The "Wicked Emperor" in the book below is Nero. Falsh forward to last week.
"The Arch of Nero" by Thomas Cole sold for $15 million at a Sotheby's auction.
Book Review: A few weeks back, Ciao Asheville suggested "A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" by Emma Southon.
The wine world has lost a true legend. Jim Clendenen, a pioneer in his industry is gone but will never be forgotten, for he has left a lasting impression for generations of winemakers and wine professionals. In the wine industry, being considered "old school" in Italy, France or Greece is considered cool and hip, yet old school in California is considered passé or dated. This may have to do with how young the California wine scene is in comparison to some countries that date back to 6000 B.C. Either way, Jim was considered "old school", well at least in the time that I knew him. He championed the notion of being able to enjoy a glass of wine for lunch "without getting drunk".
Goodbye our Friend.
Brett came to North Carolina from the restaurant world in Los Angeles and chose to spend a year and a half with us @MetroWines. But it seems that all good things must end and so it is time for Brett to use his years of experience and pursue his goals in the wine and hospitality industry. He will be joining the Leo's House of Thirst team in West Asheville and we all wish him the best and hope we will see him often @MetroWines.
Sail on Brett! Asheville is fortunate to have you here.
Aromas of nectarine, tangerine, lime zest and elderflower lead to a medium-bodied palate of fresh flavors of green apple, lychee, honeydew and pineapple. Wine shows balance between fruit flavors, refreshing acidity and a crisp, lingering finish. Drink this dry white wine as an aperitif or with a variety of food pairings from salads to seafood including salmon, oysters, crab and chowder, and Asian and Thai influenced dishes.
Wine Enthusiast 90 Points
Tones of freshly cut pear and apple shine in this ready for the table, young wine. The fruit is the whole show here and should be enjoyed while it remains balanced and pure.
$16.99 at wine.com
Eric Asimov, Ameztoi Txakolina and MetroWines
From Da Maison Selections in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, we have had Ameztoi Txakolina since we opened!
Welcome aboard Eric!
Ameztoi produces classic Txakolina, the delicious, bright, slightly fizzy, low alcohol wines that are consumed like water in Spanish Euskadi (Basque Country). Vineyards are very close to the ocean, full of verdant, green cover throughout the year. Mostly Hondarribi Zuri, with 10% Hondarribi Beltza from 20-25 year-old vines, fermented in stainless. Briny and bright, Ameztoi refreshes with juicy lime fruit and Txakolina's characteristic spritz.
"If you like Picpoul, you like Txakolina!"
2020 is $21@MetroWines
Eric Asimov is paying $22 in NYC!