Every Friday TheChampagneSommelier will ask 5 questions about 5 coeur de bouteilles to friends and Champagne lovers from near and far.
Kyla Kirkpatrick, also known as the The Champagne Dame, is a Champagne educator and ambassador who has spent the last 15 years dedicating her life to Champagne. She is also the CEO and founder of Emperor Champagne, Australia’s largest dedicated retailer of Champagne featuring over 350 bottles.
Which Champagne would You treat your parents or in-laws?
‘A bottle of Laurent_Perrier ‘La Cuvee’. This is a crowd pleasure and my parents aren’t crazy for Champagne!’
Which Champagne would You treat your lover?
‘A bottle of Charles Heidsieck ‘Vintage’ 2002 – This is a supple, rich, luscious champagne – perfect for a date.’
Which Champagne would You treat your boss?
‘A bottle of Louis Roederer ‘Philippe Starck’ 2012 – A little class with a touch of cool!’
Which Champagne would You treat yourself?
‘A Magnum of Pol Roger ‘Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill’ 2008! Why not? Party for one!’
Which Champagne would You treat a dream guest, and why?
‘Egly-Ouriet ‘Grand Cru VV ‘Les Crayères’ Lieu-dit’. It would give me a chance to explain the beauty and geology of the Champagne region and explain that some of the greatest houses of Champagne are they ones they have probably never heard of! ‘