Raise Your Glasses for the Autumn Champagne Guide

Eureka Pop Up Bar

You don’t always need a special occasion to pop open a bottle of bubbly – but if you do, here’s a few events that are the perfect excuse for a champagne or two.

Eureka Pop Up Bar – 14th March

So, if your man is mad about car racing, he’s been talking about the best spots to sneak into Albert Park for the past few weeks. It’s that time of year again, when the Formula 1 Grand Prix races into town. This year, treat him to a birds eye view of all the action from the top of the city. Melbourne’s highest bar, Eureka 89, is holding a pop up bar on Friday 14th so you can sip champagne and watch the sunset, while he looks down on the race.

Eureka 89 
14th March 
Level 89, Eureka Tower                                                                                                      
7 Riverside Quay Southbank 

The Roosevelt

The Roosevelt – 26th March

Drinking French champagne is not something most of us do every day. It’s a special treat and deserves some special attention. At Potts Point’s swish art deco cocktail bar, the atmosphere is just right. Think leather arm chairs and crystal flutes. On Tuesdays, it’s wine tasting night and the mood is even better – on the 26th March Moet & Chandon Brand Ambassador Garth Forster will take drinkers through the art of French champagne, from the sabrage through to the sipping.

The Roosevelt
Tuesday Wine Tastings
$75 per person 
35 Orwell St, Potts Point

Handa Opera

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

Ah the Opera. Beloved by many, boring to some – but this is no ordinary opera. The annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is back. This year it’s Madama Butterfly and the stage is an even bigger stage set out over the waterfront at Mrs Macquaries Point. What could make this night even more special? Forget picnics and fried food – this year there’ll be 3-course Japanese inspired meals for those who want to go all out at the Platinum Club. If the Opera is extravagant enough, stop by the site’s Sparkling and Oysters Carts for freshly shucked Pambula Lake Oysters and other Japanese treats, and a glass of bubbly. Buy a glass of Tyrrell’s Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut or their Ashmans Brut. Or buy a bottle and take it back to your seat. Ah, the opera.

Madama Butterfly 
March 21 – April 12
Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Rd  
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Bollinger’s Birthday Bash – 6th April

50 years is a big birthday. Usually the sort of event you celebrate with a few glasses of Champagne. Well, when you’re celebrating 50 years of a special Bollinger drop, you know there might be more than a few bottles involved.

Bollinger is celebrating the birth of its R.D Champagne half a century ago with events around the world. We’ve got the inside scoop on Melbourne’s black tie soiree, happening in a private penthouse in the city, with some big Bollinger names in tow. The event is invite only and Daily Addict readers, that means you! The top secret venue will be revealed when you reserve your spot.

The dress code is black and gold, and we’re guessing there’ll be plenty of bling and a lot of bubbles.

Bollinger R.D Celebration
6th April 5 – 9pm 
$385 per person
Contact kyla@thechampagnedame.com for more info

About the author

Lisa used to use Sydney as a base to drop off souvenirs before heading off on the next adventure but these days she’s got her feet almost on the ground, with a desire to try every high tea in Sydney, and a cute cavoodle puppy at home. Travel writer, photographer and Kitchen Aid freak, she loves to eat, bake and write.


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