News Release: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
News Release: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
Travel the World Through Rosé
It is difficult to see the world wide range of our collection.
Spain: RAW 2019, $15.99
Italy: FontanaVecchia 2019, $15.99
France: Houchart 2019, $14.99
Austria: Mittelbach 2019, $13.99
Greece: Zoe 2019, $14.99
Slovenia: Grape Abduction 2019, $15.99
California: Wild Thing 2018, $18.99
South Africa: Backsberg, 2019 $13.99
Corsica: Ventriccie 2019, $12.99
Lebanon: Musar 2018, $19.99
Pick Up a Rosé Round the World Case.
|The French Resistance
These Wines are Not New to the Shop but RESIST Being Rotated!
** En Passant Rhone 2017 $18.99 **
Pick Up a Case. Call (828) 575-9525
|*** PRIEST CHOKER ***
Will economic conditions reinvigorate a traditional Tuscan savings plan?
Your Discuss it Over OR Pair with the Pasta - Wine
92 Points Wine Enthusiast
A blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this has alluring,
|*** Save Alsace ***
New York Times reports that 6 million liters of wine
Shop ALSACE @MetroWines!
Wine Enthusiast 93
Wet stone and fresh lemon are faint but distinct on the nose. A pure lemon flavor streaks
across the slender, taut palate, with a comet-like spray of freshness. This wine is dry and,
if it weren't for juicy glimpses of ripe lemon, would be almost austere.
Vinous Media 91
James Suckling 90
Wine Spectator 90
$21 (red tag)
New York Times Says Cling to COLUMBO
While the Columbo character was said to be of Italian Heritage,
Your Sink into The Comfort Zone and Watch it With Wine:
La Casaccia Monfiorenza Monferrato Freisa 2018
More on Columbo: A scene from "Any Old Port in a Storm"
|It comes with a heavy heart that I must tell you...
JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO OUTSIDE!
Yalumba Viognier 2019, South Australia
This Y Series has lovely aromas of orange blossom and honeysuckle
$13.97 at Wine Chateau
*** $9.99 @MetroWines! ***
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An idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person
within a culture. Memes (discrete units of knowledge, gossip, jokes and so on)
are to culture what genes are to life. Just as biological evolution is driven by the survival of the fittest genes in the gene pool, cultural evolution may be driven
by the most successful memes.— Richard Dawkins
I don't care! I am sick of seeing this word. Think about it. How long have you
To Celebrate the Happy Demise of "Meme"
Savoie, a quintessentially Alpine region bordering Switzerland,
$21 for an awesome in glass experience.
|*** CHILL OUT and IN ***
The TOOU Outo Rocking Chair is Born to stay out,
enjoying the sun and rain, unafraid of heat, humidity or temperature changes
High-end comfort and design out in the open air showcasing
quality, ergonomics and diversity, balanced with perfect aesthetics.
Chilling in a Chair. Chill IN the Kitchen.
Shop Spicewalla Mediterranean 3 Pack, Spigadoro Penne Rigate from Italy, Stanislaus Red Sauce, Greek Olive Oil and Divina Large White Beans.
Cool off in the chair OR the Kitchen with a glass of ......................
$14.99 for centuries of history in bottle.
|Lettie Teague Talks Summer
Lettie likes Burgans Albarino 2019
We love Burgans too! It's the classic version of this varietal.
News Release: Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
We planted our first vineyard back in 1981 with a mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, we’ve expanded both our knowledge of viticulture in this unique region as well as our acreage.
Rich in fossilized limestone from eons of marine deposits, JUSTIN’s soil is ideally suited to creating big, Bordeaux-style reds. The limestone “stresses” the vines, producing grapes that fully express their varietal character.
Paso Robles’ distinctive microclimate offers the widest day-night temperature swings of any grape-growing region in California. The hot days allow the grapes to develop intense flavor, while the cool nights create great structure and balance.
At JUSTIN, we combine traditional Old World methods—like hand-harvesting and small-barrel aging in French oak—with New World technology. For example: the “Air Knife,” an ingenious process invented by our winemakers, boosts grape quality and efficiency.
Once the grapes are harvested, our winemakers—some of the best in the business—gather to sort, select, age, taste, blend and decide what goes into every bottle.
|Summer (Big) Red
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Alto Adige, 13% ALC
Lis Neris Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Why is this the Summer Big Red?
The Cabernet Sauvignon of Lis Neris winery is an elegant and precise wine,
Lis Neris winery is one of the most interesting realities of Friuli Venezia Giulia,
$23 (red tag)
|NYT says "Watching any one of Mr. Wegman's short video takes on his practically human Weimaraners, you can laugh at their slow, poignantly befuddled reactions, and even utter a faint "Awww" without feeling square. In Duet, he has them looking up and around maybe at-a circling UFO. That's probably what we'd do if we saw one, too, and that's Wegman's point."
More about what's it's all about? Recent Interview with Wegman:
Your Discuss it Over Wine:
Red fruit flavours of cherry and strawberry give way to minty freshness
*** $13.99 ***
|From The MetroWines Summer Paperback Read Department
The Sentence is Death by NYT Best Selling Author Anthony Horowitz
The author plays a part in this mystery about a celebrity divorce lawyer
murdered with a bottle of 1982 Château Lafite Rothschild!
ANTHONY HOROWITZ is the author of the US bestselling Magpie Murders
Well the obvious Read it With Wine is Lafite Rothschild!
A good compromise is Rocca di Frasennili, a collaboration between
93 Points from Robert Parker:
We aged for 6 years in bottle. Ready to GO
From The MetroWines Book Suggestion Department
How a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor
Men rule the world she had entered, said Michael Paterniti in The New York Times.
Clovis Wines is a collaboration between T. Edward Imports and some of the best small producers in France. Clovis CDR comes from Remi Pouizin.
*** $15.99 @MetroWines ***
*** Zoom Etiquette ***
Maestro White 2016
Winemaker Notes: The name Maestro pays homage to the Baroque music
$24 to take control of the future!
Heat Buster even in Moscow. Read on.....
A blend of Trebbiano 80%, Malvasia di Candia 2019 Tuscany
Available in Moscow. Shipping will be high! But if there, the store has free parking!
Check it out: https://inwine.ru/wines/
Meanwhile, back in Italy......
*** Put a Chill on It ***
*** Schiava ***
Teaching Moment: Schiava is a light-bodied red wine (like Pinot Noir) with aromas
Alois Lageder's great grandfather founded the winery over 150 years ago in Alto Adige, Northeast Italy. In 1934, the family acquired the Lowengang estate in Magre and continued adding other prime Alto Adige vineyards. Now in its fifth generation, the company is led
*** 12% alc. $15.99 ***
*** Ruche ***
Teaching Moment: Ruchè is a varietal of Piedmont in Italy that has risen
Ruchè wines can be characterized by their lightness in color and complex aromas,
Ruchè is a very unique wine from the Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato
Forbes Magazine on Ruchè and Surroundings
13.5% alc. $23