There are very few independent wine shops in Sydney, and The Oak Barrel at 152 Elisabeth Street in Sydney is one of them.
They specialise in craft local and imported beers, whiskies and "boutique" wines from France, Italy, Spain and the New World.
A very knowledgeable team led by Paul, the owner, and Simon, his son-in-law, will guide you through this Ali Baba Cavern of Bacchus related goodies. My son Grégoire found the place for me, as he is getting quite versed in the beer department, and starting to develop a taste for wine as well: as they say, the apple never falls too far from the tree.
I have spotted a few interesting potential buys for my next purchase, in photos below. Enjoy and go and pay them a visit ASAP!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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