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Your Champagne Guide to the Spring Racing Carnival

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The Melbourne Cup Carnival is just around the corner. To prepare 

for the races, we've compiled a guide on what to drink and when.


♞ Derby Day, Saturday 1 November

Considered by many to be the most prestigious day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Derby Day embodies a world of glamour and sophistication which matches well with Veuve Fourny & Fils Cuvee ‘R’ NV, a champagne with skillful craftsmanship on display with subtle nuances of vanilla and ginger.

♞ Melbourne Cup Day, Saturday 3 November

Melbourne Cup Day sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar and is the focal point of the carnival. Stay classy amongst the 100,000 plus crowd with Collard-Picard Cuvee Selection Brut NV, a nicely crafted, fleshy and full-bodied dry Champagne showing rich fruit expression.

♞ Oaks Day, Thursday 6 November

The third day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival is Crown Oaks Day, an occasion for the ladies to express their own signature style and enjoy a day of indulgence. The iconic Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut is a favourite with the ladies for its seductive palate, bright fruitiness and elegant maturity. 

♞ Stakes Day, Saturday 8 November

Stakes Day concludes the Melbourne Cup Carnival with a day for the family. It is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and the perfect way to draw a close to the excitement of the week. Unwind with your loved ones while sipping on the terrifically fizzy Veuve Fourny Grand Reserve Brut Vertus NV, known for its apple, lemon blossom and brioche flavours.

Veuve Fourny & Fils Cuvee ‘R’ NV   Collard-Picard Cuvee Selection Brut NV  Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut  Veuve Fourny Grand Reserve Brut Vertus NV