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Raise a glass of Champagne for International Women's Day! [ONLINE]

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On the eve of International Women’s Day, join Sommeliers Australia and the Champagne Bureau Australia to take part in a unique technical discussion about Champagne wine.

Champagne is a region that has a long history of strong female role models. This event to celebrate International Women’s Day was conceived by Sommeliers Australia President Sarah Andrew, and generously supported by the Champagne Bureau Australia, to recognise the work that Sommeliers Australia’s in doing in the Diversity and Inclusion space, in creating a safe and inclusive workspace for all sommeliers regardless of gender or identity.

The technical discussion will cover the importance of the diverse gender roles within the Champagne industry and while some names have world-wide recognition, others are less known but equally important to the success of Champagne internationally; highlighting the balanced view of Champagne vineyards and Champagne production in recognising talented and creative winemakers from across Champagne.

As part of the technical discussion, also on offer is an opportunity to taste a specially selected Champagne cuvée focusing on diversity in the Champagne region as a whole and the role of female winemakers.

Four special Cuvées for the tasting have been selected from both the Grower and House categories and from across the region to shine a spotlight on the diversity of Champagne found in the region. Each wine represents the very best of Champagne – and may be a great chance to discover something new from the appellation of Champagne.

Marc Chauvet Initiales 2012 (Rilly-la-Montagne) – winemaker Clothilde Chauvet

Champagne Ayala Blanc de Blancs 2014 (Aÿ) – winemaker Caroline Latrive

Lacourte-Godbillon Mi-Pentes (Eceuil) – winemaker Geraldine Lacourte

Champagne Henriot Blanc de Blancs (Reims) – winemaker Alice Tetienne

Attendees wishing to partake in the tasting component can book a IWD Tasting Ticket to receive 1 x 750ml Champagne, selected at random. Bring a group of friends or colleagues together to listen to the discussion and sample a delicious Cuvée.

Only 12 IWD Tasting Tickets are available – so book your IWD Tasting Ticket today!


REGISTRATION for Technical Discussion
Members & Non-Members: FREE but registration is essential.
Registration must be made before 4pm, Sunday 6 March to receive the Zoom link.
Includes access to the Zoom discussion only.
Attendees can take part in the tasting using similar Champagnes from their own cellars.

Includes access to the Zoom discussion, 1 x 750ml Champagne (selected at random) & delivery.
All Tasting Tickets must be purchased before 4pm, Wednesday 16 February.

Members Tasting Ticket – $25 + booking fee

  • To access the Members priced ticket, Sommeliers Australia Members login at and click the ‘View Members Offers’ button on the dashboard for the Champagne for IWD discount coupon code, then proceed to Humanitix and apply the code at checkout.

Non-Members Tasting Ticket – $120 + booking fee

This session will be hosted on Zoom, at 7pm AEDT.
Registered attendees & ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom link and access info.

Note: If purchasing a IWD Tasting Ticket, there’s no need to Register separately.

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