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.
On Thursday, May 6th from 4 to 9 pm
On Friday, May 7th from 3 to 9 pm
On Saturday, May 8th from 12 to 8 pm
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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.