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Get some bubbly know-how with the dame of Champagne
Get yourself acquainted with the OG bubbly in these virtual tasting sessions, hosted by the dame of Champagne herself, Kyla Kirkpatrick. The Real Housewives of Melbourne star to-be has committed her life to being an expert in liquid gold.
For her first session on Thursday, May 21, Kirkpatrick will be sitting down with Rodolphe Frerejean-Tattinger, CEO of Frerejean-Frères Champagne house, to talk all things French fizz. They'll be discussing three Frerejean-Frères cuvées, from an estate based in the Grand Cru village of Avize: the Frerejean-Frères Premier Cru Brut, the Frerejean-Frères Blanc de Blanc and the Frerejean-Frères Grand Cru VV26. There's just something so chic about all those grave accents, isn't there? To join in, you can purchase the wines here (they start at $79.99).
Next up, on Thursday, June 4, Kirkpatrick will be joined by Alexandre Rougeot, Founder of Clos Cachet, who will discuss Dehours Champagne, created through an organically minded style of winemaking – with no filtration and no fining needed. Again, purchase your Champagne here.
Under the guidance of Kirkpatrick – who's run masterclasses for the likes of Kerry Packer and Elle McPhearson – you'll be waxing poetic on the beauties of Champagne varietals within no time. Both classes start at 7pm AEST, and they're totally free.