This year's Champagne harvest got underway in France last week turning minds and tastebuds towards the upcoming festive period and some of the world's most treasured, celebration wines.
In 2012, Australia once again proved its love of Champagne, importing nearly 5 ½ million bottles, an increase of 11.2% on 2011, with the high quality Vintage Champagne category increasing by a noteworthy 79%!
And what better way to learn about the amazing new wines on offer than to take part in the ultimate Grand Champagne Tasting Series, held for the 3rd consecutive year by award-winning online wine retailer United Cellars.
The Tasting Series will be coming to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, and will be a unique opportunity to sample some of France's finest Champagnes, from the boutique producers to the Grande Marques.
Be guided by United Cellars expert wine buyers during a 2 hour walk-about tasting (Sydney) or at a seated masterclass (Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth) and compare styles and vintages, whilst also enjoying beautifully matched canapés.
Champagne Houses to experience will include Krug, Dom Perignon, Billecart-Salmon, Grosset, Louis Roederer and Taittinger.
Full list available at www.unitedcellars.com.au/grandchampagne2013
When & Where: 6-8pm
13 November Sydney Walkabout Tasting – Wolfies, Harbourview Room, 17-21 Circular Quay West, The Rocks
21 November Brisbane Seated Masterclass - Bistro One Eleven, 111 Eagle Street, Brisbane CDB
26 November Melbourne Seated Masterclass – SORRY, SOLD OUT … Comme, Onyx Room, 7 Alfred Place, Melbourne CBD
27 November Perth Seated Masterclass - Heritage Brasserie, The Boardroom, 131 St Georges Terrace, Perth CBD
NOTE: These tastings can sell out very quickly so book now to avoid disappointment
Bookings Essential: $175 per person
United Cellars P: 1300 226 835 E: email@example.com