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Wine Pairing Dinner at Celine and Company
on Broadway in Asheville
"Asian Fusion with a French Kiss"
Wednesday, June 12th, 6:30
$75 (including tax and gratuity)
Call (828) 254-9902
Badenhorst Curator is organic, sustainably farmed and part of the bio diversity project.
A blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon from Swartland in South Africa.
On the nose, find beeswax, lemon zest, lime and fresh peach. The palate is peach with hints of honey,
yellow apple, and citrus peel. Full fruit but still DRY with a peach, lemon-lime finish.
Excellent value selected Washington Post #2 best bargain wine of 2018!
2018 Curator is $9.99 @MetroWines!
*** This Just In and Coming Up ***
*** Christof Hopler ***
Owner and Lead Winemaker for Hopler
Hopler is a family winery in Bergenland Germany
that is winery to some of the biggest names in food including
Jamie Oliver, Thomas Keller of French Laundry and Gordon Ramsey!
Tuesday, June 4th
from 5-6:30 @MetroWines
"on the house" @ and ONLY @MetroWines!
Recently married (or know someone who is)? Asheville Wedding Guide is accepting submissions from people married in the past year for its new issue. Through Jan. 4, submit photos + stories from your big day, plus your engagement, wedding shower, reception + more. See the full submission guidelines here.
News Release: Friday, September 7th, 2018
Andre Mack is @MetroWines for a Pop Up Hard Target Tasting
Tuesday, June 12th from 4 to 5 to pour his
"Love Drunk Rose"
and signing bottles until the ink runs dry.
If you have not met Andre Mack,
you DO NOT DO NOT want to miss this opportunity!
Who is Andre Mack?
After a successful career with Citicorp Investment Services, André Hueston Mack decided to pursue his passion for wine. While working as a sommelier in San Antonio, Mack was awarded the prestigious title of Best Young Sommelier in America by the highly regarded Chaine des Rotisseurs.
This recognition propelled Mack to sommelier at Thomas Keller’s world-renowned French Laundry in Yountville, California and then to Head Sommelier at Keller’s Per Se in NYC, where he managed a 1800 selection award-winning wine list.
Mack has been featutured in major publications including Food&Wine, Wine&Spirits, The New York Times, Women’s Health, Ebony, and Wall Street Journal. Mack was honored in 2007 with The Network Journal’s 40-Under-Forty Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions to business
What is Love Drunk Rose
The 2017 Love Drunk is an intoxicating rosé. Andre mack says: "Much like new love, it clouds the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise, and lips to pucker. Provocative aromas of strawberry and raspberry, followed by refreshing flavors of wild strawberry, watermelon rind, and a hint of kiwi."
News Release; Monday, June 4th, 2018
Great Rose Tasting: June
Event Pricing (10% off any bottle) in RED
L'Espigoutte, Rhone: 60%Grenache, 20%Syrah & 20%Cinsault
Family owned, Domaine L'Espigouette offers this fresh Rose with hints of citrus and mineral finish making it perfect as an aperitif or with a summer meal. The sandy, clay soils provide an elegance and depth to the wine. Grapes from estate Cote du Rhone vines averaging 45 years. Leaner, old school style.
Shelf Price: $21.00 Event Price: $14.99
Copain, North Coast, Santa Rosa: 88%Pinot Noir and 12%Syrah
Salmon pink in glass. Watermelon, grapefruit, lemon blossom, satsuma orange on nose. All this and tart cherry, strawberry, Meyer Lemon and Granny Smith Apples on palate. Moderate acidity. Mendicino County is all the rage!
Shelf Price: $ 13.99 Event Price: $11.99
Rustenberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa: 100%Petite Verdot
The newest edition to Rustenberg Wine Portfolio, this dry Rose' exhibits elegant flavors of strawberries and rose water. We are not aware of any other winery that makes a 100% Petite Verdot Rose!
Shelf Price: $13.99 Event Price: $11.99
J.Mourat, Loire: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Negrette & Gamay.
Flavors of white peach, raspberry, hint of orange peel. Long on the palate with great acidity makes this Rose perfect for spicy foods like Thai Curry. Mourat is also available in splits and wine kegs.
Shelf Price: $14.99 Event Price: $12.99
La Villa Real, La Mancha, Spain: 100%Tempranillo
Dry Rose presenting flavors of raspberry, strawberry cherry and violet. Perfect with pasta, paella and machego cheese! Classic Spanish style.
Shelf Price: $7.49 Event Price: $6.99
Leverano, Puglia: 80%Negroamaro and 20%Malvasia.
The winery dates back to the 16th century. Popular around the world including Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Czech Republic, Leverano is a direct import of Haw River Wine Man in NC, cutting out the middle man and keeping the price low. Also available in a really big bottle!
Shelf Price: $8.99 Event Price: $7.99
We can't help you with your attendants or guest list @MetroWines BUT for nearly everything else, like wine, beer, venue, even comedians!! yeah we got that!
"Weddings Start @MetroWines!" Call brandie at (828) 575-9525.
DEAR ABBY: I have an extremely difficult decision to make. I recently got engaged to the love of my life. However, with this comes the decision of who should be my maid of honor.
Until a couple of years ago, the choice was obvious – my cousin. Over the past couple of years, though, we’ve become distant. She’s an extremely flaky person and can’t be counted on for much. Now, I also have a best friend who is always there when I need her, but we’ve been friends for only a couple of years.
My immediate family says I should still ask my cousin to be my maid of honor because her feelings will be hurt if I don’t. Abby, I don’t want to give such a special title to someone I can no longer depend on. She has hurt my feelings countless times by not being there. She shouldn’t get the honor just because I’ve known her forever. Please help. -- STUCK AT A CROSSROADS
DEAR STUCK: Talk to your cousin and also your best friend. When you do, remind your cousin there are serious responsibilities that go along with being a maid of honor and ask if they would create a problem for her. Tell her that if it’s too much for her, she could be a bridesmaid. If she says she wants to be maid of honor, give her the chance. However, if she flakes EVEN ONCE, ask your best friend to step in.
|Grillo: Dry, Italian White Grape
Makes "Top 20 Under $20" by NYT Eric Asimov
If you shop @MetroWines, you know ZAGRA.
We have been fans of ZAGRA and all wines from Valle dell'Acate
and owner Gaetana Jacono Gola since we opened the store five years ago.
Our interview with Gaetana during her most recent visit to Asheville.
What Eric Asimov said about ZAGRA
"In recent years, I have seen more dry whites made from grillo, a grape once known as the backbone of sweet Marsala or for making big, blousy dry wines. This one — from various coastal vineyards in eastern Sicily — is young, fresh, floral and refreshing, with lingering earthy notes. Delightful."
(YIKES! ZAGRA sold out yesterday. Back in stock on Thrusday after
In the meantime, try another great Italian White Wine @MetroWines)
100% Petite Verdot, Stellenbosch
Hand Picked. Steel Tank Fermentation
This rosé exhibits aromas and flavors of red fruits: strawberries, cranberries
and red cherries rounded by a fresh clean palate and food friendly palate weight.
Gold Medal Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2017
Silver Medal International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017
|Corvina is the main grape in "Valpolicella"
And Monte Tondo is 100% Corvina!
Pasta and Clams? Bring it ON!
From Small Vineyards, $13.99
To create the classic Valpolicella cuvee, the noble Corvina is typically blended with other varietals such as Molinara and Rondinella. Monte Tondo’s Veneto IGT is the extraordinarily rare 100% Corvina wine crafted from vines that could wear the more recognized Valpolicella label. Transparent garnet in the glass, Monte Tondo’s Corvina is redolent of pie cherries, orange peel, potpourri, mint, and star anise. Brisk on the attack yet round and satisfying, Monte Tondo’s Corvina conveys suggestions of violets, white pepper, and ruby red grapefruit notes wrapped around a bright, vibrant core of sour cherry fruit. Bitter herbs and fine tannins join the wine’s chewy core of red fruits to make this an exceptionally versatile and table-ready red wine. Pair this over the coming two years with just about everything but shellfish, oily fish, and delicate freshwater fish preparations.
ZOE, the fabulous Greek Rose that won the
If you shop @Metrowines, you KNOW Zagra. Review from way back here!
We have been big fans of not just Zagra but all wines from Valle dell'Acate and owner Gaetana Jacono Gola since we opened the store five years ago.
In an interview with Gaetana, she told us that outisde of the US, her biggest market is Japan. Why? Because her Zagra and Frappato GO with anything! Interview here!
Color: Bright straw-colored yellow
Aroma: Complex with distinctive aromas of white flowers and minerals
Flavor: Large, velvety but alive, with great structure and persistence with strong flavor and minerality
Los Monteros CAVA
Apple and peach aromas are clean at first but struggle to stay vital.
|WSJ Talks Summer Vacation Deals
Can't go? Travel vicariously through wine.
Shop bottles or plan a private tasting @MetroWines.
You are going? Be ready! Be the wine who knows the wine.
|Great Rose Tasting @MetroWines
6 Bottles from around the world "on the taste" and "on the house"
As Featured in Carolina Epicurean
Could there be a better wedding bottle? Shop Love Drunk @MetroWines.
|"Love Drunk" by Andre Mack
Provocative aromas of strawberry and raspberry,