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[QLD] Champagne Workshops with Champagne Bureau Australia
Date: September 19, 2022#1:00 pm-5:00 pm AEST
With Australian’s consumption of Champagne ever increasing, now is the perfect time to learn more about the diversity of this category.
Join Sommeliers Australia and Champagne Bureau director John Noble as they present a series of educational Champagne workshops nationally.
The popular new format of the Champagne Bureau workshops will show a mix of six specially selected Champagne cuvees and focus on the key aspects of Champagne terroirs and production. Each session will focus on a single facet of Champagne and is an opportunity to drill down into the terroirs of the appellation, the grape varietals and vinification techniques used in the production of Champagne. You will also discover the most up to date information regarding the region’s implementation of sustainable practices and adaptations for a changing climate.
See below for the full workshop programme.
Please note: these workshops are available strictly for Sommeliers Australia members and professionals working in the wine and hospitality industry only. If you have any questions regarding the Champagne Bureau Workshops or your eligibility to attend, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]
⇒ Sommeliers Australia Members – $30 + booking fee per session / $50 + booking fee for a full day
- Champagne Bureau is kindly managing the workshop bookings, so to access the Members priced ticket, Sommeliers Australia Members login at sommeliers.com.au, click the ‘View Members Offers’ button on the dashboard for the Champagne Workshop access code. Then proceed to Humanitix and apply the access code to reveal the Members priced tickets.
⇒ Non-Members – $45 + booking fee per session / $65 + booking fee for a full day
Bookings are essential and will be taken until 4pm, Thursday 15 September, unless booked out prior.
CLICK HERE to book your tickets via Humanitix.
1pm [Champagne Production] Champagne Production will look at the winemaking techniques used in the Champagne making process (including primary and secondary fermentations). We will also discuss the role of malolactic; the Chef de Cave’s decisions around dosage and the role of reserve wines in Le Champagne.
3pm [Champagne Terroirs] The appellation of Champagne is comprised of 34 300 hectares of vines within a strictly defined geographical area. This Champagne Terroirs workshop will look at what makes the vineyards of La Champagne so unique and define some of the characteristics that make them notable. In this session we will discuss where the vineyards are located and their aspect as well as soil and subsoil characteristics.