'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 lived for many years in France where I developed an interest in wines and champagnes with my French husband. My understanding of wine making was enhanced by regular visits to winemakers in the Loire Valley, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon and Champagne (for which I have a particular passion). Countless tastings over the years have also served to develop my palate.
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.
Back in Australia since 2006, my husband and I have developed ‘The Truffle Man’ a gourmet food & wine business that imports specialist foods and small producer wines and champagnes from France.