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Chandon brings the spark to Melbourne Grand Prix

Life is too short to drink bad wine. Well, that’s my motto at least.

Thankfully that won’t be the case in Melbourne during the 2016 Formula 1™ Rolex Australian Grand Prix this week, with renowned sparkling wine brand Chandon officially partnering with the McLaren Honda Formula 1™ team.

What does that mean exactly? Two words: champagne lunches.

To celebrate the sparkling partnership, diners can enjoy a series of parties and special brunches at various five-star venues across the city of Melbourne:

Here’s where to go:

1. Long Lunch at L’hotel Gitan:
Celebrate the Grand Prix in one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, with a Chandon long lunch at the L’hotel Gitan from 12pm on Sunday 20th March. Foodies will rejoice, with a delicious three course lunch paired with wines from the Chandon range for only $90 per person.

2. Grand Prix Party at the Coppersmith:
On the day of the big race, the Coppersmith will be hosting a Grand Prix Party from 11am – 2pm (Sunday 20th March). Guests will indulge in bottomless glasses of Chandon and delicious canapés – the ultimate Melbourne foodie experience. Limited tickets are available at $95 for pre sale and $110 on the door. In addition, throughout the entire month of March guests at The Coppersmith can indulge in a bottle of Chandon and half a dozen oysters for $55.

3. Appetising Oysters at Middle Park Hotel:
Throughout March The Middle Park Hotel is offering a delicious deal including a bottle of Chandon and half a dozen oysters for only $50 in the week leading up to the Melbourne Formula 1™. The Hotel encompasses much of what makes Melbourne great and will add that extra sparkle to your F1™ experience.

4. Brunch and bubbles at the Saint Hotel:
F1™ fans can watch the Grand Prix at The Saint, as if they were there. The Saint have decked out their venue in all things F1™, paired with a delectable Chandon brunch, served from 11am – 2pm for $95 per person. In addition, The Saint are offering a delightful Grand Prix special throughout the month of March, featuring a bottle of Chandon and half dozen oysters for $70.

Taking to the world’s stage to launch the 2016 Formula 1 season – in Melbourne from March 17th to 20th – Chandon Australia is the first country to work with the McLaren-Honda team.

As part of the partnership, Chandon will be creating an exclusive piece of content featuring Jenson and Fernando, launching just before the big race. Featuring the two teammates racing in a series of unexpected challenges, the video is set against the stunning backdrop of the Domaine Chandon Winery.

Get social during the race: #EnjoyTheSpark @Chandonaus


Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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