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The Rhone Rangers are Coming and You Can Win Tickets

I always look forward to Spring. It brings the start of two of my favorite things: baseball season and celebrations of Rhone wines. These days, I prioritize the latter. There’s 162 baseball games in a season, but very few events that puts 500 Rhone-variety wines within sipping distance.

One event I’ve had on my calendar for months is the Celebration of American Rhones on March 24 & 25 at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Sponsored by the Rhone Rangers, the weekend includes three excellent seminars and an epic Grand Tasting. See below for the full schedule and links for ticket sales.

Win Tickets

Win a pair of tickets to the Grand Tasting! All you need to do is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. telling me which winery’s Rhone-varietal wines you’re most looking forward to trying. You can also enter by tweeting @norcalwine and @RhoneRangers with your favorite Rhone grape variety. The contest ends on Monday, March 19 at 10am Pacific time. I will notify the winner by email shortly thereafter.

Schedule of Events for the Celebration of American Rhones

15TH ANNUAL RHONE RANGERS GRAND TASTING, GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET, Sunday, March 25, 2012, 2-5 PM, Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion. $45/ticket---> BUY NOW

15TH ANNUAL RHONE RANGERS GRAND TASTING, VIP TICKET, Sunday, March 25, 2012, Early Entry at 12 noon, Fort Mason, Festival Pavilion, $75/ticket---> BUY NOW

SEMINAR #1: RARE WINES, COME TASTE THE UNUSUAL, Saturday, March 24, 2012, 12:00 PM, Fort Mason, The Firehouse.  Participating Wineries include Clos Saron, Holly's Hill, Lagier Meredith, Ridge, Tablas Creek, Two Shepherds.  $45/ticket---> BUY NOW

SEMINAR #2: WINE & SWINE, A PAIRING OF RHONE VARIETIES WITH BACON, Saturday, March 24, 2012, 2:00 PM, Fort Mason, The Firehouse.  Participating Wineries include Inspiration Vineyards, Katin, Mount Aukum, Skylark, Treana/Hope Family Wines. Our "Baconologist" is Duskie Estes, Co-Owner, Black Pig Meat Co & Zazu Restaurant.  $65/ticket---> BUY NOW

SEMINAR #3: AMERICAN SYRAH FROM A VARIETY OF REGIONS, Sunday, March 25, 2012, 11 AM, Fort Mason, The Golden Gate Room.  Participating wineries include: Big Basin, Caliza Winery, Chateau Ste Michelle, Cornerstone Cellars, Domaine Berrien Cellars, Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Donelan Wines, Folin Cellars, Tarara Winery, Zaca Mesa.  $55/ticket---> BUY NOW




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