Bubbles fill Vanha Ylioppilastalo (The Old Student House) of Helsinki 19th -21st of April bringing together champagne lovers, gourmands and top names in the industry. The three-day event features experts sharing their know-how, passion and champagnes.
This year the star guests include the highly esteemed cellar master Richard Geoffroy, the creative mind and palate behind the celebrated Dom Pérignon.
Bollinger’s cellar master Gilles Descôtes shares with the guests the secrets of the unique house style. G.H. Mumm’s Didier Mariotti comes to the event with his vast portfolio demonstrating the new winds blowing at the house but not forgetting to show some of his cellar’s mature beauties.
Fabrice Rosset is the dynamic figure of innovation at Deutz, the traditional and spirited house in Aÿ. Antoine Roland-Billecart celebrates with us the 200th anniversary of Billecart-Salmon.
This year a group of small, terroir-driven estates belonging to the Club de Trésors de Champagne have teamed up to show their ‘Spécial Club’ champagnes. They are Didier Gimonnet (Pierre Gimonnet & Fils), Arnaud Margaine (A. Margaine), Cédric Moussé (Moussé Fils) and Angéline Templier (J. Lassalle).
Vanha Ylioppilastalo (The Old Student House) provides a classy yet relaxed atmosphere for tasting the over 250 champagnes on offer from some 50 brands. Delicacies and snacks from oysters and caviar to foie gras are available for enhancing the experience.
There are some 40 Master Classes available by experts especially tailored for Grand Champagne Helsinki
The finals for the Lehmann Grand Champagne Challenge, competition for the trophy of Finland’s best Champagne sommelier, are held at the event. The competition is organized in co-operation with Lehmann Glass and Suomen Sommelierit ry ( the Finnish Sommeliers’ association).
More details of the event &programme : http://grandchampagnehelsinki.fi/.
- On Thursday, April 19th from 3 to 9 pm
- On Friday, April 20th from 3 to 9 pm
- On Saturday, April 21st from 12 to 8 pm
Source and Image Credits: Grand Champagne Helsinki.