CHAMPAGNE IN AFRICA

Nothing says celebration
quite like Champagne

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.”
- F Scott Fitzgerald

A globalised and proudly African platform sponsored
by Absa CIB to discover the things that speak of excellence and joie de vivre

Join us in celebrating the best that life has to offer, whether it is travel, events, experiences or dining… everything tastes better with the golden bubbles!

CHAMPAGNE IN AFRICA FESTIVAL

Toast Africa’s tomorrow

The past two years have brought about many obstacles, but also many great stories of bravery, triumph and resilience of the human spirit. And there’s no more fitting way to celebrate than with Champagne.

Join us at the virtual Champagne in Africa Festival, previously known as the Absa Champagne Festival, on Thursday, 25 November 2021, from 19h00 – 20h30 (CAT).

The virtual experience is FREE for all to attend. Purchase a hamper worth R795, which includes a bottle of pre-selected Champagne and two flutes, if you would like to immerse yourself in a tantalising bubbles experience for you to enjoy during the event… with a glass of bubbly in your hand.

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Become a Champagne

‘Knowitall’

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Entertainment

Promotions, events

and all things foodie

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Curated local and international

travel experiences

If the sound of Champagne corks popping brings to life images of celebration, success and exclusivity, then the 2019 Absa Champagne Festival painted a picture that indulged the senses. Watch more.

Club Champagne

Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée 007 Limited Edition
photo © Greg Williams for Bollinger
Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée 007 Limited Edition photo © Greg Williams for Bollinger

Your portal to the Champagne life

Join before 27 October 2021 and stand a chance to win this limited edition Champagne Bollinger Special cuvée honouring the most perfect of partnerships, the gift box features the silhouette of James Bond alongside his Aston Martin DB 5

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