On Tuesday, November 9th, the Rhone Rangers will host “Pneumonia’s Last Syrah” at Dog Patch Studios in San Francisco. Twenty Rhone Rangers member wineries will be pouring a selection of Syrahs in honor of the non-profit’s partnership with the GAVI Alliance, a Swiss-based organization that provides vaccinations to children in developing nations. The Alliance has given over five million vaccinations to needy children worldwide to combat common diseases.
Participating wineries have pledged $10 per case of Syrah sold during November to the cause – which is the cost of one vaccination against pneumonia. Inspired by a recent article by NewYork Times columnst Eric Asimov on the oft-overlooked domestic Rhone varietal, the Rhone Rangers created a campaign that promotes awareness of an oft-forgotten deadly disease while garnering more interest in domestic Syrah. For a list of participating wineries, click here.
Join “Pneumonia’s Last Syrah” on Tuesday, November 9th from 6 – 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 each, and can be purchased directly from the GAVI Alliance website. For more information, visit the Rhone Rangers online.