15th Annual Champagne tasting

30 September 2019 , 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM  | San Francisco

The 15th Annual Institute of Masters of Wine Champagne Tasting will be held at the Hyatt Centric Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco on Monday September 30, 2019.

Seated Panel tastings of curated Prestige Cuvées and limited-production vintage wines are offered in two sessions: Prestige Panel 1, 1:00 - 2:30 pm and Prestige Panel 2, 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Each Prestige tasting will feature different selections and are wonderful preludes to the Grand Walk-Around tasting which is held in two sessions (with the same wines in both): 2:30 - 4:30 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm.


This event 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, 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, etc.




A limited number of reduced rate tickets are available to full-time wine industry professionals (trade credentials required) and MW and WSET Diploma students. Please email Nancy Johnson at njohnson@mastersofwine.org for reduced rate ticket promo codes along with your proof of trade or student status. Tickets are very limited and are non-refundable but may be transferred. Please purchase early to ensure ticket availability as this event always sells out very quickly.

Please also check out the BYOB 2019 Champagne Dinner hosted by the Institute of Masters of Wine Sunday evening September 29 at R&G Lounge as a wonderful prelude to the Champagne Tastings.




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