Tag: Rhone


Battling with the Brix

The line-up of our gracious host, Campovida.

“Oh please, oh please, oh please.” That was the tagline to my Facebook post asking friends to join me at a Rhone wine tasting event last Saturday in Oakland at Campovida Wines. It worked! I had a tasting companion who made the event all the more enjoyable. This was a North Coast Rhone Rangers’ event – that’s a regional chapter of the national group Rhone Rangers, as you would imagine. And we tasted all that you would imagine at such an event: Syrah Grenache, Mouvedre, Viognier, etc. BTW, of the 22 traditional grape ...

Read more


Week 1: What does it mean to be a winemaker in the Southern Rhone?

52 Weeks of Wine on the Mind. Week #1: Region

SO WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A WINEMAKER IN THE SOUTHERN RHONE?

 

For this wine lover, joy emanates from spending time with those who craft my wines. Last week @sftwc had a Rhone wine tasting featuring wines from the North and the South –so joy to all who love Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre among the many other grapes grown there.   I could not resist a picture of a French wine maker for the Southern Rhone, Mr. Jean Paul Versino wearing a stripped shirt and holding a bottle of wine ...

Read more


©2017 Wine & Soul