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bardot champagne
All are “grower” Champagne 
Grower Champagnes or Artisan Champagnes are Champagnes produced by the estate that owns the vineyards where the grapes are grown. Récoltant-Manipulant is the term in French, and Grower Champagnes can be identified by "RM" on the wine label.[1] While large Champagne houses such as MummMoët et Chandon and Veuve Clicquotmay use grapes from as many as 80 different vineyards in the Champagne region to create a consistent house style, Grower Champagnes tend to be more terroir-focused, sourced from a single vineyard or closely located vineyards around a village, and made with grapes which vary with each vintage.[2] Today there are over 19,000 independent growers in the Champagne region,[citation needed] accounting for nearly 88% of vineyard land in the region; around 5,000 of these growers produce wine from their own grapes.[citation needed] Of the Champagne imported into the US in 2014, only 5% was Grower Champagne.[3]
1. Bernard Gaucher Brut NV 
From Aube
10 g/l residual sugar
100% pinot noir
2. Juiliet-Lallement Champagne Brut NV Grand Cru Rose 
From Verzy and Sillery 
300 Liter wooden barrel
80 Pinot Noir 20 Chardonnay
8 g/l residual sugar
Champagne Juillet-Lallement produces precise wines, showing elegance, minerality and above all a true personality. They reflect the terroir of “La Montagne de Reims” which has a northern exposure, ensuring cool winds preserve great acidity in the wines. The farming philosophies of Juillet-Lallement respect nature and their commitment to sustainable viticulture will help to ensure the house will continue to thrive in the next century.
3. Lancelot Pienne Blanc de Blanc “Instant Present” NV Brut
From Cramant (Grand Cru)
100% Chardonnay
40 + year old vines
30 months on the lees
6 g/l residual sugar
The perfect apéritif wine, fresh, lifted, chalky, and full of white and yellow orchard fruits. This comes from vines averaging 40 years of age growing along the Côte des Blancs as well as from Monthelon and Mancy, two villages south of Epernay in the Côteaux Sud d’Epernay. Aged on its lees for 30 months before disgorgement. This used to be dosed with 7 grams of sugar, but since the release of the 2018 base the dosage has gone to 6 gram
4. Clotilde Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Brut
From Les Mesnil-Sur-Orge
Made by Jean Michel Turgy

Clotilde is an homage to the first queen of France, is a Blanc de Blanc Cuvee from the Grand Cru vineyards of Michel Turgy in Les Mesnil – Sur – Oger. . The steeple on the label (in the L) is a replica of the church where her relics are held at the Eglise Saint-Leu-Saint Gilles de Paris. This extremely limited release is only available in California and France.

Tasting Notes : The Clotilde Grand Cru Champagne is made by Jean Michel Turgy! Sourced from Le Mesnil Sur Oger, this Blanc de Blanc is a100% Chardonnay bottling produced from a few small parcels in this remarkable appellation. This amazing bubbly expresses all its generosity and grand delicacy with its very harmonious flowery nose, and in the mouth expresses hints of apple and honey with a nice golden color and a very seductive froth.

 
The French Fête is SOLD OUT. We post this Wine Dinner Menu
only to encourage you to watch for MetroWines Wine Dinners Going forward!
This one is Hosted by Chef Sam Etheridge of AMBROZIA Catering
and Jean Philippe Bourgeois of JPBourgeois Imports
 
bardot with wine2
 

     Roc Meynard Bordeaux Blanc-

Seafood pot pie-shrimp, scallops, fish, lobster sauce, fennel, pastry crust

 

     Chateau Cantaloup Medoc-

Duck confit salad-winter greens, duck fat croutons, dried cranberries, wine poached pears, cider vinaigrette

 

     Chateau Grand Francaise 2019-

Pork Belly and pulled pork terrine-braised mustard greens, fennel apple chutney

 

     Chateau Pas De L’Ane St. Emilion Grand Cru 2015-

Stuffed steak with mincemeat, sauce belle epoque, whipped truffle potato puree

  

     Chocolate mousse, compressed cherry

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 08:07

Menu for An Italian Wine Dinner on 12-21!

An Italian Dinner in The Parlor of The Asheville Beauty Academy on Wednesday, December 21st, with Zach Eidson, Sommelier, of General Manager of MetroWines and Chef Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia Bar and Bistro.
Monday, 12 December 2022 17:39

NYE Midnight in Paris

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News Release: Monday, December 12th, 2022
About: "Midnight in Paris," New Year's Eve at The Asheville Beauty Academy

Please join MetroWines for "Midnight in Paris" on Saturday, December 31st in The Parlor at The Asheville Beauty Academy, 28 Broadway Street.
 
We start the evening at 5pm and celebrate until 8pm with “Midnight" cheers at 6pm. "Because when it's 6pm in Asheville, it's already Midnight in Paris!" And, after dinner, please stay and continue the party with us upstairs in The Parlor or downstairs!
 

The menu includes:
Oysters and Crab Cakes presented by Local Oyster Pop Up, 828 Raw. 
Lobster Newburg and Macaroons by Chef David VanTassel of Sovereign Remedies. And Champagnes from Three Keys Wine Distributors, Julliet - Lallement, Bernard Gaucher, Gilles Lancelot, and Les Mesnil Sur Oger, paired by MetroWines with each course.  
 
The evening is $160 (plus tax). Tickets here: https://www.avlbeautyacademy.com/product-page/nye-champagne-dinner
Please note there is one flight of wide stairs with railings on both sides but there is no elevator.
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Contact for MetroWines: John Kerr
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525
 
Monday, 05 December 2022 13:07

WSET Wine classes LIVE @MetroWines

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WSET Level One, Two and Three Award in Wines Classes

Coming to Asheville School of Wine

The MWWine School, an approved program provider for the globally recognized WSET,

will offer the certification classes, perfect for wine and food professionals and wine enthusiasts,

live and in-person, starting January 23rd

Asheville, NC – November 30th, 2022 – MWWine School, an approved program provider for the globally recognized Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) certifications, today announced that WSET Level One, Two and Three Award in Wines classes will launch in Asheville, North Carolina in January 2023. The WSET certification courses, which are offered in partnership with the Asheville School of Wine, are among the most prestigious wine industry qualifications in the world and are ideal for beginners, connoisseurs, and wine and food industry professionals.

The WSET Level One Award in Wines class will take place January 31st with Level Two taking place January 24th, 25th and January 30th in Asheville. The classes offer foundational principles for wine tasting, and wine and food pairing, as well as key knowledge about winemaking, viticulture, and the wine regions of the world. 

“I am so impressed with the enthusiasm and knowledge of the students who attended my seminars in Asheville this August and am thrilled to be bringing these world-class certification courses to this world-class food and wine city,” said Webber. “I am also pleased to continue my partnership with The Asheville School of Wine as we further expand access to a curriculum that will not only enhance wine professionals and enthusiasts’ love of wine, but that will also increase their wine knowledge, further develop their palates and help them achieve professional certifications.”

Classes will be taught by MWWine School Director Melanie Webber, a WSET certified wine educator and sommelier. Melanie holds the Diploma in Wine and Spirits from WSET, as well as the Wine Scholar Guild’s (WSG) French Wine Scholar and Spanish Wine Scholar certifications. She recently taught two sold-out wine tasting and food and wine pairing seminars in Asheville through the Asheville School of Wine and has taught in Paso Robles and Los Angeles since 2018, helping hundreds of industry professionals – from winemakers, to chefs to tasting room personnel – and wine lovers achieve their WSET certifications. Her MWWine School is also an approved program provider for the WSG’s Spanish and French Wine Scholar courses, which will be offered in Asheville later in 2023.

The Classes

Level One Award in Wines is a beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. Students will explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, as well as learning food and wine pairing, wine service and etiquette. It includes tasting of 10 wines. Go Here to Register!

 

Level Two Award in Wines is for individuals seeking a core understanding of a wide range of wines. This qualification explores the major grape varieties of the world and the regions in which they are grown. Through a combination of tasting and theory, students will explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence. The course includes tastings of over 30 wines. Successful candidates receive a certificate and lapel pin for the internationally-recognized WSET Level Two Award in Wines. Go Here to Register!

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Asheville School of Wine and umbrella company under Metro Wines partners with MWWine School, an approved program provider for the globally recognized Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) certifications.

The WSET Level One Award in Wines class will take place January 31st 2023. Perfect for Tasting Room and Restaurant Service Professionals, and Wine Enthusiasts. 

 

Coming to Asheville Tuesday, January 31st: Course & Exam - 9:30am – 5:00pm 

Course price: $350