Champagne Masterclass Featuring Vigneron Etienne Calsac




Wednesday 24th February, 2021


6.00 pm - 7.30 pm


We are excited to launch our first Masterclass of 2021 featuring none other than the Champagnes of vigneron Etienne Calsac!

“Etienne Calsac is one of the most exciting young producers in the Cotes des Blancs. His incisive and pure Chardonnay-based champagnes are an exceptional interpretation of the chalky terroir surrounding Avize.” – Josh Adler, Paris Wine Company

It is an honour to be working alongside the esteemed Christian Baeppler, our host for the evening. Besides working as wine sales representative for Melbourne-based Eurocentric Wine Imports company Christian is the head Sommelier running the wine program at Rockpool Bar & Grill in Perth.

Christian is of German descent, but was born in South Africa, lived in Ecuador and his professional career in hospitality opened up doors for him in wonderful establishments around the world such as in Frankfurt, Salzburg, London, Bangkok, Sydney and most recently in Perth. During his professional career as Sommelier he has had the privilege of being exposed to a wide variety of wines and styles. The two styles that excite him the most are Riesling, (being German), and Champagne. To Christian, "Both excite in the best of times and invigorate in the most desperate of times". Christian has found the perfect match in Eurocentric Wine Imports, as it is one of the largest importers of German Riesling and Grower’s Champagne into the country.

In this special line-up, guests will enjoy four different cuvées produced by Etienne Calsac alongside shucked Australian Oysters and French fries.

Champagne being poured:

  • NV L'echappée Belle
  • NV Les Rocheforts
  • 2013 Clos des Maladries
  • NV Rosé de Craie

Price includes:
6 x freshly shucked Australian Oysters per person (with a selection of dressings)
Individual serves of French fries
Expert guidance led by Head Sommelier of Rockpool – Christian Baeppler
5 glasses of champagne (4 cuvees, 5 serves in total)
Featured champagnes will be available for guests at special prices on the night.


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