Folks in the NYC area may want to attend this Champagne tasting to benefit the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization. The event — sponsored by Riedel Crystal — takes place on September 27th (next week!) from 5pm to 8pm at New York’s hottest Greek restaurant, Parea, on 36 East 20th St.
Besides benefitting a great cause, you will have the chance to taste top Champagnes from major houses such as Moet & Chandon, Gosset, Mumm, Perrier-Jouet, and Pommery — to name a few.
In addition, Maximilian Riedel of Riedel Crystal America will be at the event to premiere Riedel’s new, Pink, “O” Champagne glass — the sales of which will benefit charity. If you’ve seen / used the new “O” series, you know they’re pretty cool; they have no stems (which is a problem for people who want to look good sticking their pinky out when holding their glass).
All guests will receive a free “O” glass to taste the Champagnes, and you’ll get to sample Parea’s great hors d’oeuvres.
If you can get to this event, do it … it’s not often you get a chance to taste so many awesome Champagnes at one time. It will be a great chance to do real comparison tasting between bubbles … and you’ll be helping the Living Beyond Breast Cancer as well (see their website at www.lbbc.org). Who knows, you might even bump into Vino Joe at the event!
Contact the LBBC at 610-645-4567 or email Marcia@lbbc.org for tickets. Get the tickets in advance and they’re only $150; otherwise you’ll pay $175 at the door. Considering that it would cost a heckuva lot more for you to buy and uncork all of the Champagnes you’ll have the opportunity to taste (not to mention the high-class eats), this is a bargain.