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Winter is coming, and so is Game of Rhones (again) 

It's back. In 2013, Dan Sims of Bottle Shop Concepts – the company that champions wine as a drink of the masses through events that exchange all the wank for fun – decided to throw a medieval-style wine tasting event, filling Ormond Hall with a bunch of guys and gals in leathers and furs and bidding wine fans to sample more varietals of the Rhone Valley than Cersei on a bender. It was a right old knees-up, replete with whole spit-roasted beasts courtesy of Casey Wall of Rockwell and Sons.

This year, this event is going beyond the Wall (to Sydney and Auckland); it's also moving to Meat Market in North Melbourne. There will also be more than 40 producers this year, bringing the shiraz, grenache, mourvedre, carignan, cinsault, viognier, marsanne, roussanne and other grape varietals native to the Rhone Valley in France.

As to which producer wins this much hyped wine-based fight for supremacy, we've been pushing for an actual battle (to arms, wine people!), but they're taking the democratic route and getting you the people to vote for your favourite through the iPhone app, which you can download from their site.

It’s worth heading in even if you’re not a fan of ballsy reds. More fun than Joffrey's wedding. Bring it on.

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99A Carlisle St, St Kilda 3182

Telephone 03 9209 6777

Nearby Stations: Balaclava

Price $50.00

Date Sat 14 Jun 2014

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