The Tasting Panel magazine

JULY 2011

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EVENT WRAP-UP So You Think You Can T here is no doubt that red and white Rhône-style wines offer consumers many different options to choose from. Some are big, rich and powerful. Others are more fruit-forward with perfumey aromas of earth, pepper and exotic spices. Some selections are even lean and more austere. But no matter what form they come in, there are plenty of Rhône-style wines to dazzle and delight the palates of thirsty consumers around the globe. In late April, thousands of fans flocked once again to Paso Robles, California to taste the latest and greatest of these new releases at the 19th annual Hospice du Rhône. Widely regarded as the world’s largest international tasting of its kind, the hedo- nistic weekend event is focused on showcasing the 22 unique grape varieties originally grown in the Rhône Valley of France. Here are some of the hot trends to look for in 2011 and beyond: Rhône? SYRAH & COMPANY HEAD TO PASO ROBLES FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL HOSPICE DU RHÔNE story and photos by Christopher Sawyer Global encounter: Legendary Rhône winemaker/chef François Villard (left) and Morgan Twain-Peterson of Sonoma County–based Bedrock Wine Co. 106 / the tasting panel / july 201 1

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