Sunday June 3 – Ride to SoCal With The Rhone Rangers at LA Pouring. (Also, Discount Code,Ticket contest & Live Twitter Tasting Thursday.)

Live in Southern California and missed the big San Francisco 2 day Rhone weekend this March? Visiting LA next weekend? Or a LA local looking to evolve your palate?

This Sunday June 3, The Rhone Rangers ride into Los Ange

les on Sunday, June 3, 2012, with over 45 wineries pouring over 200 American-grown Rhone wines.

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Read on for Discount code, a contest giveaway AND a live Twitter tasting with Guest Celebrity and Rhone legend!

New Venue – The 130 Year Old Vibiana

All events take place this year at a new location: the recently renovated Vibiana, a 130 year old

(yes, in LA) historic site located in the vibrant downtown area of Los Angeles at 214 South Main Street, near the LA Times Building.

 

This is event is small, intimate and limited ticket capacity that sells out every year.

 

Summary of Events:

(1) Trade & Media Tasting, 12 noon – 2 PM.

Indoor walk-around tasting, complimentary to qualified trade & media. Registration takes place online now through May 30 at http://www.rhonerangers.org/traderegistration/la_trade.php. Cheeses from Ancon Fine Cheese will be served.

(2) Courtyard Lunch for the Winemakers & Backstage Pass Ticketholders, 2-3:30 PM.

Wineries will break wine out into the courtyard for a lunch break. Backstage Pass Ticketholders (Tickets are $85) will join us for lunch served from gourmet food trucks. Everyone will be given 3 coupons, one for each truck, for food for lunch.Participating food trucks are Slammin’ Sliders (lobster sliders, kobe beef sliders), Flying Pig Truck (pork belly buns and other Asian-inspired foods) discount cialis and viagra and Coolhaus (ice cream). This will be informal, picnic style, no reserved seating, get up and move around to taste wine from your favorite winemaker.

(3) General Admission Consumer Tasting, 3:30 – 6 PM.

Walk-around tasting, tickets are $45 ($40 with Promo Code, SDKLA612) Taste from over 200 wines poured by more than 40 wineries. Food trucks in the courtyard will provide tasty treats for purchase to complement our wines. Bid on wine and wine-related items at the silent auction; proceeds from the auction will benefit the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund. This event ends at 6 PM.

Purchase here.

Great, Informative, High Energy Video About Last Years Event.

 

Enter To Win A Free Ticket, Two Winners: only 48 hours!

I told you to be patient and keep reading! Two lucky readers will have be able to attend this event.

To Enter to win, in comments below, simply tell us

Why You Love Rhone wines

OR

Which one of the 40+ Participating Wineries (list here) are you Most eager to taste, and Why.

We pick this Wednesday night at 7 pm Pacific, so don’t delay!

 

Thursday Night – Live on Twitter: A Rhone Ranger #RRLA Chat with Icon Randall Grahm, and Other Wineries.

As they did for #RRSF, the Rhone Rangers (@RhoneRangers) will host a live Rhone tasting on Twitter from 530-630 pm. Simply follow hashtag #RRLA, the same hashtag that will be used at the event.

If you have to Google who Randall Grahm is, (and thats ok) your Rhone education is still blossoming. Read about Randall Grahm , the original Rhone Ranger. Yours truly (@SonomaWilliam) will take part of course, never one to miss a Rhone event.

Bring a glass of a domestic Rhone, red, white or Rosé , your favorite Twitter client loaded with hashtag #RRLA, or click your browser here. Open your Rhone bottle, share what you like, and interact with Rhone Rangers wineries, ask questions about all things Rhone!

 

See you on the Twitter airwaves, Thursday night as well as Sunday, where I’ll ‘broadcast live’ from the event. Cheers and Rhone on!

 

Related Articles:

Winery of the Month: Highlights of Bonny Doon Vineyard’s ‘Day of the Doon’ at San Juan Bautista ‘Popelouchum’ Vineyard

Tuesday Mar 20th – Join The Rhone Rangers and “SonomaWilliam’ for a Live Rhone Twitter Tasting 530-700 pm

March 24-25th in SF: “A Weekend Celebration of American Rhônes” or “Palate Enlightenment”. Read, Learn, Share and Win Grand Tasting Tickets

 

 

 

 

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10 Responses to “Sunday June 3 – Ride to SoCal With The Rhone Rangers at LA Pouring. (Also, Discount Code,Ticket contest & Live Twitter Tasting Thursday.)”

  • I’d love to go to LA for the Rhone tasting. I’m most interested to taste the new vintages from Bonny Doon! And I love Rhone style wines for their incredible diversity and endless food pairing options!

  • Andy House:

    I have been following many of the Santa Barbara Rhone wines, including those of Joey Tensley. I’d like to try more of his vineyard wines, as well as many neighboring sites. There are so many environmental factors going on there, including the afternoon winds that greatly affect the terroir of the wines. This is much like the factors that make Southern Rhone varietals so great!

  • Gary Nechvatal:

    I love Rhone style wines and most eager to tasting Alta Colina’s wines. Bob and Maggie Tillman are doing great things up in Paso with Rhone grapes.

  • Raelinn:

    PICK ME! PICK ME! PICK ME! I wanna goooooooo! :)

  • Dan Hayes:

    I’ve always been a fan of the Rhone wines because of their complexity – so many of the Bordeaux’s are one dimensional. A good Rhone will have a wonderful and complicated mix of fruit, minerality, earth, oak, and coming through all is the terroir… I’m finding that increasingly Syrah and Rhone blends are replacing my Cabs, and that Viogniers are edging out the Chards in our cellar – and we’re loving it.

    I’m looking forward to the Rhone Rangers event because many of our favorites will be there (Stolpman, Andrew Murray, Curtis Winery) but many of the ones we don’t get to sample very often (Cass, Tablas Creek, J Lohr, Ridge, Bonny Doon) will be there pouring.

  • Results picked via Random # Generator, Dan and Gary win. Thanks for supporting!

  • My apologies, the individual “you won’ were right, Andy #2, and Dan, #4.

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