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Fever-Tree (NA) Tasting

Saturday, 13 April 2024 13:55
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News Release: Saturday, April 13th, 2024
About: FeverTree (NA) Tasting
 
Join us on Saturday, May 4th from 1 to 4pm @Metrowines, to taste Fever-Tree (non-alcoholic) beverages: Sparklings, Tonic Waters and Mixers! Stacy Strong of Empire Distribution will pour and host the tasting. As always, the event is "at the bar" "on the house"
 
The Fever-Tree Mission
Our co-founders Charles and Tim, working in different parts of the drinks business, had both spotted that premium spirits were growing quickly, fuelled by consumers’ increasing awareness of the provenance of what they eat and drink.

However, this growing interest in premium food and drink had seemed to neglect mixers, a crucial element of the drinks industry that remained flat. It struck them both as extraordinary that people were paying a good deal of money for a high-quality spirit, yet had no choice but drown it with a poor-quality mixer.

From the very beginning, Charles and Tim approached their business in a different way - there would be no compromise at Fever-Tree. Flavour and quality were of the utmost importance. This mindset led them on an 18-month adventure from the archives of the British Library to facing the wrong end of a Kalashnikov in the Democratic Republic of Congo and concluded with the launch of our Premium Indian Tonic Water in 2005, with the belief we still operate by today. Our story is about going to the ends of the earth in pursuit of the best and, the most exciting thing is, we’ve only just scratched the surface.
 
Awards:
We are delighted to announce that we have been named Drinks International's number one Best-selling and Top Trending mixer for the 10th year running, as voted by the world's best bartenders! 

Since day one, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to sourcing the world's finest ingredients for our mixers; all in service of creating the most delicious and best-tasting long mixed drinks. 

This pursuit of great taste is one we share with the world's best bars and bartenders - all of whom we owe a massive thank you to, for your continued support over the years. We would not be where we are without you and we are honoured to be in your company. Here's to another year of mixing with the best! 
 
Until the big day, shop Fever-Tree @MetroWines and follow the Fever-Tree Guide for cocktails and Mocktails here: https://fever-tree.com/en_US/cocktails.
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Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525
 


Another 5 Star Review for Kristen

Friday, 12 April 2024 08:34
ANOTHER 5 Star Review for Kristen
Kristen"s Wedding Consultations are becoming Legendery!
This review from a friend, "LS," of the Bride:
 
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"Had a wine tasting today with a friend who is getting married. We met with Kristen, and I can honestly say it was a delightful experience. She was so intelligent and FUN. She is simply amazing. Loved every minute of the experience, and honestly, we would have loved to have stayed longer to hang out.
The wines she picked for the bride were absolutely perfect for the brides taste and menu.

The wine shop had an excellent collection of nice wines from around the world that are not over the top expensive. They hold free wine tastings during the year. I do not know if it is monthly or seasonal.

10/10 recommend for wine enthusiasts as all the people that worked in there were lovely. It wasn't the fake kind of lovely either. A calm and inviting atmosphere."
 


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News Release: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
About: Tree and Vine Hosts an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting
 
Join us on Wednesday, April 24th from 4-6 @Metro Wines, for a tasting of Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars hosted by local Asheville businessTree and Vine paired with wines. The event is "at the bar" and "on the house" with no reservations needed.
 
Who is Tree and Vine:
Terri and Paul Karlsson, wife and husband team of 33 years, have both had varied and interesting careers. Terri had a career in a Fortune 100 company before becoming involved with forming and managing nonprofits. Paul is a retired Naval Aviator and a former global consultant for a Fortune 100 company. Both are passionate supporters of the arts and are involved in the musical arts professionally and as volunteers. Terri and Paul live in these beautiful mountains with three rescued dogs and enjoy meeting and connecting with customers at Tree and Vine, many of whom quickly become friends!
 
"While our products are Mediterranean inspired, many have strong ties to our area. We are also conscious of the environment. We use recycled paper products, and encourage our customers to return with a formerly purchased bottle for a discount on their purchase."
 
Read More Here: https://thetreeandvine.com/pages/health-benefits
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Metro Wines is a local business that supports the community. We are not an online retailer offering "zoom" tasting to sell you wine online, not a retailer proclaiming that we have "natural" or "dry farmed" or wines with history and that we are the only shop that has such access. You can taste great wine LIVE "at the bar" and "on the house" everyday of the week. Build your knowledge, build your experiences and help to build your community. Shop locally!
 
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525
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Pinot Noir Wine Tasting

Monday, 01 April 2024 11:23
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News Release: April 1, 2024
About: Pinot Noir Wine Tasting
 
Warmer days are rolling into Asheville. Diverse menus transition us from winter to summer. You have enough to think about. You need a versatile wine that can work most of the time with almost anything. You need Pinot Noir! 
 
Join us on Thursday, April 18th from 4 to 6 pm to taste four different versions of Pinot Noir "at the bar" and "on the house" with Rory Muldoon of Grapevine Distribution. No reservations necessary!
 
"On the Taste"
Longboard RRV Pinot Noir (Russian River, California)
Tassajara Monterey Pinot Noir (Monterey, California)
Torii Mor Pinot Noir (Dundee, Oregon)
Maison Joseph Drouhin Bourgogne Rouge (Beaune, France)
 
All wine available for purchase or order by the case with a 15% discount.
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Metro Wines is a local business that supports the community. We are not an online retailer offering "zoom" tasting to sell wine online. You can taste great wine LIVE "at the bar" and "on the house" everyday of the week. Build your knowledge, exploration of wine and build YOUR community.
 
Gina Trippi: Contact for MetroWines
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525


Grovewood Gallery Sip and Shop

Tuesday, 26 March 2024 11:56
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Grovewood Gallery
 
Sponsored by MetroWines, Grovewood Gallery will celebrate the beginning of spring with two delightful days of demos, discounts, and wine on April 5 and 6 from 11am – 5pm. MetroWines will be pouring wines to taste "on the house" from 11 to 4 both days!. The gallery offers two floors of finely crafted furniture, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and more by over 350 artists and craftspeople from around the United States.
 
During this annual “Sip & Shop” event, gallery merchandise will be 10% off (excludes Lyman Whitaker sculptures), and local artist demonstrations will take place on both days. Shoppers can also enjoy complimentary drinks and tasty treats. Guests looking to round out their experience can enjoy brunch next door at ELDR and visit the Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum, also located in Grovewood Village. This event is open to the public and free to attend.


Garden Party Wine Tasting!

Saturday, 23 March 2024 16:44
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April 11th 4-6pm
Garden Party: Sustainable Wines for Spring
 
Please join us for an in store tasting with Juniper Cooper of Johnson Brothers-Mutual Distributing of North Carolina. We will be featuring 4 wines from across the globe that exemplify the standards of both ecological and social sustainability. From New Zealand to Chile and Willamette to the Piedmont, each of these exceptional wines typify the beauty of the regions and creative talents of each winemaker. Chosen with thoughts of the Spring Farmer's Markets and backyard get togethers that we are all eagerly looking forward to, we look forward to sharing these wines with you. And expect home baked bites to pair with the wines!

Araldica Gavi 
Westmount Pinot Gris 
Dashwood Pinot Noir 
Miguel Torres Cordillera Carmenere

Tasting is "at the bar" and "on the house"


MetroWines at The Empire Trade Show

Monday, 18 March 2024 18:18

Wine Tours to France

Saturday, 16 March 2024 19:15
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TOURS: with Jean Christian Rostagni
 
May 17  - June 1st,   2024
4 Spots available (sell out risk HIGH)
 
This tour is the most artistic one, it is the tour where my previous life as a photographer exudes most. We spend 4 nights in Arles, which is to photography what Cannes is to Cinema, and there we stay in unique hotels created by the art philanthropist who created the foundation Luma and these hotels to go with it. And then later in the tour we visit my mentor Denis Brihat, a world renowned photographer, one of the very few if not the only member of the great generation still alive. We are talking of somebody who knew Picasso in Antibes, Jean Cocteau, and was friend with all the great photographers from that golden age, including Henri Cartier Bresson or Robert Doisneau. We are in the circle of photography’s Royalty.
 
And then this tour pinacles for 6 nights in a 16th century castle, we have dinner there 4 of these nights in their gastronomic restaurant that presents a rare cuisine centered on vegetal, with a strong emphasis of the products coming from their own organic garden on location. The whole hotel is run around an organic approach for living, including the marvelous beddings. The owner is retired from the company he created around organic products.
 
There are currently 7 participants in this tour, and the price will be, per person based on double occupancy, airfare and travel insurance are additional: $7,700 if 11 participants, $7,950 if 10 participants, $8,240 if 9 participants, $8,590 if 8 participants
 
June 15 - 28,   2024
4 Spots available, until April 15.
 
My Bordeaux selection is second to none, and in this tour I offer, in brilliant company, to explore and understand all the complexity of Bordeaux. I can do this with the help of my second, Serge Opillard, a Sommelier of Sommeliers, with extremely rare talent and knowledge of bdx. Serge has a good part of responsibility in the quality of my selection in Bdx. We stay 10 nights in the center of town, in its gorgeous golden triangle, and really life is good, visiting a different wine maker every day in the country side and walking from the hotel to a restaurant in town for dinner. All at the time when linden trees are blooming, and distill their enchanting scent on the town.
 
There are currently 8 participants in this tour, and the price will be, per person based on double occupancy, airfare and travel insurance are additional: $6,420 , if 12 travelers, $6,600 if 11 Travelers, $6,820 if 10 Travelers, $7,080 if 9 Travelers.
 
Sept 27 - Oct 11,  2024
8 Spots available
 
This is my newest tour, a totally unique wine tour in the gorgeous region also known as Languedoc. This is an expedition in France’s Deep South, a sliver actually of Occitanie, one tucked between the rather wild Southern Central Mountains, and the coastal plains.
 
The wine culture runs deep there, the climate, the soil and the relative wine making freedom in a region where appellations are not as restrictive as in other parts of France, has allowed a rather high concentration of hyper talented vintners, busy at pushing the boundaries of wine making. White or red, I promise wines and characters of legend, accommodations evoking sophisticated oasis in the wilderness, and all in all, a trip in a part of France out of this world and not exempt of mystic. For folks interested in wine pioneering, this is the new frontier for French wines. To understand that this is not hyperbole: one of my producers there has beaten Chateau Petrus in a blind tasting competition.
 
There are currently 5 participants in this tour, and the price will be, per person based on double occupancy, airfare and travel insurance are additional: $6.250 if 13 participants, $6,390 if 12 participants, $6,560 if 11 participants, $6,765 if 10 participants, $6,960 if 9 participants, $7,265 if 8 participants, $7,660 if 6 or 7 participants.
 
WHY Contrast Tours? Jean Christian Says:
* They beat cruises and even small barge cruises by offering nicer accommodation, and above all a much fuller immersion in France and its culture. At the end of a day a cruise promotes people staying among themselves, and the wine experiences remain formulaic.
 
* Previous tour goers tell me that they particularly enjoy traveling with a native who also is fully attuned to American culture, and therefore can bridge the gap between them and the French, notably in terms of language, culture, customs.
 
* Uniquely, I also import and distribute the wine from the producers we visit. So people can keep purchasing here the wine they discovered and fell in love with in France. And this also explains why the producers go out of their way to welcome my travelers with unparalleled warmth and attention.
 
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