• Virtual Champagne Tastings with Kyla Kirkpatrick

Who else loves Champagne? I love drinking it, but have so much to learn about this appellation. 

The Champagne Dame, Kyla Kirkpatrick, is now offering free Champagne masterclasses with the winemakers.

The series kicks off today, Thursday 21 May with Rodolphe Frerejean-Tattinger from Frerejean-Frères, followed by a second class on the 4 June with Jérome Dehours from Domaine Dehours.

Each masterclass will include information on the terroir, wine-making process, history, and of course tasting discussions.

Masterclass - 21st of May - Frerejean-Frères
In this virtual tasting, you will get to discover three beautiful cuvées of Frerejean-Frères Champagne house.
  • Frerejean-Frères Premier Cru Brut
  • Frerejean-Frères Blanc de Blancs
  • Frerejean-Frères Grand Cru VV26

Based in the Grand Cru village of Avize, they are nestled between the rolling hills of vines in the Côte des Blancs. The chalky soil in the area produces the beautifully mineral Chardonnay in their champagnes, a beautiful expression of terroir.

You can purchase the cuvées at Emperor Champagne and register for this masterclass via Eventbrite.

Masterclass - 4th June - Domaine Dehours

In this virtual tasting you will get to discover the Domaine Dehours, Champagne Dehors Brut Nature.

Inspired by the great Anselme Selosse, Jérome Dehours started with organically-grown vineyards by way of expressing each of the magnificent terroirs he has at hand. The Domaine Dehours predominantly produces Pinot Meunier, a varietal best suited to this cooler area of Champagne, but also Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Purchase Champagne Dehours Brut Nature at Emperor Champagne and register for this masterclass via Eventbrite.