There is always something exciting happening on the cobbled streets of Amsterdam’s canal district, and our recent champagne tasting at the Amstelveenseweg gallery proved to be one of those super evenings, spent with a great group of like-minded people.

It was our pleasure to welcome the small group of nine for a fun, interactive tasting from champagne company &Bubbles. Rather than showcasing the famous big brands, &Bubbles sells lesser known champagnes from the Grand Cru villages Ay, Mailly and in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. These Grand Cru champagnes come from small wineries with a passion for quality and durability. Each champagne has its own origin, town and tradition – distinguished by a specific taste unique to each one. The tasting was accompanied by small bites of smoked salmon, strawberries, prosciutto, dates and cheese to bring out the flavour of the champagne.

Between tastings, we were thrilled to show our guests around the gallery and introduce them to our handcrafted collections, from the new speakeasy-inspired Hudson bar collection to our signature hand-finished leather sofas and cosy fur throws, perfect for chilly autumnal nights.

Here’s a recap of the delectable champagnes tasted by the group:
Michel Decotte brut – A traditional champagne, with no extra sugar added.
Michel Decotte brut tradition – A traditional brut champagne: elegant, round, accessible and lots of fruit.
Michel Decotte Blanc de Noirs Millésime 2008 – A characterful champagne with the Pinot Noir only from the peak year 2008 … for the connoisseur!
Bliard Moriset Blanc de Blancs – Brut champagne from the Chardonnay grape only: full of flavor and still very fresh.
H. Goutorbe Brut Rosé – A unique Grand Cru Rosé: dry, complex and lots of red fruit.
H. Goutorbe Brut Millésime 2006 – Brut from top year 2006: sophisticated, playful and ripe! Perfect for those who regularly drink champagne.

We look forward to welcoming our guests again soon to the gallery.