Go here to reserve your seat, or call 828-575-9525
A Deeper Dive into Wine Styles and Regions, Winemaking and Wine Tasting
Hosted by the Asheville School of Wine and Metro Wines :
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday October 23rd/24th/25th: Part One, Two & Three - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Friday, October 27th: Exam - 9:30am - 11am
Course price: $850
Registration closes on October 6th
See link below to sign up
Perfect for Tasting Room, Restaurant Service Professionals, and Wine Enthusiasts
Coming to Asheville (at Asheville School of Wine) Saturday, October 28th: Course & Exam - 9:30am – 5:00pm.
Course price: $350
Registration closes October 11th
See link below
About: Ciao Asheville Continues its Cooking Class Series with Ricotta Gnocchi
Ciao Asheville teams up again with Metro Wines and Asheville-based q.b. Cucina for a ricotta gnocchi cooking class. You’ll get hands-on instruction from Sarah Ubertaccio of q.b. Cucina. This event will take place on Sunday, April 16, 2023, from 12-3pm, at a private local residence in the Beaverdam area with mountain views (address to be provided with registration).
You’ll work alongside Sarah as she demonstrates the skills to make this delicate gnocchi, plus a sauce perfect for a springtime pairing. What an ideal way to kick off spring! The class will conclude with enjoying the gnocchi and sauce you’ve made, a fresh salad, and wine.
Ciao Asheville and Metro Wines kick off 2023 with an “on the house” tasting of Raffaldini Vineyards wine. The tasting is Wednesday, February 8th, 5:00-6:30pm “at the bar” at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville.
Raffaldini is located in Ronda, North Carolina, in the rolling foothills of the Swan Creek Wine Appellation within the Yadkin Valley. This family-owned winery brings Tuscan charm to North Carolina. Known widely as “Chianti in the Carolinas” Raffaldini currently produces only classically dry Italian style wines ranging from reds like Sangiovese Classico, whites like Vermentino and a sparkling Prosecco style wine.
This is a great opportunity to meet Raffaldini’s winemaker who will present several wines to taste and discuss the Italian varietals they grow. They also use an old winemaking method from north eastern Italy, called appasimento, to dry the grapes before crushing to create wines from North Carolina with more depth and character in this notoriously wet climate.
This event is free and no registration is necessary. For more information call Metro Wines at (828) 575-9525.
WSET Level One, Two and Three Award in Wines Classes
Coming to Asheville School of Wine
The MWWine School, an approved program provider for the globally recognized WSET,
will offer the certification classes, perfect for wine and food professionals and wine enthusiasts,
live and in-person, starting January 23rd
Asheville, NC – November 30th, 2022 – MWWine School, an approved program provider for the globally recognized Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) certifications, today announced that WSET Level One, Two and Three Award in Wines classes will launch in Asheville, North Carolina in January 2023. The WSET certification courses, which are offered in partnership with the Asheville School of Wine, are among the most prestigious wine industry qualifications in the world and are ideal for beginners, connoisseurs, and wine and food industry professionals.
The WSET Level One Award in Wines class will take place January 31st with Level Two taking place January 24th, 25th and January 30th in Asheville. The classes offer foundational principles for wine tasting, and wine and food pairing, as well as key knowledge about winemaking, viticulture, and the wine regions of the world.
“I am so impressed with the enthusiasm and knowledge of the students who attended my seminars in Asheville this August and am thrilled to be bringing these world-class certification courses to this world-class food and wine city,” said Webber. “I am also pleased to continue my partnership with The Asheville School of Wine as we further expand access to a curriculum that will not only enhance wine professionals and enthusiasts’ love of wine, but that will also increase their wine knowledge, further develop their palates and help them achieve professional certifications.”
Classes will be taught by MWWine School Director Melanie Webber, a WSET certified wine educator and sommelier. Melanie holds the Diploma in Wine and Spirits from WSET, as well as the Wine Scholar Guild’s (WSG) French Wine Scholar and Spanish Wine Scholar certifications. She recently taught two sold-out wine tasting and food and wine pairing seminars in Asheville through the Asheville School of Wine and has taught in Paso Robles and Los Angeles since 2018, helping hundreds of industry professionals – from winemakers, to chefs to tasting room personnel – and wine lovers achieve their WSET certifications. Her MWWine School is also an approved program provider for the WSG’s Spanish and French Wine Scholar courses, which will be offered in Asheville later in 2023.
Level One Award in Wines is a beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. Students will explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, as well as learning food and wine pairing, wine service and etiquette. It includes tasting of 10 wines. Go Here to Register!
Level Two Award in Wines is for individuals seeking a core understanding of a wide range of wines. This qualification explores the major grape varieties of the world and the regions in which they are grown. Through a combination of tasting and theory, students will explore the factors that impact style and quality and learn how to describe these wines with confidence. The course includes tastings of over 30 wines. Successful candidates receive a certificate and lapel pin for the internationally-recognized WSET Level Two Award in Wines. Go Here to Register!