Annual Champagne Tasting: Ultimo Wine Centre 2010

The Ultimo Wine Centre’s Annual Champagne tasting is an event that holds a permanent mark in our calendars. Every year, the UWC present a range of Champagnes on taste from leading Champagne houses as well as some of the smaller growers and new marques in France.

Annual Champagne Tasting at Ultimo Wine Centre 2010

Having outgrown its usual premises in Ultimo, the event moved to the Golden Century Seafood Restaurant at the Entertainment Quarter in Fox Studios, a more comfortable venue to move around without the usual risk of bumping into Grands Crus in the shop.

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Lombard Brut NV & Lombard Brut Grand Cru 2004

There were 24 varieties on taste from the Champagne region and 3 Sparkling wines from Château de L’Aulée in the Loire Valley. The restaurant provided tasty canapés and nibbles which did well to facilitate the tasting over a three hour period.

Annual Champagne Tasting at Ultimo Wine Centre 2010
Tastings with Renée from the Ultimo Wine Centre

Playing favourites with Champagne is often a challenge. We particularly enjoyed the Gosset Grande Reserve NV, Larmandier Bernier Crémant 2005, Laurent -Perrier Vintage 2000 and Louis Roederer Vintage 2004.

In addition, the Jacquesson Cuvée 734, Chartogne-Taillets Vintage 2002 and Lombard Brut Grand Cru 2004 made a lasting impression. Also worth a mention is the Louis Roederer Brut Rosé NV for leaving a mark on someone who doesn’t usually enjoy drinking pink bubbles.

Annual Champagne Tasting at Ultimo Wine Centre 2010
Paul Barra Rosé NV (left) Gosset Brut Excellence NV and Gosset Frande Reserve NV

Annual Champagne Tasting at Ultimo Wine Centre 2010
Phil Gregory of Drappier Importers and Paul of the Ultimo Wine Centre

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Drappier Carte d’Or Brut NV (left) – Taitinger Brut NV (right), Taitinger Prelude NV

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Champagne Barons de Rothschild Blanc de Blanc NV, Barons de Rothschild Brut NV and Barons de Rothschild Brut Rosé NV

Annual Champagne Tasting at Ultimo Wine Centre 2010
Jacquesson Cuvée no. 734

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Laurent-Perrier range: Laurent-Perrier NV, Laurent-Perrier Vintage 2000, Laurent-Perrier Brut Rosé NV

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Louis Roederer range: Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV, Louis Roederer Brut Rosé NV, Louis Roederer Vintage 2004

Annual Champagne Tasting at Ultimo Wine Centre 2010
Larmandier Bernier range: Larmandier Bernier Brut Tradition NV, Larmandier Bernier Blanc de Blanc NV, Larmandier Bernier Crémant 2005. Also shown Egly-Ouriet Brut Tradition NV

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As with previous UWC Champagne tastings, the representatives of the Champagne houses and the Ultimo Wine Centre team turned the event into a memorable and informative evening.

The Ultimo Wine Centre Annual Champagne Tasting was a free event held on Tuesday 7 December 2010 from 6.00 to 9.00 pm at the Golden Century Seafood Restaurant.

Ultimo Wine Centre
Shop c21/99 Jones St
Ultimo NSW 2007
http://www.ultimowinecentre.com.au/

Golden Century Seafood Restaurant
Cnr Errol Flynn Blvd and Lang Rd
Entertainment Quarter,
Moore Park, Sydney 2021

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  2. Oh, fabulous photos! Getting more than a little thirsty over here :) I can see why this event has a permanent place on your calendar. Champagne is quite one of the best things in the world – just look at all those smiling faces :) Looking forward to some New Year’s bubbly myself!

    • It’s always a worthy event, not just for tasting the favourites but for discovering other Champagne houses. And it puts a smile on everyone’s face :)

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