Try Something New: Southern Rhone Wines

January 16, 2013
Hosted by Kimber Stonehouse

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Episode Description

It's a New Year, and in keeping with our experiments of New Things, i.e., new wines: let's move a little farther South to the Southern Rhone. Now these are the wines you may have already met when randomly shopping at the grocery store. Some of these wines are readily available and friendly on the budget. Definitely a good thing in January! We'll start with Chateaunuf du Pape, the northern most Southern Rhone, and travel all the way Beaumes du Venise, just briefly. We'll spend time discussing the easy to find and drink Cote du Rhone and Cote du Rhone Villages. We'll also mention some of my personal favorites in the slightly more pricey regions of Gigondas and Vaqueryras, and let's not forget the amazing roses or Tavel. We'll also talk a little about food, and how or what to pair with these fun drinking wines. If you have a question, please email us at AroundtheWorldinaGlass@hotmail.com

Around the World in a Glass

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Around the World in a Glass explores the wine and alcohol beverage regions of the world. We focus on a region, grape or style, and answer questions such as what makes it so special, where it is, what style of wine or beverage produced, and how to understand the labels. Our winery and regional guests talk about their wines and regions, we discuss specific wines from that region, and take part in tasting wines from there. In addition, we'll answer your questions, discuss stemware, wine and food pairings, places to eat, and tours or features. Some of the regions we'll explore are Champagne, Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Burgundy, Loire, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Rhone, and many more. We’ll also feature other beverages besides wine, including Single Malt Scotch, Well Aged Rum, Gin, Tequila, Mescal, Cognac, Vodka and more regional and style explorations.

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Kimber Stonehouse

Kimber Stonehouse

Kimber Stonehouse is the Director of Operations at Sportsman’s Fine Wine and Spirits, Arizona’s privately owned, premiere wine and spirits shop. Kimber loves the nuances of food and wine pairings, and has a fondness for Single Malt Scotch and well-aged Rum, in addition to other tasty beverages. Kimber believes that Champagne, and bubbles in general, go with all foods and should not be limited to celebrations or special occasions. Kimber is a Certified Specialist of Wine, an expert on crafting cocktails, and has written several industry articles, including “How to Host a Beer Tasting” and “What’s so Special about Bubbles and Champagne.” Kimber was selected by the Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation to Australia to explore their wine regions. In her current role at Sportsman’s, Kimber continually attends wine and spirits classes and tastings and is responsible for the food menu and wine list changes. These changes require staying current on new wines, balancing flavor profiles with price, quality and interest, and matching the food menu. Each week, Kimber will highlight wonderful wines, champagnes and cocktails, and will focus on the right food pairings to make every meal a delight.

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