I know it’s a cheesy title but we could not resist! JonM, AdamW, and ChrisO- that’s me by the way- were lucky enough to be able to attend the 18th annual Hospice du Rhone event held in Paso Robles. For those of you who may not be familiar with Hospice du Rhone here is a little primer, however I think it best to let them (Hospice du Rhone) describe it in their own words:
“Hospice du Rhône (HdR) represents and embodies the spirit of Rhône varieties and those who produce the wines made of these unique wine grapes.
Each year, Hospice du Rhône produces an exceptional three-day wine event, in Paso Robles, California USA, that is globally regarded as the single most essential and enjoyable gathering of international Rhône wine producers and enthusiasts. During the wine event, attendees expand their knowledge of the twenty-two Rhône varieties, while rubbing elbows with the winemakers whose passion spurs the inspiration and energy that sets the tone for every seminar, meal and tasting at the spirited affair.”
Did that help? Good, so we, the gang of Vintuba, descended on Paso Robles with the sole purpose of “rubbing elbows with winemakers” , enjoying great Rhone inspired wines and catching that “rubbing” and tasting on video. We where fortunate enough to attend some great seminars, meet some interesting and influential Rhone luminaries, and have a lot of fun. What follows are the first three videos in the Hospice du Rhone 2010 series. Please enjoy and let us know your thoughts, feedback, and suggestions. JonM, AdamW and I (ChrisO) hope you have half as much fun watching these videos as we did making them!
A big thanks to Hospice du Rhone for having us and we look forward to next years event!