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Alliance Française Wellington vous invite pour un
Wine and Cheese Tasting, Quiz & Raffle!
SOLD OUT

 

Come for a taste and a test! Gather your food loving friends and join us for this special wine and cheese tasting and quiz

Sit back and enjoy delicious French wine and cheese  in honour of the new vintage season while testing your knowledge of French cuisine. Win the quiz or raffle and you and your friends could go home with awesome prizes offered by our generous sponsors.

 

Ticket holders will enjoy complimentary glasses of famous French wine and some delicious hors d'oeuvres!

 

Want to join? Here's how it works:


🔷Form a table of 4 to 6 people*
🔷Request your tickets at alliance@french.co.nz
🔷Await confirmation and invoice for payment

 

*Measures will be in place to make sure we can all gather safely, including distanced tables.  Don't forget to sign in, wear a face covering when not sitting down, and stay home if unwell.
 

📅 Friday 19 November 2021

⏰ From 6:00 to 8:00 pm

📌 Alliance Française Wellington, 78 Victoria Street, Level 3

🎟️ $40 for AFW members / $45 for non-members

Book your ticket by email. SOLD OUT.

More information about the wines and prizes below.


Wine will be provided by our friends at Wineseeker.



About the wines

Domaine de la Croix de Montmerond ‘Beaujolais Villages’ – Beaujolais has four distinct quality levels, all labelled differently. Beaujolais-Nouveau is the first wine in France to be released each year – fermented very quickly with carbonic maceration, and promptly bottled and rushed out the door in time for parties around the world every November. With explosive fruit flavours it is good for immediate consumption rather than aging. Beaujolais-Villages is two steps up the food chain, definitely wine of better quality without sacrificing the easy-drinking and fruity nature, superb barbecue wines, and often served lightly chilled like a rosé in the summer sunshine. Even better paired with some charcuterie.

 

Vibrant purple in colour, aromas of baked plums and brown spice, light and fruity in the mouth with a dry rustic finish. Enjoy now or in the next two years.

 

Domaine des Houdières ‘Fleurie’ – the best 10 villages in Beaujolais are the ‘Cru’ wines of the region, and labelled not as ‘Beaujolais’ but just the name of the village – in this case “Fleurie”.  The soils in the Cru villages are granite rather than clay for the rest of the region, and grown on slopes that make for a more serious and concentrated wine.  Fleurie is considered the most aromatic and floral of the Beaujolais, but ironically Fleurie is named for a Roman General Floricum rather than anything to do with flowers! 

 

The wine is intensely purple-ruby coloured, aromas of sweet cherry, jasmine, black roses, and baked fruit. Savoury on the palate with good intensity and a savoury dry mineral finish.  Drink now or cellar for the next three years.

Meet our Sponsors
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Merci beaucoup to all our generous sponsors who can make this event happen. Thanks to all our partners, we will be able to offer our participants delicious French wine, scrumptious cheese and exciting prizes to win!