When entrepreneur Louis Roederer inherited the Champagne house founded by his uncle in 1776, he took an unusually conscientious approach to production. While other houses bought in their grapes, he nurtured his vineyards, acquiring the finest land and learning the specific characteristics of each terroir. Being so closely attuned to their land, the family is dedicated to sustainable farming and working hand in hand with nature. The result is some of the world’s finest wines, a multi-vintage and different vintage cuvées remarkable in their purity, intensity and depth.
By the 1870s, Louis Roederer was exporting its wines as far as Russia, where Tsar Alexander II was so impressed he requested that a special blend be created just for him – it became the first cuvée de prestige, named Cristal. Today the house exports around the world and remains one of the last family-owned Champagne producers.
On 12 October at Condé Nast Traveller’s supper club in the slickly minimal Hide restaurant on London’s Piccadilly, guests can taste a selection of Louis Roederer Champagnes. These will be paired with four courses dreamt up by chef Ollie Dabbous, who is celebrated for his creative, ingredient-led approach to food.
When: Wednesday 12 October, 7pm
Where: Hide, 85 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NB
Book now: louisroederer.eventbrite.co.uk
Limited number of tickets available at £150 per person, which includes a Champagne and canapé reception followed by a signature tasting menu and Champagne pairing
Participants must be 18 or older. Condé Nast Traveller reserves the right to postpone the event if rendered necessary by any unavoidable cause. Tickets will be fully refunded in such cases.