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Wednesday, 31 January 2024 08:50

Judge Jay Wilkinson Returns for the Sequel ...

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Sicilian Love Stories

In case you missed author Jay Wilkinson's excellent presentation and book signing in November of last year, Ciao Asheville is pleased to announce that Jay will be back in mid July with a sequel presentation titled "Sicilian Love Stories", which tells the story of the four great Sicilian-culture-tinged romances in Jay's book "A Lie Will Suffice". Jay is a dynamic and engaging speaker so you won't want to miss this event. Stay tuned for more details.

Tuesday, 30 January 2024 13:44

Life is Beautiful" Ciao Asheville Film Series

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Roberto Benigni's

Life is Beautiful

Winner of 3 Academy Awards!

Sunday, March 3, 1pm

Metro Wines

169 Charlotte Street 

Join Ciao Asheville and Metro Wines for a showing of this 1997 comedy-drama film. There will be a group discussion of the film following the showing. Snacks provided "on the house" and wine will be available for purchase. This film is in Italian with English subtitles.

This event is *free* but registration is required. Seating is limited so call Metro Wines at 828-575-9525 to reserve your seat.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2024 16:41

Basics of Burgundy

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News Release: January 23rd, 2024
About: "Basics of Burgundy" @MetroWines
 
Please join us for a class with Ayres Newsom, Proprietor of Vino Mondial, guiding us through the "Basics of Burgundy" and tasting 6 wines from the region, on February 11th @MetroWines on Charlotte Street from 2-4pm. 
 
"Burgundy is home to some of the world's most exclusive and sensuous wine!" says Ayres. "With all the romance of France in your glass, this is an exciting way to start your Valentine's Day Week."
 
Presentation includes three white Burgundies and three red Burgundies paired with charcuterie style small bites as well as:
* side by side comparisons of white and red burgundies
* the basics of the classification system in Burgundy
* the history of the region
* and why Burgundy might just be the best food wine in the world! 
 
What's Burgundy All About?

"When some people hear “burgundy wine,” they immediately think of red wine. “Burgundy” does not refer to the color of the wine, however, but to the region of France in which the wine is made. That region is called “La Bourgogne” in French, “Burgundy” in English.

Some of the world’s finest red and white wines are produced in this storied region. These sought-after red wines are made entirely from the Pinot Noir grape, and the world-famous white wines are made entirely from the Chardonnay grape.

While these wines are known throughout the world, few people realize that Burgundy is by far the smallest major wine-growing region in the world. In fact, the heart of Burgundy is only about 30 miles long by one mile wide – tiny by wine standards. Obviously, the villages are tiny, too, and are a mere kilometer or two apart.

Herein lies one of the most complicated aspects of Burgundy – namely, the terrain presents a compact arrangement of microclimates. These microclimates present a complex assortment of altitudes, slopes, exposures and soil types. Literally, two vineyards separated by a stone wall or a dirt road will produce grapes that make wines which can be very different in flavor as well as quality. It’s no wonder that Burgundy produces a greater variety of single-grape wines than any other region in the world and it’s also no wonder that Burgundy can be a minefield for the wine lover in the United States.

Wines made in Burgundy receive their quality classifications, called appellations, based on the region, village or individual vineyard in which the grapes are grown. In most cases, the more defined the growing area of the grapes, the more consistent the quality of the wine produced by those grapes. Oftentimes, the finest wines are produced by vineyards that are no more than a few football fields in size."

Event cost for the presentation and tasting is $55 (plus tax). Go here: https://metro-wines.shoplightspeed.com/february-11-burgundy-class-with-ayres.html

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Contact for MetroWines: John Kerr

Metro Wines Asheville

Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing

"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"

(828) 575-9525
 
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Tuesday, 05 December 2023 09:44

Sparkling Wine Tasting December 29th

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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!
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Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525
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