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Saturday, 26 August 2023 10:44

Bordeaux in June with Andy Hale

bordeaux cathedral
"Bordeaux Tour with Andy Hale"
Hosted by Jean Christian Rostangi of Contrast Tours
Dates: June 15 - 29, 2024.
Up to 12 Travelers
Temporary Webpage:
Travelers who are firmly interested should contact Jean Christian as soon as possible.
A spot will be held with no obligation until the final itinerary and pricing are published.
People are traveling again and international travel is UP for Contrast Tours.
But, the good news is that MetroWines Customers interested in Bordeaux get priority!
Stand by for a welcome aboard dinner with Jean Christian, Andy and MetroWines in the Fall!
+1 919-416-1111 (USA Land)   +1 984-312-5315 (USA Cell) 
+33 (0)7-69-85-84-74 (France)
918 Carolina Ave, Durham, NC 27705.  USA
Saturday, 26 August 2023 08:29

5 Star Review for Andy!

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"Andy helped me over TEXT when i submitted a random request online. He also helped me get the wine i wanted shipped into the store the next week AND gave me recommendations for white wines even though i was mostly vague and unhelpful. Awesome service and prices were reasonable."
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 19:31

Zach's Good Bye

Eidson Family

I am writing to you with a heavy heart, and letting you know that I will be leaving Metro Wines. I have an opportunity to be the Director of Operations for a real estate investment company that will be a game changing opportunity for me and my family. We will be staying here in Asheville for this opportunity.


Leading the team here at Metro Wines has been one of the highlights of my career. I have made so many amazing connections that I hope last a lifetime. I will never forget my Metro family of vendors, customers and colleagues. 


A special thanks to John and Gina for letting me be apart of their business for almost 5 years.


Thank you for everything and remember... life is too short to drink bad wine, so keep supporting Metro Wines!


Zach Eidson

Friday, 04 August 2023 08:32

Volcano Wines!

mt etna wine

News Release: Friday, August 4, 2023

About:          Ciao Asheville Event: Volcano Wines!

Italian wines are revered throughout the world for their beautiful qualities as well as their distinctive taste. So what makes them so unique? The secret begins in the depths of the earth, brought to the surface by the extinct and active volcanos found throughout Italy’s landscape. And it’s not just the wine. Tomatoes would not have become the global culinary favorite without volcanic soil.


Ciao Asheville and John Kerr of Metro Wines team up to discuss what makes Italian volcano wines so unique. This event will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 5-6pm at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville. 

John will discuss how volcanos produce the world’s best wines and how volcanos create the excellent conditions needed for the varied and complex flavors found in many Italian wines. You’ll also find out how volcanos helped produce Italy’s vast number of grape varietals, over 1,500 throughout the peninsula. And you’ll learn how to recognize these flavors as you taste volcano wines throughout the presentation.

We’ll present 4 volcano wines for tasting: a white and red from Mt. Etna in Sicily and a white and red from Mt. Vesuvius near Naples. 

Price for the evening is $15 + tax (refundable up until 48 hours prior to the event), which includes the tasting and talk by John. Light snacks will be served. Register online here. For more information call Metro Wines at (828) 575-9525.

Note for attendees: Please park at the back of the parking lot at Metro Wines. 



Ciao Asheville: Gail Rampersaud, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Metro Wines: Gina Trippi, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.