Taste Champagne is Australia’s most comprehensive annual champagne tasting event hosted by Tyson Stelzer, International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year, in conjunction with BlackEvents. Taste Champagne has been launched in response to a call from trade and media for an extensive, annual champagne tasting experience.
Champagne sales in Australia recorded the biggest increase in any single year in history in 2015, up by more than 1.5 million bottles, making Australia the fastest growing of Champagne’s top markets, reinforcing its position as the seventh largest champagne market in the world and the fifth largest per head of population.
It’s our great pleasure to invite you to join us to taste more than 160 cuvées from more than 50 champagne houses, growers and cooperatives at our biggest Taste Champagne series yet!
In its fourth year, Taste Champagne has established itself as the most important champagne showcase event series in the country.
Returning to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in August, this year we are thrilled to announce that Canberra and Perth will be joining the parade!
Sydney – Shangri-La Hotel – 1-5pm Monday 7th August 2017 – Registrations Closed
Canberra – Old Parliament House – 1-5pm Wednesday 9th August 2017 – Registrations Closed
Brisbane – Sofitel Brisbane Central – 1-5pm Monday 14th August 2017
Perth – Pan Pacific – 1-5pm Wednesday 16th August 2017
Melbourne – Plaza Ballroom – 1-5pm Monday 21st August 2017
Registrations are now open and places are strictly limited.
Taste Champagne Trade & Media tastings are reserved exclusively for wine media, retail wine buyers and sommeliers.
This is one of the most important tastings of the year.
– Tony Love, News Ltd
The largest and most exclusive line up of champagnes in Australia.
Never before have I had the chance to look at so many of Champagne’s wines
from such a variety of producers all in one place at one time.
– Andrew Sydes, The Catchment
I went to Taste Champagne and listed many champagnes as a result.
Very valuable for wine trade, in particular sommeliers and wine buyers.
– David Stevens-Castro, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise
This is the showcase that Champagne – the choice of dilettantes and serious drinkers alike – deserves.
– The Australian
Taste Champagne 2017 will showcase more than 60 champagne
houses, growers and cooperatives, including:
Agrapart & Fils
Besserat de Bellefon
Chateau de Bligny
De Saint Gall Union Avize
Dumangin J. Fils
H. Lanvin & Fils
Hatt et Söner
Heidsieck & Co Monopole
Lombard & Cie
Moët & Chandon
Moutard Père & Fils
Palmer & Co
Paul Louis Martin
Pierre Gimonnet & Fils
Veuve Fourny & Fils
Some houses and growers not available at all sessions.
Our partners Gourmet Traveller Wine have generously offered a free six month subscription to the digital magazine for all Taste Champagne guests.