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Monday, 12 September 2022 # 11:00 am - 7:00 pm ACST

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 / $90 + 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 / $100 + booking fee for a full day


Bookings are essential and will be taken until 4pm, Thursday 8 September, unless booked out prior.

CLICK HERE to book your tickets via Humanitix.


Workshop programme


11am [Chardonnay] This Chardonnay workshop will examine the role of Chardonnay in Champagne wines; in both 100% Chardonnay cuvees ie. Blanc de Blancs and ‘Chardonnay dominant’ blends. Freshness, delicacy and elegance are often descriptors of Champagne elaborated with the Chardonnay varietal and this tasting will compare Champagne cuvées to look at the typicity of these styles of Champagne.


1pm [Meunier] The understanding of Meunier is often perceived for its role in the Champagne blend and notions of roundness or suppleness – but many producers are now focusing on the ‘other black grape’ for its unique fleshy, fruity characteristics in single varietal cuvées.


3pm [Pinot Noir] Pinot Noir is often described as providing the backbone and body of Champagne wines, but what does this mean? This session will look at Champagnes with a ‘Pinot Dominant’ style through to different styles of Blanc de Noirs.


5pm [Champagne Rosé] The literal translation of Champagne Rosé is ‘Pink Champagne’ however, the diversity of Champagne Rosé cuvées available in Australia show that it is many things other than simply ‘pink’ – including accents of copper, amber, peach or deep magenta. This session will look at the effect winemaking and terroirs can bring to this hugely diverse category of Champagne and discuss how it can successfully pair with a variety of cuisines and occasions.


Monday, 12 September 2022
11:00 am - 7:00 pm ACST
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The Lion Hotel (Melbourne Room)
161 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide, SA 5006 Australia
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