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Schug Pinot Noir and More Tasting

Monday, 22 April 2024 15:44
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News Release: April 22nd, 2024
About: Schug Pinot Noir and More Wine Tasting
 
Schug is known for Pinot Noir. But there is so much more! Join us on Tuesday, May 14th from 4-6pm @MetroWines to delve further into the Schug Wines. The event is hosted by JOHN SANDERS, National Sales Manager "at the bar" and "on the house" with no reservations necessary.
 
TASTING:
Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
White Pinot Noir 
Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Cabernet Sauvignon 
 
About Schug: (Website)
Celebrating 40 years since our inaugural vintage, Schug Winery was born from Walter Schug’s passion for Pinot Noir, a journey that led him from Napa Valley’s pioneering days at Joseph Phelps Winery to the wind-swept hills of Sonoma’s Carneros region. Honoring our 100-year-old heritage and guided by winemaker Johannes Scheid, we continue to craft European-styled wines for a new chapter, inviting you to share our family’s legacy in every sip.
 
Discover the essence of the Sonoma Coast in every sip of our single vineyard wines. With a commitment to showcasing the diverse terroir of this premier region, we work closely with exceptional vineyards to create outstanding wines that reflect the distinctive climate, soils, and topography unique to the Sonoma Coast. Elevate your palate with these meticulously crafted expressions, a true testament to our dedication and the remarkable terroir that shapes them.
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John Grochau GC Wine Tasting

Monday, 22 April 2024 13:14
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News Release: April 22nd, 2024
About: John Grochau Hosts a Tasing of His GC Wines
 
Meet John Grochau, Owner and Winemaker at Grochau Cellars (now GC), on Wednesday, May 21st from 4 to 6pm @MetroWines. Customers @MetroWines know John Grochau for his Commuter Cuvee Pinot Noir and his crowd pleasing Melon de Bourgogne. This is an opportunity to taste his other extraordinary wines from Amity, Oregon! The event is "at the bar" and "on the house."
 
Tasting:
-Etheric Wines Pinot Gris Rose 
-GC Commuter Cuvee Pinot Noir
-GC Willamette Chardonnay
-GC higher end Pinot Noir tbd
The Story:
GC Wines Founder John Grochau made his way to wine organically, starting first in fine dining restaurants in Portland, namely the legendary Higgins, and learning to make wine under the guidance of Willamette Valley greats.

In 2002, he founded Grochau Cellars, his eponymous wine label, where he could explore the production of food-friendly wines reminiscent of place. More than twenty years later, John has become well known in the Oregon wine industry as a friend, compatriot and community builder. 

He has lent his expertise to countless winemaking endeavors and prioritized strong relationships with growers across the state. After reflecting on more than two decades in the business, he shortened the name to GC Wines to reflect the brand’s evolution from one person’s dream to a dream realized and a much bigger family.
 
Press Reviews for GC: https://www.grochaucellars.com/press
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Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525


Rise Over Run French Wine Tasting

Wednesday, 17 April 2024 10:32
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News Release: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
About: Rise Over Run French Wine Tasting @MetroWines
 
Join Chris Thornbury from Rise Over Run on May 8th from 4 to 6pm @MetroWines for a tasting of "rare varietals from France available only in France and North Carolina!" Wines featured are spring releases from the lesser known regions of Loire, Corbierres and Savoie. The event is, as always, "at the bar" and "on the house" with no reservations necessary.
 
Tasting:
- Chateau de Montdomaine Touraine Methode Traditionelle Blanc Sparkling
- Cendrillon Nuance 2022 
- Blanc et Fils Rose 2023
- La Cave du Prieure Pinot Noir 2023 

Metro Wines has plenty of free, close parking!
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Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525


Fever-Tree (NA) Tasting

Saturday, 13 April 2024 13:55
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News Release: Saturday, April 13th, 2024
About: FeverTree (NA) Tasting
 
Join us on Saturday, May 4th from 1 to 4pm @Metrowines, to taste Fever-Tree (non-alcoholic) beverages: Sparklings, Tonic Waters and Mixers! Stacy Strong of Empire Distribution will pour and host the tasting. As always, the event is "at the bar" "on the house"
 
The Fever-Tree Mission
Our co-founders Charles and Tim, working in different parts of the drinks business, had both spotted that premium spirits were growing quickly, fuelled by consumers’ increasing awareness of the provenance of what they eat and drink.

However, this growing interest in premium food and drink had seemed to neglect mixers, a crucial element of the drinks industry that remained flat. It struck them both as extraordinary that people were paying a good deal of money for a high-quality spirit, yet had no choice but drown it with a poor-quality mixer.

From the very beginning, Charles and Tim approached their business in a different way - there would be no compromise at Fever-Tree. Flavour and quality were of the utmost importance. This mindset led them on an 18-month adventure from the archives of the British Library to facing the wrong end of a Kalashnikov in the Democratic Republic of Congo and concluded with the launch of our Premium Indian Tonic Water in 2005, with the belief we still operate by today. Our story is about going to the ends of the earth in pursuit of the best and, the most exciting thing is, we’ve only just scratched the surface.
 
Awards:
We are delighted to announce that we have been named Drinks International's number one Best-selling and Top Trending mixer for the 10th year running, as voted by the world's best bartenders! 

Since day one, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to sourcing the world's finest ingredients for our mixers; all in service of creating the most delicious and best-tasting long mixed drinks. 

This pursuit of great taste is one we share with the world's best bars and bartenders - all of whom we owe a massive thank you to, for your continued support over the years. We would not be where we are without you and we are honoured to be in your company. Here's to another year of mixing with the best! 
 
Until the big day, shop Fever-Tree @MetroWines and follow the Fever-Tree Guide for cocktails and Mocktails here: https://fever-tree.com/en_US/cocktails.
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Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525
 


Another 5 Star Review for Kristen

Friday, 12 April 2024 08:34
ANOTHER 5 Star Review for Kristen
Kristen"s Wedding Consultations are becoming Legendery!
This review from a friend, "LS," of the Bride:
 
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"Had a wine tasting today with a friend who is getting married. We met with Kristen, and I can honestly say it was a delightful experience. She was so intelligent and FUN. She is simply amazing. Loved every minute of the experience, and honestly, we would have loved to have stayed longer to hang out.
The wines she picked for the bride were absolutely perfect for the brides taste and menu.

The wine shop had an excellent collection of nice wines from around the world that are not over the top expensive. They hold free wine tastings during the year. I do not know if it is monthly or seasonal.

10/10 recommend for wine enthusiasts as all the people that worked in there were lovely. It wasn't the fake kind of lovely either. A calm and inviting atmosphere."
 


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News Release: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
About: Tree and Vine Hosts an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
 
Join us on Wednesday, April 24th from 4-6 @Metro Wines, for a tasting of Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars hosted by local Asheville businessTree and Vine paired with wines. The event is "at the bar" and "on the house" with no reservations needed.
 
Who is Tree and Vine:
Terri and Paul Karlsson, wife and husband team of 33 years, have both had varied and interesting careers. Terri had a career in a Fortune 100 company before becoming involved with forming and managing nonprofits. Paul is a retired Naval Aviator and a former global consultant for a Fortune 100 company. Both are passionate supporters of the arts and are involved in the musical arts professionally and as volunteers. Terri and Paul live in these beautiful mountains with three rescued dogs and enjoy meeting and connecting with customers at Tree and Vine, many of whom quickly become friends!
 
"While our products are Mediterranean inspired, many have strong ties to our area. We are also conscious of the environment. We use recycled paper products, and encourage our customers to return with a formerly purchased bottle for a discount on their purchase."
 
Read More Here: https://thetreeandvine.com/pages/health-benefits
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Metro Wines is a local business that supports the community. We are not an online retailer offering "zoom" tasting to sell you wine online, not a retailer proclaiming that we have "natural" or "dry farmed" or wines with history and that we are the only shop that has such access. You can taste great wine LIVE "at the bar" and "on the house" everyday of the week. Build your knowledge, build your experiences and help to build your community. Shop locally!
 
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525
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Pinot Noir Wine Tasting

Monday, 01 April 2024 11:23
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News Release: April 1, 2024
About: Pinot Noir Wine Tasting
 
Warmer days are rolling into Asheville. Diverse menus transition us from winter to summer. You have enough to think about. You need a versatile wine that can work most of the time with almost anything. You need Pinot Noir! 
 
Join us on Thursday, April 18th from 4 to 6 pm to taste four different versions of Pinot Noir "at the bar" and "on the house" with Rory Muldoon of Grapevine Distribution. No reservations necessary!
 
"On the Taste"
Longboard RRV Pinot Noir (Russian River, California)
Tassajara Monterey Pinot Noir (Monterey, California)
Torii Mor Pinot Noir (Dundee, Oregon)
Maison Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Rouge (Beaune, France)
 
All wine available for purchase or order by the case with a 15% discount.
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Metro Wines is a local business that supports the community. We are not an online retailer offering "zoom" tasting to sell wine online. You can taste great wine LIVE "at the bar" and "on the house" everyday of the week. Build your knowledge, exploration of wine and build YOUR community.
 
Gina Trippi: Contact for MetroWines
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525