Jennifer Docherty MW is a wine buyer for Liberty Wines, London. Originally from Canada, she has been working in the wine trade for the past 11 years, after giving up a career in fashion. Alongside wine buying, Jennifer also judges for the Decanter World Wine Awards and the IWC Sake competitions.
'Producers livelihoods are increasingly being challenged by climate...what better way to pay homage to the grapes that made it into the bottle despite frost, hail, rain, fire, drought, and the producers' that farmed them sustainably than by consuming them for our revelry'.
Chatéau Latour, Artemis Domains Abassador and Director
of Wine at Four Seasons' Ten Trinity Square London. Jan will be inviting guest sommeliers to PX+ Restaurant, collaborating with exceptional, passionate, wine lovers to bring controversial pairings to the industry at this inaugural festival.
'Come to Px+ for good times and we will talk: How to get into the job, how to curate a wine-list, what is the perfect service and what is out there after the days on the floor'. #sommelier #wine #corkdork #sommelierstartup #beyourownjesus #fourseasonshotels #Chateaulatour #artemisdomaines
“Charles Heidsieck, also known as ‘Champagne Charlie’, was a maverick who swam against the tide and pushed for change, so as soon as we heard about this festival, we knew it was something we wanted to be a part of.”
Charles Heidsieck Champagne
Founded in Reims in 1851, Charles Heidsieck is one of the most admired Champagne houses in the world. Renowned for unrivalled and consistently high quality, this multi award-winning Grande Marque is famed for both vintage and non-vintage cuvées. Charles-Camille Heidsieck was the first Champagne merchant to market his Champagne in the USA in the mid 19th century and is credited with popularising it there, where he became known as Champagne Charlie.
As well as the Charles Heidsieck area in the Wine tent, a pop-up tricycle will make its way round the festival, providing guests with the opportunity to sample this exceptional Champagne. A glass of the House’s newly launched blanc de blancs will also be offered to every guest in the restaurant in the evenings.
Does Size Matter?
During the festival, Willem Pinçon will be hosting a Champagne Masterclass - Does Size Matter? - where he will explore three different cuvées in both bottles and magnums to see what difference bottle size makes to the finished product.
And, finally, Charles Heidsieck will also feature in the festival’s yet-to-be-revealed gastronomic experiences.