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Champagne Shortage in Australia?

While it might feel like there has been little to celebrate lately with rolling lockdowns and border restrictions, champagne sales in Australia have actually been on the up.

In fact, Australia has shown the biggest growth of champagne’s key markets in 2020, strengthening its position as the world’s seventh largest champagne market and overtaking the UK to become the world’s fourth largest market per head of population according to champagne expert Tyson Stelzer.

This unprecedented popularity of champagne down under has put extreme pressure on supply channels, already suffering in the wake of the global shipping crisis and even more so due to delays in supply channels resulting from lockdowns in France that put the brakes on disgorgement, labeling and preparation of the bottles for shipping over the past year and a half.

“This is why we are already seeing shortages of key champagne brands on the shelves, which in some cases may not be fully replenished until 2022” Stelzer said. What does this mean for you? Buying champagne from the larger houses will get harder and more expensive.

Enter Taste Champagne – your opportunity to re-engage with all your favourite champagne brands and discover some new and exciting houses. The event provides the opportunity for guests to order direct from importing agents or from Langton’s, Taste Champagne’s retail partner.

Taste Champagne is back in 2021/22 with a grand tasting event in which guests are invited to discover their new favourite champagne with this year’s event set to showcase 221 cuvées from 72 houses!

Kicking off in Brisbane and travelling around the country, it is anticipated to be the biggest global champagne showcase in 2021/22.

Brisbane – Lumière Events, Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Centre – 6-9pm Tuesday 19 October 2021
Adelaide – Her Majesty’s Theatre – 6-9pm Monday 15 November 2021
Melbourne – Plaza Ballroom – 6-9pm Tuesday 1 February 2022
Perth – Beaumonde On the Point– 6-9pm Wednesday 9 February 2022
Sydney – Four Seasons Hotel – 6-9pm Monday 21 February 2022

Limited tickets now available for Taste Champagne from $135 including a Riedel Veritas Champagne Glass (valued at $60). Make it a night in the city and book your city stay accommodation on alluxia.

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