Wines of the Rhône Valley Classes March 19 and 26

Mad Wine
Beginning Sunday March 19th, Esquin's Arnie Millan will host a two-part series of classes focused on the wines of the Rhone, their history and their effects on the world of wine. The Rhone Valley is home to some of France's greatest wines, from noble Hermitage in the North to celebrated Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the South. The ancient Greeks and Romans planted vines here. The Papacy moved here for a brief but unforgettable period, thereafter bringing great prestige to the area. In short, this is a region with a wondrous past yet whose present achievements in wine attract the world's attention. The wines of the Rhone continue to exert a huge influence on wines being produced around the world, from Washington State to Australia and South Africa. The first class, on Sunday March 19th, features the Northern Rhone Valley from Cote-Rotie, Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Cornas to Saint- Peray. The second class, on Sunday March 26th, explores the Southern Rhone Valley with its great villages dominated by the renowned Chateauneuf- du-Pape. We will taste 8 wines per class from the region's greatest appellations. Cost is $79 per class or $145 for the two-part series. The classes will be held on on Sundays, from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. in Esquin Wine & Spirits Sky Lounge at 2700 4th Avenue S., just South of the stadiums in SODO. Free parking is available in Esquin's lot on the South end of the building. Gift Certificates are available. The Seattle Times has named Arnie "The finest Wine Mind in Seattle." To register, please click on the following links: Rhone Valley Entire 2 Class Series March 19th class: The North March 26th Class: The South or call Esquin at 206-682-7374 or email Arnie.