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Epernay launch party

Were you drinking champagne in the rain on Friday?

Published on June 11th 2009.


Epernay launch party

Epernay, the new bubbly bar in Great Northern Tower, had its launch party on Friday with 600 soon to be giddy guests. Beginning with a tasting session, they supped their way through seven leading champagne houses: Perrier Jouet, GH Mumm, Ruinart, Delamotte, Guy de Chassey, Bollinger, Ayala, covering important Champagne Connoisseur disscussions of smell, taste, colour, history, vintage and probably by the end of it just pointless drunken bubbly nonsense. The guzzling glitterati included the newly crowned Miss Manchester. Apparently 'world peace' isn't top on the priorities list for beauty queens these days.

Free flowing champagne and Z-listers aside, Epernay is a sexy, swanky and welcome addition to Manchester's bar scene. On the launch night, the torrential rain meant guests weren't able to reap the benefits of the balcony, however the glass roof design meant you could see the rain gloriously lashing down as the night set in. It might seem a bit odd to open a champagne bar in the midst of a recession but get a few champagne cocktails down you and you'll soon have forgotten you're skint. Check the picture gallery below for your mug if you were there...

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30 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

mungo packJune 11th 2009.

EDITORIALLY REMOVED. Listen fella don't comment on the website please. We know you do this regularly and it's so dull. Most of our readers are fairly intelligent, witty, funny or serious when they need be. We don't want you anywhere near this site. Jonathan Schofield - editor.

GordoJune 11th 2009.

Avo, I agree with you. Some comments above I am not very proud of? I was there on the opening night and it was a great mixture of people, don't be so nasty people.

CastlefieldJune 11th 2009.

Boredo......... - As I understand the rant facility on this site is very popular. A lot of people like to give their views and a lot of people read them, like you obviously do. Yes there are a few people who comment more than others, myself included, but I fail to see how this upsets you so much. As you obviously read a lot of the rants you'll know that people do sometimes agree and sometimes don't, this is not a clique. This is society. So a couple of people like the same bar or restaurant, hold the front page!!! If you really think we're all so sad, then stop coming on, reading everyone's comments and remembering their fake names and having a little dig at any opportunity you can. If it bores you, do something else. Simples.

CastlefieldJune 11th 2009.

Perhaps you should also avoid the website if it's all so tedius. You're the one reading the comments.

AnonymousJune 11th 2009.

are the people in the photographs really old enough to have been drinking? they all look very very young to me.

Manc lasses mingJune 11th 2009.

Orange women with horrible pointy gooey eyelashes. Manchester's Finest!!

mattJune 11th 2009.

good one.

mark mJune 11th 2009.

is that ricardo patrico the amazing man? pic 9

AnonymousJune 11th 2009.

'Society'.....nah mate.

SkippyJune 11th 2009.

Hollyoaks finest... class in a glass!

PedantJune 11th 2009.

Ben. I'm sure you're is spelt without an asterisk...

DigJune 11th 2009.

Is that Bianca Gascoigne with a bun in the oven? If Paul asks you haven't seen me.

Dr BasingstokeJune 11th 2009.

Are you sure this wasn't the launch party for a new Tango drink?

AnonymousJune 11th 2009.

Ignore it, its not a scouser, just someone having a laugh. I know scousers are not considered to be bright but mumbo jumbo's spelling has to be a joke!

helpusallJune 11th 2009.

I've come to the conclusion that not only do the same old people spend their days chit-chatting to each other on this site, but they also seem to socialise in the same places - the 'new best' restaurant, the new favorite' bar, whatever. Well, I least I know where to avoid in Manchester

BoredofthecliqueJune 11th 2009.

point proven - don't upset the club members

AvoJune 11th 2009.

Went last night. Nice bar with a good ambience especially when you're sat in the conservatory part at dusk. They've got a good cocktail menu too. You can't argue when they're selling their house champagne and an Old Fashioned at £5.50 each.

GordoJune 11th 2009.

Royalties, we took them off the official cameraman of the night as I got pissed and forgot to take any. YBother magazine uses him as they get confused with the concept of photography.

mattJune 11th 2009.

'we know how to tell great jokes' Brilliant I'm going tomorrow, what an amazing statment....please tell me a GREAT joke

scoteeeJune 11th 2009.

plastic fantastic

DigJune 11th 2009.

and don't call me little.....

secret squirrelJune 11th 2009.

helpusall...your best probably just staying in...your not really a "people" person are you...

Jack FoleyJune 11th 2009.

They look like a bunch of twerps to me, regardless of age.

DidsburyGirlJune 11th 2009.

This is right behind my office and we all keep thinking we should go in after work for a drink.....except that we would probably be the only ones in there as it always looks empty. Can't wait til the one downstairs opens though!

BenJune 11th 2009.

You're*

mungo packJune 11th 2009.

EDITORIAL - see above comment from us about this fool.

secret squirrelJune 11th 2009.

Been a couple of times and enjoyed the sun on the balcony. As mentioned above the prices are very reasonable (for the moment...) and the staff are all young and keen. I like.

RoyaltiespleaseJune 11th 2009.

Who took these 'photos? I ask as they are exactlythe same as those published in YQ magazine this month. Just curious really

GregJune 11th 2009.

Spuke

A RealistJune 11th 2009.

How strict will their door policy be? Will it be like other bars that were so strict by the time they realised they wern't taking the money and tried to change things they were too late.

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