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French Wine Appreciation Thursday 20th October


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 October 20th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:15 pm
Where: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth St. Sydney CBD
Tickets: Sold Out

We’ll be trying:

Champagne Leon Launois Brut Reserve NV
Francois le Saint Pouilly Fume 2013
Alice et Olivier de Moor Aligote 2014
Chateau Pierre-Bise Anjou Gamay 2014
Francois Labet Pinot Noir 2013
Chateau Beynat Castillon 2014
Dauvergne-Ranvier Grand Vin Gigondas 2012
Chapoutier Bila Haut Cote du Roussilon 2014

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

Paul Hervy