$70 – $4,350

Effervescence 2018, Three Days of Celebrating Champagne and Sparkling Wine

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Los Angeles, CA

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EFFERVESCENCE, May 3-5 in Los Angeles

Join us for America’s first comprehensive epicurean wine event centered only on Champagne and sparkling wines. From legendary tête de cuvée Champagnes to California’s finest fizz to international bubbles produced around the world, EFFERVESCENCE brings them all to you in one epic Los Angeles festival weekend of high quality wines. Enjoy three action packed days - and nights - of industry expert led master classes, exclusive gourmet dining, two major wine tastings (all wines included in ticket price!), a Champange Gala Dinner - and an exceptional line up of wines!

Visit www.effervescencela.com for full program details and to read about our attending producers, speakers, chefs and sommeliers.

Attendees must be 21 years of age, ID required at every event.

If you prefer to purchase tickets via phone, please call one of the numbers below, leave your name and number and we will reach out to take your order:



Champagne pouring in to glass

Program & Schedule

Thursday, May 3

Master Class with Patrick Comiskey "You Say Bubbles, I Say Sparkling Wine"

Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 10:30am-12:00pm. Noted journalist Patrick Comiskey on the international breadth of sparkling wines.

Master Class with Geoff Kruth: "Style and Substance – The Triumph of the Grande Marques"

Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 1:30pm-3:00pm. Master Sommelier Geoff Kruth on the role of big Champagne houses in the modern market.

Krug Lovers Dinner

Viale dei Romani, 7:30pm. Join Krug winemaker Jérôme Jacoillot and a group of Krug lovers for a night of exclusive treasures and the cuisine of Chef Casey Lane.

Friday, May 4

Master Class with Richard Juhlin: "Mature Champagnes - How Champagne Ages Over The Years"

Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 10:30am-12:00pm. Swedish Champagne expert Richard Juhlin, in a rare US appearance, will conduct a master class on how mature Champagne evolves through five decades.

Billecart-Salmon Collector Lunch

République restaurant, 12:30pm. Sumptuous tasting menu by Chef Walter Manzke celebrating Billecart-Salmon’s 200th Anniversary. Only those in attendance will have the opportunity to bid on the sole known Magnum of 1961 Nicolas Francois.

Master Class with Jérôme Jacoillot of Krug: "An Exploration of Chardonnay in Krug"

Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 4:00pm-5:30pm. Winemaker of legendary Krug Clos du Mesnil, Jérôme Jacoillot, takes us on an exploration of Chardonnay. American debut of Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004! Do not miss!

More Bubbles Sparkling Wine Extravaganza with Sommelier Competition finale

Avalon Hollywood, 5:00pm-9:00pm. A walk-around style tasting featuring sparkling wines from Spain, USA, France, England, Italy, New Zealand, Austria and beyond. Come anytime, but we recommend joining us by 7:30pm to fully enjoy the experience. All wines are included in the ticket price!

An evening of Krug x Vinyl

Kali restaurant, 8:00pm. The famed Champagne House and winemaker Jérôme Jacoillot take over one of LA’s finest restaurants, Kali, for a night of Krug, vinyl vibes & dancing. Discover the inner music of Krug.

Saturday, May 5

Master Class with Rodolphe Péters of Pierre Péters

Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 10:30am-12:00pm. Two of Champagne’s top growers, Laurent Champs & Rodolphe Péters, explore the meaning of terroir.

Grand Champagne Tasting with Grand Marques and grower Champagnes

Avalon Hollywood, 1:00pm-5:00pm. The can’t miss event of Effervescence! Join us for a grand tasting tour of Champagne and all the region has to offer. Come anytime, but we recommend joining us by 3:30pm to fully enjoy the experience. All wines are included in the ticket price!

Master Class with Richard Juhlin: "Champagne Hiking - The Missing Piece"

Kimpton La Peer Hotel, 3:30pm-5:00pm. Richard Juhlin, international Champagne expert and author of recently released "Champagne Hiking", on how our environment influences our perception of Champagne.

Champagne Gala Dinner with Chef Walter Manzke

République restaurant. Reception at 7:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm. Chef Walter Manzke hosts a Paulée-style banquet where enthusiasts and producers alike pop and share their most treasured bottles of Champagne.

Cork on table


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is a strictly 21 and above event only. IDs will be checked at all venues.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Your ticket is required at check-in in paper form OR on your phone. For safety reasons, we cannot allow anyone to enter without a ticket.

What is the refund policy?

All sales are final.

Which producers are pouring at the More Bubbles and Grand Champagne Tastings?

Participating sparkling wine producers include: Domaines Albert Bichot, Domaine Carneros, Ettore Germano, Graham Beck, Gusboure, M. Bonnamy, Pere Mata and Ridgeview. Check our website for the most up-to date list!

Participating Champagne producers include: Billecart-Salmon, Bollinger, Charles Heidsieck, Dom Pérignon, Krug, J.L. Vergnon, Moussé Fils, Ruinart and Vilmart & Cie. Check our website for the most up-to date list!

Do the wines at the More Bubbles and Grand Champagne Tastings come with the ticket price?

Yes! Your ticket includes tastes from all attending producers at no additional cost!

What time should I arrive at the More Bubbles or Grand Champagne Tastings?

Up to you! However, we recommend that you arrive no later than 1.5 hours before end time to fully enjoy the experience.

Are there wines included in the masterclasses?

Yes! Every masterclass has a curated list of wines to taste, following the theme of the class. Please see our website for details.

Are all the events at Effervescence ADA compliant?

Unfortunately no. The More Bubbles and Grand Champagne Tasting events are held at the Avalon Hollywood, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is not ADA compliant. Please contact the event organizer before you purchase tickets to these events, should you need more information.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the events?

Please enjoy our events responsibly. We strongly encourage all our attendees to use car services such as Uber & Lyft. Check the information on our website for transportation/parking details for each event.

I'm having trouble purchasing tickets. Who can I contact?

Please call 323.499.8678 or 323.937.9463 and leave a message and we will reach out to you for assistance.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Visit our website for more information. For any questions regarding the event, please contact us here.

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