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You are invited to the ultimate immersion in the great wines of Europe at Spicers Tower Lodge in the Hunter Valley on 21-23 July 2023. The person due more credit than any other for introducing Australia to the great wines of Europe was Tower Lodge creator, Len Evans. I first visited 15 years ago to […]

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Tyson Stelzer’s Introduction to Champagne Lunch is the ultimate way to get under the surface of the bubbles and discover an all new appreciation for the greatest sparkling wines on the planet! Champagne is the most exciting and progressive wine region on earth right now – and the best way to demystify the complexity of […]

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Introducing the most advanced champagne tasting course Read the full story of my inaugural Advanced Champagne Certificate, including photos and guest reflections. Throughout my champagne journey, I have been privileged to countless ‘epiphany moments’ – tastings with chef de caves of unique components that offer a profound insight into the terroirs and techniques of the […]

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The sister champagne houses of Piper-Heidsieck, Charles Heidsieck and Rare Champagne have become the first in Champagne to join 21 other wineries globally in achieving B Corp certification to strengthen their commitments to both social and environmental issues. When I first met Émilien Boutillat after he joined Piper-Heidsieck as Chef de Cave in October 2018, […]

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Another highly anticipated Penfolds Collection lands on 4 August! The inaugural Bordeaux release showcases that a vision of classic Penfolds winemaking makes for a compelling offering in the landscape of Bordeaux (scroll down). And the Napa set is evidence that Penfolds’ fit here is a confident one, too. For what it’s worth, the two wines […]

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The creation of the legendary Champagne Charlie is surrounded in incredible secrets that have remained buried since 1976 – secrets unknown even to colleagues who worked alongside its creator Daniel Thibault himself. With the rebirth of Champagne Charlie, all is now revealed.

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You are invited to the champagne tasting of the year. 2002 was Champagne’s greatest vintage between 1996 and 2008, and has attained its full greatness at a glorious two decades of age. Showcasing the top 13 wines of the vintage, this lunchis devoted exclusively to the very finest cuvées that epitomise this legendary season and […]

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While the world was locked down last year I visited the sparkling folk of Tasmania to share their incredible stories with our friends around the world. This five part series is not a paid presentation. Very much a labour of love! Thanks to the winemakers for sharing their journeys, to Joe Chelkowski for filming, and […]

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Together with Charles Heidsieck Managing Director, Stephen Leroux, it’s my great pleasure to invite you to join me for the rebirth of the legendary Champagne Charlie. On the cool winter evening of Tuesday 7 December 2021, Stephen and Chef de Cave Cyril Brun invited me to meet them to be the first in the world […]

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This is the story of my inaugural advanced champagne certificate in February 2022. Read the full story including photos and guest reflections. Join me for my next Advanced Champagne Certificate. Read the full story. Join me for my next Advanced Champagne Certificate.

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