How to Serve Champagne


The Chill Factor Champagne would not be champagne without the presence of those magical bubbles. They rise to greet you in lazy, delicate streams of sparkling splendour, tickling your nose with fantastic aromas and making your glass a sight to … [Read more...]

Champagne Ruinart


In September 1729, the modern-day champagne business officially began when a wealthy cloth merchant from Epernay called Nicolas Ruinart opened the doors of the first official Champagne House. Perhaps it was destiny that Nicoas's uncle( Dom Thierry … [Read more...]

Sydney’s Champagne Day 2011 Tasting Menu


    SYDNEY SUNRISE ON CHAMPAGNE DAY 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 … [Read more...]

Champagne Charles Heidsieck

Champagne Charlie

Captivating the Americans Charles-Camille Heidsieck was the first champagne-maker ever to travel to America. His great uncle Florenz-Louis Heidsieck had emigrated from Germany and founded Champagne Heidsieck & Co in Reims just a few years before … [Read more...]

Celebrate With William & Kate – CLICK HERE

Royal Wedding Champagnes On April 29th 2011 the whole world will be watching when William Wales (aka Prince William) marries his university sweetheart Kate Middleton, in the royal wedding of the century. Champagne will be absolutely de rigeur for … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day Centenary Champagne Celebrations


On March 7th Women In Business Industry & Investment NSW and Commonwealth Bank’s Women In Focus program joined forces to host a special charity lunch celebration “Food For Thought” to recognise women contributing to the Australian Food Industry, … [Read more...]

Champagne Tarlant

Benoit Tarlant

Like many small family fish in the champagne sea, the Tarlants have been living in the heart of Champagne (in Oeuilly just outside Epernay) since the time of Dom Perignon, but only started making and selling their own champagnes after The Wall St … [Read more...]

Mardi Gras Champagne


I remember my first Sydney Mardi Gras it was 1999 - and I sat on the steps of the Sydney Opera House with a picnic and champagne. The evening was one of many highlight in an action packed wet but warm fortnight full of outdoor artistic and … [Read more...]

Champagne Rene Geoffroy


Established in the heart of the Marne Valley since the 17th century Champagne Rene Geoffroy is the No 1 grower in Cumieres (the most sun drenched and therefore earliest ripening village in Champagne) Its a family affair, dedicated to making wines … [Read more...]

Champagne Paul Bara

Chantale Bara

The Bara family have been growing grapes in the heart of the Montagne de Reims since 1833. Their 11 hectare domaine is 100% grand cru based around the commune of Bouzy, that famous and aptly named village whose name appears in the inventory of wines … [Read more...]