A lot of people have asked me what the hell I am doing writing about “White Rhône.” The Viognier part they get, they are popular, plentiful and fun to write about, but what’s the story with all the other varieties?

Well, what is the story with those other varieties, or the blends for that matter? Yes, I am actually asking that question. The way to get an answer involves reading about the wines, tasting the wines and writing about the wines. Well hello, that’s exactly what this is all about then isn’t it?

Yes it is. You see this whole Global Tasting Initiative is not just a gimmick to get you all tasting specific groups of wines, it’s also a gimmick to get me to taste those wines.

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