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French Wine Appreciation


For this special night we will explore and do a tour of France. Taste and unterstand the complexity of French wine. 

We will guide you through France to discover or rediscover wines from different appellations, villages and grapes varieties.

These tastings will be suitable for everyone who wishes to know a little more about wine. We will be trying a mix of different wines. It won’t be too technical a tasting but rather a night of discovery so you’ll be able to understand what’s actually making the flavours in your glass - and arm you with important dinner party/water cooler/pub chatter. It will also give you an appreciation of what styles suit you best (and how to get the best out of each glass!).

Truth is, there is no ‘best wine’, the best wine is the wine you like the most and that’s what we’ll be exploring. It doesn’t matter how much a bottle costs, inexpensive or premium, the tastings will be based on quality and focus on small growers and sustainable products.  

Come and join us for a fun night to discover (or rediscover) the world of wine around a good glass. Hosted by the Oak Barrel’s own wine specialist, we’ll go through seven (or eight) different expressions exhibiting a range of flavour profiles and from around the world.

WHEN: Thursday June 15th
TIME: 6:30pm to 8:15pm
WHERE: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St, Sydney CBD
PRICE: $25 for members; $35 for non-members

We’ll be trying:

Champagne Jean Cedric Deguy Brut Selection NV
Landron Domaine de la Louvetrie Muscadet 2015
Chateau Viranel Viognier 2014
Le Domaine dHenri Chablis 1er Fourchaume 14
Emmanuel Giboulot Terres Burgondes 2014
Lathuiliere Gravellon Fleurie Grand Pre 2015
Chateau de Fosse Seche Eolithe Saumur 2010
Oustal Blanc Maetoso Minervois 2007
Justinos Boal 10 Year Old Madeira (Portugal)

Wines are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Paul Hervy