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Thursday, 29 March 2018 11:17

The White Side of the Rhône with Matt Walls

Summary:

Just 6% of Rhône Valley wines are white, but there is huge variety of styles, from straightforward, everyday wines to some of the finest, most distinctive whites in the world.

Though they share some grape varieties, the white wines in the Southern and Northern Rhône are very different. With some destined for the dinner table and others deliciously drinkable by themselves, there are styles to suit all tastes and plenty of value to be found at every level.

We’ll take a close look at the varieties and appellations that make the white Rhône an increasingly popular and sought-after category.

Transcript: Top Rhône White Wine Producers by AOC

Find below Matt's top white wine produce selection for the Rhône Valley, classed by appellation.

  • Côtes-du-Rhône: Domaine du Seminaire, Domaine de l’Amandine, Domaine Gramenon, Domaine de Remejeanne.
  • Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Laudun – Vignerons Laudun-Chusclan
  • Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Roaix – Domaine Pique-Basse
  • Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Sablet - Domaine de Verquière
  • Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Séguret – Domaine de l’Amauve
  • Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Valréas – Clos Bellane
  • Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages Visan - Domaine La Florane
  • Cairanne - Oratoire Saint Martin, Domaine des Amadieu and Domaine Hautes Cances
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Château Rayas, Clos des Papes, Domaine de Marcoux, Château de Beaucastel, Le Vieux Donjon, Domaine du Banneret
  • Vacqueyras - Domaine la Ligiere, Le Sang des Cailloux and Roucas Toumba
  • Lirac - Château de Montfaucon, Domaine des Carabiniers and Domaine Lafond Roc Epine
  • Condrieu - Andre Perret, Yves Gangloff, Remi Niero, Yves Cuilleron, Domaine Georges Vernay
  • Saint-Joseph - Domaine Gonon, Domaine Guy Farge, E Guigal, Bernard Gripa, M Chapoutier
  • Hermitage - Domaine JL Chave, M. Chapoutier, Domaine Marc Sorrel, Delas
  • Crozes-Hermitage - Domaine Aleofane, David Reynaud, Dard et Ribo
  • Saint-Péray - Remi Nodin, Domaine du Tunnel, Cave de Tain, Bernard Gripa

Presenter: Matt Walls

Matt Walls is a freelance wine writer and consultant based in London.

He is a contributing editor at Decanter and writes regular articles for other magazines and websites such as Foodism, Imbibe and timatkin.com.

He won the Best Newcomer awards at the 2013 Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards for Drink Me, his first book on wine, which has sold over 10,000 copies.

He publishes a popular wine blog, www.mattwalls.co.uk, for which he won International Wine & Spirit Competition Blogger of the Year 2015.

When not writing, Walls advises restaurants on wine lists, hosts tastings, judges food and wine competitions and develops wine apps.

Matt is interested in all areas of wine, but specialises in those of the Rhône – he is Regional Chair for the Rhône at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

Published in Rhône Valley wines

Christophe Tassan is interviewed by Decanter Magazine’s Andrew Jefford about the Rhône Valley and its wines. “I was born in the dining room, in hospitality,” Christophe tells us, which seems appropriate, as this interview took place in a San Francisco restaurant around the corner from The Battery, where he is currently the wine director.

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 20:12

Northern Rhône Wine Who's Who with Olivier Hickman

Summary: 

As with all wine regions, there is a list of producers with whom every wine student should be familiar in order to understand the diversity and complexity of the wines produced.

In the Rhône, the list is long because there are those known for their traditional winemaking styles and those known for being more modern (if not avant garde!).

In this seminar, you’ll meet the rogues and renegades and old guard.

Presenter: Olivier Hickman

British national residing near Gigondas in the Southern Rhône. Born to a French mother (from Provence), Olivier studied Economics at Cambridge University and, having obtained First Class Honours, took the well-trodden route into industry working for Unilever, Time Warner and Linklaters LLP.

Olivier's passion for wine took off at Cambridge but a decade later after gaining qualifications with the WSET, Olivier established a part-time boutique UK wine importing business with Jeremy Williams in 1999. Their passion for wine encouraged them to make their own wines in Provence for sale in the UK by sourcing locally-grown fruit.

Olivier and his lawyer wife, Janet decided to permanently leave the London rat race in 2003 and move to Provence. Olivier planted his own micro-vineyard in Valréas from which he continues to grow and make small quantities of wine today; but it was his fascination for the French concept of “terroir” that took Olivier on a different route.

Whilst French wine culture is routed in “terroir”, the concept is very poorly understood (if at all) by majority of the wine-drinking public. With time on his hands, Olivier embarked on a two year research project interviewing growers and winemakers to get to the root of this elusive concept – what is terroir and how does it really influence wines, wine-growing and wine-making practices? What is truth, what is myth and more interestingly, what do we still not know?

Olivier decided that the best way to educate wine consumers was by establishing what was in 2006, the first Rhône-based Wine Tour business www.wine-uncovered.com. Olivier consulted on inaugural Grenache Symposium in 2010 and provides consultancy services for importers and educational services on behalf of the professional association, Inter Rhône.

Published in Rhône Valley wines
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    Forbes Spirit - Top Ways To Learn About Wine

    Forbes Spirit quotes Wine Scholar Guild as one of the best ways to learn about wine. 

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  • Wineindustryadvisor.com - Wine Scholar Guild Relaunches Bourgogne Master-Level Program

    Wineindustryadvisor.com - Wine Scholar Guild Relaunches Bourgogne Master-Level Program

    Wineindustryadvisor.com reports on the launch of a new version of WSG's Bourgogne Master-Level Program.

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  • Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace : Une dégustation « géo-sensorielle » par Julien Camus

    Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace : Une dégustation « géo-sensorielle » par Julien Camus

    French newspaper DNA reports on the very first panel tasting using the Architecture of Taste research project’s tasting grid, organized in Colmar, France. 

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  • Harpers Wine & Spirits - Wine Scholar Guild to develop new way to assess wine

    Harpers Wine & Spirits - Wine Scholar Guild to develop new way to assess wine

    Harpers reports on the unveiling of a new project aimed at developing a new way to assess wine.

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  • Cellar Asia - WSET Alternative Wine Education Programs in China

    Cellar Asia - WSET Alternative Wine Education Programs in China

    Cellar Asia discusses online wine education programs available in China.

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  • Wineindustryadvisor.com - Liquid Icons Announces 12 New Scholarship Opportunities for BAME/BIPOC Students

    Wineindustryadvisor.com - Liquid Icons Announces 12 New Scholarship Opportunities for BAME/BIPOC Students

    Wineindustryadvisor.com reports on the creation of the Golden Vines Wine Scholar Guild Scholarships for BAME/BIPOC students.

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  • The Drinks Business - Wine Scholar Guild launches Certified Sherry Wine Specialist course in US

    The Drinks Business - Wine Scholar Guild launches Certified Sherry Wine Specialist course in US

    The Drinks Business reports on the launch of the Certified Sherry Wine Specialist certification program in collaboration with Lustau.

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  • Wine Enthusiast - In a Sea of Credentials, Wine Professionals Seek Meaning

    Wine Enthusiast - In a Sea of Credentials, Wine Professionals Seek Meaning

    Wine Enthusiast Magazine discuss the diversity of wine courses and certification programs. 

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  • EAV/PHR : Développeur de programmes de formation sur le vin dans le monde entier

    EAV/PHR : Développeur de programmes de formation sur le vin dans le monde entier

    Interview of WSG President Julien Camus in the French newspaper EAV/PHR.

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  • Vino Joy News - Wine Scholar Guild appoints Asia ambassador

    Vino Joy News - Wine Scholar Guild appoints Asia ambassador

    Vino Joy News reports on the appointment by WSG of Corinne Mui as WSG Ambassador for Asia, its fastest-growing market so far, to drive its regional growth. 

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  • The Drinks Business - Wine Scholar Guild launches Italian Foundation Course

    The Drinks Business - Wine Scholar Guild launches Italian Foundation Course

    The Drinks Business reports on the launch of WSG's new IWS Prep course

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  • Wineindustryadvisor.com - Wine Scholar Guild Launches New Foundation-Level Programming on the Wines of Italy

    Wineindustryadvisor.com - Wine Scholar Guild Launches New Foundation-Level Programming on the Wines of Italy

    Wineindustryadvisor.com reports on the launch of IWS Prep, WSG's new foundation-level programming on the wines of Italy

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  • Wineindustryadvisor.com - WSG launches Three New Online Educational Series

    Wineindustryadvisor.com - WSG launches Three New Online Educational Series

    Wineindustryadvisor.com reports on WSG's three new online education series: "Meeting of the Minds" panel discussions, "WSG Live" interviews and "The Great Debate articles.

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  • Forbes - You Might Not Be Able To Get To Spain, But With The Spanish Wine Scholar Program You Can Virtually Visit All Its Wine Regions

    Forbes - You Might Not Be Able To Get To Spain, But With The Spanish Wine Scholar Program You Can Virtually Visit All Its Wine Regions

    Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen from Forbes.com talk with Rick Fisher about the Spanish Wine Scholar program and its online version. 

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  • Foster's Daily Democrat - Take an online class, enjoy virtual tastings

    Foster's Daily Democrat - Take an online class, enjoy virtual tastings

    Foster's Daily Democrat discusses online wine education opportunities and reports on our upcoming 5-week, intensive French Wine Scholar online program starting April 6th.

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  • Somm Journal - Albariño by Rick Fisher

    Somm Journal - Albariño by Rick Fisher

    SWS Education Director Rick Fisher talks about on one of Spain’s most popular white grapes - Albariño! 

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  • The Wine Industry Advisor - Wine Scholar Guild Celebrates Program Providers of the Year and Top Exam Scorers for 2019

    The Wine Industry Advisor - Wine Scholar Guild Celebrates Program Providers of the Year and Top Exam Scorers for 2019

    The Wine Industry Advisor reports on WSG's Program Providers of the Year and Top Exam Scorers for 2019

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  • The Drinks Business - 6 new ways to become a wine, beer or spirits expert in 2020

    The Drinks Business - 6 new ways to become a wine, beer or spirits expert in 2020

    The Drinks Business mention the new Spanish Wine Scholar program in their top 6 ways to become a wine expert in 2020.

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  • Forbes - Wine Scholar Guild: Curious to Taste and Travel While Learning Wine?

    Forbes - Wine Scholar Guild: Curious to Taste and Travel While Learning Wine?

    Marisa D'Vari from Forbes.com covers Wine Scholar Guild programs and study trips

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  • NeatPour.com - Comparing Wine & Sommelier Certification Programs

    NeatPour.com - Comparing Wine & Sommelier Certification Programs

    NeatPour.com compares wine & sommelier certification programs and covers Wine Scholar Guild

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  • The Grapevine Magazine - WSG Reports on the Launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar™ Certification Program

    The Grapevine Magazine - WSG Reports on the Launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar™ Certification Program

    The Grapevine Magazine reports on the global launch of WSG's Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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  • The Wine Industry Advisor - Spanish Wine Scholar™ program launched glogally

    The Wine Industry Advisor - Spanish Wine Scholar™ program launched glogally

    The Wine Industry Advisor reports on the global launch of WSG's Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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  • Somm Journal - Wines from Spain endorses Spanish Wine Scholar™ Program

    Somm Journal - Wines from Spain endorses Spanish Wine Scholar™ Program

    Somm Journal reports on the launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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  • The Wine Industry Advisor - Spanish Wine Scholar™ Program Endorsed by Wines from Spain

    The Wine Industry Advisor - Spanish Wine Scholar™ Program Endorsed by Wines from Spain

    The Wine Industry Advisor reports on the endorsement by Wines from Spain of WSG's Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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  • Harpers Wine & Spirits - Wine Scholar Guild launches new Spanish programme

    Harpers Wine & Spirits - Wine Scholar Guild launches new Spanish programme

    Harpers reports on the launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar study & certification program.

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  • Newsweek - Interviews Lisa Airey on Wine Jobs

    Newsweek - Interviews Lisa Airey on Wine Jobs

    WSG Education Director Lisa Airey discusses different job opportunities within the wine industry and how to get those jobs.

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  • Wines from Spain - Interview with Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar Education Director

    Wines from Spain - Interview with Rick Fisher, Spanish Wine Scholar Education Director

    Rick discusses an exciting new Spanish wine education program being offered by the Wine Scholar Guild. He also talks about the joys of Garnacha Tinta, the ever-increasing popularity of Rías Baixas wines in the American marketplace, and a few of his favorite regions to visit in Spain.

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  • WineTitles Media - Andrew Jefford now WSG Academic Advisor

    WineTitles Media - Andrew Jefford now WSG Academic Advisor

    WineTitles Media reports about award-winning journalist Andrew Jefford joining the Wine Scholar Guild as Academic Advisor

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  • JancisRobinson.com - WSG as part of Internationally recognised

    JancisRobinson.com - WSG as part of Internationally recognised

    Wine Scholar Guild is added among the "Internationally Recognized" wine education providers along with WSET, IMW and CMS

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  • Drinks Business - WSG launches Spanish programme

    Drinks Business - WSG launches Spanish programme

    Drinks Business reports on the launch of the Spanish Wine Scholar program

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  • Wine Enthusiast - A Guide To Wine Certification Programs

    Wine Enthusiast - A Guide To Wine Certification Programs

    Wine Scholar Guild prgrams are discussed in Wine Enthusiast in an article on "A Guide To Wine Certification Programs"

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  • Drinks Business - Patrick Schmitt MW joins team of tutors for Champagne course

    Drinks Business - Patrick Schmitt MW joins team of tutors for Champagne course

    Drinks Business reports on Patrick Schmitt MW joining the panel of instructors teaching WSG's Champagne Master-Level Program

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  • RAI TV - 1st WSG educator trip on Italian national TV

    RAI TV - 1st WSG educator trip on Italian national TV

    The 1st Wine Scholar Guild educator trip to Italy makes the Italian news on RAI, Italian national TV.

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    Food & Wine - The Best Courses to Help You Land a Job in Wine

  • Drinks Business - French Wine Society rebrands

    Drinks Business - French Wine Society rebrands

    Drinks Business reports about the French Wine Society rebranding as Wine Scholar Guild

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