September 1st not only marks the official start of Spring in the Southern hemisphere, but also Australia’s inaugural invitation to “Taste Champagne”, an exciting new annual champagne roadshow featuring latest release tastings from 52 champagne houses, growers and co-operatives. Hosted in Sydney and Melbourne by multi-award winning wine writer Tyson Stelzer, author of The Champagne Guide, this industry first event showcases the exceptional diversity of Champagne by presenting well-known global prestige brands such as Dom Perignon and Krug alongside accessibly priced family owned grower champagne gems such as Pierre Gimonnet and Laherte Freres. Morning and afternoon sessions are dedicated to media and trade visitors, but evening sessions in both cities provide a rare opportunity for champagne loving members of the public to explore behind the scenes to discover new unfamiliar champagne brands and become re-acquainted with their old favourites…
Taste Champagne Sydney – Australian Maritime Museum – 1/9/14 Public session 6-9pm ($200)
Taste Champagne Melbourne – Black Events Gallery -8/9/14 Public session 6-9pm ($200)
For a full list of participating champagne producers and to register (trade) or buy (public) tickets visit: www.tastechampagne.com.au
Upstairs at popular Surry Hills watering hole The Winery by Gazebo has been transformed into Australia’s first champagne bar sponsored by Perrier Jouet, to exclusively present their prestige cuvee Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque 2006 by the glass and by the bottle. This silky and sensual chardonnay dominant champagne with a well rounded palate is the perfect match to The Winery’s weekend seafood brunch featuring oysters, scallops and prawns or their weekday dinner of whole lobster tail.
The Champagne Room will be open every evening from 5pm til late and 11am on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information or bookings contact The Winery
285A Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 Tel (02) 9331 0833
Learn more about champagne: www.champagnejayne.com