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Wine please!

Thursday, 01 June 2023 13:21
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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
(p) 828.575.9525
(m) 828.200.5133

The French Class

Wednesday, 24 May 2023 16:45
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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
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525

Talk and Taste Series: Art and Wine

Monday, 08 May 2023 12:00
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News Release: Monday, May 8, 2023

About:  Ciao Asheville Event

Taste and Talk Series: Art and Wine 

Can art affect and inform winemakers and their philosophy about making their wines and how they want the public to perceive those wines? The answer is definitely yes!

This is an Asheville FIRST! Ciao Asheville and Metro Wines team up with Sarah Newman, art historian and Certified Sommelier with Volio Imports, to discuss the symbiosis between art and wine. This event will take place on Tuesday, June 13, 5:30pm, at Engaged Asheville Event Space, 41 N Merrimon Ave #107, Asheville, NC 28804.

Sarah just returned from a whirlwind trip to Italy, making her way from Piemonte to Sicily, visiting a number of winemakers, and will discuss their favorite artists and the various ways that art fuses with wine. 

This event will include a talk by Sarah while everyone tastes 6 Italian wines:

Fantinel Sun Goddess, Prosecco Brut

Berlucchi, Franciacorta Brut Rosé 61

Ilatium Morini (Latium), Soave (2020)

Val delle Rose, Vermentino Litorale (2021)

Rivetto, Langhe Nebbiolo (2020)

Tenuta Argentiera, Bolgheri Poggio Ai Ginepri Rosso (2021)

This is a great opportunity to enjoy the sensory experience of these wonderful Italian wines while Sarah discusses the winemakers’ philosophies, the journey behind the bottle, and lots of “inside information” about these wines and the marriage of art and wine.   

Price for the evening is $40 + tax (refundable up until 48 hours prior to the event), which includes the tasting and talk by Sarah. Light snacks will be served. Register online here. For more information call Metro Wines at (828) 575-9525.

All wines featured can be purchased at event pricing this night only.


More about Sarah Newman:

After graduating from Duke in 2007 with an A.B. in Visual Art and Art History, Sarah Newman moved to New York to pursue her masters at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. It was a part-time job at a wine bar while in graduate school where Sarah was first bitten with the wine bug. Her New York restaurant experience includes such iconic places as P.J. Clarke’s, Oceana, Felidias and Artisanal Bistro. While in New York, Sarah also began pursuing wine education. She became a Certified Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) in 2013 and passed with merit the advanced exam for Wine and Spirits Education trust. She is now pursuing the WSET Diploma, completion of which will make her eligible to become a candidate for Master of Wine (MS).  

Here in North Carolina, Sarah worked as a sommelier at the Angus Barn before discovering wine distribution. After working with over 85 restaurants in Durham, Sarah became the Regional Sales Director for Volio Imports and now represents her portfolio in over 10 states, including North Carolina. She is delighted to share her love of Italian wine in her home state.  

   More about the wines:

* Fantinel Sun Goddess, Prosecco Brut

Region: Veneto, Italy
Appellation: Prosecco

Appearance: straw-yellow with citrine glints. Nose: intense and extremely elegant, giving off fruity aromas recalling especially apple, pear and peach. Palate: a creamy essence and a velvety flavor, revealing a structured body rich in volume and smoothness. Acidity is pleasant and perfectly balanced, for a freshness feeling and a delightful after-taste.

* Berlucchi, Franciacorta Brut Rosé 61

Region: Lombardy, Italy
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Appellation: Franciacorta

Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points. A Wine Spectator “Top 100”. “Bright and savory, this refreshing, polished sparkler boasts alluring aromas of juicy raspberry, wild cherry, baking spice and a whiff of bread crust. The inviting aromas follow over to the vibrant palate along with a continuous refined perlage. A tangy candied nectarine note closes the finish.” – K.O. 9/12/2017

* Ilatium Morini (Latium), Soave (2020)

Region: Veneto, Italy
Grapes: Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave
Appellation: Soave
Fresh and very persistent on the palate, a finish with delicate hints of bitter almonds typical of Soave. It is ideal at any time of day. 

* Val delle Rose, Vermentino Litorale (2021)

Region: Tuscany, Italy
Grape: Vermentino
Color: Straw-yellow, with light gold reflections. Bouquet: Intense, fruit-forward aromas that suggest tropical fruits. Taste: Fresh, crisp with well-balanced acids, and an assertive finish. 

* Rivetto, Langhe Nebbiolo (2020)

Region: Piedmont, Italy
Grape: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Langhe

An extremely pleasing and drinkable wine and although it has a high alcohol grade this never overpowers its fruity character. Its red color has Bordeaux reflections and the slow trickle from the edge of the glass confirms its optimal concentration and good body. The palate is caressed by a smooth tannin content typical of the Nebbiolo grape and by a warm and enveloping flavor. 

* Tenuta Argentiera, Bolgheri Poggio Ai Ginepri Rosso (2021)

Region: Tuscany, Italy
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Appellation: Bolgheri

This Bolgheri DOC is composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot vinified separately and extracted by soft pressing. A nice wine with defined structure and pronounced concentration. The wine’s olfactory panorama is ample and profound while at once immediate and present. An intense structure characterizes this wine, but with a beautiful softness and a remarkably clean finish. Tenuta Argentiera stands in a magnificent patch of land in the Maremma that blends countryside and sea, suspended between woods and Mediterranean scrub. 


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Metro Wines Asheville
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525

Chef Sam Etheridge!
Wine Dinner with The Owner, Karl Wittstrom!
May 17th at Engaged in Reynolds Village

Chef Sam Etheridge prepares an amuse bouche and a 4 course dinner
that take the challenge of these bold and beautiful wines.
We have offered Ancient Peaks wines for years to our customers
who have continued to support the brand.
And now, we are delighted to host Karl Wittstrom
who wants to see what this MetroWines is all about!

You will be greeted with an amuse bouche and Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc
followed by 4 courses each pairedwith an Ancient Peaks wine selected by Chef Sam.

Menu: Chef Sam says: "My idea is summertime, California style cuisine."
- Sunburst trout farms Rangoons, fermented mango.
- First of the season tomato and watermelon gazpacho,
fresh Buffalo milk mozzarella, ramp pesto.
- Grape Vine Smoked Heritage Farm Ribs,
charred corn and shrimp potato salad, pork belly hush puppies,
black garlic bbqand Grilled beef tri-tip,
- Wild mushroom and scallion pancake “short stack”, sun dried tomato butter, pomegranate syrup, ramp chimichurri. 
Served Family Style!

Join us! $89(plus tax) for the evening for evening,
signed bottles, winery stories and a handshake!

Join us May 17th at 6pm. Metro Wines will host a dinner with the Owner, Karl Wittstrom, of Ancient Peaks Winery. The chef for the evening is Sam Etheridge who will take the challenge of airing innovative dishes with these bold wines. Location is 41 North Merrimon Ave. Suite 107 Asheville, NC 28804.
You will be greeted with an Amuse Bouche and a glass of Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc, followed by a 4 course dinner with wine pairings from Ancient Peaks winery. The evening is $89 plus tax. Dinner is served Family Style!

Go here to reserve your seat, or call 828-575-9525

On Fri, Apr 7, 2023 at 12:48 PM Amanda Moore <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wrote:
Congratulations! You have won a 2023 Griffin Award for Metro Wines!
We will be celebrating the Griffin Award winners at an event at The Hideaway on May 25th. The owners of the property will get two free tickets and tickets will be on sale to everyone else in the coming weeks. Please let us know if you cannot attend the event and would like to release your tickets. We do expect the event to sell out fast so keep your eye out for the email about purchasing additional tickets if you need them.

MetroWines 10th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, 30 March 2023 14:35
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News Release: March 30th, 2023
About: MetroWines 10th Anniversary Celebration!
MetroWines celebrates its 10th Anniversary serving the Asheville Community with a "Customer Trade Show" open to the public. Please join us on May 6th from 3 to 6pm @MetroWines on Charlotte Street to taste more than 20 Wines!
Wines from France, Italy, South America and California will be presented by winery representatives for tasting "Trade Show Walk Around Style" with cheeses and small bites at every table.
"This is your chance to get a glimpse of the working wine world," says Zach Eidson, General Manager of MetroWines. "And also to participate, preview, taste and party!" 
$40 (plus tax) for the tasting and experience. Purchase your ticket by calling (828) 575-9525 or online here:
Contact for MetroWines: Zach Eidson
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
(828) 575-9525

Poetry @MetroWines

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 18:41
Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 3:00pm @MetroWines
Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading of Mildred Kiconco Barya’s The Animals of My Earth School at Metro Wines. Malaprop's is pleased to partner with Metro Wines to present this event and pairing of select wines and poems.
The reading is free and open to the public (You do not need to register). Wine and books will be on sale. Free, easy parking.