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Taste French wines at vin48 in Avon

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AVON, Colorado – French wine importer Rosenthal Wine Merchants will be showcased from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at vin48 in Avon today as part of the restaurant and wine bar’s weekly tasting series.

John Paine, of Rosenthal Wine Merchants, will pour four of his favorite regional French wines from the Rosenthal portfolio.

“We are thrilled to have John Paine here pouring,” said Greg Eynon, wine director and owner of vin48. “Vin48 has always been a supporter of Rosenthal Wine Merchants, and we share many of the same ideas as Rosenthal that help shape the wine program here.

“John’s encyclopedic knowledge of wine always makes for an educational and entertaining wine-tasting event.”

Rosenthal Wine Merchants is a family-run organization that is composed of a close-knit group of people who understand that wine is an agricultural product and that, in its best and purest form, wine must reflect a specific sense of place. The goal of Rosenthal is communicating this concept to a growing audience by presenting the finest examples of wine made in the classical Western European tradition.

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“All products brought to the marketplace by RWM are produced in as natural a manner as possible; we believe strongly in sustainable and organic agriculture,” said Neil Rosenthal, of Rosenthal Wine Merchants. “Our selections have a striking balance between finesse and power, which results in exceedingly age-worthy wines.

“We prefer to seek out small sources of supply rather than work with a cooperative or large commercial producers. All Rosenthal wines are ‘estate-bottles.'”

RWM is proud of the fact that its selection is distinctive and expresses a consistent style. Rosenthal has never purchased wine to simply fill a slot or a missing appellation. Each grower is visited twice yearly to follow the evolution of the wines and to track the development of each estate. The entire sales staff also visits each grower so that the nuances of each domain can be successfully communicated to the American marketplace.

Charles Hays, vin48’s chef and owner, will pair the wines with appetizers on the restaurant’s patio.

The event is part of vin48’s Summer Tasting Series, which takes place every Wednesday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Vin48 serves wines from visiting winemakers, breweries, distillers, importers and industry insiders and pairs them with Hays’ cuisine. All the wines served are available for purchase at discounted prices from Beaver Liquors in Avon.

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