Rhone Valley Wine Tasting | Saturday 5th November

  • Posted: 31st October 2016

For our next tasting event we explore the Rhone Valley of Southern France and the wines of producer Jean-Luc Colombo on Saturday 5th November, 3pm at Chop House Leith, Edinburgh.

The region is famous for producing fantastic wines and we look forward to enjoying a fine selection at the Chop House Leith bar. Our wines will include two from Crozes Hermitage and one from the Chateauneuf Du Pape region, with each being accompanied by bites from the Chop House grill.

A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognised potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and enology, Colombo and his wife Anne, also a pharmacist and enologist, moved to Cornas, fully intending to support themselves as pharmacists while developing a wine consultancy on the side. It was not long before Colombo began purchasing and cultivating his own vineyards - first in Cornas then throughout the Rhône Valley and Languedoc - leading to the establishment in 1994 of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo. The wines of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo are all sourced from Colombo's own vineyards and from carefully selected domains under his direct consultation. The company now embraces 27 wines representing major appellations of the Rhône Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France. 

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Why not make a day of it and join us for brunch before hand or book for dinner after and enjoy some delicious steak.

Roll on the weekend!

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