April 4, Saturday, at 12.00-21.00
Latvian National Museum of Art, Jaņa Rozentāla laukums 1, Riga
April 4, Saturday, two sessions (DAY 12.00-15.00, EVENING 17.00-21.00)
59 EUR day session, 79 EUR evening session
Here we come again – the most hedonistic Champagne and sparkling wine parade in the Baltic countries! Join us in tasting more than 100 champagnes and 50 sparklers, meet the most passionate Champagne lovers, chat to producers and chef de caves, listen to the advice of Latvia’s leading sommeliers and importers, and just enjoy a great day/night out at the Museum!
Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy (Champagne Geoffroy chef de cave, owner)
Frederic Panaiotis (Champagne Ruinart chef de cave)
Jean-Herve Chiquet (Champagne Jacquesson chef de cave, owner)
Davy Dosnon (Champagne Dosnon, chef de cave, owner)
Raphaël Bérêche (Champagne Bérêche & Fils chef de cave, owner)
Gilles de la Bassetiere (Champagne De Venoge president)
Champagne Charles-Heidsieck representatives - ambassadors
Champagne Billecart-Salmon representatives - ambassadors
Champagne Paul Bara representatives - ambassadors
Peter Liem has been a regular guest at Riga Wine & Champagne festival since 2012, when the festival was opened with Peters’ Champagne masterclass. Liem is an American wine writer, and author of ChampagneGuide.net, an award-winning and highly acclaimed online guide to the wines and wine producers of Champagne. Following nearly a decade in the wine trade, he was a senior editor, critic and tasting director for Wine & Spirits magazine, and his writings on champagne, sherry and other wines have appeared in publications such as The World of Fine Wine, Decanter, The Art of Eating and The San Francisco Chronicle. Liem has also served as Champagne consultant for the 7th edition of The World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. He has authored, together with Jesús Barquín, Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla, which Jancis Robinson has praised highly, and which Ray Isle of Food & Wine magazine says is «arguably the single best book ever written on sherry». Liem has partnered with Daniel Johnnes of La Paulée de New York to create La Fête du Champagne, the most high-profile Champagne event in the United States to date. Making its debut in October of 2014, La Fête du Champagne features a selected group of the region’s finest producers. Liem currently divides his time between New York City and Épernay, in the Champagne region of France, and he can frequently be found in the sherry country as well.
On April 4, 2020, Audi Bubble Parade will sparkle at the National Arts Museum’s Main Hall! Please choose day or evening session!