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Dhall & Nash Presents...

Stars & Sparkles

Dhall & Nash Presents...

Stars & Sparkles

Join us at our inaugural tasting event Stars & Sparkles - showcasing the finest selection of wines from Champagne & the West Coast of the USA

Date TBC

Generator@GridAKL  //  12 Madden Street, Auckland CBD

The world of wine has much to offer, and for millennia we mere mortals have been helpless to resist the pull of the enchanting drops Mother Nature has bestowed upon us (with a little extra help from artisans and winemakers capable of harnessing her gifts…)

Two powerhouses in the world of wine have captured our attention in recent years – USA and the indomitable Champagne, and this is where Stars & Sparkles comes to be.

2020 is our inaugural year, showcasing the best of the best from two awe-inspiring regions that are pumping out stunning drops. Taste your way around the charming villages of Champagne, France and make your way through the rolling, rugged vineyards of the West-Coast of the United States with us at Stars & Sparkles 2020.

Whilst the Dhall & Nash portfolio caters to many palates and includes wines from all over the globe at a variety of price points, our Champagne & USA offerings are our pride and joy. We are honoured and thrilled to share with you the cuvées that have brought us and our customers so much joy over the years, and present them to you at this exciting event.

At Stars & Sparkles you will have the opportunity to taste 100+ wines from the following brands:

Wine brand list

Stay tuned for more info on ticket sales…

About the Event

The best of Champagne and the USA come together for the first time this year at Stars & Sparkles – a tasting event like no other.

Over 100 wines will be available to taste on the day, ranging from tried-and-true quaffers (such as kiwi faves Bogle and Coppola) to rare and coveted bottlings (such as Opus One and Billecart-Salmon). Taste, nibble, and mingle your way through the regions of Champagne, France to California, Washington and Oregon, USA while also getting the chance to meet the brand ambassadors of some of the most well-known international wine producers.

Open to both the general public and to trade, there is something for everybody. Optional upgrades include VIP access (with exclusive access to a number of rare and allocation-only wines) and masterclass tickets.

General Admission

General Admission tickets will include:

  • 57 wines to try from some of our favourite producers, free of charge
  • Ability to purchase wine tokens on the day to try 29 extra special tipples
  • Tasty nibbles to keep you going throughout the day

VIP Tickets

VIP tickets will include:

  • Access to all General Admission wines, free of charge
  • Special access to the private VIP area upstairs with nibbles provided
  • A handful of complementary tokens
  • The chance to use these complementary tokens to taste 7 incredibly rare, allocation-only VIP wines (1999 Billecart-Salmon Le Clos Saint-Hilaire, anyone?)
  • The opportunity to buy tickets to attend 2 exclusive and intimate masterclasses happening on the day with incredibly limited seats

Wine Tokens

There will be a LOT of wines available to try on the day that represent a number of different tiers. All are worthy of calling themselves good wines, but some are a little extra special…

For those extra special wines, we’ve introduced a token system wherein some of the top tipples of the day require the exchange of tokens in order to get yourself a glass of the extra good stuff. These are the wines with cult followings, huge critical acclaim, fabled origins, strict allocations or hefty price tags that all pack a bit of extra oomph.

These tokens can be purchased on the day no matter your ticket type so that anyone can sample some mind-blowing drops.


Stars & Sparkles will host two masterclasses on the day, presented by Puneet Dhall & Brandon Nash who will take the lucky ticket-holders through two phenomenal vinous experiences. Ticket numbers for these masterclasses are extremely limited due to the exceptional, rare wines on display. Get in quick if you don’t want to miss out on this extraordinary opportunity.
Tickets will be available on Eventbrite from Thursday 19th March – tickets pre-sold only, no purchases on the day.

Opus One Vertical Masterclass

Featuring an extraordinarily rare line-up of 4 acclaimed vintages from this esteemed producer, including an elusive 100-pointer…

You’ll be tasting:

2010, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Opus One

Cristom Vineyards Pinot Noir Masterclass

Long touted as Oregon’s top pinot noir producer and king of whole-cluster winemaking, we have 6 wines from this superstar producer. Three vintages each of two of their top-tier single-vineyard masterpieces.

You’ll be tasting:

2013, 2016 & 2017 Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir
2013, 2016 & 2017 Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir

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