Kyla’s love of fine food, fine wine and most specifically, champagne, began when she put her corporate career on hold to open a wine bar. But her wine obsession centres on one enigmatic sparkling with a long and fascinating history: champagne. After selling her bar, Kyla decided to move to France to explore this wine and history further.
After writing a letter to the author of one of her favourite champagne books, Kyla was invited to the Champagne region to learn about this nectar of the gods firsthand. After several months in the region, Kyla learnt about the unique grape varieties, traditional methode champagne production, the illustrious history of the wine and of course had the opportunity to taste some of the world's most beautiful and rare champagnes.
While in France, Kyla was introduced to a side of champagne that is rarely witnessed by the rest of the world, and was granted a glimpse into the life of Champagne families. Kyla met generations of wine makers who have passed skill, passion and expertise from one generation to another. Eating and drinking with these families, sharing the food, the wine, the stories and the experiences of their unique existence producing one of the world’s most desired products further fuelled Kyla's love of the wine and the industry.
Kyla travels to Champagne many times a year. Plenty of these journeys have garnered fascinating stories and experiences, including some exquisite opportunities while working with the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Group which owns some of the most powerful champagne brands in the world including Moët and Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Dom Perignon and the grand daddy of champagne Krug.
All of these experiences and many of these stories will be brought to you in your Champagne Master Class.