While the rest of the country slowly emerged from Lockdown, Queensland-based trade and media were treated the biggest global Champagne showcase hosted by Tyson Stelzer. Taste Champagne is back and coming to other capital cities across Australia in 2021 and 2022.
Taittinger was one of 72 Houses and growers represented at the event and it was Mezzanine the Fine Wine Specialist's first opportunity to taste the wines with so many people since onboarding the iconic House in late 2020.
Needless to say, the 2008 Comtes de Champagne was highly sought after and was the first time the team has seen it benchmarked with so many other Cuvées de Prestige.
As Brisbane Area Manager Jamie Holmes recalls "to have (almost) the most the full collection to show simultaneously was a tremendous privilege. Seeing the brand story unfold across so many different cuvees was compelling for our retail and on-premise customers alike.”
Above Left: Jamie Holmes. Above Right: Gae Grant and guest.
Queensland State Manager Gae Grant was thrilled at how well the Folies de la Marquetterie was received. “It’s such a special wine for the House and for us” she said, “100% estate grown, from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines growing on the hillsides around the Château de la Marquetterie, the birthplace of the Taittinger family Champagne, it’s the closest to home soil many of us will get for some time.” Folies de Marquetterie is a reflection beautiful balance of science and madness for which Taittinger is so affectionately known.
Top: Craig Haworth, Above: Craig Haworth, Tyson Stelzer and Jamie Holmes.
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