St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys are hosting two very special ‘Ladies of Champagne’ masterclasses in celebration of International Women’s Day this March. The unique events will be held exclusively at the iconic London destination on Tuesday 12th and Saturday 23rd March in St Pancras’ by Searcys private dining room.
Guests will have the chance to sample three taster glasses of Champagne, each of which celebrates great women within the industry in its own way, at the world-class station’s resident brasserie which boasts the longest Champagne Bar in Europe, a destination for style.
Taking guests on a journey from the 1800s to the present day, the masterclass will celebrate the pioneering and uncompromising women who broke the mould to become some of the finest winemakers in history, from Madame Clicquot to Madame Fourny. Toast these female figures under the iconic roof of St Pancras where travel transforms into a cultural talking point.
Date and time:
Tuesday 12th and Saturday 23rd March 2019
18:30 – 20:30
St Pancras Brasserie and Champagne Bar by Searcys, Grand Terrace, St Pancras International
The Champagne Masterclasses will begin with a glass of Veuve-Clicquot, Yellow Label, NV. With ‘veuve’ translating as ‘widow,’ it is Madame Clicquot whose remarkable story is behind this eminent Champagne.
Guests will then be guided through an equally remarkable bottle: Champagne Veuve Fourny Blanc de Blanc 2012. Founded by Madame Fourny in an era when women were excluded from the business world, the historic Champagne Veuve Fourny&Fils owes its success to another pioneering matriarch.
Finally, guests will be treated to a glass of Perrier JouetBlason Rosé NV, a Champagne House steeped in romance and femininity. Perrier Jouët was the lovechild of young newlyweds Pierre Nicolas Perrier, the son of a wine grower– and Rose Adelaide (Adèle) Jouët, the daughter of a wine merchant. Symbolic of his affection for his wife, Nicolas shared the title of the family business with Adéle, combining both surnames to form Perrier-Jouët. This was a unique and defiant gesture given the traditional position of women during the 1800s, honouring Adèle’s esteemed influence in the craftsmanship of their product.
Tickets to the Champagne Masterclasses cost £49.50 and can be purchased online here:https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/kings-cross/st-pancras-by-searcys-brasserie-and-champagne-bar/champagne-school-march-ladies-of-champagne