332 Cabernets Face Off in the 8th Cabernet Shootout and Challenge

December 18, 2013

Tweet In the last 8 years, we’ve tasted over 2600 Cabernets in our blind tastings – never tasting more than 32 wines in a day. Great wines reveal themselves when given this kind of care and attention. The 8th Cabernet Shootout again attracted fabulous wines from great producers.   Beginning in October, we tasted and […]

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12th Pinot Noir Shootout and Summit Begin

October 10, 2013

Tweet Pinot Noir, the most exciting, confounding, and challenging wine there is has been the focus of the Pinot Noir Shootout and Summit since 2002. We never tire of tasting these wines, enjoying old friends and discovering new ones. In this, the 12th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout, the Affairs of the Vine professional judging panel […]

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Romancing the Rhones: Complete Results of the 2013 Rhone Shootout

July 14, 2013

Tweet Results of the 2013 Rhone Shootout here Some Personal Notes and Observations: Those of you who have been following me for a long time, know that I have always been ALL ABOUT PINOT. So why a Rhone Shootout? I was persuaded by several members of our judging panel and I am very happy that […]

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Romancing the Rhones Grand Tasting Has Been Cancelled

July 2, 2013

Tweet Our July 14th event had to be cancelled. If you purchased tickets, you have been issued a refund. Please stay tuned for the complete results of the Rhone Shootout. The posting of the results will be completed shortly.

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Romancing the Rhones Grand Tasting – July 14, 2013

June 11, 2013

Tweet We’ll be Romancing the Rhones again on Sunday, July 14th at The Winery SF on Treasure Island. Join us! Romancing the Rhones Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony The Winery SF Sunday, July 14, 2013             Bastille Day is the perfect day to break out and enjoy the power and […]

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The International Rhone Shootout is Underway

May 7, 2013

Tweet Affairs of the Vine is Romancing the Rhones again! Over the last eleven years, Affairs of the Vine has conducted 26 unique Wine Shootouts. Our Pinot Noir Shootout and Cabernet Shootouts have been repeated year after year. Last year we decided it was time to Rhone! This year’s Affairs of the Vine 2013 International […]

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11th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout and Summit Wrap Up

March 18, 2013

Tweet We had an amazing day! The workshops were stellar. The blind tasting competition was intense. Charlotte Chippenfield and Rachel Voorhees were on the floor to guide the many palates who were focused on finding their favorite wines among the 42 finalists. Thank you to all of the participating wineries. The Grand Awards tasting was […]

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Wine About It…The 11th Pinot Noir Summit is Here!

March 15, 2013

Tweet So glad you will be joining us for the 11th Pinot Noir Summit! PLEASE! DO NOT WEAR SCENTED PRODUCTS. Scented hair products, cologne, perfume or after shave may interfere with the enjoyment of the wines. ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING IN OR AROUND THE BUILDING. If you must smoke, please do not smoke near the building. […]

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Pinot Noir Lovers Unite!

February 13, 2013

Tweet Join us at The 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit! “This premier Pinot Noir event defines excellence in New World winemaking.” Saturday, March 16, 2013 in San Francisco  Monique Soltani of Wine Oh TV reports from The Pinot Noir Summit. Pinot Noir Summit Tickets Click here The 11th Annual Pinot Noir Summit Continues the Legacy […]

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What Do The 49ers and Cabernet Have In Common?

January 23, 2013

Tweet They Both Battled It Out This Past Weekend Two important challenges to the Bay Area happened this past weekend (January 19th – 20th 2013). The 49ers vs The Falcons played the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome with a trip to Super Bowl XLVII on the line and The 7th Cabernet Shootout Challenge […]

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