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Wine Appreciation


The Oak Barrel is excited to announce that we will be launching a new wine tasting series dubbed Wine Appreciation this March. Following in the theme of our extremely popular Whisky Appreciation nights and an increase in the demand for wine knowledge, we’ve built these tastings to be entertaining, enjoyable and accessible.

These tastings will be suitable for everyone who wishes to know a little more about wine. We will be trying a mix of different domestic and/or international wines with themes for each month. It won’t be too technical a tasting but rather a night of discovery so you’ll be able to understand what’s actually in your glass. 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 March 31
Time: 6:30pm to 8:15 pm
Where: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St. Sydney CBD
Tickets: Sold Out

For the first night we’ll be trying: 

Sparkling Vouvray Marechale Methode Traditionnel Brut (Loire, France)
Tertini Riesling 2015 ( Southern Highlands)
Mac Forbes Riesling RS 56 (Yarra Valley)
Des Malandes Petit Chablis 2013 (Burgundy, France)
Vinden Chardonnay 2015 (Hunter Valley)
Antonio Camillo Principio (Tuscany, Italy)
Main & Cherry Sangiovese 2013 (Adelaide Hills)
Inkwell Shiraz Primitivo 2013 (McLaren Vale)
Top Note Semillon Rose 2015 (Adelaide Hill)

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

-Paul Hervy

Paul Hervy