The celebratory drink of choice, Champagne has become a universal emblem of good fortune – and few can resist its sparkle. During the course of the evening local historian Peter Le Rossignol will introduce a cast of colourful characters, including Eugène Mercier, who transported the largest wine cask in the world to Paris with a team of white horses and oxen, and Joseph Krug, the son of a German butcher, who risked everything to start up his own eponymous house. Bubbly lovers will have the opportunity to savour champagne from several famous houses, courtesy of Will Beresford at Love Wine.
Meeting Point: 16 New Street
Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Price: £18 Trust Members; £20 Non-Members to include a talk and a champagne tasting