Join us this Thursday, November 8, for a free wine tasting featuring the wines of Jean-Luc Colombo.
A native of Marseilles, Jean-Luc Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous and unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and enology, Colombo and his wife Anne, also a pharmacist and enologist, moved to Cornas, fully intending to support themselves as pharmacists while developing a wine consultancy on the side.
It was not long before Colombo began purchasing and cultivating his own vineyards, first in Cornas then throughout the Rhône Valley and Languedoc, leading to the establishment in 1994 of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo. The wines of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo are all sourced from Colombo’s own vineyards and from carefully selected domains under his direct consultation.
Colombo has not limited his magical sphere of influence to Cornas. The company now embraces 27 wines representing major appellations of the Rhône Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France. Most recently, Colombo has returned to his roots for his latest winemaking venture in the Côte Bleue district near Marseilles.
This Thursday, November 8, you can sample several of the Colombo offerings during our free midweek wine tasting.
Tasting hours for this tasting event will be from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.
All tasting items will be on sale! Participants must present valid I.D.
Whether you need a bottle to impress at a dinner party, or just to celebrate life with someone special, Wyatt’s has you covered.