When the Chefs de Cave came to town

Last week, when two Chefs de Cave came to town, I was in my own little piece of heaven. So what is so special about the Chefs de Cave? In Champagne, the Chefs de Cave are the alchemists. They are the ones responsible for looking after what will become the beautiful...

Reflecting on Women in Wine

This year on the occasion of International Women’s day on 8 March, I was lucky enough to be hosting an event to celebrate Women in Wine in Australia with The Fabulous Ladies’ Wine Society and The Truffle Man. The event was held at Brisbane’s iconic...

Why there are no bubbles in the 2015 vintage

There are no bubbles in the 2015 vintage of champagne! That’s right. No. Bubbles. Have I got your attention yet? You can breathe again, it’s all ok and perfectly normal – the still wine just hasn’t gone through the secondary fermentation that...
How to pick a rosé for your Valentine

How to pick a rosé for your Valentine

What is the perfect rosé to chose for Valentine’s Day? In fact why should you choose rosé at all for Valentine’s Day? It’s a personal choice, really, and there is no easy answer. But, in general, girls LOVE pink bubbles. It’s also a bit rarer,...

Just add bubbles – how not to make champagne!

Those who know me will know that I have a wicked sense of humour and love a laugh. Which is why those near and dear are always sharing anything funny that does the rounds of Facebook that involves champagne or bubbles. And I love that they do! But the video that has...