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In Celebration of Chinese New Year 2020


A Confrérie Club Champagne Banquet

with Georges Vesselle - Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne


The Phoenix Palace

Glentworth Street, London, NW1 5PG (near Baker Street tube)


Monday 3rd February 2020

Novice Sabrage begins at 6.45pm

Reception starts at 7pm

For those arriving early, there will be a Cash Bar at the front of the Restaurant


Members of the Confrérie du Sabre d'Or - £135

Non-Member Guests - £150

Novice Sabrage is charged at £15

However, this fee is waived if the Novice immediately joins the Confrérie Club, or has done so in the 3 months preceeding the event.

Dress Code: Smart Casual with neck decorations/bows for Members



Novice Sabrage and Reception with Vesselle Grand Cru Cuvée Brut NV, will be followed by a specially selected, 5-course Chinese banquet, paired with further Grand Cru Champagne Cuvées from Georges Vesselle, plus the Vesselle Grand Cru Bouzy Rouge 2008


At the foot of the Montagne de Reims, the Georges Vesselle vineyard covers 17 hectares, spread over half-way up the hillside around the village. The vineyard boasts the much sought-after Grand Cru appellation. The cellars have been dug 16 m deep into chalk and exist at a constant temperature of 10 °C.

Bouzy is famous for its champagnes, but also for its red wines (Coteaux Champenois) which have acquired a name of their own: Bouzy Rouge.

Bruno Vesselle (Head of Business Development and Communication) will be with us at the event to introduce and discuss the Cuvées being presented with each course.

  • Grand Cru Cuvée - 'Vintage 2012, Brut Nature'​

Vinified without adding 'dosage', revealing its 'naked truth' (90% Pinot Noir 10% Chardonnay).

  • Grand Cru Cuvée - 'Blanc de Blancs, Brut Extra'

100% Chardonnay and entirely from Bouzy's clay and chalk soils.

  • Grand Cru Cuvée - 'Blanc de Noirs'

100% Pinot Noir  and lightly dosed with only 3g/l, recently disgorged.

  • Grand Cru Bouzy Rouge, Pinot Noir 2008

100% Bouzy Pinot Noir. The wine is preserved in a large 'foudre' (20-35 hl), then in a 'demi-muid' (6-15hl) and finished in a Burgundian 'pièce' (2.07hl). 2008 was a fine year for keeping.

  • Grand Cru Cuvée - 'Brut Rosé'

A blend of different years to which is added 12-15% of Bouzy Rouge.

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Booking for this event and for Novice Sabrage will only be possible

via the Online Form provided below.

Payment via GoCardless or E-Transfer please.


Hope to see you there!!

Gerard O'Shea

(Ambassadeur de La Confrérie du Sabre d'Or)

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