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Sake Class

Friday, 12 July 2024 13:02
News Release: Friday, July 12, 2024 
About: Sake Class with Dila Lee of Kome Collective and Vine Connections
sake sushi
Join us on Wednesday, August 14th from 5:30 to 6:30 at Quench! for a presentation and tasting of Sake with Dila Lee of Kome Collective and Vine Connections. Quench! is located at 60 North Merrimon, Suite 105, in Reynolds Village, Woodfin. Taste Sake as Dila Lee presents the production, purpose and pairings of each style together with Dim Sum by Quest! in-house Chef Sam Etheridge.
Who is Dila Lee?
Sake & Spirits Sales Manager, Kome Collective
  Born and raised in Turkey, Dila moved to the United States after receiving her master’s degree in Japanese. Since moving to the US, she has worked in some of the most prestigious Japanese restaurants across the country (Ozumo, Alexander’s, Katana) and most recently worked as the Beverage Director for TAO in Chicago. Dila’s passion for sake & Japanese culture is contagious and she brings an extensive knowledge of sake, spirits & Japanese cuisine to the Vine Connections team. Dila is currently based in the Chicago area and manages the VC sake & spirits portfolio in IL, FL, MA, GA, and NC. In her spare time you can find Dila cooking for friends or blasting music in her car & singing along with her son. 
What is Kome Collective?
"We are a collection of traditional and cutting edge thought leaders, producers, and brands with a commitment to the culture of Japan. We have the most comprehensive and diverse sake portfolio in the US and our Japanese spirits are both unique & inspirational."
This amazing evening is $65 (plus tax). You can reserve your seat by calling (828) 575-9525 or online here:
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525

Tasting: Wines from Portugal

Tuesday, 09 July 2024 16:54
portugal wine map
News Release: Tuesday, July 9th, 2024
About: Tasting Wines from Portugal with Joseph Schwabauer
Join us on Tuesday, July 30th from 4-6 @Metrowines on Charlotte Street to meet James Schwabauer, learn about the grapes of Portugal and taste wines made in Portugal. The event is "at the bar" and "on the house."
Why Joseph Schwabauer? 
Joseph is a 12 year veteran of the wine business, doing it all from wine retail, restaurant wine lists and working with some of the best producers and importers on the supplier side. 
Why Portuguese wines?
From Wine Folly: "Because Portugal’s wine culture developed in relative isolation, many grape varieties do not grow anywhere else in the world. If you don’t recognize the grape variety on a Portuguese wine label, it’s a good thing. There are over 250 indigenous varieties and a few imports (including Alicante Bouschet) that have adapted well to the Portuguese landscape (i.e., they are delicious). To many wine experts, Portugal is the last frontier of wine in Western Europe; there is still so much to be tasted and explored. With all the excitement Portugal offers, let’s look at the major wines and regions."
"To put it succinctly, Portuguese Wines are the next big thing," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "This is a great opportunity to expand your wine world."
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525

French Libation Tasting

Thursday, 04 July 2024 09:52
News Release: Thursday, July 4th, 2024
About: French Wine Tasting
Join us on Wednesday, July 24th from 4-6pm @MetroWines on Charlotte Street to meet Global Brand Representative, Thibault Petiet, of French Libation, and taste his collection of stellar wines including Metro Wines customer favorite Vetriccie from Corsica! The event is "at the bar" and "on the house" with no reservations necessary. Amenez vos amis!
French Libation
"Our company is the link between French producers and the American market specializing in hand-crafted wines, ciders and spirits. We strive to select qualitative and affordable libations that express their terroir perfectly. Above all, we work with producers we believe in. We focus on regional US distribution with partners in over 40 states. Our goal is to build long-term relationships through fine product selections, right prices and high-quality service."
"Located in the town of Aghione, on the Costa Serena, the Vetriccie estate bought by the Barcelo family in 1966 expresses all the attributes of a premium Corsican wine. It spreads over 120 hectares in the heart of the appellation AOP Vin de Corse. The well-orientated soils are located between sea and mountain. The harmonious blend of continental and native varietals on this recognized terroir give elegant and flavoured wines with strong potential."
"What we like about French Libation is the amazingly high quality to price ratio," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of Metro Wines. "This is not only a tasting of great wines but a learning experience."
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525

Sicilian Love Stories: Book Signing

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 14:41
Ciao Asheville Presents
Jay Sicily Love Stories

Sicilian Love Stories: A DiGiovanni Family History Sequel
Tuesday, July 16, 5:30-6:30pm, Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street


Can genuine love and romance spring from kidnapping, vendetta and the travails of difficult trans-Atlantic immigration to America? 
  Sicilian Love Stories: A DiGiovanni Family History Sequel answers that question with a resounding “Yes!”

Retired judge and author Jay Wilkinson is back to share four romantic sagas from his book A Lie Will Suffice in the expanded sequel to his entertaining and culturally educational presentation given last November at Metro Wines. If you missed Jay then, make sure you don't miss this dynamic speaker on his summer speaking tour!     

Jay’s family had strong links to organized crime and all the drama that goes with it: Atlantic Ocean crossings, murder, extortion, vendetta, bootlegging, labor influence on the New Orleans banana docks, two criminal trials, and a secret interment in the family burial vault. Jay will focus on the unique love stories from his family history that ultimately shaped the complex, but ultimately triumphant DiGiovanni-Guinta family history. 

$15 (plus tax) Includes a glass of white or red Sicilian wine and snacks.

Jay's book will be available for purchase and signing by the author. Payment by cash, check or Venmo only

Please call Metro Wines at (828) 575-9525 or register online here 
to reserve your seat. Seating is limited to 20 people.

Note for attendees: Please park at the back of the parking lot at Metro Wines for this event.