Afternoon Tea is a British institution—it will never go out of fashion. It keeps reinventing itself, most notably with the addition of a luxurious glass of Champagne and themed offerings for the traditional savory and sweet treats.
It’s also a brilliant opportunity to increase profits when it comes to serving Champagne & sparkling wine ‘by the glass.’ To show you what British restaurateurs and hoteliers have up their sleeve, we’ve chosen three amazing Afternoon Tea offerings which include some truly spectacular Champagnes, all of which are naturally kept in perfect condition by Le Verre de Vin Champagne preservation technology.
The Three Teas
We’ve been using Le Verre de Vin for more than 10 years now and couldn’t be without it. It allows us to offer an ever-changing and comprehensive range of still wines, dessert wines and ports. Knowing that we also have 21-day preservation for sparkling wines / Champagne means we’re entirely confident to serve Billecart-Salmon and Perrier Jouët, as well as sparkling wine Nyetimber, all by the flute.
Pete Klimczak, Restaurant Manager & Ali Rasouli Nia, Head Sommelier
The Latymer at Pennyhill Park
What better place to visit than a ‘Tea Guild Award of Excellence’ winner for the past two years running? Penny Hill Park’s Afternoon Tea is a truly memorable experience. Their Royal Ascot-themed Tea is accompanied by a glass of English sparkling wine, Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, Brut, or Rosé. Afternoon Tea can’t get more British than that. Or can it?
Hotel Café Royal offers another very special British Afternoon Tea. Based on Oscar Wilde’s most popular play, The Importance of Being Ernest, it’s served in the bar Oscar Wilde himself roamed in his heyday. Of course, it includes the famous cucumber sandwich. If that’s not enough, the whole experience is topped off with a delicious glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label or Rosé – kept as fizzy as a newly opened bottle thanks to our Le Verre de Vin Champagne preservation technology.
Here’s a thought… why not offer a Demi-sec Champagne or even a dessert wine to go with scones or lemon drizzle cake? It’s another match made in heaven, and with 21-days preservation, you’ll encounter zero wastage. These new opportunities can all be implemented from your existing stock. It’s a win win situation!
For our last stop, we’ll need to ring the much talked about and photographed Champagne bell—it’s a real button!—at the opulent Bob Bob Ricard. Their Full English Afternoon Tea includes all the trimmings: finger sandwiches, scones, Victoria sponge, you name it. And the fizzy tipple with this offering is a fabulous glass of Pol Roger Champagne.
Not only does Le Verre de Vin preserve your Champagnes and wines in perfect condition for up to 21 days, but return on investment is measured in a matter of months. There’s never been a better time to maximize your by the flute service and to supercharge your offering.
We’d love to hear from you, whether it’s to find out more about our products or simply to tell us how you boost your by-the-glass sales.