Owner of Metro Wines

Red Blend Tasting and Class

*** But Wait, There's MORE ***

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*** RED BLEND TASTING ***
Hosted by Juniper Cooper of Mutual Distribution
Thursday, November 21st from 5:30 to 6:30 @MetroWines
Seated. Wines Paired with Small Bites


"Because of their versatility, Red Blends are perfect for holiday gatherings
with lots of guests and as many palate preferences!"

                     Gina Trippi, The Asheville School of Wine

$20 plus tax. Reserve by calling (828) 575-9525
or online: 
https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog/entry/red-blend-tasting

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Port, Sherry and Vermouth

*** MORE JUST IN ***
(It just keeps coming!)


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Class on Port, Sherry, Madeira and Vermouth
with Andy Hale, Director of The Asheville School of Wine

Tuesday, November 19th
5:30 to 6:30 @MetroWines

https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/
blog/entry/port-sherry-madeira-and-vermouth-class-1

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Neyers @MetroWines with Laurence Vuelta

*** THIS JUST IN ***
Neyers Vineyards Thanksgiving Tasting
Thursday, November 14th 5 to 6:30 @MetroWines


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After a HUGELY Successful Neyers Vineyards Tasting Earlier in the Year,
We have Invited Neyers Back to Present Their Wines for Thanksgiving.

Laurence Vuelta will Present the Wines!
And You know what we say here @MetroWines:
"If you have not been to a wine tasting with Laurence Vuelta,
you have NOT been to a wine tasting!"


More: https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-
blogs/blog/entry/neyers-vineyards-tasting-1

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Venge Magnum Scout's Honor Tasting

News Release: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

About: Venge Scout's Honor Magnum Tasting!
 
Join us this Saturday, October 26th from 10 am to 7pm @MetroWines and we open and pour to taste Magnums of Venge Scout's Honor "on the house" all day! All Magnums will be event priced. 
 
"A magnum of wine, particularly a high quality bottle like Scout's Honor makes a unique gift," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "You will certainly set yourself apart!" 
 

Winemaker's Notes: 

"This vintage has a gorgeous, concentrated assemblage of aromas of stone fruits, crushed blue herbs, violets, cherry, anise, and a touch of honeysuckle. On the palate is pure richness from the old-vine Zinfandel with loads of super-ripe blackberry, pepper spice, and an enveloping masculinity of char and tannins from the Syrah, Charbono and Petite Sirah. A seamless balance and mouth coating deliciousness are found throughout the palate, with an extra long finish with a touch of barrel tannin at the end. 2015 Scout’s Honor is certainly a generous mouthful of red wine that we recommend be opened and enjoyed immediately upon release. Cellared correctly it will age for 5 to 8 years."

About Venge:
 
The Venge (ven-ghee) family has farmed vitis vinifera varieties in Napa Valley for nearly half a century. It is a journey that began when Knud Venge emigrated from Denmark to the United States in the early 1900’s. Knud's son, Per Venge, found his passion in the wine and spirits industry and started Vencom Imports, focusing on the importation of Western European fine wines and spirits. It was Per's son, Nils Venge, who left the family business in the 1960's with a vision to study viticulture at UC Davis and establish the family name as an icon in the winegrowing community.

The family's viticultural roots flourished in 1976 with the purchase of a 17-acre vineyard in the Oakville District that was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This fortunate development cast the family among the winemaking pioneers of Napa Valley.

Nils' and Dianna Venge's son, Kirk Venge, gravitated to winemaking at an early age. He proved to be as talented a winemaker as his father, making wines in his own style, with a vision to build on the family legacy. In 2008, Kirk achieved his lifelong dream and acquired full ownership of Venge Vineyards. Today, Kirk continues the Napa Valley heritage, focusing on select vineyard sites that produce fruit worthy of bearing the Venge family name.

Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi

Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
gina@MetroWinesAsheville.com
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
Shop:  828-575-9525
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Wedding Perfect Pinot Noir

Wall Street Journal Says
Ai Could Prevent Marital Arguments

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ai-could-prevent-marital-arguments-before-they-even-begin-11570807573


OK. We really don't need another job to do @MetroWines BUT, this weekend we settled two disputes over wine.
So, it's out there.
Don't fight. Bring the debate to us.
Let us take the heat. We will pick the wine!
** Our Counselors are standing by! **


The DYI Suggestion:
Be prepared a bottle of a wine that is very difficult to find objectionable and Lettie Teague of The Wall Street Journal recommended!

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Winemaker Says: This wine is no exception to Angeline's dedication in over-delivering quality in every wine they bottle. Their Pinot Noir is a wealth of aromas such as fresh cranberries, dark cherry cordial, and balanced by fresh tart raspberry. Underlying savory notes of Mulberry, baking spices
and a touch of eucalyptus round out the palate, with a juicy with lively acidity, and a touch of sweet, toasty oak on the finish.


James Suckling Says 90 Points and...
Fresh and clean with strawberries and hints of orange peel.
Medium body. Crisp and vivid. Low impact and lovely delicacy here.

Wine.com says $13.99 and unavailable.
MetroWines says: $11.99 and on the shelf!

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LOVO

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LOVO Blossom Rosso Veneto 2018


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Light style blend of organic Cabernet Sauvignon/Franc and the indigenous Carbinare. Aromas of violets, sage and whiffs of brown sugar. With red fruit and hints of vanilla on the palate. 
$17.99 in Fredericksburg, VA. With 10% Case Discount: $16.19
Always $15.99 on shelf with a 15% Case Discount

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Three Saints

*** Big RED of The Week ***
Three Saints 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Happy Valley of Santa Barbara, $24


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Winemaker's Notes
"What could have been a very difficult vintage for Bordeaux varietals in Santa Ynez Valley, one plagued by cool weather and severe shatter, turned out to produce a surprisingly subtle and nuanced Three Saints Cabernet.
The unbridled power of 2005 is subdued; in its place, the 2010 trades in elegance, class and sophistication. Extraordinarily complex aromas of pipe tobacco, sandalwood and wild briar brush are freshened by Santa Cruz blackberry and violet notes. On the palate, the wine is firm, fresh and striking.
Blackberry fruit is framed by fine-grained tannins and a cleansing finish."


And if you are looking for a house in wine country,
here are some available properties in St. Helena:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-wine-estates-in-
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LAN

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"Bright cherry red with a garnet rim. A refined nose with predominant notes of red and stone fruits: strawberry, raspberry and peach. Patisserie and cream encased in elegant notes of vanilla, caramel and a subtle hint of cinnamon.
It is flavorful and expressive on the palate. It is immediately inviting, enveloping the palate and leaving a long and pleasant aftertaste."

$18.99 and Unavailable at wine.com
$14.99 and on Shelf @MetroWines

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Making Pasta

With the guidanceand patience

of Chef Roberto Stragiotti,

we made pasta!

This was the begining of our hard target "Cucina" workshops.

Stand by for Risotto!

 

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Ridge Vineyards Wine Dinner at Bone and Broth

Reserve Your Seat HERE!

News Release: Monday, October 21st

About: Ridge Vineyards Dinner
 
Join MetroWines on Wednesday, December 4th from 6 to 8pm at Bone and Broth on Charlotte Street for a Wine Pairing Dinner, prepared by Chef Chris Benson, with Ridge Vineyards. This three course dinner will include Ridge Three Valleys Zinfandel Blend with Carignan, Ridge Lytton Petite Sirah and Ridge Pagani Ranch Blend.
 
"This is our fourth wine dinner partnering with Bone and Broth," says Gina Trippi, Co-owner of MetroWines. "We hardly have the dishes cleared at Bone and Broth before customers are asking about the next dinner!"
 
Anne Prevatte, Fine Wine Manager for Empire Distribution, and John Kerr of The Asheville School of Wine @MetroWines, will offer commentary on the wines and Chef Chris Benson will discuss his spot on pairings.
 
"Ridge Wines are organic, real and extraordinary," says Gina Trippi. "Both the wines and this event would make a great holiday gift to yourself or friends and family!"
 
$70 INCLUDING tax and gratuity for this extraordinary event. Please reserve your seat by calling (828) 575-9525 or online here: https://metrowinesasheville.com/store/product/ridge-vineyards-dinner-at-bone-and-broth/
Trouble finding parking? Please feel free to use our lot street @MetroWines
a block further down Charlotte Street.
 
Menu:
Pagaini Ranch:
Joyce Farms Chicken Lollipop | Blueberry Mustard Glaze | Butternut Squash | Amaranth | Paprika
Lytton Estate:
Scarlett Kale | Arugula | Capicola | Fig | Pink Peppercorn Chevre | Radish | Balsamic Vinaigrette
Three Valleys:
Red Deer Osso Bucco | Tart Cherry | Glace de Viande | Rainbow Carrot | Yukon Gold

History

 

The history of Ridge Vineyards begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor who became a prominent member of San Francisco’s Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge. He terraced the slopes and planted vineyards; using native limestone, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery, producing the first vintage under that name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is Ridge’s production facility. At 2600′, it is surrounded by the “upper vineyard”, now referred to as the Perrone Ranch.

In the 1940s, William Short, a theologian, bought the abandoned winery and vineyard just below the Perrone property; he replanted several parcels to cabernet sauvignon in the late 1940s. From these vines — now the “middle vineyard” and referred to as the Torre Ranch — new owners Dave Bennion, Hew Crane, Charlie Rosen, and Howard Ziedler, all Stanford Research Institute engineers, made a quarter-barrel of “estate” cabernet. That Monte Bello Cabernet was among California’s finest wines of the era. Its quality and distinctive character, and the wines produced from these same vines in 1960 and ’61, convinced the partners to re-bond the winery in time for the 1962 vintage. Dave Bennion left his role at S.R.I. to oversee winemaking duties full time.

The first zinfandel was made in 1964, from a small nineteenth-century vineyard farther down the ridge. This was followed in 1966 by the first Geyserville zinfandel. The founding families reclaimed the Monte Bello terraces, increasing vineyard size from fifteen to forty-five acres. Working on weekends, they made wines of regional character and unprecedented intensity. By 1968, production had increased to just under three thousand cases per year, and in 1969, Paul Draper joined the partnership. A Stanford graduate in philosophy—recently returned from setting up a winery in Chile’s coast range—he was a practical winemaker, not an enologist. His knowledge of fine wines and traditional methods complemented the straightforward “hands off” approach pioneered at Ridge. Under his guidance the old Perrone winery (acquired the previous year) was restored, the finest vineyard lands leased or purchased, the consistent quality and international reputation of the wines established. Cabernet and Zinfandel account for most of the production; Syrah, Grenache, Carignane, and Petite Sirah constitute a small percentage. Known primarily for its red wines, Ridge has also made limited amounts of chardonnay since 1962.

Lytton Springs, in Sonoma County, became part of the Ridge estate in 1991. A quarter century’s experience with this vineyard had convinced us that it was an exceptional piece of ground. Forty consecutive vintages of Geyserville attest to yet another stunning combination of location and varietals. Though born in the early sixties to the post-Prohibition world of modern California winemaking, Ridge relies on nature and tradition rather than technology. Our pre-industrial approach is straightforward: find intense, flavorful grapes; intrude upon the process only when necessary; draw the fruit’s distinctive character and richness into the wine.

Organic & Sustainable

 

At Ridge, we’re committed to sustainability and organic farming of our vineyards. We are the largest grower of organically certified grapes in Sonoma County and in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation.

Sustainability is both a philosophy and a set of environmentally responsible practices designed to safeguard the land on which we grow our grapes. It seeks to conserve and renew natural resources, protect wildlife habitats, and ensure the safety and economic security of our employees.

  PHILOSOPHY PRACTICES CERTIFICATION

Organic farming goes further by eschewing the use of synthetic chemicals in the vineyard in favor of natural methods of maintaining soil health, controlling vine pests and diseases, and combating weeds and mildew.

Wineries can earn certification from third party agencies for sustainability and/or organic farming, with organic certification requiring a rigorous, three-year process of compliance with a long check list of requirements.

In 2008, we began transitioning to organic farming, which brought our viticultural practices in line with our traditional winemaking approach, which employs only the non-invasive treatments used in fine winemaking prior to the 1940s. As of July, 2017, 315 acres of vines at our Monte Bello, Lytton Springs, Geyserville, and East Bench vineyards are certified organic. (Many of our growers also have moved from certified sustainable to certified organic status as they witness the positive effects of organic viticulture on their vineyards and on grape and wine quality.) Additionally, all of the vineyards we farm are certified sustainable by Fish Friendly Farming, a certification program for agricultural properties working to restore fish and wildlife habitats and improve water quality.

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Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
gina@MetroWinesAsheville.com
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Picpoul and Van Gogh

This is the first of "Within 24," that is to say, a trip that is conclusive in 24 hours. But, of course, we have already violated the titular promise on our first outing. We did not leave the destination, Columbia, South Carolina, until the 24th hour and then we hit 26 coming back into Asheville. While we can leave the destination earlier, 26 will probably always make "Within 24" flat out impossible. Anyway, the purpose of the trip was to see the Van Gogh Exhibit at The Columbia Art Museum.
 
Why 24 hours? If you have dogs, you know why. (See our post "Dogs Rule the Road"). So, first things first. My friend Gail is taking care of my two greyhounds, Kobe and Domino, while we drive to Columbia to see Van Gogh. That's right, Columbia, South Carolina. Van Gogh. Believe it. Gail is also the Director of Ciao Asheville, the Italian Cultural Forum in Asheville. Why am I suspicious that the hounds will only eat dinner now if I say "mangia." That's OK. Someone in this house needs to be bi-lingual and in all likelihood, after this many decades, it will not be me!
 
We made it. The Columbia Art Museum is an impressive and stately building with a solid permanent collection. Now,Icouldjust spend the further paragraphs telling you about how thought provoking and interesting the Van Gogh exhibition was but you already know the work of Van Gogh has a way of waking you up from a museum sensory overload and getting under you skin, in a good way. AWAKE! ALERT!
 
What you might not know, though, are some myth busting truths the curator told us about Van Gogh. First, he was not a starving artist. Vincent had a nice stipend from his brother, Theo, who supported Vincent's adventures through the world of art. And he was not the first artist to lay on thick strokes, oh let's just say it, gobs of paint on the canvas. And Vincent had never planned on being an artist. It was not his life long dream. It was more like one day he said to himself, hey, I can do this stuff! And he did.
 
Having worked in an art gallery, Vincent had been exposed to many styles and palettes and so when he decided to take up the brush, he had been influenced and he was ready. Hence, the name of the exhibit: "Van Gogh and his Inspirations." One more fact you may not have known, Vincent was strongly influenced by Japanese art. I know. I Know.! You are probably thinking that is high brow art world speak and really reaching. But it is so true. And once you see it, you really see it, if you know what I mean. Awesome.
  
But the weird truth is that the three things I remember most about my excellent adventure to Columbia are the sign announcing the exhibition, the wine at the exhibition reception and the sidewalks!
 
Imagine a Van Gogh Exhibition, one that also includes a Rembrandt and a well known painting by Jean Leon Gerome was at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or National Gallery in Washington DC, what would you see outside the building?
 
You would probably be confronted by an enormous banner from the tip of the most awesome architecture to the door opening announcing VAN GOGH! True, there was a fairly large reproduction of his self portrait, the centerpiece of the collection, outside the front but around the corner at the side entrance, this is what you saw:
 
 
I love it! Those big banners, although stately and beautiful can make you feel slightly underdressed for the occasion or that you should know more about he subject than you do or that you aren't the type of person who should be partaking of world class art.
 
But here in Columbia, this was art for the public writ large. The sign beckons you to come on in one and all. Come and see how Van Gogh became Van Gogh! Come and see why Van Gogh remains one of the world's favorite artists. Come and see the many who tried, who were influenced by him but, in the end, they found out and we know that only Van Gogh is Van Gogh.
 
The exhibit reception was lovely. The museum served Picpoul!! Can you believe it. Now that shows good taste and forward thinking. Oddly enough, the best selling wine @MetroWines since we opened the door is Picpoul. Indigenous to Languedoc, the light, acid driven, citrus palate of Picpoul is irresistable and very affordable. Once only used as a blender grape, this less than gorgeous varietal and one that was certainly never the subject of a Van Gogh, makes a lively glass of wine! 
 
And Van Gogh likely had a splash of Picpoul on a lovely sunflower soaked day in Languedoc. In fact art-vanGogh.com, a respected source of information on the artist says: "Most of his best-known works were produced in Languedoc and Provence during the final two years of his life."  Bravo Columbia Museum of Art, you nailed it!
 
This was my first time in Columbia and, overall, I like it. Wide sidewalks and streets, boulevards if you will, at least around and leading to The State House, the capital of South Carolina. The downtown area had a bit of a European feel. The casual vibrancy of new buildings sidling up to the traditional architecture was comforting.
 
Oh, one more thing I remember and will likely not forgot: while walking through the impressive permanent collection, a young boy about 9, stopped at an American painting from the early 1900s and said: "I see Starry Night." I had not noticed but he was so right. Kid probably picked up on that Japanese thing too.
 
If you can, you should cruise n down to Columbia and see Van Gogh. You really can, if you stick to the plan, do it in 24!
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Dogs Rule the Road

As published in 50Plus Living:

The Great American Road Trip by Gina Trippi

 

My husband and I own Metro Wines in Asheville. We have two greyhounds, Domino and Kobe, that we find very hard to travel without. Air travel for a month, even a week, is out. Aside from the time I considered smuggling their two predecessors into England on a tramp steamer, a very brief consideration of a private jet and crossing the ocean on the QEII with two big dogs in a very small cage, that pretty much just leaves the car. And that means The Great American Road Trip!

 

Research shows that taking dogs on vacation is the new trend! Apparently, we, at least in this country, need the canine emotional support and friendship. No one has specifically studied the effect of taking your dog on wine adventures as your destination, but it is certainly a consideration. Without some kind of assistance, read: sitter, your out of the room or out of sight experiences are limited. And, even if you opt for taking the dog everywhere, there is, unless you have the new Tesla, the hot car problem. I am told the Tesla has a battery operated AC mode for, well, the dog.

 

We have decided to do the old fashioned, time-tested trip with our magic seat Honda. To avoid too many stops and a lot of curious looks from the back that ask with ears whether we are there yet, we have opted to keep the destination within a four hour radius of Asheville. With a map and a compass, we have selected targets based on literary history as opposed to wine.  This is the first trip. The destination is 4 hours and 7 minutes.  Already breaking the rules but …

 

I won’t lie to you, we have canned wine in the car in the event we hit a dry county. Believe it, they exist. In 2018, on the way to Chicago to pick up Domino and Kobe, we picked up Italian food from a restaurant for the room. That would be when we found out we would be having gnocchi, which was pretty good for a small town, paired with coca cola. 

 

So, on this road trip, there will be wine! We need a restaurant where we can sit at the window and watch the dogs in the car. No way I am leaving them in the hotel room for someone to open the door and two greyhounds go 45 miles an hour down the dusty streets of a small town. That said, the surveillance window takes priority over the wine list.  I know. I know! But that’s the reality.

 

And that means we are probably doing take out again. And THAT means Sant’ Evasio Red in a box and in the car! Take it from veterans of the family road trip: always be prepared with wine in boxes or cans. Shop success @MetroWines!

 

 

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Red Blend Tasting

News Release: Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

About: Red Blend Wine Tasting
 
Join us on Thursday, November 21st from 5:30 to 6:30 @MetroWines for  a tasting of Red Blends hosted by Juniper Cooper of Mutual Distribution.
 
Wines will be paired with small bites to emphasize their versatility and bring the flavor to its fullest potential. The structure of Red Blends makes these wines perfect for big gatherings and many different palate preferences.
 
A Red Blend is the label name for a red wine that is made of more than one varietal ranging from the traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc to more usual combinations. 
 
Like all wines, Red Blends vary in color in the glass, aroma, flavor, structure and agreeability in the bottle. The purpose of the Red Blend is to complement the attributes of each varietal. 
 
"A winemaker, for example, would likely add the thick skinned Cabernet Sauvignon to provide tannins offering structure and a foundation for aging," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "Blends have become popular with customers because one varietal complements the other making the combination better than any individual varietal."
 
$20 for the presentation and tasting. To reserve your seat, call (828) 575-9525 or online here: https://metrowinesasheville.com/store/product/red-blend-tasting/
 
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Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
gina@MetroWinesAsheville.com
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Size Up the Sparkling

Jacquart Brut Mosaigue

Half Bottles

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Holiday and Host Gift Perfect
Mosaique is a non-vintage brut from top Champagne producer Jacquart. Lively and fresh, with a good backbone of fruit and a very fine mousse.
STOCK UP! These bottles will sell out.

This is a good time to mention our tasting
"Sizing Up The Holidays" @MetroWines!
Saturday, December 14th from 1 to 4pm
@MetroWines

Taste Sparkling Wines in all sizes 
including single servings in a four pack
perfect for stocking stuffers or a host gift,
half bottles suited for opening a dinner for two followed by wine, and magnums that not only make an extraordinary gift but also look fabulous and festive on a table!

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Spice it up and add Rose'

Salt and Pepper are No Longer Enough
https://www.wsj.com/articles/salt-and-pepper-
are-no-longer-enough-11570116149

Ain't it the Truth?

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Spicewalla Indian Spice Three Pack @MetroWines!
You probably dabble in Indian Food and Flavors all year.
Only one way to be sure the wine is right for those exotic flavors:

Rose ALL Year!

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Palama Archangelo Negroamaro rose from Puglia 14.99
Winner of the last Great Rose Tasting

and MetroWines is the only retailer in the US with Palama!

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Film Discussion

"Bread and Tulips"
Presented by Ciao Asheville
Sunday, October 27th from 1 to 4pm
In Italian with Subtitles


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Robert Formento, Ciao Asheville Film Coordinator,
introduces the film and leads a discussion at the conclusion. The event and popcorn is on the house.
A glass of red or white Italian Wine is $7.


Reserve Your Seat Here:
https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog/entry/
bread-and-tulips-film-discussion

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Wedding Party Gifts

First Annual Thanksgiving Wine Tasting
and Customer2Customer Arts and Crafts Show 

@ and ONLY @MetroWines


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https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog/entry/tgiving-tasting-customer2customers-arts-crafts-show

You do not want to miss this event,
We have pottery, candles, greeting cards, jewelry, paintings, wine bottle art, pet toys, wine accessories and quilts. Shop while you taste wines perfect for the Holidays.


"on the house"

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Weddings and Charity

Weddings and Charity

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More couples, says NYT, are requesting charitable donations as gifts.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/fashion/weddings/
move-over-bridezillas-here-comes-a-more-giving-bride.html

Metro/wines has always offered a Gift Registry for weddings and events (birthdays, retirements, graduation, etc) that includes charities. 
Call our Wedding Director Kristin Hill at (828) 575-9525!

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November Focus Group Winner

*** Focus Group Winner ***

Kobal Furmint, Slovenia $17.99
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https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/
blog/entry/november-winner-furmint


Next Month Klinker Brick will Host Focus  Group
It's ALL About Thanksgiving
Reserve Your Seat Here: 

https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/
blog/entry/november-wine-focus-group-1-1

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Dining Solo Italian Style

Dining Solo

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/eating-
alone-loses-its-stigma-11570024507


Food companies are beginning to cater to the single serving. Dining solo does not need to be dining without wine! In addition to single serve bottles and double serving cans, easy screw top bottles work well and stay fresh for days.

Two of our all purpose favorite screw tops are from Valentina:

La Valentina is located in the rolling Abruzzo Hills,
just inland from the port of Pescara on the Adriatic coast.
The area benefits from a special microclimate, taking advantage of cool breezes from mountains and maritime winds from the Adriatic.

The owner of La Valentina, Andrea di Properzio, was recently @MetroWines to pour his wines for our customers. He explained that what sets La Valentina apart is that every bottle is 100% varietal. Often, a bottle labeled Trebbiano contains other grapes such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc.

* Valentina Trebbiano 2018, $13.99 *
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Vines grown in clay soil. Stainless steel fermentation. 
Straw yellow with green reflections in the glass.
The nose presents intense notes of exotic fruits, floral sensations, notes of aromatic herbs and mineral tones. And the palate is dry, refreshing, harmonious and balanced. $13.99


* La Valentina Montepulciano *

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Pretty depth of dark fruit in this with hints of flowers
and fruit tea that follow through to a medium to full body,
soft tannins and a juicy finish. Drink or hold. $13.99

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