Rhone Rangers Ride into Washington DC for a Tasting of American Rhone Wines June 4-5, 2014

For two days in June, wine lovers are invited to join the Rhone Rangers for a variety of tasting events focusing on American Rhone wines. More than 400 consumers and members of the trade are expected to attend for the opportunity to taste more than 80 of the best Rhône-style wines made in America. Tickets are now on sale at: WWW.RHONERANGERS.ORG.


Albion, CA – WEBWIRE – Thursday, May 15, 2014
American Rhone Wines from the Rhone Rangers are heading to Washington DC for a tasting at the Long View Gallery June 5th, 2014.
American Rhone Wines from the Rhone Rangers are heading to Washington DC for a tasting at the Long View Gallery June 5th, 2014.

We are very excited about our visit to Washington DC, where we will celebrate the craftsmanship of American winemakers producing wines from the 22 grape varieties approved by the Cotes du Rhône,” said David Gates, president of the Rhone Rangers board.

Albion, Calif. (May 5, 2014)  For two days in June, wine lovers are invited to join the Rhone Rangers for a variety of tasting events focusing on American Rhone wines.  More than 400 consumers and members of the trade are expected to attend for the opportunity to taste more than 80 of the best Rhône-style wines made in America.

Tickets are now on sale at: WWW.RHONERANGERS.ORG.

“We are very excited about our visit to Washington DC, where we will celebrate the craftsmanship of American winemakers producing wines from the 22 grape varieties approved by the Cotes du Rhône,” said David Gates, president of the Rhone Rangers board. “Our nation’s capital, with the highest wine consumption in the country, is a great market and our winemakers want to show their small-lot, hand-crafted wines to locals who seldom have the chance to taste them.”  

All events on Wednesday June 4 take place at The Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St NW, Washington DC.  On June 5 there will be two winemaker dinners, one at Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Ave, Washington D.C. and the other at Willow Restaurant, 4301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA.

The event details:
Wednesday, June 4, 10:30 AM, Seminar, Long View Gallery, Washington DC.This seminar, open to trade and media, will provide an opportunity to understand the taste profiles of the principal Rhone varieties and will include wines from Bonny Doon Vineyard (Santa Cruz, CA), Donelan (Sonoma County, CA), Eberle (Paso Robles, CA), Horton Vineyards (Orange County, VA), Ridge Vineyards (Sonoma County, CA), Tablas Creek (Paso Robles, CA), Two Shepherds (Sonoma County, CA) and Wrath (Monterey County, CA).  

The seminar will be moderated by David White, founder and editor of Terroirist (blog) and a freelance writer for The World of Fine Wines, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.  Tickets, $35/each, are available online at www.rhonerangers.org.Wednesday, June 4, 1-4 PM,

Trade & Media Tasting, Long View Gallery, Washington DC.Twenty wineries will pour more than 80 wines for the wine trade and media.  Tickets are complimentary for those who directly influence the purchase of wine including sommeliers, chef-restaurant owners, wine writers, wine retailers, wine wholesalers, distributors and brokers.  To register, visit www.rhonerangers.org.  ###


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