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July 1, 2009

JULY 1: LearnAboutWine Presents Summer TASTE: Rose and Rhone at the GROVE

Featured Event - posted by Don Rose

Summer TASTE has arrived, wine lovers! We at The LA Report have always enjoyed Ian's Learn About Wine events, and July 1st should be no exception, as evidenced by the event title: Rose, Rhone and BBQ! And the fun continues all summer long; the First Wednesday of each month this summer finds LearnAboutWine at the Park for SummerTASTE. Here is the main info for July:

Wed, July 1st, 7-9 pm at The Grove.
3rd and Fairfax in the Farmers Market complex.
Regularly $60 - Subscriber Sale $27.50 -
Use the Code "Summer" during Checkout.
Event Homepage - Tickets

SummerTASTE will combine the great outdoor environment at THE GROVE, with foods from top restaurants, music, and wine tasting. This event will support TJ MARTEL FOUNDATION, raising money and awareness for Cancer Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Food by Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill: voted “Best Barbecue” by the Los Angeles Times, “Best Barbecue in L.A.” by 97.1FM and “A Favorite for Steak and Take-Out” by The Ventura County Star. (Wine lovers will be happy to know that every wine at Wood Ranch is half-price on Tuesdays!)

Event Host and DJ: Joe Escalante - Wino Wednesday Host at Indie 103.1 (they live on-line)

Click here to see Ian and Joe on the air on YOUTUBE

Participating Wineries Include:

Clos Solene - L'Aventure - Ranchita Canyon
Conway - Dragonette - Zaca Mesa
Tercero - Blair Fox Cellars - Derby
Highflyer Wines - and AOC Cotes du Rhone Wines

Wednesday's Wine List:

Blair Fox Cellars, "Haylee's Rose", Grenache/Counoise/Syrah, Santa Barbara , 2008Blair Fox Cellars, Viognier, Paradise Road Vineyard, Santa Barbara, 2006Blair Fox Cellars, Syrah, Paradise Road Vineyard, Santa Barbara, 2004Blair Fox Cellars, Syrah, Tierra Alta Vineyard, 2004Blair Fox Cellars, Syrah, Purisima Mountain Vineyard, 2004
Clos Solene, Roussanne, Booker Vineyards, Paso Robles, 2007
Deep Sea, "Sea Flower", Rhone Rose, 2008 Deep Sea, Viognier, Central Coast, 2008 Deep Sea, Rhone Blend, 2008 - barrel samplesDerby Wine Estates, Rhone "Mosaic Rose", Paso Robles, 2007Derby Wine Estates, "Fifteen 10", Viognier/Roussanne/ Marseanne, 2006Derby Wine Estates, "MOCAB", Mourvedre/Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006Dragonette Cellars, Rose, Santa Ynez, 2008Dragonette Cellars, Syrah, Santa Ynez, 2007Dragonette Cellars, Rose, Santa Ynez, 2008Dragonette Cellars, Syrah, Santa Ynez, 2007Highflyer, Viognier, Clements Hills, Borra Gill Creek Ranch, 2007Highflyer, Aviator "Proprietary Blend" , Somerston Vineyards, 2006Highflyer, Syrah, Napa/Sonoma/Santa Barbara, Somerston Vineyards, 2006Highflyer, Grenache Blanc, Napa Valley, Somerston Vineyards, 2008L'Aventure, Estate Cuvee, 2007Ranchita Canyon Vineyard, Grenache Rose, Paso Robles, 2007Ranchita Canyon Vineyard, "Fusion", Grenache/Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, 2005
Ranchita Canyon Vineyard, Old Vine Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, 2006
Rancho Arroyo Grande, Rhone Blend, 2005 Tercero, Rose, Grenache/Mourvedre, Santa Barbara, 2008Tercero, Grenache Blance, Santa Ynez Valley, Camp 4 Vineyard, 2008Tercero, "Cuvee Christie", G-S-M, Santa Barbara, 2006Tercero, Grenache, Santa Ynez Valley, Camp 4 Vineyard, 2006Zaca Mesa, "Z Gris", Grenache/Cinsault, Santa Ynez Valley, 2008Zaca Mesa, Viognier, Estate Grown, Santa Ynez Valley, 2008Zaca Mesa, Syrah, Estate Grown, Santa Ynez Valley, 2005
Zaca Mesa, "Z Cuvee", Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre/Cinsault, Santa Ynez, 2006

And wines of the AOC Cotes du Rhone Wines:

Louis Bernard, Cotes du Rhone, 2007
Chateau La Couranconne, "Gratitude", Cotes du Rhone Villages Plan de Dieu, 2007
Cave de Tavel, "Lauzeraies", Tavel, 2008
Andre Andrieux, "Cuvee Victoria", Tavel, 2008
Chateau Guiot, Costieres de Nimes Rose, 2008
Domaine Belle, "Les Terres Blanches", Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, 2007
Domaine Combier, Crozes Hermitage, 2007
Perrin & Fils, "Les Christins", Vacqueyras, 2006
Montirius, "Garrigues", Vacqueyras, 2007
Francois Villard, "Version", Saint Peray, 2007
Moulin de la Gardette, "Cuvee Ventabren", Gigondas, 2005
Maison Chapoutier, Cotes du Rhone, Belleruche Blanc, 2007
Chateau Valcombe, Costieres de Nimes, Cuvee Tradition, 2005

Event Homepage - Tickets

LearnAboutWine.com Summer Series @ The Grove:
Jul 1 - Rose and Rhone and BBQ
Aug 5 -
No Oak – Red and White Educated in Stainless
Sept 2 - Full Throttle and Voluptuous – Big Wines for Important Times

About LearnAboutWine

Founded in 1995, LearnAboutWine is Los Angeles' Source for Wine Education and Events.
Hosting events on a multitude of topics and interests, LearnAboutWine is committed to
educating people about wine and food, while eliminating the barriers of pretentiousness
and information overload. From beginner to advanced wine enthusiasts, LearnAboutWine
pushes aside the myths and legends and gives you the inspiration and information you
need to advance your wine knowledge and appreciation.