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Celebrate National Champagne Week as 2016 sees Year of the Magnum spotlighted  1st – 8th October

Searcys Champagne bottles
Flutes and coupes at the ready, National Champagne Week is slowly bubbling to the surface; the 5th annual celebration since Searcys founded the event in 2011 will once more be toasted for a delicious week-long festival of our capital’s thriving Champagne scene.  
Hospitality experts and connoisseurs of all things bubbly, Searcys is delighted to announce that they will be hosting a week long Champagne Safari to include a glitzy Opening Party on Saturday 1st October, in collaboration with a selection of major Champagne Houses and drinks partner Sipsmith.

Along with tastings punctuated by delicious gastronomic pairings and expert master classes, during the week Searcys will celebrate the diversity of Champagne. Through a variety of approachable and accessible experiences with a focus on France, they will take guests on a journey through the Champagne region at different events across the city.

Guests will be given their own Champagne Passport where they can stand to win prizes throughout the week whilst sipping on Champagne. In the UK we’ve long been the most avid consumers of Champagne and now there has never been a better time to raise a glass.  

While the eponymous region of France is, strictly speaking, the birthplace of Champagne, the word on the grapevine is that England’s very own vineyards are now having their moment in the spotlight. This year, legendary Champagne houses Taittinger and Pommery have announced that they will both be taking to England's verdant countryside to start producing their sparkling concoction – making the most of England’s increasingly temperate climate and chalky soil.

So while the northeast of France is the only region that can carry the esteemed title, it would appear that the picturesque counties of Hampshire and Kent are holding their own in the battle of the bubbles.  

With this in mind, Searcys is putting Champagne enthusiasts to the test with a week of events that will both excite and challenge even the most discerning of taste buds – from master classes with top chefs, to sampling with engaging sommeliers, through to an informal quiz and fizz night – this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate France and England’s love of Champagne.

And for the bubbles aficionado, regardless of where it is made, no excuse is needed to join in the prestigious festival of fizz. Burgers and Bubbles, champagne cocktails and pairings with indulgent chocolates; it’s all on the menu this October.

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