The State of Play of Champagne in Australia 2017

Developments at hand are changing the face of champagne in Australia. Welcome to my fourth annual report on the state of the champagne market in Australia. Every year I pour over all the champagne export statistics and unearth some unusual trends in Australia quite unlike any other champagne market. Until now, this report has been […]

André Clouet dinner with Jean-François Clouet

It’s my great pleasure to invite you to dinner with Jean-François Clouet, the exuberant personality behind André Clouet, one of the finest grower estates in Champagne today. Jean-François is grower, chef de cave, encyclopaedia of Champagne history, self-confessed ‘gangster’ and, in the words of one of my visiting guests, ‘circus ringmaster’! He will amaze us […]

Dom Pérignon dinners

Tyson Stelzer International Wine Communicator of the Year invites you to dinner with   Vincent Chaperon Dom Pérignon Oenologist   showcasing   Dom Pérignon 2006 Dom Pérignon 2005 Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004 Dom Pérignon P2 2000 Dom Pérignon P2 1998 Matched to five courses created by Quay or Vue de Monde   Quay Sydney – […]

It’s official: Australia loves champagne

Australia’s love affair with champagne continues, popping the second largest number of bottles in history in 2016, according to an announcement made by the Comité Champagne at Prowein in Germany overnight. Australia holds its position as the seventh largest champagne market on earth and fifth largest per head of population, with 7.4 million bottles landing […]

Taste Champagne 2017

  Taste Champagne is the biggest and most exclusive champagne showcase event series in Australia. Join us for a grand tasting where you are invited to stroll at your own pace between houses, growers and cooperatives, experiencing all their cuvées and hearing their stories from their makers and importing agents. It’s our great pleasure to […]

Champagne Events 2017

We are delighted to announce our 2017 Champagne Event Program, featuring 24 (and counting!) public tastings, dinners, weekends and tours in 11 cities and 3 countries! We are adding to this daily and are still finalising venues, dates and pricing for many of these events. Champagne Bienvenue Stokehouse Brisbane 30 March Pierre Gimonnet Crowne Plaza […]

Champagne 2008 dinner invitation

2008 is my favourite vintage in Champagne since 1928. It’s my great pleasure to invite you to dinner at Stokehouse Brisbane on Thursday 30 March to show you five reasons why! Highlights of this remarkable season will be matched with four courses designed by Stokehouse Executive Chef, Richard Ousby. Only 50 seats are available. See […]