December 6, 2013
News Release: Updated
On December 31st, we celebrate the new year with wines and food from three international time zones! Celebrate New Years Eve in Johannesburg, South Africa, Vienna, Austria and Paris, France @MetroWines. Join us on New Years Eve from 4pm to 8pm and ring in 2014 early!
When it's midnight in Johannesburg, South Africa, it's 4pm in Asheville. We pour Raats Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc Blend from South Africa. When it's midnight in Vienna, Austria, it's 5pm in Asheville. We pour Familie Bauer Gruner Veltliner and Zum Martin Sepp Zweigelt from Austria. And when it's midnight in Paris, France, we pop the cork on Thierry Triolet Champange! Party food served in these three cities will be paired with the wines.
We will have the big screen on so we can watch the fireworks and celebrations in all three cities. $20 includes wine tasting and food. Additional glasses are $5 and parking is free.
And if you have dinner at AMBROZIA after our event, continue to celebrate with a complimentary glass of sparkling from AMBROZIA!
Contact: Gina Trippi
New Years Eve Wine World Way Tasting Sheet
*South Africa: Wines served with Bobotie Canapes and Black Soybean Hummus by Susan Harrell and Campy Catering.
_____ Chenin Blanc, Raats
Vines as old as 67 years offer this elegant and complex wine with green apple, peach and honey on the palate. Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and Stephen Tanzer of International Wine Cellar all awarded this Chenin Blanc 88 points.
_____ Cabernet Franc Blend, Raats
56% Cabernet Franc, 27% Malbec, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, International Wine Cellar and Wine Spectator gave this blend sourced from dolomite rich soil 89 points. Taste dark berries, plum, mocha, cinnamon and spice.
*Austria: Served with Spaetzel from AMBROZIA
_____ Zweigelt, Sum Martin Sepp
Medium bodied with cherry and raspberry on the nose and palate, Zeigelt is a cross between two Austrian grapes somewhat reminiscent of Pinot Noir and Gamay.
_____ Gruner Veltliner, Familie Bauer, Austria
Grown in the mineral rich soil near the Danube, Gruner Veltliner is full bodied and substantial presenting solid citrus, crisp acidity and the white pepper finish that is characteristic of the grape.
*France: Served with Brie, Roquefort and Macaroons
_____Brut Rose Champagne, Thierry Triolet
A base of Chardonnay is blended with 15% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier. The tiny, continually ascending bubbles speak to elegance and years of perfecting the craft. This bottle stands tall next to any bottle twice the price or more. History tells us that Dom Perignon, on his deathbed, passed his secret to Brother Thierry and the rest is, well, history!