Sydney’s Champagne Day 2011 Tasting Menu





Champagne Pierre Gimonnet Blanc de Blancs

Variety: 1er cru chardonnay

Green gold in colour and wonderfully fresh and fruity on the palate this is a delicate lacy style of blanc de blancs champagne with classic citrus notes and a lingering finish that leaves you wanting more. Match with oysters, whitebait or even lemon meringue pudding! Learn more about Champagne Pierre Gimonnet


Champagne Paul Bara Grand Cru Rose 

Variety: Grand Cru pinot noir

This magnificent well balanced bright pink champagne, made by talented female winemaker Chantale Bara from a grand cru village called “Bouzy”, just oozes red fruits and minerality with amazing palate length. The perfect champagne for lazy summer days and nights – match this with peking duck, roast lamb or strawberry cheesecake! Learn more about Champagne Paul Bara



Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve

Variety: 40% chardonnay, 60% pinot noir

This is one of the best value Grand Marque champagnes on the market. Family owned Taittinger blend a higher proportion of chardonnay into their brut reserve than standard non-vintage champagnes, which results in elegant, pure and creamy fruit flavours in this rich yet mineral aperitif style very approachable champagne. Learn more about Champagne Taittinger


Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

Variety: 40% pinot noir, 35% pinot meunier, 25% chardonnay

Just like a fresh oven baked brioche this marvellously textured crisp and nutty multi-award winning gastronomic champagne represents excellent value/quality. Divine on the nose and delicious in the mouth! Learn more about Champagne Charles Heidsieck


Champagne Duval Leroy Rose

Variety: pinot noir & chardonnay

Crafted from 1er cru pinot noir, with a dash of grand cru chardonnay to lift the palate, this salmon coloured rose champagne shows wild cherries on the nose and well balanced mature vinosity on the palate with strawberries and hints of fig and even ginger – yummy! Learn more about Champagne Duval Leroy



Champagne Pommery Cuvee Louise

Variety 60% chardonnay/40% pinot noir

A very stylish prestige cuvee to honour the founder of the house Veuve Pommery. Made from grand cru material sourced from Avize, Cramant and Ay, this champagne is wonderfully fresh and persistent, oozing tropical citrus flavours combined with almond brioche for a marvellous toasty mouthfeel. Learn more about Champagne Pommery


Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 1999

Pol Roger vintage champagnes are usually a 60% pinot noir/40% chardonnay blend but “WC” is a secret recipe made in the full-bodied pre World War II style that Churchill preferred. Exceptionally robust yet discreet fruit flavours and incredible depth of palate – what an exceptionally well-rounded champagne fit for a war hero! Learn more about Champagne Pol Roger




Armand de Brignac

Variety: 40% chardonnay/40% pinot noir/20% pinot meunier

Voted No1 champagne in the world by Fine Champagne magazine, this gold-plated incredibly rich, powerful and bold champagne style, based on a multi-vintage, is aged on lees for a minimum of 5 years before release. I found this exotic yet approachable champagne to be peachy with a touch of spice – reminiscent of Krug but softer and sweeter on the palate. Learn more about Champagne Armand de Brignac





Learn more about 2nd annual Global Champagne Day on Friday October 28th 2011

Learn more about the secret history of champagne in Champagne Jayne’s book “Champagnes – Behind The Bubbles”

Watch Champagne Jayne on national TV

Hire CJ as a speaker MC for your next special event 


About Global Champagne Day co-initiator Jayne Powell

(AKA Champagne Jayne)

Considered a friend to family members of many of the top champagne houses in France and a great advocate for champagne internationally, Jayne Powell (known as Champagne Jayne) is a respected Australian independent reviewer and expert in champagne.

Jayne holds a BA honours degree with distinction in French language, the globally recognised WSET Intermediate and Advanced Certificates in wines and spirits and has studied champagne at the Institut International des Vins de Champagne in France. Jayne particularly enjoys facilitating nights of champagne ‘edu-tainment’ for her enterprise and private clients.

Connect with CJ on twitter: @champagnejayne or facebook: CHAMPAGNEJAYNE








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6 Responses

  1. Gwenn Lund says:

    Jayne Have a wonderful Champagne Day! and Save the capsules/plaques from the bottles you pop open, it would be my pleasure to make you a bracelet as a remembrance of the day. My Compliments, Gwenn Lund Champagne Baubles~Champagne Cap Couture

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    I just added this feed to my bookmarks. I have to say, I very much enjoy reading your blogs. Thanks!

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