Throughout its storied history, Champagne has been a symbol of luxury, sophistication and power, as well as the key prop of countless movie scenes in which a popped cork hits some rich guy right in the eye.
In June, local Champagne-lovers of all varieties will have an event to savour in St Kilda when, on two separate nights, Circa’s effervescent host who goes by the name 'Champagne Dame' will lead a 90-minute talk that will demystify the drink and create a roomful of instant experts. Attend, and you’ll forever be able to impress friends, relatives, potential lovers and business rivals with your knowledge of the history, production techniques, proper food pairings for the real deal, and the evils of Passion Pop.
All this information will go down smoothly with the help of the five fine drops, available to sample. Forever more, you'll be able to ceremoniously christen a ship with full knowledge of the true value of the liquid you’re recklessly wasting.