Grand Champagne Helsinki 2018 – Champagne and Delicacies
Grand Champagne Helsinki is here again! Bubbles fill the Old Student House on this April weekend bringing together champagne lovers, gourmands and top names in the industry. The three-day event features experts sharing their know-how, passion and champagnes. In addition to our Finnish talents Essi Avellan MW, Jukka Sinivirta and Samuil Angelov, we welcome a prestigious group of champenois.
This year our star guests include the highly esteemed cellar master Richard Geoffroy, the creative mind and palate behind the celebrated Dom Pérignon. Bollinger’s cellar master Gilles Descôtes shares with us the secrets of the unique house style. G.H. Mumm’s Didier Mariotti comes to us with his vast portfolio demonstrating the new winds blowing at the house but not forgetting to show some of his cellar’s mature beauties. Fabrice Rosset is the dynamic figure of innovation at Deutz, the traditional and spirited house in Aÿ. Antoine Roland-Billecart celebrates with us the 200th anniversary of Billecart-Salmon. This year a group of small, terroir-driven estates belonging to the Club de Trésors de Champagne have teamed up to show their ‘Spécial Club’ champagnes. They are Didier Gimonnet (Pierre Gimonnet & Fils), Arnaud Margaine (A. Margaine), Cédric Moussé (Moussé Fils) and Angéline Templier (J. Lassalle).
The Old Student House provides a relaxed atmosphere where you can taste well-known classics and classy rarities. You will have a choice of some 250 different champagnes. Delicacies and snacks from oysters and caviar to foie gras are available to enhance your experience.
You can also deepen and expand your knowledge by participating in various Master Classes held by both our local experts and our prestigious guests from Champagne. The Master Classes are confined to a limited number of places and hence, should be booked in advance. A separate fee applies for the Master Classes. Detailed information and direct links to purchase seats can be found on this website. Lehmann’s beautiful mouth-blown Jamesse Prestige Grand Champagne glasses are used for all the Master Classes.
Buy tickets to Master Classes on Ceestashop.fi:
Thursday 19.4. | Friday 20.4. | Saturday 21.4.
On Thursday, April 19th from 3 to 9 pm
On Friday, April 20th from 3 to 9 pm
On Saturday, April 21st from 12 to 8 pm
Buy entry tickets on Ceestashop.fi ›
Old Student House – ”Vanha Ylioppilastalo”
Mannerheimintie 3, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
The historical Old Student House opened its doors more than 140 years ago and is perhaps the most traditional celebration and events venue in Helsinki. Part of Finnish cultural history, it is located in the heart of the city surrounded by period buildings. The magnificent ballroom and historic music hall creates the perfect backdrop for this spring event.
ENTRY FEE AND DIGITAL TASTING TICKETS
Gather a group of friends and spend a day savouring champagne!
A one-day’s festival entry ticket costs 20 €.
The entrance fee includes Lehmann Glass Opale 21 champagne glass, which is distributed at the entrance.
Secure your place and avoid the queues at the entrance by purchasing your tickets in advance from Ceesta Shop’s online store at a reduced price. Tickets will also be sold at the venue based on availablility.
Age restriction: 18 years+
We use digital tasting tickets as the method of payment for the champagne samples. Costing €2,5 each, the tickets may be purchased at the venue. The price of the tasting samples range from one ticket to six or more depending on the price category of the champagne. The poured portion is 4cl.