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Sadly, due to my flight schedule I'll be missing the San Diego chapter wine event of Family Winemakers tasting. My passes arrived but I'll be flying back from London this coming Sunday. But....that means I'm even more focused on the upcoming Rhone Rangers tasting in San Francisco, the weekend of March 24-25 at Fort Mason.
Over the past 15 years or so the Rhone Rangers have done more to promote Rhone grapes and wines grown and made here in the USA than any organization around. The events are very well organized and easy to find. They keep a laid back approach to the tastings and yet at the same time you pretty much have a who's who when it comes to Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and the other Rhone varietals. It's also the chance to catch up with old friends like Qupe's Bob Lindquist, his son Ethan-who is making amazing wines these days, as well as David Corey of Core wines and others.
If you're in the Bay Area, put the event on your calendar.