2008 Hospice du Rhône – The Wines of E. Guigal


To any fan of the wines from France’s Rhone Valley, the name Guigal needs no introduction – in fact it is as well known as Syrah itself. In fact, everyone attending the 4th seminar of the 2008 Hospice du Rhone was salivating to partake of these wines.

Hosted by Phillippe Guigal, with additional commentary from Patrick Will, attendees were able to sample 10 wines from E. Guigal: 2006 Condrieu, 2006 Condrieu “La Doriane,” 2006 St. Joseph “Lieu-Dit Le St. Joseph,” the etherial 2005 Ermitage Blanc “Ex Voto,” 2003 Cote Rotie “Brune et Blonde,” 2005 St. Joseph “Vignes de L’Hospice,” 1998 Cote Rotie “Chateau d’ Ampuis,” 2004 Cote Rotie “La Moline,” 2004 Cote Rotie “La Landonne,” and finally the amazing 2001 Ermitage Rouge “Ex Voto.”

Join us as we hear from Phillippe Guigal about the fascinating history of this legnedary property, with its steep hillside vineyards and delicious wines.

For more info on Hospice du Rhone: www.hospicedurhone.org

For more info on the wines of E. Guigal: www.guigal.com

Sponsor- The Office of Champagne USA: www.champagne.us

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6 Responses to “2008 Hospice du Rhône – The Wines of E. Guigal”

  1. 1 Matt Jan 2nd, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Guys, this was great. I really enjoyed hearing more about the various wines, including the legendary “la-la” wines. Thanks for all your hard work in 2008 and I look forward to more informative shows in 2009. Cheers!

  2. 2 mel Jan 11th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    The link to the HdR site is broke.

  3. 3 GrapeRadio Bunch Jan 11th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Thanks Mel. Fixed it


  4. 4 marissa Feb 7th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I am studying for the WSET Diploma and this Guigal seminar was very educational. I look forward to listening to some more.

  5. 5 GrapeRadio Bunch Feb 11th, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Marissa, did you ahve as much fun listening as we did drinking?


  6. 6 Matt May 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I am not sure if this guy could have butchered the pronunciation of hospice du Rhone any more than he did. Jesus this was awful. I actually found myself mad after listening to this. After this, I imagine he drives a Merkedes and lives a scondo. If you are going to present someone, at least make an effort. This was beyond bad.

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