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2008 is my favourite vintage in Champagne since 1928. It’s my great pleasure to invite you to dinner at Stokehouse Brisbane on Thursday 30 March to show you five reasons why! Highlights of this remarkable season will be matched with four courses designed by Stokehouse Executive Chef, Richard Ousby. Only 50 seats are available. See […]

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It’s my great pleasure to invite you to join me on my inaugural Sparkling Saffire Weekend this June in Tasmania at Saffire Freycinet, one of my favorite places in the world. This very special weekend is strictly limited to 20 couples. Over the course of island, marine farm and vineyard tours, lunches, dinners and masterclasses, […]

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Tyson Stelzer International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015   Together with Nat Fryar In Association With Effervescence Tasmania   Present   The Champagne & Tasmanian Sparkling Dinner   Showcasing the best of Tasmanian sparkling and prestige champagne Bruny Island Fried Oyster Apogee Deluxe Vintage Brut 2013 Steamed Assorted Dumplings scallop dumpling crab, […]

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The positioning of Australian wine on the global stage is in a state of flux. As my wine event and tour hosting opportunities increasingly take me deeper into the luxury worlds of Europe, Asia and the Americas, it is illuminating to observe just how uber-premium wines are perceived across the globe as the grip of […]

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Tyson Stelzer, International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015, presents The Brisbane Grand Cru & Premier Cru Dinner Celebrating the great vineyards of France & Germany Showcasing: Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Vintage Champagne 2008 Citrus cured salmon, fresh raspberry, dill crème fraiche & stout wafer André Clouet Rosé Champagne NV Duck liver […]

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The recent announcement of Australia’s 2015 champagne sales took us all by complete surprise. Shock, actually. Our little country down under registered the fastest champagne growth in any year in history, topping every country on the planet, up by almost one-quarter, popping more than 1.5 million bottles over last year. No other country on earth […]

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Following my Champagne Lunch in the Barossa last year, the response was a resounding call to back it up with another event, so this year Stuart Oldfield and I have ramped it up to a dinner in the Barossa and a lunch in the Adelaide Hills! Ten courses matched to ten cuvees. Please click on […]

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It’s my great privilege to present my first dedicated Australian Sparkling Wine Report. With all of my writing, travelling and presenting on champagne, I am often asked if I ever choose to drink Australian sparkling wine. The answer is a resounding yes! All the time. Under $40 it’s almost impossible to find a champagne worth […]

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We know about food and wine matching, but what about water and wine matching? Sounds crazy? You’d be amazed at what water can do to wine. The best thing you can do when you’re drinking wine is to stay well hydrated. Alcohol has a natural dehydrating effect, making hydration important not only for your wellbeing, […]

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A beautifully precise and pure Eden Valley riesling, and a standout for value and longevity. Precise lemon blossom, lime and green apple fruit of impeccable definition. In a vintage in which phenolic grip marks many rieslings, St Helga displays exactingly managed structure defined not by phenolics but by beautiful Eden Valley acidity. It’s gorgeous now […]

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