Every year, Paso Robles hosts the Hospice du Rhone wine event. http://www.hospicedurhone.org/. Winemakers from all over the world come to showcase their Rhone-style wines. There are wines from France, Spain, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all over the US, including Washington, Oregon, and California. There were restaurants and other food vendors sharing their wares, all of our favorite stuff under one roof!
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Our approach was to try wines that we wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to try. In other words, we avoided the Paso Robles wines….well, we broke down a couple of times and had a wee taste of some of our favorites, but the focus was on “other” wine! They even had a Twitter wall up so that you could see people (like us) tweeting about the event in real time! Very cool…
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The event was a truly great experience; kind of like Disneyland for adults! With so many wineries from so many areas, it’s a good idea to go in with a little bit of a game plan. But then again, a little bit of spontaneity is a good thing! Cheers!
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