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HAPPY TIMES: WITH DAUGHTER MARINA AND VINCENT PARIS AMONG SOME FAMILY SYRAH ON LA GENALE, CORNAS

FAREWELL TO MY BELOVED

JUNE 2019

It is with the deepest regret that I must announce the passing away of my dear wife FIONA at the end of May, 2019. She had suffered from complicated health for the past two years, but seemed to be overcoming these challenges.

I am sorry to have to use this space for that announcement, but I would like to explain that service on drinkrhone will be patchy for the time being. As you know, I work on my own. I will send subscribers brief bulletins on latest tastings and visits undertaken before FIONA’s end.

Thank you all for your understanding.

Goings-on

SUMMER 2018 EVENTS ACROSS THE RHÔNE > >

SUNDAY 20 MAY, 2018 • BALADE GOURMANDE DES TERROIRS, VINSOBRES A WALK THROUGH THE VINEYARDS, WITH A MARKET FOR LOCAL PRODUCE IN THE SALLE DES FÊTES, THE VILLAGE HALL, OF VINSOBRES. FROM 15.00. CONTACT CHRISTELLE MAGNARD +33(0)9 61 59 . . . . .

LATE SUMMER EVENTS ACROSS THE RHÔNE > >

With music, cultural and food and wine festivals going on during the summer months, here is a selection of some that might appeal to readers if you are in the Rhône Valley during August and September, . . . . .

SPRING IS IN THE AIR > >

LES PRINTEMPS DE CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE SATURDAY 8 APRIL, SUNDAY 9 APRIL, 2017 [OPEN TO ALL], MONDAY 10 APRIL 2017 [TRADE DAY] SALLE DUFAYS, CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, 10.00-18.00 HRS SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 10.00-19.00 MONDAY COST: €10 with a tasting glass INFORMATION: +33(0)490 83 71 . . . . .

More going-ons > >

Latest tasting notes

LES VIGNERONS DE TAVEL - Tavel Cuvée Royale rosé - 2018-
clear, bright red robe. The nose has a note of lavender with its red cherry fruit, a neat sweetness underpinning it. . . . .
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DOMAINE LAFOND ROC-EPINE - Tavel Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine l’esprit de Roc-Epine rosé - 2018-
clear red robe, a little pale at the top. The bouquet has a baked setting, an aroma of white raisin, out . . . .
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DOMAINE LAFOND ROC-EPINE - Tavel Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine rosé - 2018-
bright, appealing pale red robe. The nose has a southern assertion, weight, is live and rather forceful, comes with a pear . . . .
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