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9.—11.5.2019

Old Student House – ”Vanha Ylioppilastalo”

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Grand Champagne Helsinki 2019 – 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, Jukka Sinivirta and Samuil Angelov, we welcome a prestigious group of champenois.

This year our star guests include a trio of highly esteemed cellar masters: Cyril Brun of Charles Heidsieck, Dominique Demarville of Veuve Clicquot and Laurent Fresnet of Henriot. Clovis Taittinger is the dynamic ambassador of the sympathetic family domaine Taittinger. Hubert de Billy represents the 5th generation of the prestigious family house of Pol Roger.

In addition you can join master classes held by reputable grower-producers:  Julie De Sousa of De Sousa,  Quentin Paillard of Pierre Paillard, Alexandre Salmon of Salmon, Kevin Sibille of Laurent Lequart and Jean-François Clouet of André Clouet.

Furthermore our Master Class experts include: Florent Roques-Boizel (CEO of Boizel), Gilles de la Bassètiere (CEO of De Venoge), Godefroy Baijot (Export Director of Besserat de Bellefon) and Edouard Cossy (Area Export Director of Laurent-Perrier). 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 almost 70 producers. Delicacies and snacks from oysters and caviar to foie gras are available to enhance your experience.

WELCOME

On Thursday, May 9th from 4 to 9 pm
On Friday, May 10th from 3 to 9 pm
On Saturday, May 11st 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 9.5. | Friday 10.5. | Saturday 11.5.

Thursday 9.5.

16:00 Dominique Demarville: So Clicquot, so 2008 – Top vintage meets a new maker at Veuve Clicquot
16:00 Laurent Fresnet: The creative expression of Henriot
16:00 Florent Roques-Boizel: Boizel vintages back to 1990
18:00 Hubert de Billy: Pol Roger Vintages
18:00 Cyril Brun: Time as the 4th varietal at Charles Heidsieck
18:00 Gilles de la Bassètiere: De Venoge – Four Princes and a King
19:30 Clovis Taittinger: Taittinger Magnum battle
19:30 Jukka Sinivirta: Oak in Champagne yesterday and today
19:30 Edouard Cossy: Laurent-Perrier Vintages in magnum

Friday 10.5.

15:00 Essi Avellan MW: Taste of the latest Champagne trends
15:00 Samuil Angelov: Wine behind the bubbles – ABC of Champagne
15:00 Quentin Paillard: Pierre Paillard’s interpretation of the terroir of Bouzy
15:00 Florent Roques-Boizel: Boizel vintages back to 1990
16:30 Dominique Demarville: So Clicquot, so 2008 – Top vintage meets a new maker at Veuve Clicquot
16:30 Clovis Taittinger: Taittinger Magnum battle
16:30 Julie De Sousa: De Sousa – Excellence in biodynamic Champagnes
16:30 Alexandre Salmon, Kevin Sibille & Jukka Sinivirta: The many faces of Meunier
18:00 Cyril Brun: Time as the 4th varietal at Charles Heidsieck
18:00 Hubert de Billy: Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill
18:00 Jean-François Clouet: André Clouet
18:00 Laurent Fresnet: The creative expression of Henriot
19:30 Jukka Sinivirta: Oak in Champagne yesterday and today
19:30 Godefroy Baijot: A ’BB’ French moment with Besserat de Bellefon
19:30 Gilles de la Bassètiere: De Venoge – Four Princes and a King

Saturday 11.5.

13:00 Dominique Demarville: So Clicquot, so 2008 – Top vintage meets a new maker at Veuve Clicquot
13:00 Julie De Sousa: De Sousa – Excellence in biodynamic Champagnes
13:00 Deniz Löktaz & Toni Aikasalo: Eat & Drink with the Winners
14:30 Essi Avellan MW: Taste of the latest Champagne trends
14:30 Godefroy Baijot: A ’BB’ French moment with Besserat de Bellefon
14:30 Alexandre Salmon, Kevin Sibille & Jukka Sinivirta: The many faces of Meunier
16:00 Jean-François Clouet: André Clouet
16:00 Edouard Cossy: Laurent-Perrier Vintages in magnum
16:00 Clovis Taittinger: Taittinger Magnum battle
16:00 Deniz Löktaz & Toni Aikasalo: Eat & Drink with the Winners
18:00 Samuil Angelov: Wine behind the bubbles – ABC of Champagne
18:00 Jukka Sinivirta: Oak in Champagne yesterday and today
18:00 Quentin Paillard: Pierre Paillard’s interpretation of the terroir of Bouzy

Champagne brands in 2019

One may sample and savour some 200 different champagnes at Grand Champagne. In addition to our great house’s of last year, we now welcome also Gremillet, Alexandre Bonnet, Louis de Sacy, Charles Ellner, J. Lassalle, Marion-Bosser, Brimoncourt, A. Margaine, Moussé Fils and Marion-Bosser.

Master Classes 2019

ESSI AVELLAN

Master of Wine

JUKKA SINIVIRTA

Wine expert

SAMUIL ANGELOV

President of Sommelier Association and founder of the restaurant Muru

Cyril Brun

Cellar Master, Champagne Charles Heidsieck

Dominique Demarville

Cellar Master, Champagne Veuve Clicquot

Hubert de Billy

Owner, Champagne Pol Roger

Laurent Fresnet

Cellar Master, Champagne Henriot

Clovis Taittinger

Export Director, Champagne Taittinger

Philippe Jamesse

Sommelier

Florent Roques-Boizel

Chief Executive Officer, Champagne Boizel

Gilles de la Bassètiere

Chief Executive Officer, Champagne De Venoge

Godefroy Baijot

Export Director, Champagne Besserat de Bellefon

Jean-Francois Clouet

Proprietor, Champagne André Clouet

Alexandre Salmon (Champagne Salmon), Kevin Sibille (Champagne Laurent Lequart) & Jukka Sinivirta

Julie De Sousa

Winemaker, Champagne De Sousa

Quentin Paillard

Proprietor, Champagne Pierre Paillard

Edouard Cossy

Regional Export Director, Champagne Laurent-Perrier

Deniz Löktas & Toni Aikasalo

Delicasies

Carelian Caviar

Gastrobar Emo

Ravintola Muru

Ravintola Pastis

TEAM

Taru From, Ceesta Oy
Taru From, Ceesta OyLead
Essi Avellan, AvelVino Oy
Essi Avellan, AvelVino OyLead professional
Christian From, Ceesta Oy
Christian From, Ceesta OyLead designer