners use region, varietal, and balance to create the perfect shipment. Your picks will determine their November Club Shipment! This class has extremely limited seating, please secure your seat here.
***$35 non Club Bubbly Members/Free for Club Bubbly Members includes all tastings
1:30-2:30 PM Nobody Puts Crémant d’Alsace In A Corner: Learn About the Rising Star of French Fizz
France is home to more bubbly than the standard Veuve; in the northeastern corner of the country, the small region of Alsace (pronounced Al-zass) produces high quality sparkling wines at affordable price points—and more and more people are beginning to take notice, for good reason. Called Crémant d’Alsace, these wines are made in the traditional method, offering elegance and complex flavors generally below $25. Learn how the wines are made, what “Crémant” means and the various styles Alsace offers with Sommelier and Wine Director Jared Hooper, from Los Angeles’ Faith & Flower Restaurant. FREE with admission ticket
3:45 PM Live with The Cork Dorks
Take a break from the Grand Tasting, and take a seat in the Beach House as KRUSH 92.5's The Cork Dorks go live with your favorite tastemakers from the Grand Tasting Wineries. Learn about their brands, and indulge in some special pours during this hour-long show. FREE with admission ticket
4:30 PM Stop. Saber Time.
This Workshop will highlight the history and how-to behind one of the most exciting stunts in libations that belongs solely to sparkling wine. FREE with admission ticket
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