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Tyson Stelzer invites you to dinner with Fabrice Rosset, the daring and inspiring personality behind the remarkable house of Champagne Deutz. At Tyson’s invitation, Fabrice is travelling to Australia from his Champagne Grand Cru of Aÿ to host three intimate dinners. Fabrice is an inspiration in his ambition, leadership and tenacity. Over more than two […]

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The countdown to the launch of The Champagne Guide 2018-2019 is on, and it’s my great pleasure to provide a sneak preview of one of the highlights… It’s always puzzled me that the remarkable, terroir-expressive champagnes of André Clouet never seem to come up among the rockstar growers of Champagne. And yet on the basis […]

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Introducing my Australian and New Zealand Wines of the Year 2017. Buying wine is not what it used to be. Never have wine lovers been taunted by such an enormous selection of choice. Australia’s 2,500 wineries and New Zealand’s 800 are making more labels than ever before. The big retailers are disguising their own labels […]

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Developments at hand are changing the face of champagne in Australia. Welcome to my fourth annual report on the state of the champagne market in Australia. Every year I pour over all the champagne export statistics and unearth some unusual trends in Australia quite unlike any other champagne market. Until now, this report has been […]

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It’s my great pleasure to invite you to dinner with Jean-François Clouet, the exuberant personality behind André Clouet, one of the finest grower estates in Champagne today. Jean-François is grower, chef de cave, encyclopaedia of Champagne history, self-confessed ‘gangster’ and, in the words of one of my visiting guests, ‘circus ringmaster’! He will amaze us […]

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Last year I launched my inaugural Australian Sparkling Report 2016 to highlight the very finest Australian sparkling wines worthy of your attention. The response was overwhelming and has prompted a substantially expanded sequel – the biggest and most comprehensive report I have ever compiled on Australian sparkling. In 2016 I singled out some 100 cuvées […]

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Tyson Stelzer International Wine Communicator of the Year invites you to dinner with   Vincent Chaperon Dom Pérignon Oenologist   showcasing   Dom Pérignon 2006 Dom Pérignon 2005 Dom Pérignon Rosé 2004 Dom Pérignon P2 2000 Dom Pérignon P2 1998 Matched to five courses created by Quay or Vue de Monde   Quay Sydney – […]

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Australia’s love affair with champagne continues, popping the second largest number of bottles in history in 2016, according to an announcement made by the Comité Champagne at Prowein in Germany overnight. Australia holds its position as the seventh largest champagne market on earth and fifth largest per head of population, with 7.4 million bottles landing […]

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  Taste Champagne is the biggest and most exclusive champagne showcase event series in Australia. Join us for a grand tasting where you are invited to stroll at your own pace between houses, growers and cooperatives, experiencing all their cuvées and hearing their stories from their makers and importing agents. It’s our great pleasure to […]

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We are delighted to announce our 2017 Champagne Event Program, featuring 24 (and counting!) public tastings, dinners, weekends and tours in 11 cities and 3 countries! We are adding to this daily and are still finalising venues, dates and pricing for many of these events. Champagne Bienvenue Stokehouse Brisbane 30 March Pierre Gimonnet Crowne Plaza […]

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