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Champagne is a generic term used by many for sparkling wine, however, in some countries around the world, it is illegal to label any product as Champagne unless it comes from the Champagne region of France and is produced in a specific way.
In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries Champagne was closely associated with royalty and leading makers went to great efforts to associate their product with nobility and royalty through their advertising and packaging leading to a rise in popularity amongst the middle classes.
Champagne aficionados or those interested in learning more can spend a day of pure indulgence, delving into the wonderful world of Champagne at Champagne Fest at the National Wine Centre, Cnr Hackney and Botanic Roads, Adelaide on Sunday 27 October 2019 from 11 am to 5 pm.
Along with the Champagne, there will also be a range of stunning Australian, American and European sparkling wines available. For those who prefer to eat with while indulging, there is a hand-designed menu including local produce and fresh seafood from Executive Chef, Steven Clark. Brian Ruiz and Entertainment Adelaide will ensure that everyone will enjoy dancing the day away.
Champagne and sparkling wine tastings will be available for $2 per tasting and general admission event tickets are $25 per person (purchased by 26 October 2019) or $30 on the day. Champagne and sparkling wine will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle.
The Champagne Fest: Grower Masterclass from 12 pm to 12.45 pm will focus on just six of 3,500 different producers from various parts of Champagne from Agrapart to Pierre Peters, that solely make wine from the grapes they grow. Tickets are $75 per person, which includes your general admission ticket.
The Champagne Fest: Better late, than never class will take participants through a selection of favour late disgorgement (degorgement Tardif) champagnes and compare them to local counterparts. Tickets are $95 per person, which includes your general admission ticket.
Parking is available on Hackney Road (Botanic Park entrance) Plane Tree Drive for $0.70 per hour (maximum 4 hours). Off-street parking is available on Frome Road and Rundle Street, just a short walk away. Alternatively, public transport is available, please check Adelaide Metro for availability.