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Champagne Challenge: Fried Chicken with Howlin' Ray's | Live: Sunday, January 8th at 3:30pm

Champagne Challenge: Fried Chicken with Howlin' Ray's | Live: Sunday, January 8th at 3:30pm

Regular price $160.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $160.00 USD
Sale Sold out

We aim to sell out at 21 with 21 different Champagnes and a fried chicken sandwich from Howlin' Ray's. All sandwiches will be medium hot. Howlin' Ray's is Los Angeles' top chicken venue to devour. Click here to check them out!

We pour three wines at a time, all blind (WARNING - each paying guest will get poured the equivalent of an entire BOTTLE of Champagne)!

The class lasts about 2 Hours as we quickly taste, rate, and review the three wines and pick our favorites. Taste up to 21 wines when sold out.

*Please notify us if you have allergies or dietary restrictions with advance notice.

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Wine List from Previous Event (Wines will be similar)
Blind; The last three wines are TETE level CRISTAL vs COMTES vs KRUG - Fast - Fun and eFFervescent

Welcome Wines

  1. Café de Paris, Blanc de Blancs Brut, France, NV
  2. Field Recordings "Salad Days" Pet Nat, Paso Robles, California, NV
  3. Ruinart, Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Which Producer Will Capture Your Imagination? 

  1. Bérêche & Fils, Brut Reserve Champagne, France, NV
  2. Champagne Henriot, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, NV
  3. Costco Brut, Champagne, France, NV 
  4. Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV
  5. Dehours, Grande Réserve Brut, Champagne, France, NV
  6. Delamotte Blanc de Blancs, Brut, Mesnil-sur-Oger-Champagne, France, NV
  7. Delamotte, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne, France, NV
  8. Diebolt-Vallois, “Tradition” Brut, Champagne, France, NV
  9. Gaston Chiquet, Blancs de Blancs, d’Aÿ, Grand Cru, Champagne, France, NV
  10. J. Lasalle, Cachet d'Or, 1er Cru Brut, Champagne, France, NV (Highly Recommended)
  11. Marc Hébrart, Mes Favorites 1er Cru Brut, Vieilles Vignes, Champagne, France, NV
  12. Pol Roger, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France, NV
  13. Taittinger, Brut Reserve La Française, Champagne, France
  14. Veuve Fourny & Fils, Blanc de Blancs, Brut Nature Premier Cru, Champagne, France, NV
  15. Vilmart et Cie, Grand Cellier, Brut, Champagne, France, NV

Rosé Flight

  1. Billecart-Salmon, Brut Rosé, Champagne, France, NV
  2. Paul Bara, Rosé Brut Grand Cru, Champagne, France, NV
  3. Thiénot, Brut Rosé, Champagne, France, NV

Tete de Cuvée

  1. Laurent-Perrier, Grande Siècle, Champagne, France, NV 
  2. Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Champagne, France, 2011
  3. Piper-Heidsieck "Rare" Brut Millésime, Champagne, France, 2008 


Policy - we open and share 1 bottle per paid guest.

*we reserve the right to change the wine line up without notice. The price of this event is not based on any one champagne or sparkling. 

RECOMMENDED TIP - Only if earned -  This ticket does not include service tip.  Should the team deliver an exceptional experience - please tip accordingly. 

The Venue

We host events to benefit our COMUNITYmade partners and connect people to make good things happen. Showcasing the arts, music, education, and community involvement, these happenings are always a great time.

584 Mateo Street

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About Ian Blackburn

Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 while working for famous chefs such as Thomas Keller and then at 24 for Joachim Splichal in Los Angeles’ top dining rooms. The discovery of wine and his endless need for knowledge quickly engulfed Ian’s life, and his passion redirected his career from restaurants and hotels to vineyards and education. In 1995 was born, becoming the first website dedicated to wine education.

With over 25-years of experience traveling the wine world, Ian is a published author (Wiley Publications, 2002), has 10 vintages of top level winemaking on his resume at Beekeeper Cellars, and is considered one of the region's best wine educators. Ian’s push to evolve and his ability to pivot has produced a strata of new concepts such as, (virtual education), (the family’s online wine store), and now the return of in-person gatherings with - using all the great gathering spots in LA as potential venues.


For those who love Champagne with a fast-paced, blind tasting of an abundance of Bubbles

See if you can tell which is which and pick your favorites!


Price Increases to $150 After June 1st!

All Blind, All Fun, All Amazing!

What You'll Learn

Exciting changes and news from the world of Champagne

The great stories about some of the best in the business

Taste great wines, compare a few values, domestics, and bizarre finds, some we taste blind, and some we experience and discuss the style openly because they are smaller producers with unique attributes.

You'll taste, learn, understand the difference between:
+ many more!

*We open and share one bottle per guest

Champagne List To Be Announced

Champagne List from Our Last Event

1 Oregon | Argyle Winery, Brut Extended Tirage, Dundee, Oregon, 2008
2 South Africa | Backsberg Estate, Brut, Methode Cape Classique, South Africa, NV
3 Champagne | Bérêche & Fils, Brut Reserve Champagne, France, NV
4 Champagne | Billecart-Salmon, Brut Rosé, Champagne, France, NV
5 Spain |  Capita Vidal, Brut Nature Cava, Penedes, Spain, NV
6 Champagne | Champagne Henriot, Blanc de Blanc, Champagne, France, NV
7 Champagne | Diebolt Vallois, “Tradition” Brut, Champagne, France, NV
8 Champagne | Dom Perignon, Champagne, 2009
9 England | Gusbourne, Blanc De Blancs, Kent, England, 2015
10 Italy | Jeio, Prosecco Doc, Italy
11 Armenia | Keush Origins, Brut, Armenia, NV
12 Champagne | Krug Grand Cuvée, Champagne, France, NV
13 Champagne | Laurent-Perrier, Cuvée Rosé, Champagne, France, NV
14 Champagne | Le Chemin du Roi, Blanc de Blanc Brut, Champagne, France, NV
15 Champagne |  Louis Roederer, Blanc de Blanc, Champagne 2012
16 Champagne | Rare Wine Co. Le Mesnil Champagne Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, France, NV
17 Champagne | Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc, Champagne, France, NV
18 Champagne | Taittinger Brut La Française, Champagne, France
19 Champagne | Vilmart et Cie, Grande Reserve Premier Cru, Champagne, France, NV
20 Champagne TBD 
21 Champagne TBD
22 Champagne TBD 

Taste 22* different wines

Policy - we open and share 1 bottle per paid guest.
 Amount of Champagne per person is 1 bottle.
We just keep opening bottles as we add guests.

The Venue

923 E 3RD ST SUITE 101, LOS ANGELES, CA 90013

About Eat Drink Americano

About Eat Drink AmericanoEAT DRINK AMERICANO is a truly local neighborhood watering hole in the middle of Los Angeles’ Arts District. Our mission is to bring delicious, locally-sourced food & drink to our friends and neighbors.

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