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Flûte launches Champagne school

Newly-opened Champagne bar Flûte has launched a Champagne school to teach Londoners about the famous French fizz.

The younger sibling of venues in New York and Paris will host monthly tastings run by in-house experts.

The hour-long masterclasses will include a tasting of three different styles of Champagne, insights into how Champagne is made, food pairings, and a question and answer session.

Priced at £28 per person, the class will explore what makes Champagne different to other sparkling wines, and how to identify a good Champagne.

It will also touch on the history of the sparkling wine and the region, as well as the winemaking process.

The first event – Introduction to Champagne – will be held on 28 January at 6pm.

Subsequent classes will take a more in-depth look at the region, exploring subjects such as grower Champagnes, the rosé category and prestige cuvées.

Flûte opened in London’s Great Portland Street last December selling 100 Champagnes by the bottle and 25 by the glass.

The bar also offers 10 Champagne flights featuring different styles and grape varieties.

The chain, founded by Frenchman Hervé Rousseau, began in Midtown Manhattan in 1997, followed by another in Gramercy Park, New York City, in 2000.

A third bar opened in Paris’s 17th arrondissement in 2006.

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