Wine tastings

vin blanc vs vin rouge

Two events
Six wines for each event
All blind tastings
Let's go!

Can you tell a big Australian red from a complex French Pinot Noir? Can you guess whether the crisp or fruity white is from Europe or down south? Delight and challenge your taste buds!  

Join us for an evening of surprises with our sommelier from Bottli to guide you. 

We will taste three grape varieties and for each, one French and one Australian. With the tasting guides we'll give you, you will be able to write notes, rate the wines and prepare your best bet on the country of origin. At the end, everything will be revealed! 

This tasting is for anyone who appreciates wine. Tasting notes in both French and English. 

Seats will be limited to comply with social distancing so make sure your grab your ticket quickly.


• Meet and greet

• Brief overview of  how the degustation will be structured

• First tasting
Comparative tasting and evaluation (colour, nose, flavours)

• Second tasting
Comparative tasting and evaluation (colour, nose, flavours)

• Third tasting :
Comparative tasting and evaluation (colour, nose, flavours)

• The big reveal!


Please note the sessions are limited to 18 people and all guests must be 18 and over.

Friday 21 August  - VIN BLANC

$55 - Full price
$50 - AF members

At Alliance Francaise, West End


Friday 28 August  - VIN ROUGE

$55 - Full price
$50 - AF members

At Alliance Francaise, West End



Born in a small town near Bordeaux, Lucie established a passion for the hospitality industry from a young age.

After graduating from Professional Hospitality School, she left the south-west of France and took her first position as a junior sommelier at "Le Gavroche", working with Michel Roux. Lucie has claimed that it was impossible not to fall in love with wine when she handled some of the best bottles in the world on a daily basis in a 2 Michelin star restaurant. She continued her love of travel and wine when she moved to The Seychelles, where she was sommelier for a fine dining restaurant in a 5-star resort. There, she gained a wealth of knowledge on New World wines and the standards of service for the Leading Hotels of the World.  Thirsty to learn more about those wines yet refusing to give up the nice weather, she landed in Australia and more specifically in Sydney. Lucie had the good fortune and amazing opportunity to work for the hospitality giant Merivale, led by Master Sommelier Franck Moreau. Her four year journey with that company took her from Sommelier to Venue Manager and across iconic venues such as Mr Wong and Ms G's. 

Now starting her next adventure in Brisbane, Lucie is looking forward to sharing the knowledge she has acquired from more than 10 years in the wine industry.


Bottli uncorks a new experience for the serious wine lover. We offer premium mixed boxes, plus wine concierge and sommelier services.

Contact Us

Alliance Francaise de Brisbane
262 Montague Road,
West End, QLD 4101.

Tel: (61-7) 3844 4460

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Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 8am to 12.30

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