Yearly archives "2014"

Pol Roger Intimate Dinner featuring the launch of the Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Cuvée 2002

Wine aficionados in Melbourne and Sydney will have the chance to experience a lavish dining experience at the Pol Roger Intimate Dinner this coming October. On the menu is 7 courses by Vue de Monde in Melbourne and 5 courses by Quay Restaurant in Sydney, intricately matched with an accompaniment of 10 cuvées.

Guests will be excited by the launch of the house’s prestige label, the Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Cuvée 2002, alongside a vertical tasting of 1996, 1999 and 2000. The 10 cuvées also include Pol Roger Brut Non-Vintage, Pol Roger Brut Rosé Vintage 2006 and the Pol Roger Brut Chardonnay Blanc De Blancs 2004 among others.

This exclusive intimate dinner is held by BlackEvents, in association with Champagne Pol Roger and Langton’s Brokerage and will be hosted by International Champagne Writer of the Year, Tyson Stelzer and Pol Roger Managing Director, Laurent D’Harcourt. In 2013, Laurent was promoted to ‘Managing Director of Pol Roger’, and it is a privilege for us to welcome him to Australia for this intimate dinner.

Laurent D’Harcourt has been on the Management Board since 2008 and is a passionate representative of one of the oldest and most distinguished Champagne houses.  D’Harcourt, on behalf of Pol Roger, is proud to launch the Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill Cuvée 2002. This vintage is the most anticipated release of Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill since the great 1996 vintage. This release is consequently on limited allocation in all markets Pol Roger has a long history with Churchill after naming its most prestigious champagnes in his honour.

Tyson Stelzer is a true champagne expert and has received accolades internationally as International Champagne Writer of the Year 2011 and Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2013. Stelzer is renowned for his comprehensive book, ‘The Champagne Guide 2013-2014’, named by Huon Hooke in the Sydney Morning Herald as “The best guide ever published on champagne”.

BlackEvents specialises in intimate and exclusive events, drawing upon a wealth of experience to run tastings and dinners in conjunction with leading prestigious wine houses, vineyards and restaurants Australia-wide.

This intimate dinner will be a glittering celebration of one of the most prestigious champagne houses, Pol Roger, in conjunction with exclusive restaurants throughout Melbourne and Sydney.

Pol Roger Intimate Dinner in Melbourne

Vue de Monde
Level 55 Rialto, 525 Collins St, Melbourne

Mon 27 October
6:30 for 7pm

Pol Roger Intimate Dinner in Sydney

Quay Restaurant
Upper Level Overseas Passenger Terminal
5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks, Sydney

Wed 29 October
6:30 for 7pm

Taittinger Intimate Dinner featuring amazing line up of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne and 7 courses from Tetsuya’s Restaurant hosted by Tyson Stelzer

Wine lovers can look forward to a Taittinger Intimate Dinner this September, an exclusive evening featuring an amazing lineup of Taittinger wines and 7 courses from Tetsuya’s Restaurant in Sydney.

For an impressive dining experience, each cuvée will be intricately matched with 7 courses by Tetsuya Wakuda. On the menu is a selection of 8 cuvées including Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2004, Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2000 and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 1998, among others.

Guests can enjoy an inspiring program from the Australian Chamber Orchestra Quartet, one of the world’s most acclaimed string ensembles.

This world-class orchestra features leading Australian and international musicians and is renowned for its unique programming, artistic style and rousing performances.

This exclusive event is held by BlackEvents in association with Relais & Chateaux, Champagne Taittinger, Langton’s Brokerage, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and hosted by International Champagne Writer of the Year, Tyson Stelzer.

Tyson Stelzer is a true champagne expert and has received accolades internationally as International Champagne Writer of the Year 2011 and Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2013. Stelzer is renowned for his comprehensive book, ‘The Champagne Guide 2013-2014’, named by Huon Hooke in the Sydney Morning Herald as “The best guide ever published on champagne”.

BlackEvents specialises in intimate and exclusive events, drawing upon a wealth of experience to run tastings and dinners in conjunction with leading prestigious wine houses, vineyards and restaurants Australia-wide. This exclusive evening will be a night to remember.

Taittiger Intimate Dinner
Tetsuya’s Restaurant Sydney
Thursday 4 September 2014
6:30pm for 7:00pm start

Taste Champagne Hosted By Tyson Stelzer: Australia’s Most Comprehensive Champagne Tasting

BlackEvents is proud to announce Taste Champagne, a series of trade, media and public tastings in Sydney and Melbourne in September 2014, hosted by International Champagne Writer of the Year, Tyson Stelzer.

Featuring a total of 52 champagne houses, growers and cooperatives showcasing their latest cuvées, Taste Champagne is the most comprehensive champagne tasting of the year.

In conjunction with BlackEvents, Stelzer has initiated Taste Champagne in response to a call from trade and media for an up-to-date, annual champagne tasting. The public are invited for a rare behind-the-scenes look into the latest offerings from the world’s most famous sparkling region.

Growth in champagne consumption in Australia in the past decade has ranked among the strongest in the world. In 2013, Australia ascended to the 7th largest champagne importer, equal 5th with Sweden for champagne consumption per head of population.

“But if you delve into the statistics more closely, the picture is not nearly so rosy,” reveals Stelzer. “In 2013, the average bottle price of champagne imported into Australia was lower than that of any of Champagne’s other 15 largest importing countries. Australia also ranks lowest in both prestige cuvée and rosé consumption. Australia’s interest in champagne growers and cooperatives is also statistically significantly lower than any of Champagne’s other largest importers.”

Taste Champagne is Stelzer’s response to this situation, purposely assembling a wide diversity of hundreds of cuvées from 30 houses, 18 growers and 4 cooperatives in the same room. This unprecedented list features such prominent brands as Dom Pérignon and Krug alongside famous growers including Egly-Ouriet and Larmandier-Bernier. In the spirit of champagne, Stelzer and BlackEvents believe they deserve to be showcased together.

Taste Champagne provides a unique opportunity to discover unfamiliar champagne brands, while becoming reacquainted with familiar labels. At a time when consumers and wine trade are eager to explore new tastes, Taste Champagne offers the perfect forum.

Tyson Stelzer is the definitive expert on Champagne and has been internationally recognised as International Champagne Writer of the Year 2011 and Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2013. Stelzer is well known for his sell-out book, ‘The Champagne Guide 2013-2014’, named “The best guide ever published on champagne” by Huon Hooke in the Sydney Morning Herald.

BlackEvents specialises in creating exclusive and memorable events and draws upon a wealth of experience to run tastings and dinners in conjunction with leading prestigious wine houses, vineyards and restaurants Australia-wide. Founder, Craig McDonald, is proud to be part of growing the champagne category, celebrating all brands and growers with such events.

Held in both Sydney and Melbourne, this first-of-its-kind event is supported by Antipodes Water and Riedel Glass.

Taste Champagne Sydney
The Lighthouse Gallery
Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray St Sydney
Monday 1 September 2014

Media 9-11am
Trade 11am-4pm
Public 6-9pm

Taste Champagne Melbourne
Black Events Gallery
200 Normanby Rd
South Melbourne
Monday 8 September 2014

Media 9-11am
Trade 11am-4pm
Public 6-9pm

For a full list of participating houses, growers and cooperatives, and for registration details, visit www.tastechampagne.com.au

Contacts:

Tyson Stelzer
stelzer@winepress.com.au
0402 821 230

Craig McDonald
craig@black.com.au