I did miss their first group tasting in New York (November 2008) and stumbled upon Les Gobeloteurs only today while checking past and upcoming events.
What really got me interested at first, should I say intrigued and amused was the name.
Gobeloteurs sounded mischievous and fun, bringing to mind Gobelet (small drinking cup), Comploteur (Schemer).
These 14 French Wine Musketeers plus 1 state they are all about caring and sharing and introduce the group as follows:
The most prominent member of the group might be Yves Cuilleron from Condrieu.
I had a couple of wines from another one of the 14, Pas de L'escalette located between the Larzac and the Mediterranean ( site in French only). They take winemaking seriously while keeping it fun for us as Ze Rose proves. I hope I get a chance to try it this Summer season.
At a tasting in 2007 in Quebec, Les Vendredis du Vin (the French language version of Wine Blogging Wednesday) raved (in French) about Clos du Caillou treating us to Cotes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du Pape.
I noted the 100% Roussanne Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.
They also offer a Côtes du Rhône Rosé, a blend of 40% Counoise, 35% Mourvèdre and 25% Grenache; full-bodied like a red wine...
Why 14 plus 1 you might ask.
The 1 is Hyde Vineyards from Napa
Hopefully I will catch up with this lively group on their next visit to New York.