City slickers have a few months yet before the financial world's summer party season gets under way, leaving workers just enough time to swot up on Champagne.
Fizz maker Moet Chandon is hosting a week of Champagne masterclasses in Soho, providing well-heeled winos with all the info they need to be the most sophisticated guest at their employer's networking parties.
Taking place in Soho's Conde Nast college, anyone willing to pay £45 will be "transported through the vineyards and cellars of Moët & Chandon in an exciting immersive 360 virtual reality experience".
The famous French fizz manufacturer is promising customers a week of tastings and history lessons, as the firm takes its pupils through the ups and downs of the Champagne house.
The class, hosted by wine gurus Susie Barrie, Peter Richards, Jane Parkinson and Simon Stockton, takes place in 90-minute instalments this week until Sunday. Ground covered includes maturation, the Champagne region and, more importantly, Moet Chandon's new bottle of vintage 2008 rose, which has just been released.