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Who doesn’t love Champagne? Last week was the launch of what will now be a fortnightly event, in the secluded back of The Roosevelt – the seductive Monroe Room. The first Wine on Wednesdays taste event was on Champagne, a two-hour session ($75/person), hosted by Moët & Chandon Brand Ambassador Garth Forster. We travelled our way from a classic Champagne cocktail through Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial NV and Rosé to Moët Ice. The first event included both food and sabrage – the opening of the bottle with one whoosh of a sword. The only blade I’d ever wanted to hold in my hand was a chef’s knife – until now that is! Although a sword looks a bit dangerous, one day I might have a go. Wine on Wednesdays at The Roosevelt will showcase wines and winemakers, both local and from around the globe.