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Fans of Must Winebar will be able to indulge their enthusiasm for bubbly later this year, with the venue’s owners in the midst of developing an upstairs champagne lounge.

Fans of Must Winebar will be able to indulge their enthusiasm for bubbly later this year, with the venue’s owners in the midst of developing an upstairs champagne lounge.

While development of the chic and exclusive lounge is in its early stages, Gusto can reveal that it will be situated in a small room above the venue’s private dining room.

The champagne lounge will be an intimate affair and will provide a small number of guests with some of the best champagnes and sparkling wines from across the globe.

Must chef and co-owner Russell Blaikie said the new development still needed regulatory approvals but he hoped to have the lounge open by the middle of the year.

Mr Blaikie says champagne sales have skyrocketed in the past 12 months, and that was part of the reason for setting up an area devoted solely to bubbles.

“It’s a wine of celebration, it’s a wine of opulence and it’s the wine of the moment,” he says.

The lounge, which will assume the space of the restaurant’s current office, has not been designed for the masses and will “provide high end service in a more private environment”.

Expect to see 1998 Dom Perignon and 1995 Krug and some of the other great vintages.

Mr Blaikie says the state’s booming economy provided the perfect backdrop to launch the lounge, although he’s in no doubt the concept will be sustainable in the longer term.

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