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Viña Pomal is $12.99

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 09:45

*** Such a Deal ***

WineListAwards called the 2017 Viña Pomal
"The Rioja of the Year"

A single varietal Tempranillo characterised by traditional winemaking techniques: after destemming and crushing, fermentation takes place.
The wine is macerated for 2 weeks, giving it a smooth, structure with great fruit.

Finally, it spends 12 months in American oak barrels and at least 6 months in bottle. "Viña Pomal is one of Spain's most exceptional and traditional wines, which has remained faithful to the classic style of authentic Rioja." 

If you shop @MetroWines, you know Viña Pomal has been a staple on our shelves.
But the price, through the various distributors has gone up and down.
Good News: It's Down Again!


The 2017 is down from $15.99 

*** to $12.99! ***

Claim Your Bottles. Call (828) 575-9525



Nero and Wine

Monday, 24 May 2021 09:53

The "Wicked Emperor" in the book below is Nero. Falsh forward to last week.
"The Arch of Nero" by Thomas Cole sold for $15 million at a Sotheby's auction.

Book Review: A few weeks back, Ciao Asheville suggested 
"A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" by Emma Southon.



My Week with Jim Clendenen

Sunday, 23 May 2021 11:55

The wine world has lost a true legend. Jim Clendenen, a pioneer in his industry is gone but will never be forgotten, for he has left a lasting impression for generations of winemakers and wine professionals. In the wine industry, being considered "old school" in Italy, France or Greece is considered cool and hip, yet old school in California is considered passé or dated. This may have to do with how young the California wine scene is in comparison to some countries that date back to 6000 B.C. Either way, Jim was considered "old school", well at least in the time that I knew him. He championed the notion of being able to enjoy a glass of wine for lunch "without getting drunk".



Brett Sails On

Saturday, 22 May 2021 11:58

Goodbye our Friend.

Brett came to North Carolina from the restaurant world in Los Angeles and chose to spend a year and a half with us @MetroWines. But it seems that all good things must end and so it is time for Brett to use his years of experience and pursue his goals in the wine and hospitality industry. He will be joining the Leo's House of Thirst team in West Asheville and we all wish him the best and hope we will see him often @MetroWines.

Sail on Brett! Asheville is fortunate to have you here.



Spring Wedding White

Monday, 17 May 2021 20:20

Aromas of nectarine, tangerine, lime zest and elderflower lead to a medium-bodied palate of fresh flavors of green apple, lychee, honeydew and pineapple. Wine shows balance between fruit flavors, refreshing acidity and a crisp, lingering finish. Drink this dry white wine as an aperitif or with a variety of food pairings from salads to seafood including salmon, oysters, crab and chowder, and Asian and Thai influenced dishes.

Wine Enthusiast 90 Points
Tones of freshly cut pear and apple shine in this ready for the table, young wine. The fruit is the whole show here and should be enjoyed while it remains balanced and pure.

$16.99 at wine.com
$14.99 @MetroWines



Ameztoi Txakolina

Monday, 10 May 2021 20:35

Eric Asimov, Ameztoi Txakolina and MetroWines

From Da Maison Selections in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, we have had Ameztoi Txakolina since we opened!

Welcome aboard Eric! 

Ameztoi produces classic Txakolina, the delicious, bright, slightly fizzy, low alcohol wines that are consumed like water in Spanish Euskadi (Basque Country). Vineyards are very close to the ocean, full of verdant, green cover throughout the year. Mostly Hondarribi Zuri, with 10% Hondarribi Beltza from 20-25 year-old vines, fermented in stainless. Briny and bright, Ameztoi refreshes with juicy lime fruit and Txakolina's characteristic spritz.

"If you like Picpoul, you like Txakolina!"

2020 is $21@MetroWines
Eric Asimov is paying $22 in NYC!



Yellow with reflections of gray green. On the nose, expressive with a predominance of white fruits including peach supported by notes of fresh almonds and flowers of accacia. On the palate, tender and long with flavors of cooked butter and toasted hazelnuts. Chenin Blanc.



For The Inner Wedding Circle

Wednesday, 07 April 2021 20:37

Copain Has its Day in the Sun

Admit it, you have been walking past this gorgeous bottle of Rosé. Some of you may think that 2018 is "old" for Rosé.

Au contraire. Ask the French! Some wines, some rosé are meant to age. This is one of them.

This Rosé is made from 100% Copain Pinot Noir and guess what:
The 2018 Copain Pinot Noir just scored 91 Points from Wine&Spirits and costs on average $65. THAT is what is in this bottle for $16.99!

Brett says: "In a just world, this bottle should be $30! Copain Rosé presents a range of red fruit flavors. Tangy berry flavors of wild strawberry and sour cherries wrapped in delicacy. Not an easy balance to achieve."