Champagne Tribaut Tasting at Wine Watch with Special Guest Sebastien Tribaut

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 07:30 PM

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"Why do you take aspirin with champagne?"
Ivan in Author! Author! (1982)


I often get asked what my favorite wine is and this question is hard to answer as I love a lot of different wines but if I only had three to choose from at my last supper they would be Champagne, Barolo and Pomerol.  

Speaking of Champagne, we have a special night planned here with one of the small family owned Champagne houses next Thursday night with special guest Sebastien Tribaut.  This is a 5th generation family owned property and they have 150 acres of vine and produce 35,000 cases a year. They have vineyards in 14 different terroirs of Champagne.


Join us as we welcome Sebastien Tribaut to South Florida for a tasting of the entire line-up of Tribaut Champagne and some tasty treats by Toni Lampasone.  The fee for this tasting is $55 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463.

And now we have scientific proof that Champagne is good for your brain!!!  Check out the article at the end of this announcement.

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Champagne Tribaut Tasting at Wine Watch Wine Bar
with Special Guest Sebastien Tribaut
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:30 PM
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NV Champagne Tribaut Le Brut Origine (3 Liter)
Price: $255.00    Sale $224.50
Quantity in Stock: 2

NV Champagne Tribaut Le Brut Origine
Price: $38.25    Sale $33.66
The Brut "Origine" spends 3 years en-tiage and has 8 grams per liter residual Sugar.  The nose here has a lovely honeyed character. A blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier. From 8 Terroirs Brut Origine is a fruity and middle-full body Champagne.

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MV Champagne Tribaut Le Blanc de Chardonnay
Price: $41.25    Sale $36.30
100% Chardonnay. 30 to 40% of the blend was made with reserve wine matured in French oak barrels. This wine is aged for a minimum of 48 months on the lees in the chalk cellars before disgorgement.
A powerful yet elegant floral bouquet, with toasted and buttery aromas. Beautiful complexity and structure on the palate, with distinct mineral notes, wild honey and toasty flavors, followed by a pleasant dry finish.

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NV Champagne Tribaut Rose Brut
Price: $41.25    Sale $36.30
Assemblage: Pinot Noir 60%, Pinot Meunier 40%. 20 to 40% of this blend was made with reserve wine. This wine has aged for a minimum of 48 months on the lees in the chalk cellars before disgorgement.
Tasting: A fruity and elegant Champagne, with a superb light salmon color. The palate is dominated by red fruit flavors such as blackcurrant and raspberry. Nice mature complexity on the palate.

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NV Champagne Tribaut Cuvee Rene
Price: $70.00    Sale $61.60
Assemblage: Chardonnay 70%, Pinot Noir 30%. 20 to 30% of the blend made with reserve wine. This wine is a selection of the best parcels from the Tribaut vineyards. It is aged for 6 to 8 years on the lees in the chalk cellars before degorgement.

Tasting: This is the non vintage flagship from the House Tribaut. The Chardonnay ensures that this aged Champagne is full of freshness, fruitiness and liveliness, in balance with an outstanding maturity shown by vanilla, nutty and honey flavours, as well as an ample structure.

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2008 Champagne Tribaut L'Authentique Brut
Price: $95.00    Sale $83.60
60% Pinot Noir • 40% Chardonnay  L’Authentique is full of character with a period of 2 years ageing in oak barrels and with a very low dosage of 5grs/liter, it gives to L’Authentique a generous nose with hints of wood and vanilla, notes of fresh butter, caramel and brioche. A great maturity mouth, well balanced, ample and fresh. L’Authentique is beautiful on its own, perfect with red meats and can surprise you with cheese....



Baby potatoes filled with Caviar and all the accoutrements
Pacific Salmon tartar with candied ginger, honey and lavender bermuda Onion
Thick Bacon with goat cheese smoked pear and rose honey drizzle

The Fee for this tasting is $55 + tax for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail



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Champagne Tribaut Schloesser was founded in 1929 in the heart of the Champagne region, in Romery, a few kilometers away from the capital of Champagne, Epernay. Tribaut-Schloesser was born from the union of Jean Tribaut with Suzanne Schloesser, both wine growing families.

For four generations, the Tribaut Family has maintained their passion and expertise to produce impressively delicate and refined Champagnes.  The vineyards are situated in the best locations between the Montagne de Reims and the Marne Valley, very close to Epernay.


Champagne Tribaut's vineyards are made up of 30% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Meunier.

At the winery, two presses of a capacity of 8,000 kg each provide not only a better quality of juice but a reduced waiting-time for the grape on the platform before pressing.

In the winery and cellars, tradition and technological progress are married to ensure the highest quality Champagnes.

Aging of the still wines in oak casks is an important signature of Champagne Tribaut-Schloesser. With a capacity of nearly 50 hectoliters, the first casks that were bought on the banks of the Seine at Bercy date back more than a century. They are reworked every three years to release fresh wood tones. The combination of oak-aged wines and fresh, stainless-steel wines provide a delicate balance that defines the house style.

The house maintains state of the art fermentation, riddling, disgorgement and bottling equipment at the domaine, and the combination of tradition and technology ensure top quality, complexity, and consistency of style.  All Tribaut-Schloesser Champagnes are held for a minimum of 36-39 months on the lees before disgorgement, adding to the complexity of the house style. Higher cuvées spend from 48 months to 7 years on the lees before disgorgement.



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.