Last Tuesday Julie Dupouy,IGS,hosted an in depth Masterclass and tasting of Veuve Clicquot champagnes for members of the Irish Guild of Sommeliers in Ely Wine Bar. It was an excellent presentation. Julie’s love of the champagne region was very evident to all present as she shared her encyclopaedic knowledge and current information regarding the region in her usual charming and erudite manner. Julie then provided a tutored tasting of the following champagnes;
- Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label NV
- Veuve Clicquot Rose NV
- Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2008
- Veuve Clicquot Rose Vintage2008
- Veuve Clicquot Rich Vintage 2008
- Veuve Clicquot 1/2sec NV
All champagnes were fine examples of the Veuve Clicquot house. The 2008 vintages were outstanding. The event was a special opportunity for those present to taste excellent champagnes under Julie’s expert guidance.
I would like to express my appreciation and thanks to Edward Dillon & Co. Ltd. for supplying the Guild with such an outstanding selection of champagnes.
The Guild is very appreciative of Julie’s commitment to our tasting programme especially now that she is preparing for the European Championship. We wish her every success in the competition in Vienna, next May.
Irish Guild of Sommeliers.