‘Come quickly, I’m tasting the stars!’
So said Dom Perignon when realising the wine he made actually had bubbles in it.
As a Franco-Australian champagne lover who first discovered the joy of Champagne when offered a bottle of Bollinger for my 18th birthday, I totally get it!
Little did I know back then that I would go on to marry a French man, who shared the same passion for champagne. Together we have lived for over 10 years in France, spending countless weekends discovering the Champagne region, with a particular interest in the small houses.
I would like to share my passion with the readers of my blog and hope to bring a love and understanding of this great drink to each and everyone one of you.I discovered the joy of champagne on the day of my 18th birthday when I was offered a bottle of Bollinger.
I immediately understood what Dom Perignon meant when he exclaimed when realising the wine he made actually had bubbles in it.
Life in France
My understanding of wine making was enhanced by regular visits to winemakers in the Loire Valley, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon and Champagne – her particular passion.
During my time in France, I became inducted as a ‘Chavalier-Sabreur’ (sabering knight) with the Confrerie du Sabre d’Or, an association founded to promote the enjoyment of drinking champagne with the Art of Sabrage.
Life in Australia
Back in Australia since 2006, my husband and I developed The Truffle Man a gourmet food and wine business that imports specialist foods and small producer wines and champagnes from France.
In August 2014, I was chosen as a finalist in the Professional Division of the prestigious Vin de Champagne Awards in Australia recognising my knowledge of champagne to be one of the best in the country.
The Bubble Diva
I continue to share my passion for champagne, not only through this blog, but also via privately run master classes, key note speeches and corporate functions. More information about my custom champagne events and masterclasses can be found here: The Bubble Diva.