Hospices du Rhone (Paso Robles) 2011


Very excited to be here in Paso Robles for 19th Annual Hospice du Rhone!

This year, the Rhône Valley was awarded the ‚2010 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine (you can see an article I wrote for them here on pairing red wine – Rhone style wine! – with fish)

. Will I see you here in Paso Robles? This post is a bit short, as I am racing off to the 9am tasting.

This seminar focuses on the history of this wine region, and the panel includes Michel Gassier of Château de Nages, Costières de Nimes and Alberic Mazoyer of Domaine Alain Voge from Cornas. (An additional panelist will be announced.) Moderating this seminar will be Christophe Tassan, Sommelier of MIX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here are some basics until my next post Twitter Hashtag: #HdR2011

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▪ www.facebook.com/HospiceduRhoneIntl
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Frontier Town
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Building D
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Frontier Town
Saturday, April 30, 2011
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Building B
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Building C
April 28-30, 2011▪ Paso Robles, California USA
Rosé Lunch
Friday’s lunch has always celebrated pink wines and this year we will continue to toast these beauties. Don your best pink attire as we raise our glasses to the vast variety of pink wines that have traveled far and wide to be with us for the 2011 revelry. The featured chef is Chef José Dahan of Et Voilà Restaurant located in San Luis Obispo, California
Rhône Rendezvous Tasting
Media and Trade Only Engage, imbibe and savor at the 2011 Rhône rendezvous. Producers will showcase older vintages and reserve wines at this tasting. While exploring the older vintage and reserve wines you may encounter an opportunity to test your nose with a sensory exploration, tantalize your taste buds with a food pairing or snap a photo with a winemaker. Worldly Rhône producers will be awaiting your arrival to share with you a one-of-a-kind experience. In addition, artisan food purveyors will be located throughout the tasting and nationally acclaimed chefs will show off their talents in the new demonstration kitchen.
Mingle your through the international ‚streets‛ at Soirée! Have your fortune told or listen to a tune. Maybe even lose yourself in a magic trick or two. While walking the ‚streets‛ of this international street faire you will delight in the delectable cuisine of Chef Clark Staub from Full of Life Flatbread hailing from Los Alamos, California. Wines for this enchanting evening will be poured from large format bottles hand-selected by 22 sommeliers and 35 producers from around the world.

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