Game of Rhones – A Tale of Five Cities

This winter comes a tale­ of distant lands, of vineyard toil. A tale of five cities. After sellout events in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane in 2014, popular wine event Game of Rhones will this year expand to Sydney and Auckland.

Game of Rhones is a combative celebration of the classic grape varieties of the Rhone Valley in France. Think Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Cinsault, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussane to name just a few.

With more than 40 of Australia and New Zealand’s best producers on show at Game of Rhones, there will be over 100 wines on tasting as well as hearty fare and local beer and cider.

Game of Rhones

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For those keen on gaining extra insight, the Rhone Bar will again be the place to taste wines from ‘Beyond the Wall’ (ie: the Rhone Valley). Manned by some of the individual cities best sommeliers, they will be on hand to talk attendees through this vinous homeland offering wines by the glass at virtually cost price.

The interactive showcase encourages guests to taste and choose their favourite variety, style and region on the day by casting their votes for the Peoples Choice award for a chance to win some epic prizes. Wines will also be available to purchase on the day at cellar door prices.

With the blind (folded) tasting ‘torture chamber’ back again (a highlight of previous Game of Rhones instalments), an enthusiasm for the wine producers to dress in theme, as well as attendees for that matter, Game of Rhones is set for another monstrous campaign.

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