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Monday, 27 November 2023 17:13

Trione Family Vineyards Tasting

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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."
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Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
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Sunday, 26 November 2023 08:58

Rioja Wine Tasting Wednesday: Bodega Lanzaga

*** 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.

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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!

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Saturday, 04 November 2023 14:15

"Bringing Home to Thanksgiving" Wine Tasting

News Release: Saturday, November 4th,2023
About: Wine Tasting Hosted by Advintage Distribution @MetroWines
Please join us on Tuesday, November 21st from 4 to 6 @MetroWines on Charlotte Street for our "Bringing Home to Thanksgiving" Wine Tasting. The Tasting, hosted by Advintage Distribution, is "on the house" and "at the bar" with no reservations necessary.
These wines are a collaborative effort between Carolinian winemaker, Jamey Whetston, who was an accomplished winemaker at Turley, and Carolinian artist, John Duckworth, whose work is represented at the Asheville restuarant, Plant. Both believe that wine, much like art, is a product of time and place.
The wines come from California’s central coastline and are all fresh and delicious yet also soulful and complex. The labels are all watercolors of scenes set throughout the South Carolinian low-country at certain "times’ and ‘places".
Add all this local lore to the MetroWines Philosophy that wine is about food, family, friends and community and you have "Bringing Home to Thanksgiving." Elegant wines, beautiful labels, a local connection, a storied history and perfect to accompany that upcoming Thanksgiving feast.
What more could you ask?
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Metro Wines Asheville
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