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Champagne, from Village to Village

An Advanced Wine Tasting with Alicia Barrett

  • Wednesday, December 13 • 6:30 p.m.

  • $75 members • $90 Non-members

  • On Site • Enter via 54 W. Chicago Ave

  • In English • 5 champagnes included

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In our annual Champagne tasting, we’ll travel to some of the most famous villages of Champagne to learn what sets each of them apart and taste their unique representations in the glass. You’ll leave with a better sense of the geography of the region, major producers of the most famous villages, and the resulting nuances in the glass. With WSET 4 sommelière and wine educator Alicia Barrett.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome drink. Tasting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Alicia Barrett fell in love with wine after a trip to Burgundy, a place she still feels is heaven on earth. She began her wine education at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s global headquarters in London. Alicia now holds her WSET Diploma, a lengthy and challenging certification held by just over 10,000 individuals worldwide.

Alicia currently serves as the wine educator for Binny’s Beverage Depot of Illinois. With 45 retail stores, she is responsible for both staff and consumer wine education chain-wide. Alicia is also an educator for the U.S. Champagne Bureau and conducts monthly wine tastings for the Alliance Française. Alicia was formerly a sommelier at the InterContinental Hotel-Chicago.

Like many in wine, Alicia is also passionate about food, travel, and city living.

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