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Items filtered by date: November 2021

Monday, 15 August 2022 15:26

Learn to Make Pasta!

Ahhhhhh… pasta!! The ultimate comfort food. And making fresh pasta is easy. Let us show you just how easy it can be! Join Ciao Asheville as we team up with Metro Wines and q.b. Cucina for a series of pasta-making classes. We’ll start with a live pasta-making demonstration given by Asheville-based Sarah Ubertaccio of q.b. Cucina. This event will take place on Sunday, September 18, from 12-2pm, at a private local residence in the Beaverdam area with mountain views (address to be provided following registration).
 
Sunday, 14 August 2022 16:01

Shayne

 
Saturday, 13 August 2022 16:36

90 Point Blind Tasting!

Join The Asheville School of Wine on Thursday, September 29th from 5:30 to 6:30 for a unique and eye-opening wine experience!
We present four wines from a California Winery that have been reviewed by the most respected critics and each awarded 90 points or more. We will tell you everything you need to know about the wine, including origin, climate, soil, processing, and style. What we won't tell you is the name of the winery or the price!
 
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 14:26

John Anthony "Weather Wines" Tasting

Please join The Asheville School of Wine for a tasting of "Weather Wines" from John Anthony on August 25th, from 5 to 6:30 @MetroWines on Charlotte Street. John Anthony "Weather Wines" are in limited supply in WNC. The tasting is "on the house" and at the Bar with event pricing for all featured wines. The time to taste and shop is now!
Monday, 25 July 2022 15:30

Zozo

 
Thursday, 21 July 2022 09:13

Living and Working in Italy

Have you been thinking of moving to Italy? Or just want to know what it would be like? Please join Ciao Asheville for a live Zoom presentation with Jason and Jill DiLoreti, live from Montaione, Tuscany. This event will be on Sunday, August 21, at 1pm at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville.
Jason and Jill are former Asheville residents who in 2019 sold their place in Asheville, packed up their three young children and a few belongings, and moved to Italy.
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 10:17

Tater Tot

 
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 10:15

Bella

 
Thursday, 14 July 2022 15:16

Affordable South African Wines: A Tasting

Please join The Asheville School of Wine as we present Kasey Billitz of Ocean South Imports to host a tasting of affordable South African Wines on Thursday, August 4th from 5 to 6:30 @MetroWines on Charlotte Street. The event is "on the house" and no reservations are required.
Sunday, 03 July 2022 16:05

Sydney and Paddington

 

The Asheville School of Wine @MetroWines Presents

 
Wine Courses and Wine Credential Programs as featured in "Carolina Epicurean"
 
Sunday, 26 June 2022 09:20

Cooper

 
Saturday, 25 June 2022 12:36

Wine Dinner Before Wine Tour!

Wine Tour to Provence with Jean-Chrsitian Rostagni and Contrast Tours - Want to Know More?
 
Join Jean-Christian and some of the travelers at RendezVous on July 6th
This dinner is to give a taste of some of the wines, and of what you could be doing during a wine tour in Provence. The dinner is very convivial, all at one table, sharing the food, discussing the wines, and solving some of the world's most persistent problems.
 
There will be pétanque before dinner, since Asheville is graced with RendezVous's superb pétanque facility (with "boules" available for you to play)
 
Pétanque is at 5:45
Dinner is at 7:30 at RendezVous

Only 12 seats available
$90 per person including gratuity and taxes
All the wines will be available for purchase through MetroWines.
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 09:25

Ryder Hack

 
Saturday, 18 June 2022 17:36

Wine Tour to France

Wine Tour to Rhone Valley and Provence, September 10th - 24th, with Jean-Christian Rotagni of Contrast Tours
 

Experience the wine regions of Provence and the Rhône Valley like an insider! Native Frenchman Jean-Christian Rotagni of Contrast Wines will take you to the best local restaurants, wineries as well as dine with winemakers. You will even tour several wineries during the harvest and crush, a rare opportunity.

But this is not just a wine tour. You’ll also visit Roman and pre-historic vestiges like the oldest cave paintings in Europe, and meet local photographers and artists. For a unique experience, Jean limits the number of guests, books hotels that are four star or equivalent and selects restaurants with quality cuisine.

Friday, 17 June 2022 13:21

World Verdejo Day

 

World Verdejo day which was held last week was a chance to spread the “notoriety “ of DO Rueda, and to better inform consumers on the quality of the wines from the region, according to managing director Santiago Mora.

Shop Balnea Verdejo @MetroWines $12.99

From Vinex:  “Verdejo day has become more and more important,” he claimed. The event, which first took place in 2013 in four cities in the US, had grown, within five years, to become an international celebration of the Verdejo grape led by DO Ruedea in tandem with the Ribera de Duero DO.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 08:24

Another 5 Star Review

Great selection of wine from around the world. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. I enjoy rather unusual wines like wine from Sicily, and reds that can be served chilled in the summertime. They had some in stock and the recommendations they made were very good. (NG)
Wednesday, 08 June 2022 20:05

5 Star Review!

Another 5 Star Review for Kristen, Wedding Coordinator @MetroWines:
 
Kristen and Metro Wines were absolutely wonderful assisting us in selecting wines and beer for our rehearsal dinner and wedding in May 2022. We are Asheville natives and have been patrons of Metro for many years - they are simply the best! Kristen was lovely to work with! She has extensive experience in the wedding industry and was able to make several recommendations to us beyond wine. She provided us with wines to taste which paired with our rehearsal and reception menus and we had a lot of fun sampling the wines! Metro delivered the wines/beers for both events and the logistics were seamless. I highly recommend using Kristen and Metro Wines for your wedding/events. It was easy, tasty and they made the wine selection totally effortless which is what everyone needs when planning a wedding. Thank you, Kristen and Metro!
Monday, 06 June 2022 10:48

First Ambrozia PopUP

New Release: Monday, June 6th, 2022
About "First Ambrozia PopUp" @MetroWines
Join us on Wednesday, July 13th at 6:30 for the "First Ambrozia PopUp" @MetroWines with dinner served by Chef Sam Etheridge of Ambrozia and wines imported and poured by Thomas Meunier of AuthentiqueVin at the newly restored MetroWines on historic Charlotte Street.
Sunday, 29 May 2022 09:05

Kai

 
Tuesday, 24 May 2022 15:11

The Perfect Table

Date: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

About: Oceano Wines and Grove Wood Gallery Set the Perfect Table 

Join us on Wednesday, June 29th at 5:30, for "The Perfect Table" @MetroWines. Grovewood Gallery will bring artist designed place settings, and MetroWines will serve award winning Oceano Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with surprising but perfect finger foods, together with commentary from Oceano Owner and Vinter Rachel Martin! The evening is $20 and all wines and Spiegelau wine glasses are event priced.

Thursday, 19 May 2022 09:48

Heidi

 
Thursday, 19 May 2022 08:58

Toby

 
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 17:59

The Zen of Zin Tasting with Carol Shelton

News Release: Wednesday, May 11th
About: Zinfandel Tasting with Carol Shelton
 
Please join us on Tuesday, June 22nd, 5-6:30 @MetroWines on Charlotte Street to meet the iconic winemaker, Carol Shelton, and taste her wines. At the same time, you will be supporting Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville!
Wednesday, 11 May 2022 09:09

Grand Re-Opening in MountainX!

From MountainX, Wednesday, May 11th by Kay West:

Aging in place

On Feb. 15, MetroWines closed its flagship store on Charlotte Street to walk-in customers, as renovations were underway to restore the small building to its century-old bones. (The shop continued to accept online orders and offer curbside pickup throughout the process.) “We took off all the drywall to expose the original brick and removed the drop ceiling to reveal the original tin ceiling,” says store manager Zach Eidson. “That added about two feet of height and really brightened things up.”

When the store opened to the public again on April 22, customers saw not only the refurbished old but also some new additions, including flooring, racks and lighting.

What has not changed, assures Eidson, is the layout. “Regular customers walk in and are blown away by the look, but glad to see their favorite wines in the same places.”

On Saturday, May 14, 1-5 p.m., MetroWines will celebrate its official grand reopening with a tasting of DAOU Vineyards wines, paired with small bites by chef Sam Etheridge.

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