It’s official – Australia has a taste for champagne. Actually more like a thirst with 8.53 million bottles popped in 2017 making us the fastest growing of champagne’s top ten markets. And for both aficionados and newbies, there is no better place to learn a little and sip a little than Taste Champagne.
Australia’s biggest Champagne event is also the world’s biggest: Taste Champagne is back in 2018 with a record 81 Champagne houses and 267 cuvées to taste. Taste Champagne celebrates the diversity of Champagne, with drops from thirty-seven villages across the Marne, Sézanne, Aube and Montgueux and twenty-nine new estates never before seen at Taste Champagne. Vintage, Non-Vintage, rosé, prestige and wines from growers and co-operatives will all be showcased.
Hosted by Tyson Stelzer, International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year, tickets are in hot demand for this year’s events. With a palate that is second to none, he shares his passion for both vintage and non-vintage bubbles in a way that we can all understand.
He generously shares his knowledge each year as a free download: The State of Play of Champagne in Australia 2018 He explains how 2017 was Australia’s best champagne year ever and how we are drinking more vintage but still not enough rosé.
In its fifth year, there will be fourteen events in Hong Kong, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth and for the first time, Adelaide. It is expected that over 3,500 champagne lovers will attend Taste Champagne 2018 so if you haven’t already secured your place, book here
Tickets include: a hot fork dish and a Riedel Veritas Champagne Glass
Sydney – Four Seasons Hotel – 6-9pm Monday 6th August 2018
Canberra – Old Parliament House – 6-9pm Wednesday 8th August 2018
Brisbane – Sofitel Brisbane Central – 6-9pm Monday 13th August 2018
Perth – Beaumonde On the Point– 6-9pm Wednesday 15th August 2018
Melbourne – Plaza Ballroom – 6-9pm Monday 20th August 2018
Adelaide – Adelaide Festival Centre – 6-9pm Wednesday 22nd August 2018