Greetings Rhône lover!  I have been fortunate enough to participate in another stellar event by Affairs of the Vine, as a judge.  As you may know by reading my posts, I love the Rhônes!  Over the past few months, we’ve tasted hundreds of  Rhône varitals from all over the U.S.    Last weekend, we had the final judging where the final scores were tallied.  The best of the best will be presented at the Romancing the Rhones Grand Tasting Event at The Old Mint here in San Francisco!
Join us on Saturday, July 14th as we feature highly seductive selections from this year’s Rhone Shootout Competition. Amazing Rhone producers will showcase their winning wines for 400 wine loving consumers at The Old Mint, a National Historic Landmark located in downtown San Francisco.  Taste over 150 amazing Rhone wines from fabulous Rhone producers, get a glimpse of future wines at the Barrel Tasting in the Vault at The Old Mint. Enjoy a casual lunch with the winemakers, blind taste top wines from the 2012 Rhone Shootout and vote for your favorites, enjoy some rockin’ music, and cheer for your favorite wineries at the Awards Ceremony.

The celebration, which takes place on Bastille Day, has several great events to choose from.

  • The Grand Tasting and Award Ceremony is from 2-4:30pm, and includes tastings, a blind tasting, and the awards presentation.  With over 150 award winners to taste, you can pit your palate against the expert judges’ panel!  TICKETS are $45.
  • If you’d like to attend the Perfect Pairings Experience, you can enjoy 8 bites to complement 8 wines for an additional $20.  Pick up 8 tasty bites with 8 tasty sips!
  • Now if you’re aiming for an all star VIP experience, you can opt for the exclusive Gold Bar VIP  ticket, which includes a fantastic Rhone Romance lunch at Chez Papa.  Enjoy treats like soup and sandwich pairings, sirloin sliders, and chocolate truffles!  The Gold Bar VIP tickets include the lunch, a VIP barrel tasting, and the grand tasting.  Gold Bar tickets are $85 and are limited to 75 people.
  • If you just want VIP Barrel Tasting and the Grand tasting, you can get in at 12:30 for $65 with Silver Dollar Tickets for $65

For my readers, I am offering a great deal!  If you buy a Rhone Lovers ticket for $45, you will be automatically upgraded to the Silver Dollar VIP level, which gives you early access to the Barrel Tasting, Blind Tasting and Grand Tasting events.  You can then add on Perfect Pairings for $20.  Please use code VIP Thea at checkout.

But, one lucky reader will win a pair of tickets to the Grand Tasting!  Use the form below to enter by July 9th and enjoy yourselves!

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