I am writing to you with a heavy heart, and letting you know that I will be leaving Metro Wines. I have an opportunity to be the Director of Operations for a real estate investment company that will be a game changing opportunity for me and my family. We will be staying here in Asheville for this opportunity.
Leading the team here at Metro Wines has been one of the highlights of my career. I have made so many amazing connections that I hope last a lifetime. I will never forget my Metro family of vendors, customers and colleagues.
A special thanks to John and Gina for letting me be apart of their business for almost 5 years.
Thank you for everything and remember... life is too short to drink bad wine, so keep supporting Metro Wines!
News Release: Friday, August 4, 2023
About: Ciao Asheville Event: Volcano Wines!
Italian wines are revered throughout the world for their beautiful qualities as well as their distinctive taste. So what makes them so unique? The secret begins in the depths of the earth, brought to the surface by the extinct and active volcanos found throughout Italy’s landscape. And it’s not just the wine. Tomatoes would not have become the global culinary favorite without volcanic soil.
Ciao Asheville and John Kerr of Metro Wines team up to discuss what makes Italian volcano wines so unique. This event will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 5-6pm at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville.
John will discuss how volcanos produce the world’s best wines and how volcanos create the excellent conditions needed for the varied and complex flavors found in many Italian wines. You’ll also find out how volcanos helped produce Italy’s vast number of grape varietals, over 1,500 throughout the peninsula. And you’ll learn how to recognize these flavors as you taste volcano wines throughout the presentation.
We’ll present 4 volcano wines for tasting: a white and red from Mt. Etna in Sicily and a white and red from Mt. Vesuvius near Naples.
Price for the evening is $15 + tax (refundable up until 48 hours prior to the event), which includes the tasting and talk by John. Light snacks will be served. Register online here. For more information call Metro Wines at (828) 575-9525.
Note for attendees: Please park at the back of the parking lot at Metro Wines.
An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for serious wine enthusiasts.
Hosted by Asheville School of Wine and Metro Wines:
Tuesday/Wednesday January 2nd/3rd, 9:30 – 5:00 pm (in person)
Monday/Wednesday January 8th/10th 9:30 – 5:00 pm (in person)
Wednesday January 17th & 24th - 6 - 8pm EDT (online)
Monday February 5th – 9:30 – 1:00 pm Fortified and Sparkling tasting and exam review (in person)
Wednesday February 7th - Exam 9:30 – 1:00 pm (in person)
Course price: $1,499
Registration closes on December 15th