Reserve Champagne Tasting

What can be more fun than getting a little tipsy and then playing with knives? Well, that’s not exactly what’s going to happen at today’s Reserve Champagne Tasting, but close enough. First, wine expert Dominique Moran will lead a tasting of five Champagne Louis Roederer wines. (Roederer is a family-owned French winery that’s been around since 1776 — yep, you read that right: 1776.) You’ll be one of the lucky few to taste Blanc de Blancs 2002 (only 400 cases were imported to the U.S.) and one of the first to taste the just released Brut Rosé 2003. After everyone’s had a few sips (okay, maybe more than just a few), Moran will demonstrate sabrage, the art of opening a champagne bottle with a saber. See, tipsiness and knives — pretty cool. 7 to 9 p.m. Vino 100 Royal Oaks Village, 11694 Westheimer. For information, call 281-759-4100 or visit www.vino100houston.net. $40.
Thu., Dec. 11, 7-9 p.m., 2008
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