Vintage Champagne All-Stars Wine Tasting
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 07:30 PM
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"Why do you take aspirin with champagne?"
Ivan in Author! Author! (1982)
I don’t mix anything with Champagne or any other of the world’s finest wines and Champagne is to me the greatest of all the wines on the planet earth.
If this were the last night on earth these are some of the greatest Champagnes that you could have on the table for this occasion, if you love Champagne this is a tasting that you don't want to miss! Does this sound like Déjà vu? It is because we have a great Champagne tasting tonight but this one will take things to the next level of bubbles. The Champagne All-Stars tasting contains some of the rarest bottles of bubbles that we have in the store going all the way back to the 1975 vintage!!
All sparkling wines are not created equal and Champagne along with some of the finer examples of sparkling wines made with this same method established over the last few hundred years in France's northernmost wine region are NOT the only examples of bubbly that you will find on the table tonight.
Champagne is the name of a region and therefore anything inside the boundaries of Champagne can use this name on their label, everything else is just sparkling wine. The important thing to look for on the label when it comes to sparkling wines outside of the Champagne region is the method of production and if the words, methode champenoise are there were in business, this means that the sparkling wine in the bottle is made with the same standards that are used in the great wines from the Champagne region of France.
And just in case you missed the evidence that Champagne is good for your cognitive functions, that’s correct scientists have just proven that Champagne is good for your brain. Check out the scientists’ evidence at the end of this e-mail and get your Champagne here!!
This is a “Once in a Lifetime” Champagne tasting and is limited to 14 tasters, the fee for this tasting is $395 + tax and this includes dinner! For reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vintage Champagne All-Stars Wine Tasting
Thursday, July 16th
1975 Bollinger Champagne RD Brut
1996 Billecart Salmon Brut Champagne Cuvee St Hilaire
2002 Dom Perignon Oenotheque P2 Champagne
2004 Laurent Perrier Cuvee Alexandra Rose Champagne
2005 Henriot Cuvee Hemera Brut Champagne
2006 Krug Vintage Brut Champagne
2007 Salon Les Mesnil Blanc de Blanc Brut Vintage Champagne
2007 Taittinger Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne Reims
2008 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne
2009 Deutz Champagne Amour de Deutz Tetes de Cuvee Rose Brut
2012 David Leclapart Champagne L'Aphrodisiaque Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs
NV Jacques Selosse Rose Brut Champagne
Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie
Baby Potatoes filled with American Sturgeon Caviar and all the fixins
Shoestring Fries with Parmesan and Truffle oil
Seared Foie Gras with Sauteed wild Mushrooms on Brioche Toast
Waygu Sashimi with Ponzu dipping Sauce and sticky rice cakes
Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
The fee for this tasting which includes dinner is $395 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail email@example.com
Scientific proof that Champagne is good for your brain
New research shows that drinking one to three glasses of champagne a week may counteract the memory loss associated with ageing, and could help delay the onset of degenerative brain disorders, such as dementia.
Scientists at the University of Reading have shown that the phenolic compounds found in champagne can improve spatial memory, which is responsible for recording information about one's environment, and storing the information for future navigation.
The compounds work by modulating signals in the hippocampus and cortex, which control memory and learning. The compounds were found to favourably alter a number of proteins linked to the effective storage of memories in the brain. Many of these are known to be depleted with age, making memory storage less efficient, and leading to poorer memory in old age and conditions such as dementia. Champagne slows these loses and therefore may help prevent the cognitive losses that occur during typical and atypical brain ageing.
Champagne has relatively high levels of phenolics compared to white wine, deriving predominantly from the two red grapes, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, which are used in its production along with the white grape Chardonnay. It is these phenolic compounds which are believed to be responsible for the beneficial effects of champagne on the brain.
Professor Jeremy Spencer, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading, said: "These exciting results illustrate for the first time that the moderate consumption of champagne has the potential to influence cognitive functioning, such as memory. Such observations have previously been reported with red wine, through the actions of flavonoids contained within it.
"However, our research shows that champagne, which lacks flavonoids, is also capable of influencing brain function through the actions of smaller phenolic compounds, previously thought to lack biological activity. We encourage a responsible approach to alcohol consumption, and our results suggest that a very low intake of one to two glasses a week can be effective."
Dr. David Vauzour, the researcher on the study, added: "in the near future we will be looking to translate these findings into humans. This has been achieved successfully with other polyphenol-rich foods, such as blueberry and cocoa, and we predict similar outcomes for moderate Champagne intake on cognition in humans."
Previous research from the University of Reading revealed that two glasses of champagne a day may be good for your heart and circulation and could reduce the risks of suffering from cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The paper is published in Antioxidants and Redox Signalling.
For all media enquiries please contact Alex Brannen 07834 006 243 or James Barr 07788 714376
Notes for editors:
The University of Reading is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world (THE World University Rankings 2012) and is one of the UK's top research-intensive universities
The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences is the largest University department of its kind in the UK, combining state of the art teaching facilities, clinical nutrition unit, labs and the largest pilot processing plant in the UK. The Department is internationally recognised for the quality of its research and enjoys a high public profile both domestically and internationally.
The department continues to work with the food industry over a wide range of industrially funded research projects and contracts under our Food Chain and Health research theme. This includes one-to-one funding from multi-national companies through to small and medium sized enterprises.
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