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Collector’s Wine Shop Asheville, NCWine collectors are infamous for hunting down the best wines in the world. Sometimes, finding specific wines can be extremely hard, especially when it comes to searching for certain vintages or estate wines. On top of those hard-to-find wines, sometimes collectors may be looking to fill their wine cellar with natural wines, or wines made with alternative processes. 

Regardless of what kind of wine collector you are, understanding where and how to find wines to fit your collection is vital. This is especially true if you live in a smaller city. 

Types Of Wine Collectors

Wine collecting is a passion that attracts a diverse range of individuals, each with a unique approach. From casual enthusiasts to serious connoisseurs, wine collectors come in various types, each characterized by their level of commitment, expertise, and goals. 

1. The Enthusiastic Novice

This type of wine collector is relatively new to the wine world but is eager to learn and explore the wonders of wine. More than likely, they have discovered their interest due to a wine tasting, or their friends and family members have inspired them to explore wine as a hobby. 

Enthusiastic novices typically enjoy trying a wide variety of wines, attending tastings, and building their collection gradually while they discover new favorites and expand their wine knowledge.

2. Casual Collector

Many collectors fall in the casual collector category. They typically have some basic knowledge of the wine industry and truly enjoy the pleasures of tasting and sharing bottles of wine with friends and loved ones. 

Their collection may not be extensive, but they typically enjoy having a decent selection of wines on hand for special occasions or simple everyday enjoyment. Casual collectors often look for more accessible wines, prioritizing affordability and enjoyment over prestige or investment potential.

3. The Wine Connoisseur

Connoisseurs are serious wine aficionados who are deeply knowledgeable about wine regions, grape varieties, and winemaking techniques. They have refined palates and appreciate the nuances of different wines, from subtle flavor profiles to complex aging characteristics.

These collectors often seek out rare and collectible bottles, attend exclusive tastings and events, and may even pursue formal wine education or certification.

4. Investment Collector

In some cases, wine collectors are not just passionate about wine; they are also looking for investment opportunities. Because wine has such a rich heritage of being a luxury beverage, there are plenty of bottles that can be appreciated. Some wines that investment collectors may go after include:

  • 2015 Domaine Leroy Richebourg Grand Cru
  • 2014 Coche-Dury Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
  • 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Cros Parantoux, Vosne-Romanee Premier Cru
  • 1996 Dom Perignon P2 Plenitude Brut Rose
  • 2018 Chateau Lafite Rothschild

These are just a few wines that investment collectors may be looking for to add to their portfolio.

5. Regional Specialists

Some wine collectors focus their collection on wines from a specific region or country. These “specialists” are driven by a deep appreciation for the unique terroir, traditions, and styles that may be associated with those regions. 

Whether it's Bordeaux, Burgundy, Napa Valley, or Tuscany, regional specialists devote their attention and resources to exploring the nuances and diversity of their chosen wine region, often developing expertise and connections within the local wine community.

Metro Wines - The Premier Wine Shop For All Collectors 

If you are in the Asheville area and are looking to add to your wine collection, look no further than Metro Wines. Located just minutes from downtown, Metro Wines has a vast selection of wines across price ranges, regions, and flavor profiles. 

Looking for a table wine to offer guests when they come over for lunch? We've got that. Do you need wine to complete your Bordeaux collection? We've got that as well. 

No matter the occasion or type of collector you are, we've got something to fit your needs! Want us to choose your wine for you? Check out our Case Club, our wine subscription service. To learn more, stop by our store, our online store, or contact us today! We look forward to serving you.