Our Pommery & Oysters event in the Wine Bar was so popular, we have put on another Champagne & Oysters tasting to follow it up.
This time, it's Champagne Henri Abele, which many of you have heard me describe as "one of the four champagnes poured on the Titanic!"
Angelica, the importer of Henri Abelé, is down from Sydney to take us through a tasting of the four champagnes from this venerable champagne house, founded in 1757. Abelé is the third oldest champagne house and was the pioneer of the frozen disgorgement method (the Méthode Champenoise).
Abelé was on the Titanic (they have found bottles in the wreck!) for those reasons. They are the only one of the four champagnes aboard to stay small and family-owned. The others, Moët, Piper-Heidsieck and Pol Roger are now owned by huge corporations with large production exported all over the world.
Since Abelé’s production is so small, they only started exporting to Australia a few years ago. Angelica is their first importer and we jumped on board from the start because this is classic French champagne at a better price point ($68 for the NV) because the brand does not have recognition in Australia….yet!
Champagnes on Tasting
Abelé NV is by far and away our most popular Champagne instore. It will be a real treat to have a glass of the Brut NV on arrival followed by a half-glass of each of the 4 champagnes from Henri Abelé:
Blanc de Blancs NV
Brut Rose NV
2012 Brut Millesime
And let’s not forget the oysters! Two oysters (Sydney Rock and Pacific) will be served with each of the four champagnes. Each of the Abele champagnes will be available to purchase by the glass or bottle in the Wine Bar following the tasting. More oysters can also be purchased, or order wine or food from our Wine Bar list.
All of the above deliciousness (3 full glasses of amazing champagne with 8 oysters) for $60pp! Call the store on 9370 6561 with your credit card to secure your places. CoVid means 25 spots max and they are going fast!
In case you hadn’t noticed, its Mum’s Special Day on Sunday! Come and celebrate in our Wine Bar between 1pm and 8pm. A free glass of Prosecco (or tap beer if you’re not into bubbles!) for each member of your party on arrival. And a gift for Mum beautifully wrapped by Robyn.