Amanda Reboul – The Bubble Diva
Amanda Reboul discovered the joy of champagne on the day of her 18th birthday when she was offered a bottle of Bollinger.
She immediately understood what Dom Perignon meant when he exclaimed ‘Come quickly, I’m tasting the stars!’ when realising the wine he made actually had bubbles in it.
Life in France
Amanda went on to marry a French man with family connections in the Champagne region.
She lived for over 10 years in France and developed a common interest in wines and champagnes with her husband. Her 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 Amanda’s time in France, she 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, she and her husband developed ‘The Truffle Man’ a gourmet food & wine business that imports specialist foods and small producer wines and champagnes from France.
Amanda has been sharing her passion for champagne through privately run master classes, key note speeches and corporate functions since then.
In August 2014, she was chosen as a finalist in the Professional Division of the prestigious Vin de Champagne Awards in Australia recognising her knowledge of champagne to be one of the best in the country.