5 reasons to join us for champagne!Published 12 Oct, 2023
Are you ready to embark on a journey through the effervescent world of champagne?
The Good Food & Wine Show is thrilled to present the Champagne Masterclass with The Champagne Dame at our Brisbane Show, a unique experience that promises to tantalise your taste buds and enrich your knowledge about this exquisite bubbly.
5 reasons to join us for our champagne Masterclass
1. Explore four different styles of champagnes
Delve into the fascinating world of Champagne with Kyla Kirkpatrick, aka The Champagne Dame, as she challenges your perceptions of champagne with this carefully curated selection of four remarkable champagnes from some of the best producers in Champagne that you have probably never heard of.
Taste how chardonnay and pinot noir are expressed in champagne as you are introduced to organic and biodynamic champagnes from some of the emerging and established “cult producers” of the region.
Kyla has selected this collection of champagnes that are not widely available in Australia…
Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive – Nicolas Feuillatte – or Nicky Foo to their friends – is the number one selling champagne brand in France! The Réserve Exclusive represents a classic Brut champagne. Light, fresh and vibrant, it’s the perfect aperitif that blends the three main grape varieties used in champagne. Retails for $72.90 a bottle
De Sousa ‘Avec Le Temps’ Blanc de Blanc – a 100% Grand Cru chardonnay coming from the Grand Cru villages of Avize and Oger, with vibrant citrus fruit and chalky minerals and a subtle, textural richness. All of the De Sousa champagnes are certified Organic and ‘Avec Les Temps’ is made from a Biodynamic vineyard. In the masterclass, Kyla will explore with you what organic and biodynamic champagnes are and dive into the effects of the changing climate on Champagne. Retails for $129.95 a bottle
Rémi Leroy Blanc de Noir Vintage 2016 – a red wine lovers’ champagne, wine maker Rémi Leroy was trained in Bordeaux. Made from 100% pinot noir grapes, this is an expressive and powerful champagne. Retails for $149.95 a bottle
Sadi Malot Rosé de Saignée – one of Emperor Champagne’s “cult producers” of 2022, this is another 100% pinot noir cuvée from the iconic Grand Cru village of Verzy. Ruby red in colour and full of red fruit expression with cherry, blackcurrant and some strawberry notes. Retails for $119.95 a bottle
2. Learn how to read the champagne bottle label to find your favourite style
Champagne labels can be quite enigmatic to decipher. However, after attending the masterclass, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to decode these labels with confidence. Learn to read the fine print and discover what to expect from each champagne, ensuring you select the perfect bottle for any occasion.
3. Watch & learn how to sabrage champagne
Ever dreamed of opening a bottle of champagne with a sword? Now’s your chance to witness this impressive and daring technique known as “sabrage.” The Champagne Dame will demonstrate how to elegantly and safely remove the cork with a swift and practiced hand, adding a touch of spectacle to your champagne experience.
4. You could WIN a $325 bottle of champagne
You also have the chance to WIN a bottle of champagne. Two lucky attendees from each session will take home a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Palmes d’Or Brut Champagne valued at $325!
5. Entry to the Show is included in your ticket
Your ticket entry to the Good Food and Wine show and access to our 300+ food and wine exhibitors and your favourite chefs on stage.
Book your tickets now
Tickets are $120 for a 45-minute class.
Saturday 28 October – 2pm
Sunday 29 October – 10.15am (includes a free breakfast croissant).
Whether you’re a connoisseur or a curious enthusiast, this masterclass promises to enlighten and delight your senses.
Get ready to sip, savour, and celebrate – because when it comes to champagne, there’s always a reason to raise your glass.