Champagne Classes

Bernadette O’Shea has been saluted by France’s finest champagne makers. They pay tribute to her exceptional palate, profound champagne knowledge, and the enthusiasm with which she imparts her skill. She has been honoured in Australia since 1984, when she became the first non professional woman to win the coveted Vin de Champagne Award, an award she currently co-judges.

A full-time champagne consultant and educator, she lives in Brisbane, enjoys a huge personal following of former and perennial students, and travels professionally both in Australia and Champagne, France. She holds a French knighthood, Chevalier de l’ordre du Merite Agricole, for her contribution to the champagne industry as well as other French awards.

'To say I learnt a lot is a great understatement! It was really fabulous – I enjoyed your style of presentation and the way you structured the tastings.'

This is what some of the greatest in Champagne say about her....

'Bernadette is energy, passion, taste, flair, smiles, conviction, elegance …'
Rémi Krug, Champagne Krug

Bernadette “Bubbles” O’Shea is able to add sparkle to your dullest day.'
Béatrice Cointreau, Champagne Gosset

'Bernadette speaks of Champagne with such poetry and sensitivity that when you listen to her you hear the bubbles.'
Frédéric Heidsieck, Champagne Louis Roederer

'Besides her charm, knowledge and exceptional sense of humor, Bernadette is one of the great Ambassadors of Champagne.'
Count Audoin de Dampierre, Champagne Comte Audoin de Dampierre.

Champagne Classes

Two Night Champagne Class

We highly recommend that you start with the brilliant two night class. Held on two consecutive Monday evenings, Bernadette O'Shea will demonstrate the house style of seven major champagne producers. The first night focuses on non vintage Champagnes, while the second night showcases vintage Champagnes, reflecting the nuances and effects of differing years.

Upcoming dates

Monday 3rd and 10th of February 2020

Monday 2nd and 9th of March 2020

$210.00 per person

One Night Champagne Class

This class is a condensed version of the current two night format. Ten Champagnes are tasted on the night including non vintage and vintage Champagnes.

Upcoming dates

Monday 18th of November 2019

Monday 25th of November 2019

Monday 17th of February 2020

Monday 16th of March 2020

$135 per person

Advanced Champagne Classes

A single evening event, Bernadette O'Shea showcases ten of the best Champagnes, including prestige cuvees such as Dom Perignon, Krug, Bollinger RD and Cristal. This is a wonderful evening with all the senses being utilized to fully appreciate the nature of champagne. An array of fruits and flowers will stimulate and guide the palate and open the door to the flavours of Champagne. This evening includes a one course meal.

Upcoming dates

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

$265 per person