The Art of Champagne with The Champagne Dame


  With the festive season upon us, it is highly likely that you will find yourself with a glass of bubbles in your hand at some point in the next few weeks. And although champagne may be theĀ  drink of choice at most celebratory affairs, how much do you actually know about it? Do you know where it comes from or how it should be served? Or if you have a ridiculously expensive bottle ready and waiting to go, do you know how to store it or open it properly when the time comes? Never fear all these answers and… Continue Reading

A Champagne Masterclass with the Champagne Dame Kyla Kirkpatrick


  A little while a go we had the pleasure of attending a champagne masterclass at the Canberra Centre hosted by the rather incredible former banker and financier turned ultimate champagne dame Kyla Kirkpatrick. Not being much of a drinker myself, champagne or otherwise, my excitement level, while ample, were not at the level they might have been at, say, the openingĀ of a new shoe store. Nevertheless, once I took my seat, feasted my eyes on the beautiful glasswear, sweet treats and the dame herself, I felt a familiar thrill of anticipation bubbling up inside me. After being introduced to… Continue Reading