Game of Rhones (Chelmsford)
I am not sure where I got the idea for the name of this special tasting but, with winter coming, I just thopught it would idea to explore the wines from this region.
The Rhone Valley is one of the most famous and historic regions in France.
In the Northern Rhone you will find predominantly red wines made from the Syrah grape variety. Topography is important here with many of the vineyards being planted on steep south facing slopes overlooking the river. Hermitage, Crozes Hermitage and St Joseph produce wines which are rich, full bodied with smoky, meaty and spicy flavours.
In the Southern Rhone the red wines are made from a blend of grapes such as Grenache, Shriaz and Mourvedre. The ubiquitous Cotes du Rhone AC is responsible for many easy drinking reds that have graced our dinner table and wine bars for years. At the top end is Chateauneuf du Pape, famous top quality red renowned for intense spicy character and rich, full bodied expression.
And it’s not only reds you’ll find here, although they are the most famous wines from the region. Vibrant rose wines are a speciality of the Tavel region, white wines from aromatic grapes such as Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier are found across the region, and intensely sweet and perfumed wines are made in Beaumes de Venise. So all in all there is something for everyone!
The Rhone Valley has always been one of my favourite regions and I love being able to share bottles with people for them to experience the beauty of the wines made here.I am not sure exactly what we will be tasting this evening but, as always, I will be looking out for some special bargains so you can snap them up. Make sure you don’t miss out!
Do you know someone who might like this tasting? Like all our events if you book a place, we can send you a Gift Certifcate with all the details of the event. Book places below and email us to request. We can send by post or email if urgent, just ask!
Or do you want to buy a gift but let them choose which tasting they want to go to? Purchase an Essex Wine School gift voucher , with lots of different courses available each month, they are sure to find something that interests them within the next few months
Places remaining: 12
Course Date/Time: Thu 12th Nov 2020 at 7.00 pm - 9.00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Venue: The Two Brewers, 80-84 Springfield Rd, Chelmsford CM2 6JY