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Antonio Galloni on Wine

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When we last spoke with Antonio Galloni, he was happily covering the Italian wine scene for Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate among other projects, and had just contributed to Parker’s new book “Parker’s Wine Bargains: The World’s Best Wine Values Under $25.″ So, what’s new with Antonio since then? Plenty!

In early 2011, Parker realigned The Wine Advocate regional coverage. Among the changes, was the responsibility for reviewing and reporting on the wines from California was shifted from Parker to Antonio Galloni, along with Italy, Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte d’Or. The was earthshaking news to all those who produce and consume California wines. “What will Antonio think,” “What will Antonio say,” became the questions on everyone’s minds and lips. How will he score the wines? Could he bring a Euro-centric palate to this domestic venue? Would this in turn affect the way California wines were being made?

Join us as we talk with Antonio Galloni about these and other burning questions.

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Sponsor: Millesima, Fine Wine Merchants: www.millesima-usa.com

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The Rhone Rangers, Paso Robles

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One of the missions of the Rhone Rangers, a non-profit wine education organization, is to educate the public by providing seminars and tastings that showcase Rhône varietal wines grown in America. What constitutes a Rhône varietal wine? Well, 75% of the wine’s content must include one or more of the traditional Rhône grape varieties as approved by the French government for the wines of the Côtes du Rhône. In France’s Rhône Valley, there are 22 grape varieties including the better-known Syrah and Viognier, to the “up and coming” Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Roussanne, to the truly obscure (albeit delicious) Counoise, Bourboulenc and Picpoul.

Join us as we listen to a seminar held during the Paso Robles chapter’s 2nd annual Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Experience. Some of the leading winemakers and vitculturalists in the world of Rhône varietals take participants through a fun, education-focused immersion into the world of “Rhone Essentials” with 8 local winemakers, including:

Adelaida Cellars, Terry Culton (Winemaker): 2007 Viognier
Anglim Winery, Steve Anglim (Owner/Winemaker): 2006 Roussanne
Calcareous Vineyards, Damian Grindley (Winemaker): 2007 Viognier, Marsanne
Halter Ranch, Bill Sheffer (Winemaker): 2008 Rosé
Terry Hoage Vineyards, Terry Hoage (Owner/Winemaker): 2006 “Skins” – Grenache, Syrah
Villa Creek Winery, Cris Cherry (Owner/Winemaker): 2006 “Vulture’s Post” – GSM Blend
Austin Hope Winery, Austin Hope (Owner/Winemaker): 2005 Syrah
Edward Sellers, Amy Butler (Winemaker): 2005 Cuvee des Cinq – Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, Counoise & Cinsault

For more information on the Rhone Rangers: www.rhonerangers.org

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