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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."
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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

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Friday, 04 August 2023 08:32

Volcano Wines!

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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.

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Sunday, 30 July 2023 16:55

Wine Celebrities in Asheville

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News Release: July 30th, 2023
About: Wine Celebrities in Asheville: Sean and Nicole Minor
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 10 wines accompanied by small bites paired to the wines. Sean and Nicole will join the party, mingling and conversing with you!
"This is a rare opportunity to meet two of the best known and most regarded winemakers in California," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "And Sean and Nicle will not be lecturing to a class or presenting to a dinner, but will join the party guests."
Wines 10 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.

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 dedication to producing quality wines at an approachable price has remains. 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 or go here: 
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