Annual Champagne tasting

24 September 2018 , 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM  | San Francisco

The 14th Annual Institute of Masters of Wine Champagne tasting is one of the largest and most prestigious tastings of top quality Champagne in North America. The seated afternoon events will be led by Charles Curtis MW and Tim Marson MW and will feature curated flights of 2008 vintage selections, while the walk-around tastings will include many exceptional champagnes, both vintage and non-vintage, organized by style: non-dosé, brut, dosé, blanc de blancs/noirs, rosé.

Seated panel tastings of 2008 vintage selections are offered in two sessions: prestige panel 1, 1300- 1430 and prestige panel 2, 1630-1800. Each prestige tasting features different selections from the 2008 vintage and are wonderful preludes to the grand walkaround tasting which is held in two sessions (with the same wines in both): 1430-1630 and 1800-2000.


  • Tickets for either of the prestige 2008 tête de cuvée/vintage tastings are $95.00
  • Tickets for either of the grand walkaround tastings are $80.00
  • Combined tickets for ONE of the prestige 2008 tête de cuvée/vintage tasting session and ONE of the grand walkaround tasting sessions are $150
  • Combined tickets for BOTH of the prestige 2008 tête de cuvée/vintage tasting sessions and ONE of the grand walkaround tasting sessions are $240 

A BYOB Champagne dinner has been announced following this event for full details and to book please visit the booking site here. 

Tickets are very limited and are non-refundable but may be transferred. Please purchase early to avoid disappointment as this event sells out quickly.



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