THE CHAMPAGNE DAME
“Your passion in everything matches the class of the champagne”
THE CHAMPAGNE DAME
“Your passion in everything matches the class of the champagne”
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.
Kyla has a fascinating career but first and foremost she is a business woman with two degrees at a top university and extensive business experience. Her incredible tenacity and business skill provides an exceptional platform for her to present to other entrepreneurs and business professionals and at all levels of the organisation.
Kyla delivers a range of topical and inspirational key notes including Get Niche, Personality Plus and The Great Women of Champagne. Book her for your next conference or networking event.
Take a stroll with Kyla down Champagne’s illustrious and grand memory lane and be introduced to some of the colorful characters who have interwoven their lives with champagne.
There is a reason why champagne is the world’s most enigmatic beverage and you will come away from her class knowing why.
A Champagne Master Class is a unique and indulgent experience. And no Master Class would be complete without offering you the opportunity to taste, side-by-side, some of the world’s finest champagnes.
Why not book The Champagne Dame for a private function? Whether you are entertaining within your company or for a private event, The Champagne Dame will tailor an event to suit your needs; from 20 guests to 500.
Kyla has presented for some of the world's top companies and always impresses clients with her charisma, colourful presenting style and stories of champagne’s past and present.
If you wish to have The Champagne Dame join you in your home, office or at your dinner party, simply gather your guests, chose a date and time that suits you and contact our office to check on availability.
Classes are available anywhere in Australia. A minimum of 20 guests. Packages start from $89 per person and run from 1.5 hours to 3 hours.
If you wish to have The Champagne Dame join you in your home, office or at your dinner party simply host your own private champagne masterclass. Gather 20 guests (lower guest numbers are negotiable) and chose a date and time that suits you.
She will impress your guests and tailor a champagne menu to suit your needs. A private champagne or cognac masterclass is the perfect way of adding a special touch to a celebratory evening or just for something unique on a Friday night!
Do you have a special bottle in your cellar you wish to try? The Champagne Dame can open it using Sabrage, the ancient art of opening the bottle with a sword, and provide you and your guests with a detailed background of the champagne house and the champagne.
If you are a champagne or cognac lover or if you would simply like to know more about champagne or cognac join Kyla Kirkpatrick, The Champagne Dame at one of her many public master classes.
Kyla hosts events every quarter in most major capital cities around Australia. You will have the opportunity to take a walk down champagne’s enigmatic memory lane with Kyla as she tells the colourful tales of where champagne began and will cover the unique geology of the region.
You will learn proper champagne service technique and etiquette all before a side by side tasting of at least 5 wonderful champagnes where she outline differences in champagne styles.
Register for The Champagne Dame newsletter or keep a watch on her Champagne Dame Facebook page for dates in your city.
Companies are continually looking for something unique, cutting edge and highly entertaining for engaging their clients and staff.
The Champagne Dame can work with companies individually to tailor the perfect event for their needs. Whether it is a champagne masterclass, a champagne degustation dinner, cognac masterclass or some other perfectly customised event, look no further.
Kyla is a trained presenter and can also work into her presentation details of a product or company ethos; or your event can simply be for pleasure and enjoyment.
Kyla is trained in the art of Sabrage – the flamboyant method of opening a champagne bottle with a sword – which is also the perfect way to open an event or celebrate a new product or project.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Madames and Maisons - Champagne Masterclass
Canberra Centre, Canberra ACT
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Brighton Lunch
Carousel, Albert Park VIC
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Champagne Masterclass - Wagga Wagga
Riverine Club, Wagga Wagga NSW
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Journey Into the World of Champagne - Champagne Masterclass
Fog Bar & Restaurant, Prahan Victoria
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Champagne Dame with Native Bush Flavours
Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E), Ballarat Vic
‘The Insiders Tour’ of Champagne with The Champagne Dame
The region of Champagne is incredibly picturesque and magical, located only 90 miles from Paris. It is home to some of the most famous families and champagne brands in the world. Many of these maisons however are not open to the public.
In June 2015 you will have the opportunity to join champagne expert, Kyla Kirkpatrick on her ‘Insider's Tour’ of the Champagne Region in France. This intimate tour will have exclusive lodgings in a magnificent chateau for a week of indulgence. Guests will enjoy a champagne masterclass with The Champagne Dame in the mansion on the first evening followed by a soiree of wine makers to celebrate the beginning of an incredible week; a week of private cellar tastings, tours, lunches and dinners with famous winemakers all before heading back to Paris together for a decadent lunch retracing champagne's illustrious history.
You will drink champagne not available to the rest of the world and you will enjoy experiences that money simply cannot buy. A true connoisseur's peek into the world of champagne. Places limited. Please contact the Champagne Dame for full itinerary and price. The Insiders' Champagne Tour Terms and Conditions
Tour 1 – 29th June 2015 (SOLD OUT) & Tour 2 - 4th July 2015 (2 PLACES REMAINING)
2016 Insider's Champagne Tour Bookings Open: Tour 1 – 19th June 2016 (SOLD OUT) & Tour 2 – 26th June 2016 (10 PLACES REMAINING
NEW 2016 SUPERCARS TOUR - 2nd – 9th July 2016 (Bookings NOW open)
Many people have experienced a wine tasting but have you ever experienced a Champagne Master Class? The Champagne Dame will take you back in time, back 90 million years ago in fact to explain why the Champagne region geologically is so unique.
Take a stroll with Kyla down Champagne’s illustrious and grand memory lane and be introduced to some of the colorful characters who have interwoven their lives with champagne. There is a reason why Champagne is the world’s most enigmatic beverage and you will come away from her class knowing why. A Champagne Master Class is a unique and indulgent experience and no Masterclass would be complete without offering you the opportunity to taste, side by side, some of the world’s finest Champagnes.
The Champagne Dame can tailor a Master Class to suit your needs. Whether you are entertaining clients, entertaining friends, celebrating an anniversary or for pre-wedding celebrations, Kyla will wow your guests. If you need assistance with a sourcing a private dining space for your event, please let us know.
"An event by Kyla Kirkpatrick is like no other.. She is incredibly well informed about all things champagne, sophisticated, passionate and highly engaging. I would recommend The Champagne Dame as the perfect addition to any event, corporate or casual, given her unique ability to tailor to the audience. I am already looking forward to my next Kyla experience and hearing a few more firsthand tales from Champagne while sipping on its best! “
- Bronwyn Bock, Vice President, Macquarie Bank