23.—25.4.2020

Old Student House – ”Vanha Ylioppilastalo”

Grand Champagne Helsinki 2020 – Champagne and Delicacies

Grand Champagne Helsinki is here again! Bubbles fill the Old Student House on this May 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, Samuil Angelov, Heidi Mäkinen MW, Kim Moliis and Jukka Sinivirta, we welcome a prestigious group of champenois.

This year our star guests include a trio of highly esteemed cellar masters: Vincent Chaperon of Dom Pérignon,  Emilien Boutillat of Piper-Heidsieck and Clément Pierlot of Pommery. Clovis Taittinger is the dynamic ambassador of the sympathetic family domaine Taittinger. Lucie Pereyre de Nonancourt represents the owning family of Laurent-Perrier.

In addition you can join master classes held by reputable grower-producers:  Julie De Sousa of De Sousa,  Benoît Marguet of Marguet and Sapiance as well as Francois Huré of Huré Frères .

Furthermore our Master Class experts include:  Gilles de la Bassètiere (CEO of De Venoge), Cyril Brun (Cellar Master of Charles Heiedsieck), Hervé Dantan (Cellar Master of Lanson), Laurent Fédou (Cellar Master of Canard-Duchêne), Philippe Jamesse (consultant and sommelier), Sebastien Legolvet (Cellar Master of Henri Giraud), Alain Pailley (Cellar Master of Alexandre Bonnet), Pierre-Samuel Reyne (Commercial Director of Pol Roger), Guillaume Roffiaen (Cellar Master of Nicolas Feuillatte), Remy Vervier (Managing Director of Palmer & Co), Frédéric Zeimett (CEO of Leclerc Briant). Grand Champagne Challenge winners Deniz Löktas and Toni Aikasalo induge us with fabulous pairings of fine food and grower champagnes.

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 from some 60 producers. Delicacies and snacks from oysters and caviar to foie gras are available to enhance your experience.

WELCOME

On Thursday, April 23rd from 4 to 9 pm
On Friday, April 24th from 3 to 9 pm
On Saturday, April 25th from 12 to 8 pm

Buy entry tickets on Ceestashop.fi ›

WHERE

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.

MASTER CLASSES

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 23.4. | Friday 24.4. | Saturday 25.4.

Thursday

15:30 Cyril Brun: Charles Heidsieck variations in three sizes
16:00 Vincent Chaperon: Dom Pérignon memories
16:00 Clovis Taittinger: Taittinger Vintage meets Comtes de Champagne
16:00 Viking Line asiakastilaisuus
18:00 Emilien Boutillat: Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel – the very essence of Champagne
18:00 Clément Pierlot: By Pommery – Exceptional terroirs, opposite vintages
18:00 Hervé Dantan: Biodynamics in Lanson’s single vineyards
18:00 Gilles de la Bassètiere: Treasures from De Venoge Vinothèque
19:30 Rémi Vervier: When time is luxury – Palmer & Co Vintage and Blanc de Blancs
19:30 Guillaume Roffiaen: Spice up your life – Champagne and pepper by Nicolas Feuillatte
19:30 Kim Moliis: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger ja Bouzy – Chardonnayn eleganssi vs. Pinot Noirin voima

Friday

14:30 Denis Bunner: Bollinger La Grande Année 2012 and 100% Pinot Noirs
15:00 Essi Avellan MW: Sokkotastingissa huippuvuosi 2012
15:00 De Sousa and Leclerc Briant – Mastering biodynamic production, moderated by Jukka Sinivirta
15:00 Laurent Fédou: Canard-Duchêne Charles VII
16:30 Vincent Chaperon: Dom Pérignon Rosé– The thrill of Pinot Noir
16:30 Samuil Angelov: Samuil ja ihanteellinen lasi oppainasi samppanjan maailmaan16:30 Hervé Dantan: Biodynamics in Lanson’s single vineyards
16:30 Guillaume Roffiaen: Spice up your life – Champagne and pepper by Nicolas Feuillatte
18:00 Clément Pierlot: By Pommery – Exceptional terroirs, opposite vintages
18:00 Lucie Pereyre de Nonancourt: Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle – Blending the best with the best
18:00 Pierre-Samuel Reyne: Vertical of Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs
18:00 Alain Pailley: Alexandre Bonnet – Mastering Pinot Noir in the Côte des Bar
19:30 Charles Heidsieck Cyril Brun: Charles Heidsieck variations in three sizes
19:30 Rémi Vervier: When time is luxury – Palmer & Co Vintage and Blanc de Blancs
19:30 François Huré: Huré Frères – Reflections of six vintages between 2012 and 1983
19:30 Philippe Jamesse: Enhance the experience with your choice of glass and food

Saturday

12:30 Cyril Brun: Charles Heidsieck variations in three sizes
13:00 Laurent Fédou: Canard-Duchêne Charles VII
13:00 Deniz Löktaz & Toni Aikasalo: Eat & Drink with the Winners
14:30 Emilien Boutillat: Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel – the very essence of Champagne
14:30 Clovis Taittinger: Taittinger Vintage meets Comtes de Champagne
14:30 Heidi Mäkinen: Champagnen alueelliset sankarit
15:30 Deniz Löktaz & Toni Aikasalo: Eat & Drink with the Winners
16:00 Essi Avellan MW: Blind tasting of the glorious 2012 Vintage
16:00 Lucie Pereyre de Nonancourt: Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle – Blending the best with the best
16:00 Pierre-Samuel Reyne: Vertical of Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs
17:30 Kim Moliis: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger ja Bouzy – Chardonnayn eleganssi vs. Pinot Noirin voima
18:00 Sébastien Legolvet: Henri Giraud – Effect of the perpetual reserve on the vintage
18:00 Benoît Marguet: Marguet & Sapience – In harmony with the nature
18:00 De Sousa and Leclerc Briant – Mastering biodynamic production, moderated by Jukka Sinivirta