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8/1 LARRY SCHAFFER, TERCERO WINES, THE RHONE RANGERS, LARRY VAN AALST, SONOMA HAPPENINGS

August 10, 201652 min
LARRY SCHAFFER FROM TERCERO WINES - THE RHONE RANGERS CALIFORNIA TOUR LOS ANGELES EVENT ON AUGUST 6 Los Angeles Tasting Events 2016 Rhone Rangers California Tour | Los Angeles Event on August 6 The Rhone Rangers ride into Los Angeles on Saturday, August 6, 2016 with over 40 wineries pouring their American-grown Rhone wines at the Skirball Center. The one-day event includes a new winemaker luncheon, seminar and a grand tasting with a new VIP section. It’s the largest tasting of Rhone wines in Los Angeles. Date                Saturday, August 6 Location         Skirball Cultural Center                        2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd                        Los Angeles, CA 90049                        Complimentary Parking Time               11 am – Winemaker Seminar - Red/White Rhone Blends                        12:30 - Trade and Media Tasting                        12:30 pm  - New Event: Winemaker White/Rosé Luncheon                        1:30 pm – VIP Grand Tasting                        2:30 pm – Grand Tasting General Admission   Saturday, August 6 LA - Saturday Pass – Spend the day with the Rhone Rangers and kick off your Saturday with a seminar: The Past and the Future. The Rhone Rangers will look at Rhone blends, encompassing both wines made in the southern Rhone tradition and newer, more unusual wine blends. Featuring 100% Rhone varieties Patrick Comiskey, Los Angeles based writer for Wine & Spirits and the Los Angeles Times, and the author of a soon-to-be published book on the American Rhone movement, will moderate a panel of winemakers. A flight of red wines and a flight of white wine will be included as the basis of the discussion. Your day continues to the White/Rosé winemaker luncheon to rub elbows with some of your favorite winemakers while tasting a variety of White and Rosé wines and enjoying a buffet-style lunch. After lunch take advantage of VIP status which gives you early entrance to the Grand Tasting of more than 40 Rhone wineries, access to a private lounge with hors 'd oeuvres and special wines. The Seminar begins at 11 am followed by the luncheon at 12:30 pm and VIP Grand Tasting at 1:30 PM. Saturday Pass - $150 LA - VIP Grand Tasting – VIP status at the Rhone Rangers Los Angeles event secures early entrance to the tasting of more than 40 Rhone wineries. NEW in 2016 is a special lounge area featuring unique wines, appetizers and seating. VIP guests may enter at 1:30 pm. VIP Tickets - $85 LA - Grand Tasting General Admission – Join the Rhone Rangers as part of their California Tour in Los Angeles. Enjoy wines from more than 40 Rhone Rangers wineries during the Grand Tasting from 2:30 – 5:30 pm. Grand Tasting  Tickets - $65 ABOUT TERCERO: The idea for tercero wines surfaced a number of years back. Larry Schaffer had been in the educational and trade publishing industry for a number of years and had achieved all he had set out to do. It was time for a change . . . . but to what? Larry’s dreams of becoming a professional volleyball player were never going to happen, so he looked towards something he had always been interested in but never understood completely – winemaking. One thing that really interested him was the ‘why’ involved – how in the heck do you start with a grape and end up with this wine? Or that one? He needed to know more – and he needed to challenge his brain. Fast forward four years . . . and Larry begins his new career in earnest as the Enologist for Fess Parker Winery

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