Champagne tasting adds fizz to finale

Leading Ladies learn everything you need to know about bubbly from Laurent-Perrier

Leading Ladies at Birmingham Hippodrome held their final event of the 2014-2015 calendar in fizzy style with a Laurent-Perrier Champagne tasting and tutorial. Laurent-Perrier’s Steve Brandwood and Tony Carter put 40 guests through their paces, revealing the history and production process of the French family-owned luxury brand. Among guests were new network member Elaine Elkington and Beth Rose from sponsor Highfield Wellness and Beauty. Winner of a magnum of Laurent-Perrier was HSBC’s Victoria Emery. Other winners received hand-created posies from Carole Patilla of Tuckshop Flowers. The evening raised £900 for Hippodrome Plus.


  1. Stephanie Mason, Jackie Hendley, Deborah Phillips, Victoria Emery
  2. Rachel Hill, Linda McBride, Nikki Gibberson
  3. Jane Jones, Hannah Jones, Kavita Chauhan, Alison Scott, Angela Irvine
  4. Sharon Hipkiss, Launa Herne, Wai-Kwan Chin, Sarah Beeston, Rachel Hill
  5. Veronica Kumeta, Pat Murphy-Wright
  6. Abisola Latunji, Emma Malczewski, Adele Raiment
  7. Dorothy Hobson, Elaine Elkington
  8. Victoria Emery, Tony Carter, Kate Courbet
  9. Jayne Herritty, Linda McBride