This March, London Shell Co. will be welcoming the start of spring and celebrating arguably the most delicious of all sparkling wines – PÃƒÂ©tillant Naturel.
On Sunday March 1, London Shell Co. co-founder Harry Lobek will be cracking open last year’s best PÃƒÂ©tillant Naturel – or PÃƒÂ©t Nat for short – serving it to discerning guests aboard the Prince Regent.
PÃƒÂ©t Nat is a lesser-known type of sparkling wine currently only being served at the trendiest, best-informed wine bars and top restaurants in the capital. PÃƒÂ©t Nat predates Champagne and was the original wine created with bubbles.
It is produced in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ancestral MethodÃ¢â‚¬Â, otherwise known as Ã¢â‚¬Å“ruraleÃ¢â‚¬Â or Ã¢â‚¬Å“artisanale.Ã¢â‚¬Â This means it is bottled before its first fermentation is complete, with carbon dioxide produced by the natural sugars in bottled grape liquid.
In comparison, Champagne is produced by putting a fermented base wine in to a bottle for a secondary fermentation with the addition of yeast and sugar.
PÃƒÂ©t Nat is typically considered a more natural alternative than its sparkling wine contemporaries, is lower in alcohol and can be anything from very dry to super sweet.
On board, guests will first be served a welcome glass of Col Fondo Prosecco from Magnum before the tasting evening commences. Sharing plates and salty snacks will be served throughout the cruise including Deep Fried Whitebait, Anchoiade & Crudites, Smoked Eel & Celariac Remoulade and Devon Crab rice pancakes, each complimenting the different PÃƒÂ©t Nat bubbles on offer.
The evening costs £25 a head including the welcome drink and dinner, with additional glasses of bubbles starting from £6. Booking essential.
Price: Bookings are £25 per head, including welcome drink
Times: Doors at 6pm. Cruise departs at 7pm. Return for 9.30pm
The website has a booking section to reserve: https://www.londonshellco.com
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