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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Goodbye 2012 and Hello 2013

January 1, 2013

Tweet 2012 has been a roller coaster ride. It’s been a dizzying mixture of amazing, exhausting, frustrating, and frightening. 2012 Highs Sideways the Play was a great success! After meeting on Twitter, I worked with Rex Pickett to bring fabulous Pinot Noir producers to each performance of the 27 week long run at The Ruskin […]

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Now That the Glasses Are Washed…
Romancing the Rhones & Shootout Overview

August 3, 2012

Tweet Complete Results of the Rhone Shootout and Romancing the Rhones 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. It was Laura Ness and some of the other longtime Shootout judges that suggested more than […]

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Rhone Shootout Results: Men & Women Agree

July 19, 2012

Tweet It was a perfect way to celebrate Bastille Day in San Francisco, with “Romancing the Rhones,” held last Saturday at The Old Mint. The venue was a fitting place to hold such a celebration of gold medal winning Rhone wines: the wineries went home with a record number of Gold medals for their well-crafted […]

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