We had the opportunity to be part of the most Rhoning-est media tasting at Hospice du Rhone…well, because they consider us media (imagine that)!! The nice thing about it is that we get to go in to a private room with a handful of other media folks and pour ourselves wine and take notes.
It really is a great experience because you’re not fighting crowds and you get some definite “quiet time” with the wines!! I took a photo of each label we tasted and Annie took some notes. Check out our Flickr Page to see the pictures. We only tasted 15 or so of the 100-ish wines in the room, but they were ones we specifically wanted to taste.
A huge, big, ginormous, Rhone-tastic shout-out to the folks at Hospice du Rhone for letting us be a part of this truly unique event.
Side note: as many of you read earlier this week, Annie lost her grandfather and wrote a nice little piece about him. Hoot wanted to add his two cents. I only knew her grandfather for about five years, but I include him in my top five of best people. He had a way about him that is not describable…it was more of a presence, a lot like my grandfather had prior to his passing in 1996. These were/ are truly great men that worked their asses off and I wanted to give my own “thank you” to Annie’s grandpa…it was a pleasure to know you and you have certainly been a huge motivation for me!!
Cheers folks, have a fantastic Friday…live in the moment, work hard, be nice, and enjoy the ones you love!!