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Join VIVE, The Drink Hive & Sommelier Matt Dunne for an exceptional tasting of truly unique champagnes. 

We are extremely lucky to be working with The Drink Hive once again and their renowned guest, Matt Dunne, Group Sommelier for Solotel venues.

About Matt Dunne

In the past 12 years of his professional life as a sommelier, Matt Dunne's career has covered a multitude of areas such as managing fine dining restaurants, creating wine lists, food retail merchandising and food and wine training. 

Matt’s passion and understanding of wine flourished whilst working a vintage at ‘Domaine du Poujol’ in the Languedoc region of France in 2001. Working closely with the wine makers during harvest, Matt experienced first-hand the assessment and appraisal of wine and vineyard management.

Matt also worked in Chicago and London and after returning to Australia, he was appointed Head Sommelier in August 2008 after only 4 years as Assistant Sommelier at ARIA Restaurant. The Aria wine list won multiple awards and Matt was awarded the Sydney Morning Herald's 2011 'Good Food Guide Louis Roederer Sommelier of the Year,

Matt's role now as Group Sommelier for Solotel has him in charge of the commercial, creative and training aspects of the group wine program, including the restaurants Chiswick and North Bondi Fish.

Matt also has his own Yarra Valley wine project featuring chardonnay and pinot noir, which is now in its fifth year.  

For more information, see matt's instagram page: mattdunnewine

By booking this class, you agree to our terms and conditions.

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Class Schedule

5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

What you will learn
  • Learn everything you need to know about various champagnes available today.
  • Get tips on which type of food to pair with champagne.
  • Get tips and anecdotes provided by one of the best sommeliers.
What you will get
  • 10% Discount with The Drink Hive to purchase champagne on the night
  • A selection of growers and big name champagnes to taste
  • Delicious canapés prepared by Julien, Head chef of VIVE Cooking School

What to bring
  • Your love of good champagne and food
  • Your enthusiasm for learning and meeting with fellow foodies
What to wear

closed-toe shoes


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VIVE Cooking School

Vendor sincce 2016

Sydney's hottest Cooking School, for passionate foodies who are searching for a deeper connection with how they shop, source, prepare and share food. VIVE is a place to Nourish, Inspire and Share.

The simple act of cooking and eating is both communal and emotional. Food provides a deep sense of connection and has the power to bring people together - and so VIVE Cooking School was born.

Be inspired! Become a better home chef with VIVE.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Booking of 3 people or less
    • Full refund is available if cancellation is up to 1 week prior to a class date.
    • No refund available if cancellation is within 1 week and up to 48 hours prior to a class date, however, you will be issued a credit to be used at VIVE Cooking School for another class to be booked within 6 months of the cancellation date. 
    • Cancellation within 48 hours will not be exchanged or refunded, however you may send someone else to attend the class. Please let us know if this is going to be the case. 
  • Booking of 4 or more people
    • You can be refunded or issued with a credit voucher (to be used within 6 months) if you cancel your class up to 3 weeks prior to the class start date.
    • No refund or exchange will be available if cancellation is within 3 weeks prior to the class date. However, please give us a call to discuss your circumstances and we'll be happy to try and help you out.

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Terms & Conditions

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BOOKING A CLASS

  • Please read carefully the description of the class before booking including the dishes and make sure to inform us of any food allergies you might have upon booking
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class up to 48 hours prior to its date if we do not have enough bookings. We will inform you as soon as possible and offer you either a refund or the option to book another class at a later date. 
  • Junior Classes:
    • They are strictly for children aged 7 years old and above and a parent will have to help out with any child aged less than 10 years old. 
    • We reserve the right to refuse entry to a child if we feel he/she is too small to attend the class without running the risk to injure him/herself. 

TO PREPARE FOR YOUR COOKING CLASS

  • Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to class commencing so that we can start cooking on time. 
  • This is an immersive, hands-on class. You will be on your feet most of the time so please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.
  • We suggest you do not eat prior to the class as we will conclude with a meal around the table where you will be able to enjoy your creation with your fellow classmates. 

DURING THE CLASS

  • As we are committed to serve you only the freshest produce, please note that some of the class menus may vary slightly depending on product availability on the day. 
  • Please note that cameras are placed in the school and the classes will be filmed and broadcasted live within the precinct of VIVE Cooking School. 
  • Some classes may be recorded and part of the content may be used for promoting future classes on VIVE Cooking School online channels, including (but not restricted to) Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and both on our blog and newsletter.  

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Booking of 3 people or less
    • Full refund is available if cancellation is up to 1 week prior to a class date.
    • No refund available if cancellation is within 1 week and up to 48 hours prior to a class date, however, you will be issued a credit to be used at VIVE Cooking School for another class to be booked within 6 months of the cancellation date. 
    • Cancellation within 48 hours will not be exchanged or refunded, however you may send someone else to attend the class. Please let us know if this is going to be the case. 
  • Booking of 4 or more people
    • You can be refunded or issued with a credit voucher (to be used within 6 months) if you cancel your class up to 3 weeks prior to the class start date.
    • No refund or exchange will be available if cancellation is within 3 weeks prior to the class date. However, please give us a call to discuss your circumstances and we'll be happy to try and help you out.

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