The women of Champagne (charity tasting)

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An unmissable Champagne tasting raising money for Refugee Action.

Event details

From the Champagne widows of the 1800s – Veuve Clicquot, Louise Pommery and Mathilde Laurent-Perrier  right up to today, women have been at the forefront of innovating and shaping Champagne as we know it. Hosted by WSET School London educator and Champagne superfan Anjali Douglas, this intermediate tasting will explore the stories of these trailblazing women, past and present. Guests will also get the opportunity to taste a selection of exceptional wines, and uncover what makes Champagne so special.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to Refugee Action. This is going to be a great tasting and will raise funds for an important cause so book now!

The Champagnes you'll sample


  1. Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée NV
  2. Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé NV
  3. Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut Nature NV
  4. Ayala 'Le Blanc de Blancs' 2014
  5. Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Brut 2011
  6. Boizel By Antik Batik
  7. Krug Grande Cuvée Edition 169 NV
  8. Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV

About the presenter, Anjali Douglas

Anjali Douglas WSET School London educator

Anjali worked in hospitality while studying her A-Levels, never intending to make a career out of it. She then started working in education for museums and galleries, producing events and festivals to attract diverse audiences. She caught the wine bug five years ago and returned to hospitality, starting her new career in a wine bar, before moving on to become responsible for training hospitality staff and sommeliers for a wine distributor. Now, she teaches Levels 1-2 at WSET School London. No matter what industry she is in, Anjali’s aim is to open up conventionally elitist institutions, art forms, and beverages, to more. Read our interview with Anjali.

About the charity, Refugee Action

Refugee Action

Refugee Action exists to support refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in the UK. Their vision is that refugees and people seeking asylum will be welcome in the UK. They will get justice, live free from poverty and be able to successfully rebuild their lives. By donating to Refugee Action, you can ensure that for long as needed, they will be in airports when people fleeing Afghanistan are arriving in the UK, providing support, advice and kindness. This includes everything from providing interpreters, warm blankets and clothing, phone chargers so that people can contact loved ones, and a hot meal. Most importantly, your donation will ensure that people seeking safety in the UK are met with compassion, support and kindness. Find our more by visiting

Booking terms and conditions

Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.

Cancellations and transfers

  • Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event
  • Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event
  • If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible
  • WSET School London reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.

Please note: The wine list and speaker/s may be subject to change

Tasting level

Intermediate: An in-depth exploration of a particular topic. Some prior knowledge is beneficial – such as a WSET Level 2 qualification – but these sessions will be enjoyable and educational for anyone with an interest in the subject.

Contact us

If you would like to book over the phone or have any particular enquiries about this event, please call our Student Services team on 020 7089 3841 or email