Taking place at the Condé Nast College in Soho this year, from 21 March to 3 April, the Moët Academy – a celebration of Champagne savoir-faire – will be hosted by wine gurus Susie Barrie, Peter Richards, Jane Parkinson and Simon Stockton.

An immersive 360° virtual reality experience will transport guests through the vineyards of Maison Moët and show moving imagery captured by a drone from the original French vineyards and cellars to get a first-hand experience of where the maturation and bottle fermentation are taking place. The virtual tour will leave guests feeling as though they’ve visited the Moët & Chandon estate in Épernay, without the need to travel far. 

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Not sure of the difference between Dry and Demi sec Champagne? 2015 Champagne ambassador Simon Stockton and award winning journalist, Jane Parkinson, will join Masters of Wine,Susie Barrie and Peter Richards, to reveal the secrets of all things ‘bubbly’ during intimate and interactive tasting sessions. 

The Moët Academy will showcase Moët Impérial, Rosé Impérial, Moët Grand Vintage 2006 and Moët Ice Impérial alongside a sparkling wine to illustrate the difference in winemaking styles. The highlight will be an exclusive tasting months ahead of the new Moët Grand Vintage Rosé 2008 launch – a daring expression of Rosé for the truly audacious. 

Tickets for a 90-minute session at the Moët Academy cost £45 per person and are available via www.moetacademy.co.uk