Wednesday, March 6, 2013

G Night Returns to Avignon March 10th

The Grenache gang is at it again! On Sunday night March 10th, you're invited to an evening celebrating Grenache wines (white, pink and red)...and the people who love them. Thirty winemakers from different appellations will be present and pouring at the party, where there will be live music and more. 

G Night grew out of the Grenache Symposium, a major meetup of 250 wine professionals from 23 countries who first gathered in 2010. The symposium was the brainchild of Steven Spurrier (a British wine author and expert), Nicole Rolet (of Chêne Bleu in Crestet) and Walter McKinlay (of the Domaine de Mourchon estate in Seguret). Educating the public about the grape and putting more marketing muscle behind the wines were of course high on the agenda. By all accounts, the winemakers are succeeding at both, through events like G Night and other initiatives.

G Night Avignon starts at 6:30 pm but the first part of the evening is for the trade only: buyers, importers, retailers, restaurateurs, sommeliers and other wine pros. From 9:30 pm onward, the party is open to everyone as long as space is available. Tickets are 12€ and reservations are recommended. To reserve: 06 61 60 95 96,

G Night will be held at Delirium, at #1 rue Mignard in Avignon. 

If you miss G Night in Avignon, there will be one in Dusseldorf on March 24. 

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  1. I went to the first G Night in Avignon last year and it was wonderful--top notch wines, very friendly winemakers, great hors d'oeuvres. The price is still very reasonable though it has increased by 50%. But I am so sorry to see a major change in the format. Early tasting is for the trade only, and as much as I love Grenache, I will not go to a tasting that starts at 9:30 p.m.

  2. Sounds like an interesting, fun evening! A votre sante!



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