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Wednesday, 12 July 2023 15:25

Materra Wine Tasting

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Date: Wednesday, July 12th, 2023
About: Materra Vineyards Wine Tasting @MetroWines
Please join us on Thursday, July 27th from 4 to 6pm @MetroWines on Charlotte Street for a Materra Vineyards Wine Tasting "at the bar" and "on the house" hosted by Brian Noshay, Materra National Sales Representative.
The winemaker for Materra has a solid and storied wine history! Remember the movie "Bottle Shock" about The Judgment of Paris? Wiki summarizes the plot as follows: 

Sommelier and wine shop owner Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman), a British expatriate living in Paris, is to increase his business. He concocts a plan to hold a blind taste-test intended to introduce Parisians to quality wines coming from elsewhere in the world. Spurrier travels to the not-yet-famous Napa Valley in search of contestants for his Judgment of Pairs taste test, where he meets vintner Jim Barrett (Bill Pullman) of Chateau Montelena. Barrett wants no part in it, believing it to be a set-up designed by the French to humiliate New World wine producers. Barrett's son, Bo (Chris Pine), secretly passes Spurrier a couple of bottles of the Chateau's Chardonnay for the competition. Pretty and nonconformist university graduate student Sam Fulton (Rachel Taylor) arrives at Chateau Montelena seeking an internship, and is promptly put to work in the vineyards. 

Chateau Montelena wins the blind tasting in Paris putting Napa on the world wine map. Flash forward, Bo Barrett and Heidi (the Sam Fulton character in the movie) marry. Chelsea Barrett is their daughter and the winemaker for Materra.
Materra Vineyards says: Winemaker Chelsea Barrett grew up in Calistoga and began working in vineyards and wineries from a young age. She attended UC Davis and graduated in 2010 with a degree in Viticulture and Enology. After college, Chelsea interned at Mayer am Pfarplaz (Austria), Two Hands (Australia), and Opus One (Napa Valley). She started as enologist at Joel Gott wines in 2012, where she was promoted to assistant winemaker a year later, then to winemaker in 2017. In 2017, she also joined Heidi as co-winemaker for Amuse Bouche and Au Sommet. Chelsea lives in Calistoga with her husband, two daughters, and a husky-german shepherd mix. 
More about Materra Vineyards:
Contact: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525
Monday, 10 July 2023 10:25

Sean Minor Wine Tasting

Sean Nicole
Date: July 10th, 2023
About: Sean Minor Wine Tasting Event
Join us to meet Sean and Nicole Minor and taste 10 of their wines on August 11th from 4 to 6pm @MetroWines on Charlotte Street. The event will be in the casual MetroWines "station" style with tables featuring wines accompanied by small bites paired to the wines. Sean and Nicole will join the party, mingling and conversing with you!
Wines will include:
2021 CA Series Sauvignon Blanc
2021 Signature Series Sonoma Coast Chard 
Central Coast Chardonnay
2021 Signature Series Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 
2021 Invited Series Sangiacomo "Roberts Road" Pinot Noir 
2020 Signature Series North Coast Cab 
Paso Cabernet Sauvignon
Central Coast Pinot Noir
2021 Signature Series "Nicole Marie" Red Blend
And an EXCLUSIVE to Metro Wines Pinot Noir Rose'
"Never tasted Sean Minor Wines? John Kerr, co-owner of MetroWines. You will be impressed by the quality for the value." 
The Sean Minor Story (website)
"Not long after we met, we quickly bonded over our love of wine. That was 31 years ago, and not much has changed. We like to enjoy wine in our everyday lives - with dinner, catching up with friends and family, and celebrating life’s most special events. In fact, we believe there are few moments in life that aren’t paired perfectly with a great bottle of wine.

After we married and Sean had spent a number of years in the wine industry, we noticed that there was a gap in the market. We were yearning for wines that were easy to enjoy, highlighted the amazing fruit of California, and didn’t break the bank—so we made them.

Initially, our brand was called Four Bears and we love sharing the story behind the name. We have four children - three sons and a daughter. Early on, we would convene at the kitchen table to taste various lots of wine, play around with potential blends and talk about what we liked and didn’t like. At one point, our 4-year-old likened this practice to the idea that we were like Goldilocks searching for just the right bottle.

We began by producing wines from premier appellations throughout California, sourced from vineyard sites strategically located near the cool, marine influences of the sun-filled California coast. With the help of a family friend and colleague, Will Bucklin, our initial production featured a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast Chardonnay, and Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc.

Fast forward to today - our children have grown up, our business has evolved and our name has changed (we now go by Sean Minor Wines) but our dedication to producing quality wines at an approachable price has remained. Since we don’t own vineyards, we work diligently with sustainable, experienced farms throughout California and Oregon. We’ve developed strong relationships with some of the best growers in the industry so that we can contract the finest fruit. Today, you can find our wines at restaurants and gourmet grocery stores in 49 states and, of course, here on our website. Our family and team have grown, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds."
More About Sean Minor Wines Here:
You can reserve a glass! and a place at the party by calling (828) 575-9525. 
Contact: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525
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Sunday, 04 June 2023 18:19

The Language of Dreams

tayria ward

News Release: June 4, 2023

About: Learning the Language of Your Dreams @MetroWines 

“Dreams are pure nature,” says Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung. On Sunday, July 16th from 2-3:30 at Engaged in Reynolds Village, Tayria Ward, Ph.D, takes us through the beginnings of learning how to understand our dreams. "Nature is offering us this gift, let’s listen!" says Tayria. 

Tayria tells us that dreams provide profound, practical, useful and healing insights, designed by the psyche to communicate what we need to know now.  Learning the language of your dreams is a powerful tool not only for self-development and self-awareness, but for learning about the multi-layered world we live within. "I help individuals to learn this language and understand the value presented to them regularly in their nightly visions," says Tayria. 

 At this event, hosted by Metro Wines, Tayria will share a brief lecture offering insights into how to develop a relationship with your dreams, explaining why they are important, and giving a brief history of dreamwork. Bring your questions and bring your dreams, as the rest of the time will be spent interacting with those who attend. 

About Tayria: 

Tayria Ward has a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology. She lives in Asheville, NC, where she has a private practice offering dream analysis, psychological and spiritual mentorship to clients from all parts of the world. Tayria has worked intensively with her own dreams and those of others for nearly 50 years, and for nearly 30 years has been an avid student of indigenous ways of knowing and being. She conducts a monthly Global Community Dream Symposium wherein persons from all over the world come to share their dreams and listen to the collective dreaming mind. Tayria also teaches to a wide audience in regular interviews and lectures.  

One of her major tools to restore and improve health psychologically, emotionally, physically, socially and environmentally is focusing upon the messages consistently coming through in dreams. "Dreams are the language of the soul," says Carl Jung. Tayria has also studied world religions for many years, worked intensively with shamans from Africa and a variety of other traditions, and studied the theories of Carl Jung including completing her doctorate in Depth Psychology. Tayria worked for many years in analysis of her own dreams with some of the finest Jungian analysts. She is uniquely qualified to assist persons on an in-depth spiritual and psychological quest. 

The event is $15 and includes a presentation on learning the language of dreams by Tayria Ward, questions and answers, and a glass of wine and light snacks. Reserve your seat by calling (828) 575-9525 or online here:


Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi

Metro Wines Asheville

Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!

"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"

(828) 575-9525

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Wednesday, 24 May 2023 16:45

The French Class

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Date: Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
About: The French Wine Class @MetroWines
Join us on Tuesday, July 18th from 5 to 6pm, as Andy Hale, Director of The Asheville School of Wine @MetroWines, for The French Wine Class. 
Class will address the classic wine regions of France, the varietals, history and styles of wine and, in view of global warming, the future of French Wine. Participants will taste and discuss five French wines that represent the country.
No experience or prior study is necessary. Andy Hale will walk you through the process from vineyards to the glass.
"With years of experience and accolades, Andy Hale presents the basics of French Wine in an informative, comprehensive and relatable way," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "You will learn, laugh and leave with confidence."
The evening is $35 (plus tax). Call (828) 575-9525 or reserve your seat online here:

Contact for MetroWines: Andy Hale, Director of Education
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525
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