17 April 2014

Bottle Juice

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Rhone Rangers

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By Jason Haas of Tablas Creek Vineyard Blog almost 2 years ago.
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…"No wine category in California has grown as much as the appropriately named ' Rhône Rangers'". That same year, the Wine Spectator wrote a feature article titled " California Rhones Arrive", though the category was small enough that the accompanying "top scoring California Rhone-Style Wines" sidebar shows only 10 wines that topped 90 points. Still, it took some time for the excitement about this new category to percolate down to the wholesale, …

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…events as "for profit" rather than "nonprofit" (even though organizations like Rhone Rangers are all nonprofit) and raised the costs by some 50%. But the final requirement, which eliminated a wine event from the long-standing option of holding their same weekend for the next year -- instead allowing them only to reserve a six months out, if they had in the interim been unable to sell the weekend to another event -- meant that organizations like Rhone Rangers couldn't …

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…last two decades by wineries like Tablas Creek, and stubborn proprietors like my dad.

So, on Saturday, April 5th my dad will be recognized at the Rhone Rangers annual gala in San Francisco. I'll introduce him. And I'll know that not only will I be standing where I am because of him, but many of the Rhone producers and enthusiasts around the room will also be there because of what he made possible.

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By Jesse of Young Winos of LA almost 2 years ago.
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…again be invaded by those unpredictable mavericks of the California wine scene, the Rhône Rangers. Since the 1980s, Rhône varietals and blends have become popular alternatives to the Cabs and Merlots that used to dominate the local shelves, and the Rangers — the group of winemakers who've been active in growing and promoting varietals such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre — have been leading that charge.

The event takes place on Sunday, June 3rd, from 3:30pm to …

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By Carlo De Vito of East Coast Wineries over 2 years ago.
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Meet the Winemaker: Cereghino Smith Winery

Thursday, January 12 @ 6 p.m.

Course No. 800-MTW

In the tradition of the Old World négociants, the winemakers at Cereghino Smith select and source grapes from small estate growers in both California and New York to create bold, full-bodied wines that are filtered by time and gravity. Paula Cereghino and Fred Smith were inspired by renegade winemakers like the Super Tuscan producers of Italy and the Rhône Rangers of the …

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By David White of PALATE PRESS 1 year ago.
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This week, more than 100 wine producers are gathering in San Francisco to celebrate America's take on the 22 grape varieties originally made famous in France's Rhone Valley. The producers -- known collectively as the " Rhone Rangers" -- trace their roots to the 1980s, when a small group of California vintners dedicated to these varieties began meeting informally.

The post Celebrating America's Rhone Rangers appeared first on PALATE PRESS .

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David Gates is a great man. David Gates is our Vineyard Manager, and he is a great man. A great man managing great vineyards. David Gates is Vice President on the Board of Directors for Rhone Rangers. Rhone Rangers is a great organization. Rhone-varietal wines are great. The 16th Annual Rhone Rangers Weekend Celebration of [...]

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By Steve of Notes From The Cellar 3 years ago.
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Winemaker Dinner, and Grand Tasting are all available at the Rhône Rangers website . I suggest you go a.s.a.p. to get in on the seminars and dinner!

However, there is another way to attend the Grand Tasting. And it's your lucky day, because I'm going to tell you how right now.

Until 11:59pm pacific time, this Thursday, March 10th I will be accepting submissions right here in the comment section of this post. What kind of submissions? A personal favorite kind... …

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By winebratsf of Luscious Lushes - a wine, food, and travel blog over 1 year ago.
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…licensing to sell wine at tasting events. Today, events like Family Winemakers and Rhone Rangers have followed suit, allowing exhibitors to sell wine at the tasting events.

Here, the Harvest Hoopla SFVM will showcase 200 wines from all over, with this tested try & buy methodology. With wineries being added all the time, this is a not to miss event!

Tickets area available for $ 80 per day . For access to the Reserve Room, tickets are $ 100 per day. This year, there …

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On Daily Wine News 3 years ago.
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Randall Graham, a founding member of Californian wine group, The Rhône Rangers, once claimed it was more difficult to get rid of a case of Syrah than the clap. Nice. But times they are-a-changing. In an interview with UK trade magazine, The Drinks Business, Brancott Estate's chief winemaker, Patrick Materman, said syrah could become New Zealand's third most important grape variety after Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, reports The New Zealand Herald.

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