PAST EVENT: ‘Love is in the Air’ Champagne Seminar and Brunch


Saturday, Feb. 10th – 1:30 – 3:00 pm



Sunday, Feb. 11th – 11:30 am


Beaufort Wine and Food will feature a weekend of Champagne with a Seminar, held February 10th, from 1:30 – 3:00 pm; and Brunch, held Sunday, February 11th, starting at 11:30 am. The seminar will be held in the Beaufort Wine and Food retail wine store, 129 Middle Lane in Beaufort and the Brunch will be held at the Beaufort Grocery Annex, 115 Queen Street, Beaufort.


  • Sat., February 10th, 1:30 – 3pm
  • Beaufort Wine and Food Wine Store
  • 129 Middle Lane


The seminar will touch on the history of sparkling wine and will be moderated by Laure Levesque of Queen of Wines. Guests will learn the history of sparkling wine, the traditional method of fermentation used in Champagne as compared with other methods. During the event, guests will sample six sparkling wines from different regions of France which will be paired with specialty appetizers.


  • Sun., February 11th, 11:30 am
  • Beaufort Grocery Annex.
  • 115 Queen Street


The brunch will feature the cuisine of local chefs Charles Benjamin Park of Beaufort Grocery Co. and Anthony Garnett of Blue Ocean Market. Park and Garnett will craft the menu to pair with each of the six sparkling selections.

Both chefs are longtime supporters of Beaufort Wine and Food, and when not in their respected kitchens, can be found working with the Carteret Community College Escoffier culinary program.

Tickets to the seminar are $25, and tickets to the Brunch are $65 and may be purchased by calling 252-515-0708, stopping by the Beaufort Wine and Food office at 129 Middle Lane or Tickets are very limited and these events are expected to sell out.

Proceeds from Beaufort Wine and Food go towards the organization’s ongoing mission to enrich life in Carteret County. Since the organization’s inception in 2004, over $670,000 has been donated to charity and non-profits serving the Crystal Coast.

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