Sun shines on the big-hit bubbly bar

Words: Stephen Easton Pictures: Silas Brown

_SB7_3541THE World’s Longest Bubbly Bar proved to be one of the more popular events for Canberra’s birthday party, with all of the pre-paid bubbly and tapas sessions selling out before the event.

Patrons of the bar sit right on the lake’s southern edge and are entertained by musicians floating past on boats as they enjoy the Centenary Sparkling in the afternoon sunshine, one of three special wines produced through the collaborative efforts of several ACT region winemakers.

Faith Humphries of Gordon with Leonie Clark from Queanbeyan at the Bubbly Bar.

Faith Humphries of Gordon with Leonie Clark from Queanbeyan at the Bubbly Bar.

“It tastes very nice,” said Faith Humphries, of Gordon, admitting to being a bit of a connoisseur of the fizzy wines. “Anything with bubbles is good; they go to your head quicker.”

“This view is gorgeous and you couldn’t ask for a better day. The sun came out for Canberra. I think [the bar] is wonderful, it’s amazing. I’ve had the champagne and I also bought the Centenary chocolates – they’re beautiful.”

Her friend Leonie Clark, from Queanbeyan, normally doesn’t drink but tried her friend’s glass for the occasion.

“I like it, especially considering I don’t usually drink,” she said. “It’s refreshing. It’s not too sweet, it’s a little dry. It’s very, very nice.”

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