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 Mérite Agricole, for her contribution to the champagne industry as well as other French awards.