A Rhone again, Saturday 9 July…

A Rhone again is the name of our mid winter big red wine tasting this Saturday 9 July at Regional Wines & Spirits in Wellington.

Tasting kicks off at 12 noon with organic Spanish wine, new wave Aussie Grenache and affordable French Viognier – and more.

The idea?

Well, we want to introduce people to a bunch of big reds (and a white) which are slightly outside the norm for New Zealanders, hence we’ll travel to France, Spain, Australia and South Africa at tomorrow’s tasting…. in our wine glasses, that is.

As for theme?

‘A Rhone again’ is a play on the fact that all wines we’re going to try are made with grapes originally grown in France’s Rhone Valley.

We’re talking about Syrah / Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre (also known as Montastrell in Australia and Spain), and also Viognier.

I will be on hand to taste through the wines with those interested in learning a little about these grapes, the wines they make, how age worthy they are, and what to look for on the labels.

If you know all about the facts and figures of these wines, you may wish to stop by and try some of them, which are among Europe’s (and the Southern Hemisphere’s) most affordable new wave of affordable reds. They’re tasty too.
Join us at Regional Wines & Spirits from noon tomorrow Saturday 9 July for this free A Rhone again tasting.

Author: Joelle Thomson

I am a wine writer, author and educator... first bitten by a big buttery Chardonnay on a dark and stormy night in the 1980s and there was no turning back... Follow my tastings and join some too on this new site.

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