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Blush by Effervescence 2019

Blush by Effervescence 2019

Paint the town pink! An afternoon of pink champagne and gourmet fun! Come and enjoy a long table truffle lunch with matching rose champagnes, or just come to enjoy some beautiful music and taste some gorgeous champagnes.


An Afternoon 'en Rosé'

Sunday 21 July 2019 - 12pm to 6:00pm

This year, 'Blush' by Effervescence brings together the best of Effervescence to showcase the diversity of rosé champagne. We are going to paint the town pink while we enjoy a series of experiences to honour these delightful bubbles.

The afternoon will kick off with a four course long table truffle lunch matched with 9 different rosé champagnes. TV presenter, chef, and bon viveur Alastair McLeod will be catering an indulgent four-course long lunch in a marquee in the garden of the historic Hanworth House (which this year celebrates its 155th birthday).

At 2:30pm, the gates will open to general ticket holders with a mini champagne tasting trail representing the wines of eight champagne houses.

Additionally, throughout the afternoon there will be two champagne masterclasses, with a vertical tasting of six 1996 champagnes, as well as a champagne cooking class hosted by Fleur Sharpe from Cook, Live, Love. There will also be a charity raffle offering the chance to win a private champagne dinner for 8 people at Hanworth House - worth over $4000. Anyone buying a $100 book of tickets, will also go into the draw to win a Kerrie Hess limited edition print. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Chicks in Pink and the Mater Hospital Foundation.

Frock or suit up in your best pink and join us for a bubbly afternoon honouring the world’s most celebrated drink - there will be prizes for the most stylishly dressed!

Truffle & Rosé Long Lunch

Sunday 21 July 2019 - 12pm to 6pm

Effervescence have again partnered with the Truffle & Wine Co to put together the very special lunch catered by TV presenter, chef, and bon viveur,  Alastair McLeod. Set in the garden of the historic property, the long lunch, starring the rare and expensive truffle, (‘Tuber Melanosporum’) offers 4 courses, each matched with a two rosé champagnes. There will be a glass of rosé on arrival and an additional 8 rosés to enjoy with the lunch.

Tickets will include:

  • Four course Truffle and Rosé lunch
  • entry to the mini-tasting trail
  • a champagne Tasting Flute  – the perfect way to enjoy champagne

$295 pp ($2655 for table of 10)


Afternoon Entry

Sunday 21 July 2019 - 2:30pm to 6pm

Tickets for the afternoon mini-tasting trail includes:

  • A champagne tasting flute – the perfect way to enjoy champagne
  • 3 x tasting tickets (or one full glass)
  • Live music


*Additional Tasting tickets for sale on the day: 3 for $20. A portion of the ticket sales will go to Chicks in Pink


'Champagne For a Cause' 1996 Masterclass

Sunday 21 July 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm; 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Generously donated by Victor Pugatschew from Champagne de Vignerons, this is a rare opportunity to taste a selection of 1996 vintage champagnes from some very exciting champagne growers. There will be 2 sessions available, each with six different 1996 champagnes.

Tickets include:

  • Entry to the afternoon session
  • 3 x tasting tickets for the mini-trail
  • a champagne tasting flute
  • Guided horizontal tasting of six different 1996 champagnes



Cooking with Champagne Class

Sunday 21 July 2019 - 3:30pm - 4.30pm

In this class Fleur will show you how to use the unique flavours of Champagne to create a truly memorable meal.  You will learn how to make, as well as taste:

  • Seared Scallops with Champagne Truffle Cream
  • Champagne Risotto
  • Champagne Sorbet

In addition to tastings, all guests will be served a glass of champagne to enjoy while watching the class and a recipe booklet to take home

Note: Catering for food intolerances is not possible for this class.

Tickets include:

  • Entry to the afternoon session
  • 3 x tasting tickets for the mini-trail
  • a champagne tasting flute
  • Cooking Class as described above
  • a glass of champagne to enjoy during the class
  • recipe booklet




Hanworth House
109 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane QLD 4169

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