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Opening Night French Party: Alliance Française Albury-Wodonga French Film Festival

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Its on again!  The Alliance Francaaise French Festival is coming to Albury-Wodonga.  In previous years the opening night session has sold out .  The ticket price for the opening session includes nibbles, a glass of French wine plus movie (comedy romance drama Gemma Bovery).  Plus DiscoverVin will have a pop-up tasting table!   Be quick see www.regentcinemas.com.au for ticket details.


A French Long Luncheon

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We have events coming up thick and fast!
This one is going to be extra special……


In collaboration with Willowbank events and Café Victor we are pleased to be participating in an autumnal French Long Lunch. 
Sheltered by a marquee, Willowbank farm's event space is literally on the banks of the Murray River. 
We will be kept warm by some open fires and enjoy 5 courses of French Classics and matched wines. 
Take an afternoon off and be wined and dined in a stunning pop-up venue.
Call Vicki on 0416 436 966 or email office@willowbankevents.com.au



World Malbec Day celebration at Chophouse Sydney.

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Malbec World Day in 2015 is Friday April 17th. To celebrate we will be going to a special Malbec wine tasting in Melbourne called Gauchita Gil , with food, dance and the wines of Argentina, Australia and France! On the eve of Malbec World Day, Chophouse Sydney is putting on a special Malbec dinner celebrating the wonderful Malbecs of the Cahors region in France. Malbec has been making a name for itself in recent years, thanks to the wines of Argentina. Many people are surprised to learn this grape variety comes from the Cahors region in south-west France where Malbec has been cultivated for hundreds of years. Argentina is certainly producing some great Malbecs and as a result many people have been looking again at Cahors to benchmark these wines. Cahors is considered an up and coming region in France with a great improvement in quality in recent years and increasing recognition world-wide that some great wines are still being produced there. 

"Cahors is that rarest of all wines: bot…

Our latest product: rosé Champagne from Achille Princier

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We are delighted to be selling Achille Princier Grande Tradition non-vintage rosé Champagne.

At the end of 2014 we started the Champagne of this producer. It has been exceptionally well received and we are delighted to have added their rosé Champagne to our range. It has a bit of a "wow" factor. 

Our tasting notes: A splendid deep salmon colour. Has an initial freshness and a broad pallet of red small fruits (strawberries, raspberries) and blackcurrant/cassis. The delicious finish is clean and remarkable in its finesse which brings together this classy and harmonious product.

It was awarded 2 stars in the Guide Hachette putting it up there (or above) the well-known Champgane brands.




It is a good example of what is referred to as "grower" Champagne. In the past, most Champagne grape growers sold their grapes to the big Champagne "houses" or famous brands. Many producers have started to make their own grapes into Champagne. The folks at Wine Folly have written

Gauchito Gil Malbec World Day

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Argentina is famous for some fabulous Malbec wines. But did you know the origin of Malbec wines is the Cahors region in southwest France?
We are gate crashing the Argie's party and showing some French Malbecs on Malbec World Day. 
If you are in Melbourne come and say hello, try some great malbecs from around the world, and eat some empanadas with fellow wine lovers. 

Tickets are only $40 and available at www.gauchitogil.com.au