L'Alpage Chasselas, Mont sur Rolle, Switzerland 2020, $23
L’Alpage is a custom cuvée selected by Eric Solomon to capture the pure minerality and refreshing qualities of Chasselas grown in specific terroirs along the upper Rhône river banks. This style of Chasselas is a friendly, thirst-quenching wine perfect for after a day of hiking or snowshoeing and always welcome with cave-aged Gruyère, raclette, or fondue. Initially, we launched this cuvée from vineyards in the Valais under the local name Fendant, but with the 2020 vintage, we discovered a plot of Chasselas in the village of Mont-sur-Rolle in La Côte – a singular place with a quintessentially Swiss vista taking in Lac Léman and the Alps.
News Release: Wednesday, January 5th, 2022
About: MetroWines Fantasy Football for Charity Winner!
The Winner of nearly $8,000 from The MetroWines Fantasy Football for Charity is Hope Chest for Women represented by Team Manager Valerie Eidson. Valerie's team "Big Business" racked up 1926.62 points over the season. She was playing for Hope Chest for Women. The bottom line is that Hope Chest for Women will receive a check for $3,853.24 from the owners of MetroWines and $3,853.24 from one of the other players, Ken Nelson, President of Blue Delta Energy for a total donation of $7,706.48!
News Release: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
About: Ciao Asheville Presents Tuscany Workshop Chat and Tasting
Please join Ciao Asheville for our second “Italy Off the Beaten Path” series on Thursday, January 13, at 5:30pm at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville. This series is designed to introduce you to the lesser known, smaller, and more intimate places in Italy that offer a wealth of travel experiences.
David Skinner, a local Asheville artist, will present information about Spannocchia, which is in the Tuscan hills just 25 minutes west of Siena. David holds annual painting workshops at the 12th-century estate located there. The estate is also a working organic farm that produces its own wine, olive oil, and salumi. David calls it “a magical setting.”