Coco Chanel once said “I only drink champagne on two occasions: when I’m in love and when I’m not.” I love this quote, but when else is the best time to drink Champagne – and how do you do it?
When we first met, Mrs Romance and I had a little tradition whenever we shared a bottle of bubbly.
One of us would keep the metal cage – the muselet – and the other would keep the cork itself. The next time we’d see each other again, the person who didn’t have their component has to buy the next bottle.
With me living in England and her being in Australia, we had lots of these fun little things we’d do to celebrate being together.
These days it always seems to be my round 😉 so we keep only the corks from celebrations or our favourite moments instead. On the cork, we write the date of when we popped it and keep it somewhere safe.
We’ve got corks from all kinds of special times: birthdays, anniversaries, New Year’s Eve parties, general life wins… that’s exactly when you want to be drinking a beautiful bottle of Champagne.
Lanson – one of the oldest existing Champagne Houses – has been around for almost 260 years and knows what it means to mark a special occasion.
Tina Arena concert prize giveaway
Lanson are the Champagne partner of Tina Arena’s September-October ’17 Australian tour ‘Innocence to Understanding’, and they want to make this tour an extra special occasion for one of our lucky readers and a friend.
- A pair of VIP RUBY Package A-Reserve (seated) tickets to Tina Arena’s 2017 ‘Innocence to Understanding’ national concert tour – Sep 6 to Oct 6
- Choice of venue closest to winner – Tina is playing all state capitals plus Toowoomba QLD, Newcastle/Wollongong NSW, Bendigo/Geelong VIC and Launceston TAS
- Each ticket is worth $500 / $1,000 per pair
- Pre-concert VIP drinks party with Tina, where she will do an intimate Q&A with guests
- An exclusive piece of merchandise, tour program, collector’s edition lanyard and tour poster
- Bottle of Lanson Rose Label NV Brut Rosé
The competition – how to enter
All you have to do is:
- subscribe to our newsletter here.
- leave a comment on this post with your favourite reason for enjoying a glass of delicious Champagne.
We’ll be in touch with the winner on Tuesday 22 August ’17 and will announce the winner to everyone in our newsletter later that week. Good luck!
One of the oldest existing Champagne houses, the House of Lanson is a highly regarded, family-run estate and whose family has been crafting champagne since 1760.
Their master winemakers continue to use traditional methods and the Champagne the comes from the House of Lanson is – as you’d expect – predominantly a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape balance.
Their range of champagnes is so diverse, they’ve made sure there’s a bottle of Lanson for every occasion.
Lanson Rose Label NV Brut Rosé
As part of your prize, this pink Champagne is the perfect way to start an evening at Tina Arena’s Innocence to Understanding Tour. It has a delicate blush and fine, fresh flavours, but is complex and has a long-lasting taste.
This – one of the first rosé Champagnes – goes well with goat’s cheese, salmon or even a fresh, berry dessert.
Shop it: $65.99 from Dan Murphy’s
Lanson Black Label NV Brut
Straw and ambers colours give way to fine bubbles in this embodiment of Lanson non-vintage brut Champagne. Perfect as an aperitif, the Black Label NV is shares elegance of fresh flowers and honey aromas with rich ripe fruits and sharp citrus flavours.
Shop it: $49.99 from Dan Murphy’s
Lanson Gold Label Vintage 2005
A princely Champagne with a legacy of over 100 years of vintages, this really is a cut above most Champagnes. It has a robust yet sensitive palate of honey and gentle spiciness. On the nose, there’s plenty of ripe fruit – figs and apricots – and the silky full-bodied mouth feel gives way to exquisitely small bubbles. The word used with this Champagne is harmony.
Very drinkable on its own, but also pairs well with rich, opulent dishes like fresh truffle and spiced lobster gratin.
Shop it: $72.99 from Dan Murphy’s
Good luck with your entry into our competition – now tell us, what’s your favourite reason for enjoying a glass of delicious Champagne?