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    Friday, 27 January 2023 13:23

    Wine Tour to Provence

    Provence Tour Set for May
    Hosted by Jean Christian Rostagni and Contrast Tours
    You can read all the details here:
    But just know that the tour includes four nights in Arles on the edge of the Rhone and Camargue
    where Van Gogh painted his iconic "Cafe Terrassee at Night" almost in front of the hotel where you will stay!
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    Saturday, 21 January 2023 11:08

    Mardi Gras @MetroWines

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    News Release: Saturday, January 21st, 2023
    About: Celebrate Mardi Gras @MetroWines!
    Drop in for a French Fête Extraordinaire, "Mardi Gras @MetroWines," with Chef Sam Etheridge of AMBROZIA on Tuesday February 21st from 4 to 6pm at Metrowines on Charlotte Street. Wines from Johnson Brothers/Mutual will be paired to each dish.
    "We invite you to cruise the food and wine stations, mingle, clink glasses and laissez les bons temps rouler!" says, Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "Although rooted in religion, Mardi Gras has come to mean a time for everyone to let the good times roll and let tomorrow worry about tomorrow!"
    The evening is not a sit down dinner but a walk around Bourbon Street Bash featuring:

    Station 1: Gumbo. White Wine

    Station 2: Jambalaya. Light Red

    Station 3: Pot Roast Po Boy. Big Red. 

    and Station 4: King Cake. Dessert wine. 
       King cake is an oval braided confection smothered with white icing and sugar sprinkles that salute the official colors of Mardi Gras: Green for faith, purple for justice, and gold for power. There's a trinket, usually a plastic baby, hidden inside each one.Tradition dictates that finding the baby in your cake symbolizes luck and prosperity, and the finder becomes the "king" or "queen" of the evening. 
       Not only will the one who finds the baby become royalty but take home a bottle of wine to keep the celebration going!

    The event is $45 plus tax. Call (828) 575-9525 or go here:
    Contact for MetroWines: Zach Eidson
    Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
    "Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
    (828) 575-9525
    Tuesday, 13 December 2022 14:04

    Champagnes for NYE in The Parlor at Asheville Beauty Academy!

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    All are “grower” Champagne 
    Grower Champagnes or Artisan Champagnes are Champagnes produced by the estate that owns the vineyards where the grapes are grown. Récoltant-Manipulant is the term in French, and Grower Champagnes can be identified by "RM" on the wine label.[1] While large Champagne houses such as MummMoët et Chandon and Veuve Clicquotmay use grapes from as many as 80 different vineyards in the Champagne region to create a consistent house style, Grower Champagnes tend to be more terroir-focused, sourced from a single vineyard or closely located vineyards around a village, and made with grapes which vary with each vintage.[2] Today there are over 19,000 independent growers in the Champagne region,[citation needed] accounting for nearly 88% of vineyard land in the region; around 5,000 of these growers produce wine from their own grapes.[citation needed] Of the Champagne imported into the US in 2014, only 5% was Grower Champagne.[3]
    1. Bernard Gaucher Brut NV 
    From Aube
    10 g/l residual sugar
    100% pinot noir
    2. Juiliet-Lallement Champagne Brut NV Grand Cru Rose 
    From Verzy and Sillery 
    300 Liter wooden barrel
    80 Pinot Noir 20 Chardonnay
    8 g/l residual sugar
    Champagne Juillet-Lallement produces precise wines, showing elegance, minerality and above all a true personality. They reflect the terroir of “La Montagne de Reims” which has a northern exposure, ensuring cool winds preserve great acidity in the wines. The farming philosophies of Juillet-Lallement respect nature and their commitment to sustainable viticulture will help to ensure the house will continue to thrive in the next century.
    3. Lancelot Pienne Blanc de Blanc “Instant Present” NV Brut
    From Cramant (Grand Cru)
    100% Chardonnay
    40 + year old vines
    30 months on the lees
    6 g/l residual sugar
    The perfect apéritif wine, fresh, lifted, chalky, and full of white and yellow orchard fruits. This comes from vines averaging 40 years of age growing along the Côte des Blancs as well as from Monthelon and Mancy, two villages south of Epernay in the Côteaux Sud d’Epernay. Aged on its lees for 30 months before disgorgement. This used to be dosed with 7 grams of sugar, but since the release of the 2018 base the dosage has gone to 6 gram
    4. Clotilde Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Brut
    From Les Mesnil-Sur-Orge
    Made by Jean Michel Turgy

    Clotilde is an homage to the first queen of France, is a Blanc de Blanc Cuvee from the Grand Cru vineyards of Michel Turgy in Les Mesnil – Sur – Oger. . The steeple on the label (in the L) is a replica of the church where her relics are held at the Eglise Saint-Leu-Saint Gilles de Paris. This extremely limited release is only available in California and France.

    Tasting Notes : The Clotilde Grand Cru Champagne is made by Jean Michel Turgy! Sourced from Le Mesnil Sur Oger, this Blanc de Blanc is a100% Chardonnay bottling produced from a few small parcels in this remarkable appellation. This amazing bubbly expresses all its generosity and grand delicacy with its very harmonious flowery nose, and in the mouth expresses hints of apple and honey with a nice golden color and a very seductive froth.

    Tuesday, 13 December 2022 13:16

    The French Fête with Sam Etheridge and Jean Philippe Bourgeois

    The French Fête is SOLD OUT. We post this Wine Dinner Menu
    only to encourage you to watch for MetroWines Wine Dinners Going forward!
    This one is Hosted by Chef Sam Etheridge of AMBROZIA Catering
    and Jean Philippe Bourgeois of JPBourgeois Imports
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         Roc Meynard Bordeaux Blanc-

    Seafood pot pie-shrimp, scallops, fish, lobster sauce, fennel, pastry crust


         Chateau Cantaloup Medoc-

    Duck confit salad-winter greens, duck fat croutons, dried cranberries, wine poached pears, cider vinaigrette


         Chateau Grand Francaise 2019-

    Pork Belly and pulled pork terrine-braised mustard greens, fennel apple chutney


         Chateau Pas De L’Ane St. Emilion Grand Cru 2015-

    Stuffed steak with mincemeat, sauce belle epoque, whipped truffle potato puree


         Chocolate mousse, compressed cherry