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Natural Wine Evening


For this special night we will explore the world of Natural wine, opening some exciting new local natural wines.

The term "natural wine" is fast becoming a common term around the country's bottle stores, bars and dinner tables.

But what is it exactly? And does it taste different?

A natural wine doesn’t mean that other wines are un-natural, but let’s say that most 'natural' wines are made with a shared philosophy: minimum intervention. With a focus on the care of their vineyards, they prefer to use less machinery and little additives to maintain the integrity of their wines. Minimising the use of sulphur is big part of this and a main topic of conversation. The movement shares the same idea across the globe and we can find natural wines in every country now including, Australia, Georgia, France or Italy.

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.

WHEN: Wednesday September 27th
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:

Domaine Simha 'Paysan' Riesling Petillant Naturel (TAS)
Brave New Wine 'Dreamland' Botanical Riesling 2017 (WA)
Eloquesta 'A Boy With Fruit' Chardonnay 2014 (NSW)
Smallfry 'Tangerine Dream' Amber wine 2017 (SA)
Shobbrook Rose 2016 (SA)
Patrick Sullivan Amazon Pinot Noir 2016 (VIC)
Gentle Folk Little One Petit Verdot 2016 (SA)
Jauma Seaview Cabernet Franc 2016 (SA)

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

Paul Hervy