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Champagne Cabaret: Five Sparkling Wines You Have To Meet This Year At The Fringe

By | Published on Tuesday 9 July 2013

Champagne Cabaret

This August the team from OzCabaret will be helping Fringe-goers recover from their gruelling Festival days – and to prepare for an evening of show-hopping – with a combination of sparkling wines and sparkling music at the ‘Champagne Cabaret’. To get you in the mood, the cabaret group recommend a bit of both – bubbly and tunes – to aid Fringe survival.

Come August an eclectic blend of colourful troubadours will pour into the streets of Edinburgh, filling her to the brim with the aromas and flavours of art. Leading the charge will be the OzCabaret Songeliers, with our spicy brand of interactive sparkling wine tasting paired with musical refreshments for your pleasure.

The Edinburgh Fringe is a joy and a privilege to be a part of, but it’s sheer size and length can make it a beast that needs to be tamed, and we think the best way to do this is with bubbles. Here is our list of favourite wines paired with sparkling songs that are sure to quench your Fringe beast. Enjoy responsibly.

#1 Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial – Killer Queen
Mr Moët et Chandon hails from Épernay and is the real deal. He is perfectly balanced and the most sought after of them all. He is bright, a little fruity (aren’t all the good ones?) and has an air of elegant maturity. He’s versatile enough to go with any occasion and is sure to seduce and delight those lucky enough to experience his magic, and for the rest, let them eat cake!

#2 Elyssia Gran Cuvée Brut – Livin’ la Vida Loca
Widely recognized for his sexy signature black attire, Mr Elyssia is from exotic Sant Quinti de Medlona. His tantalizing blend of the traditional and the new will bring symmetry to your life, while his rich complexity and sweetness is bound to leave you lusting for more. Once you have a taste of him you’ll never be the same ;)

#3 Mionetto Sergio Extra Dry Prosecco NV – Save The Last Dance For Me
Handsome, generous and moorish, Mr Sergio has all the characteristics that we know and love about Italy. He’s well balanced, lush and crisp with lingering aromas of peach and honey that would make the best of us misbehave. Although it would be easy to think of him as an aperitif, he has enough character to dance all the moves and above all you can always count on his sweetness, so Sergio, save the last dance for us!

#4 Chapel Down Vintage Reserve Brut – Champagne Supernova
Mr Chapel Down is youthful and lively with a slightly dominating effervescence, but who doesn’t like a little of that now and then? A tad on the tropical side, which is odd for an English lad, his delicate zestiness is set to explode. So if you’re seeking an oasis on home soil then join Mr Chapel Down for a Champagne Supernova.

#5 Grant Burge Pinot Noir Chardonnay NV – Candyman
An exceptional man and featured guest in our Fringe show, Mr Grant Burge is a true blue Aussie gentleman who tips his hat to his bubbly heritage. He’s adventurous, sophisticated and boasts both finesse and a bold intensity. He’s guaranteed to leave you flushed and breathless; a one stop shop with a real big..uh :o

So that’s it, and if you find that all the cork popping is making you feel a little swooney, remember that Rossana Rory said “love is like an empty bottle of champagne: you don’t refill it, you get a new bottle”.

‘Champagne Cabaret’ was performed at The Hispaniola at Edinburgh Festival 2013.

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