Rhône Master-Level Workshop #1: Of Grapes and Grandeur: Expressions of Rhône Terroir


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Expressions of Rhône Terroir

San Francisco Wine School is partnering with the Wine Scholar Guild to provide a unique and dynamic learning experience to master the wines of the Rhône Valley. Of Grapes and Grandeur: Expressions of Rhône Terroir is workshop #1 in a three-part lecture and tutored tasting series here, at San Francisco Wine School. The workshops are included as the review session for the Wine Scholar Guild's Rhône Master-Level Program, but may also be taken a la carte by those not enrolled in the program.  

Most people think “red” when they think “Rhône” and with good reason! But we will first explore Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne and Muscat as they express their Rhône terroirs. All of these grapes call the Rhône home for a reason and their roots are deep. Next, we will focus on Syrah, the shining star of the Northern Rhône. This grape manifests itself differently based on location and blending partners. We will examine the many sides of this multi-faceted grape while comparing and contrasting the red Crus of the North. View sample wine list for Workshop #1.

Instructor Christophe Tassan will be guide students through a stellar line-up of 12 still, sparkling and fortified wines while reviewing the key learning points in the Rhône Master-Level Program. Come prepared to sip, savor and discuss the factors that make the Rhône one of the greatest of France’s wine regions! Truly, there’s no place like Rhône!

This workshop is 2-hours long and includes 12 wines.  

The Rhône Master-Level program is an official course of study designed for wine trade and serious students of wine. It has been created by the Wine Scholar Guild and is endorsed by Inter-Rhône.  A dream team of producers and Rhône experts from all over the world is providing a unique and dynamic learning experience via web-based teaching technology coupled with three optional tasting workshops.

Other workshops in this series are also available:

Workshop #3 - A Terroir-Ist Approach To Tavel, A Winemaker’s Window On Châteauneuf-Du-Pape, And An Iconic View Of The Rhône!

The workshops are included as the review session for the Wine Scholar Guild's Rhône Master-Level Program, but may also be taken a la carte by those not enrolled in the program.  Learn More!

San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Saturday, April 23rd, 11:00am-1:00pm

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age


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