The International Rhone Shootout is Underway

May 7, 2013

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 Rhone […]

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11th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout and Summit Wrap Up

March 18, 2013

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 awesome. […]

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

March 15, 2013

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. It […]

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Pinot Noir Lovers Unite!

February 13, 2013

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 of […]

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What Do The 49ers and Cabernet Have In Common?

January 23, 2013

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 at […]

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Goodbye 2012 and Hello 2013

January 1, 2013

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 Group […]

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

August 3, 2012

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 once […]

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Rhone Shootout Results: Men & Women Agree

July 19, 2012

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 wines. […]

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Rhone Shootout Highlights Righteous Whites

July 12, 2012

This post originally appeared by Laura Ness on MyVineSpace I’ll tell you what – there’s nothing to cut through a chardonnay coma like some righteous white Rhone blends. They’re just the ticket to cut the dust off a spring or summer afternoon spent planting tomatoes or browsing a Farmer’s Market for that perfect bunch of […]

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Romancing the Rhones – July 14th in San Francisco

June 6, 2012

We’ll be Romancing the Rhones in San Francisco on July 14th. Bastille Day is the perfect day to break out and enjoy the power and finesse of some fabulous Rhone wines. Join us!  BUY TICKETS Complete details here Romancing the Rhones Wine Experience The Old Mint Saturday, July 14, 2012 GOLD BAR VIP TICKETS: 11:30 […]

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