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A Night of Blind Tasting Wines at The Oak Barrel

24/07/2018

Here at the Oak Barrel we have the chance to see and taste a vast range of wines from all across the world and become accustomed to different labels and how they are written to give an indication of what’s inside the bottle.

But what about when the label is taken away? 

The skill of blind tasting wines is revered among wine enthusiasts worldwide. The ability to locate the grape varietal, country and area of origin, and age of a specific wine seems nearly impossible, yet how are some able to pull it off? 

By tasting wine and searching for different flavours, colours, and textures in the glass, each can tell you a little bit more about what has gone into making the wine, is it from a warm or cool climate, does it taste vibrant and fresh, or soft and subtle, is the wine cloudy or clear? Perhaps this wines aroma or palate reminds you of a wine you’ve had before? 

Testing your nose and palate is not only great fun but also a fantastic way to learn the world of wine, and why certain wines taste the way they do. It doesn’t take a talented sense of smell or taste to be a great wine taster, but rather the ability to deconstruct the wine into it’s parts and reach a conclusion. 

On the 8th of August we’ll be sitting down here in the Oak Barrel’s tasting room to blind taste 8 wines, 4 whites and 4 reds, from across the world and deconstructing them to reach possible conclusions on what each one could be. 

As with all of our Oak Barrel events, this is relaxed and fun way to enjoy a range of wines and put your nose and palate to the test. No wine knowledge is assumed.

WHAT: A Night of Blind Tasting Wines at The Oak Barrel
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
WHEN: Wednesday 29th August, 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start
PRICE: Members $20 / Non-Members $30
TICKETS: [Members] [Guests]

 

 

Joe P