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Rhone Rangers puts focus on some of area’s lesser-known whites

Posted: Thursday, Jun 12th, 2014

PASO ROBLES — Most people are familiar with the buttery chardonnay or crisp pinot gris wine grape varietals. Less explored are whites like Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier, native to the Rhone Valley in southern France. The Paso Robles chapter of the Rhone Rangers will showcase these grapes with a “Roussanne and Obscure Whites” tasting event Tuesday, July 15 at Cass Winery in Paso Robles. The event will feature small bites and artisan cheeses accompanied by live music and education.

The two-hour tasting is part of the Paso Robles Rhone Rangers Varietal Night series, which began last year with a group of about 50 tasters.

“With each event after that, the events have continued to grow,” said committee member Kim Rodrigues. “We are now averaging about 200 people per tasting.”

For the complete article see the 06-13-2014 issue.

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