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Sunday, 04 June 2023 18:19

The Language of Dreams

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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

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Friday, 02 June 2023 10:03

Low Alcohol Wines

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Low Alcohol Wines!

   Low Alcohol wines are becoming scarce. What’s up? The temperature! Scorching heat waves and other climate-driven calamities have ruined harvests in Europe, North America, Australia and elsewhere.  Parts of Bordeaux are burning, Chile continues to battle devastating wine country fires and it seems California fights fire in vineyards on a daily basis.

   Red wines produced in Bordeaux, Tuscany, Piedmont and California had higher alcohol between 2010 and 2019 than registered in the 1990s. Climate change is the catalyst. Winemakers are trying to harness the alcohol through the timing of the harvest. The longer the grapes hang on the vines, the more intense the sugar and, hence, the alcohol level. But, winemakers explain, you cannot control the alcohol by simply picking grapes earlier. For example, if you harvest cabernet sauvignon grapes early to achieve a lower alcohol content, you risk producing a tart wine with heavier vegetal flavors such as green pepper.

   ABV or ALC, indicates alcohol by volume. The amount of alcohol in a container is shown as a percentage of the overall volume of the drink. And don’t think you can lower the ABV by aging the bottle! ABV is not affected by age as the sugars have already converted to alcohol. But the taste of the alcohol may become smoother and more understated giving the impression that the volume has been reduced. The percentage of alcohol in a wine bottle is is posted on the label, usually marked ALC.

   Wines with higher alcohol levels are rounder and richer in texture offering deeper and more concentrated flavors and often seem sweeter to the palate. Some wineries aim for this style as these higher alcohol wines tend to score higher points from the critics. That said, many wineries, particularly mass produced nationwide brands actually aim for this style! But if this is not the style you want, we can help!

   Metro Wines has assembled a list of low alcohol wines and can direct you to bottles from around the world to meet your menu or event.

   Alois Lageder Schiava is 11.5% alcohol. This bottle, due to its versatility and popularity has been a Thanksgiving tradition at Metro Wines. Schiava is a grape variety native to Trentino-Alto Adige, in northern Italy. Historically known for producing light-bodied and lighter-colored wines, the grape is light and tart with aromas of strawberry, raspberry, rose, lemon and smoke and boasts a spicy black pepper backbone that helps it pair nicely with heavier and spicier foods, even Thai Chili Basil!

   Also from Alois Lageder is an organic Pinot Grigio at 12% alcohol. Brilliant straw yellow with a green shimmer in the glass. The nose is pronounced and expressive aromas with flowery and somewhat spicy notes. And the palate presents rich flavors with a slight smokiness and a strong, fresh finish.

   An all around good choice for summer, low alcohol wines have a lower calorie count and tend to pair better with food!

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Thursday, 01 June 2023 13:21

Wine please!

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Great Wine is Just a Text Away!

For immediate release: June 1st 2023

Introducing “wine please”!

MetroWines presents a new, convenient way to deliver wine to your home or work by just texting us “wine please.” This fast and easy service is an Asheville first that combines selection, service and convenience. Text two words, just two, and wine shows up at your door!

It’s easy to use. First, set up your account at In the profile, tell us the price and style of wine you prefer. As always, Metro Wines offers a 15% discount on case purchases. 

Now, order your wine any time by just texting us “wine please” at 828-575-9525. Our team of wine professionals will select wines that match your preferences at the average bottle price you want. And we’ll deliver it to your door within 24 hours. It’s that easy!

Why “wine please”? “We understand the changing landscape," says Zach Eidson, General Manager @MetroWines. "Convenience is king. This service works for customers who prefer to shop online, customers who are too busy, too tired or just want someone to shop for them! Our driver, Lou, will carry the wine in and even fill your wine rack if you wish. That's more convenient than Amazon,” Eidson says. 


Zach Eidson
General Manager
Metro Wines
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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
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