In vino veritas: A wine-themed murder mystery party

Thursday 16 November, 7pm to 9:30pm (IN ENGLISH)
At Alliance Française de Melbourne, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda
Admission: $25 or $20 for AFM members (glass of wine included)

Non-alcoholic beverages and refreshments will also be provided.

Please check if you are logged in to receive the discount. Only one discount ticket per member (unless you hold a family membership) - membership cards will be checked on the night.

On the 16th of November, the Beaujolais Nouveau will be released and fêted as per the annual French tradition of celebrating its arrival on the third Thursday of the month. This year however, there must be something in the terroir because the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau is absolutely terrifying…

The taste is austere and complex, with fleshy undertones and a bitter finish. The hue is a deeper red than usual… is it the tannins in the Gamay? Or is it foul play? And did someone say full-bodied or dead-bodied?

That’s right, this year the Alliance Française invites you to a Beaujolais Nouveau celebration like none other: murder is afoot and we’re asking you to swill, sniff, and taste your way through the crime scene in a full sensory evaluation of this vinicultural villainy.

The authorities will be called to help you out, but it will be up to you to figure out how the victim met their wine-maker. You’ll be asked to follow clues, and interrogate the suspects: is it the rich and bold or the intense and opulent? The structured and muscular or the supple and sweet? You’ll have to separate the sommeliers from the sommeliars amid stories of fermentation and assassination…

Join us for a night of murderous fun in celebration of the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau, and help uncover the veritas in the vino.

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St Kilda branch:
51 Grey Street, ST KILDA
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064

Postal Address:
PO Box 2042,

St Kilda branch opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am to 7pm (switchboard/reception: 9.30am to 6.30pm)
Sat: 9am to 6pm (switchboard/reception: 9am to 5.30pm).

How to find us:
Trams: 16, 96, Fitzroy Street
3, 5, 64, 67 St Kilda Junction (3, 64, 67 Alma Road)
Car park available
Wheelchair access

City branch:


Level 13, 55 Swanston St, MELBOURNE
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064

City branch opening hours:
Mon - Thurs 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6.30pm
Fri - Sat: 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 6pm

How to find us:
Trams: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 42, 48, 64, 67, 72, 109
& 112 running down Swanston St (stop: Collins St/Swanston St)
Trains: Flinders St Station is 1 block away