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Wine Tour to Provence

Friday, 27 January 2023 13:23
Provence Tour Set for May
Hosted by Jean Christian Rostagni and Contrast Tours
You can read all the details here:
But just know that the tour includes four nights in Arles on the edge of the Rhone and Camargue
where Van Gogh painted his iconic "Cafe Terrassee at Night" almost in front of the hotel where you will stay!
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Mardi Gras @MetroWines

Saturday, 21 January 2023 11:08
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News Release: Saturday, January 21st, 2023
About: Celebrate Mardi Gras @MetroWines!
Drop in for a French Fête Extraordinaire, "Mardi Gras @MetroWines," with Chef Sam Etheridge of AMBROZIA on Tuesday February 21st from 4 to 6pm at Metrowines on Charlotte Street. Wines from Johnson Brothers/Mutual will be paired to each dish.
"We invite you to cruise the food and wine stations, mingle, clink glasses and laissez les bons temps rouler!" says, Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "Although rooted in religion, Mardi Gras has come to mean a time for everyone to let the good times roll and let tomorrow worry about tomorrow!"
The evening is not a sit down dinner but a walk around Bourbon Street Bash featuring:

Station 1: Gumbo. White Wine

Station 2: Jambalaya. Light Red

Station 3: Pot Roast Po Boy. Big Red. 

and Station 4: King Cake. Dessert wine. 
   King cake is an oval braided confection smothered with white icing and sugar sprinkles that salute the official colors of Mardi Gras: Green for faith, purple for justice, and gold for power. There's a trinket, usually a plastic baby, hidden inside each one.Tradition dictates that finding the baby in your cake symbolizes luck and prosperity, and the finder becomes the "king" or "queen" of the evening. 
   Not only will the one who finds the baby become royalty but take home a bottle of wine to keep the celebration going!

The event is $45 plus tax. Call (828) 575-9525 or go here:
Contact for MetroWines: Zach Eidson
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525

Italy off the Beaten Path: Abruzzo

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 17:58
 Ciao Asheville, Metro Wines, and Saluda Sister Cities team up for an evening with Massimo Criscio and Dino Paganelli from the Palazzo Tour d’Eau in Carunchio, Abruzzo, Italy. This event will take place on Thursday, February 9th, 2023, at Engaged Asheville, 41 N Merrimon Ave #107, from 5:00-6:30pm.
Learn about the food, wine, culture, and travel opportunities in the region of Abruzzo. Massimo and Dino will also demonstrate a black truffle risotto typical of the region (and you'll get a taste!) and Metro Wines will be offering a glass of sparkling wine, plus a glass of red or white Abruzzese wine to celebrate the evening.

News Release: Saturday, January 7, 2023

About: Ciao Asheville and Metro Wines Present Raffaldini Vineyards Tasting


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.

Metro Wines Asheville

Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!

"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"

(828) 575-9525