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Sparkling Wine Tasting December 29th

Tuesday, 05 December 2023 09:44
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News Release: December 5, 2023
About: Tasting Sparkling Wines @MetroWines
Please join us on Friday, December 29th from 2:30 to 5:30 to meet Gwen Bell, "The Queen of Bubbles," from 3Keys Distributors @MetroWines and taste four sparkling wines "at the bar" and "on the house." 
"This is a unique opportunity to taste wines of this quality "on the house! presented by a top-notch representative." says John Kerr, co-owner of MetroWines.
Who is 3Keys?
(From 3Keys Website): 3 Keys distributes new and old world wines from family-run properties focused on quality, conscious farming methods and tradition.

Through our relationships with world-class importers and domestic wineries we’ve been able to do just that. Every wine we sell is vetted by our team of wine professionals to ensure that the only wines we represent are those we love and care about. We are lucky enough to represent some iconic wineries as well as up and coming start-ups worth paying attention to.

Our small size allows us to provide our customers with a personal wine buying experience few others can provide. We look forward to getting to know each of our customers as friends and clients.
The Tasting Includes:
Babylonstoren Sparkling Pinot Noir 
Castellroig Brut Nature Corpinat 18’ 
Clotilde GC Blanc de Blanc Champagne
Paul Launoise Composition Champagne NV 
And parking @MetroWines is free,close and easy!
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525

Trione Family Vineyards Tasting

Monday, 27 November 2023 17:13
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News Release: November 27, 2023
About: Metro Wines Official Holiday Wine Tasting
Please join us on Friday, December 15th from 4 to 6pm @Metro Wines on Charlotte Street for our Official Holiday Wine Tasting with Trione Family Winery, Sonoma, California. Tasting four wines including Chardonnay, Syrah, Henry's Blend and Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon. The event is "at the bar" and "on the house."
Rich, inviting nose with an elegantly firm structure and a smooth lingering finish. This wine draws you in with its bright aromas of lemon zest, butterscotch cream, and hints of tart Granny Smith apple and caramel. Its youthful body is soft and silky on the palate. Pair this wine with grilled chicken or salmon with fresh herbs or sip on this without food! This wine will age gracefully for years to come.
The 2016 Syrah is a Pinot lover’s Syrah; rich and inviting on the nose and palate.  A charcuterie of sweet, smoked meats comes to mind. The seductive aromas of peaty, wet earth with hints of plum, blueberry and wild blackberry preserves are ever present. This wine is rich and decadent with the body, balance and structure to age beautifully for the next 5-7 years. Enjoy this Syrah with almost any cuisine. 
Henry's Blend
The first impression of the 2018 Henry’s Blend is a rich, supple, aromatic mix of red fruits and fall spices. Silky smooth on the palate, this wine has a lingering finish that is seemingly endless. While fantastic now, the 2018 Henry’s Blend has the structure to age for many years to come. 
Block 21 Cabernet
This wine is a classic Bordeaux-style blend. It is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 8% Merlot and 2% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. We hand-harvested and fermented each variety separately, then moved the wines to the barrel, where it aged for twelve months. Once we determined our blend, we returned the wine to the barrel for an additional twelve months, to ‘marry’ the varietals. We used tight grained French oak barrels exclusively for this wine. 
The 2018 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon is more Left Bank in style, reminiscent of the Medoc. While Pauillac in character, this wine is vibrant with hints of black currant, raspberry, and blackberry on the nose. It is rich, with a silky-fine tannin structure and mid-palate with a long lingering finish that foretells a long cellar life. Enjoy now and for the next 5-10 years. 
About the Winery
"Three generations, decades of farming, five ranches — our family is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Dedicated farmers for over fifty years, brothers Mark and Vic Trione own and cultivate close to 600 vineyard acres in three prime Sonoma County appellations: Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast.

The Trione Family has a rich history of grape growing and winemaking in Sonoma County which is best told from the beginning with the family’s patriarch, Henry Trione. Raised in Fortuna, CA by Italian immigrant parents, Henry has always been described as a true entrepreneur with great foresight."
More About Trione Family Winery:
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525

Rioja Wine Tasting Wednesday: Bodega Lanzaga

Sunday, 26 November 2023 08:58
*** Wednesday, November 29th ***
4-6 pm @MetroWines
"on the house" and "at the bar"

Bodegas Lanzaga Corriente 
Bodegas Lanzaga LZ 
Bodegas Lanzaga Estate 
Bodegas Lanzaga Tabuerniga 
Bodegas Lanzaga Las Beatas 

   Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain’s brightest winemaking talents. He established Compañia de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez in 1994 to highlight notable vineyards throughout Spain planted with native grape varieties. In 1998, while working at his family winery, he started to buy old vineyards around the town of Lanciego. This was the catalyst for Bodega Lanzaga.

   The aim is to rediscover the ‘true’ historic taste of Rioja that he believes can only be achieved from the best sites. “We respect the capacity of generations of vine growers who observed these places and recognised their value”. Telmo is a vocal advocate for the potential of Spanish wine, believing it should sit at table with best of Burgundy and Bordeaux.

   Time spent working in France led him to question Rioja’s reluctance to acknowledge a wine’s origin, vineyard or village, on the label. “Our wines are not made by winemakers, they’re made by grape growers... Once you understand your place, you know how to work.” These are pure terroir wines, representing historical vineyards in the most transparent way possible.

vessels of merriment asheville nc

Vessels of Merriment is back for another round at Grovewood Gallery! Celebrating its 5th run, this invitational exhibition will feature handcrafted drinking vessels by 15 studio potters from around the country. All artwork will be for sale, making this exhibition the perfect opportunity for holiday gift buying. Many types of vessels will be featured in the exhibition, including flasks, goblets, whiskey cups, wine cups, and tumblers.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, November 11 from 2-5pm, where several participating artists will be in attendance. Vessels of Merriment will remain on view through December 31, 2023.

MetroWines will be pouring wines at the Reception on Saturday, November 11th from 2 to 5. Join us!