Speeches are integral to any wedding reception; it's an opportunity for the best man, groom and father of the bride to have their say on a very momentous occasion. Of course, each speech ends in a toast, so it's important to pick the right Champagne for your special day. Why not take a Champagne tasting class with your fiancé, so that you know exactly what to choose? It's a fun thing to do together and equips you with the knowledge of what makes good Champagne, and how to recognise it. The Wine and Food Academy show 12 different wines at each of their monthly tasting events, each of which costs £95, including a buffet meal.

Visit www.winefoodacademy.com for more information and dates of upcoming events. - 14/08/2009