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Princess Anne, Cucina, Jordanov, Groth, Atteca, Focus Group, Bandit



September Dinner at The Princess Anne Hotel
September 19th starting at 6:45

*** Chef Todd Ritter ***
one of the break out star chefs of 2018
who amazed the guests at the July Dinner 

Details: https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog/entry/

Want to stay the night?
Princess Anne offering 15% off rooms for dinner guests.

Tuscan wine Dinner at Cucina24

Wednesday, August 29th
$85 for 4 courses including dessert, wine, tax & gratuity

Call Cucina24 at (828) 254-6170
JORDANOV Red Blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Vranic
MACEDONIA (really old country!)
The locals have been making wines for thousands of years in Macedonia. the area was the crossroads of the ancient world enriched by travelers and awash in the finest spices, silks, food and wine.
Jordanov is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Vranic, a rare local varietal dating back to antiquity. vibrant on the palate, the wine is rich with aromas of dark blackberry and tobacco leading to a long, smooth finish.
>>> Transitioning to Fall White >>>
GROTH Sauvignon Blanc, $19.99
Since 1981 in Oakville. Family Owned and Operated. Sustainable.
A little more body. A little more palate rolling feel. But still fresh
! and crisp.
  Winemaker Says: Groth's 2017 Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates in Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates gave grapes resulting in wines with a lush, full melon and citrus aroma flavor. The cooler Napa Valley fruit provides a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from "sur lie" aging.
100% Old Vine Garnacha
Calatayud, Spain, 

Rich morello cherry and plum flavors are accented by mint, orange peel and sassafras notes in this expressive red, which has soft tannins, juicy acidity and a smoky finish.
("Rich" is an understatment!)
Asheville Wine Focus Group
Wednesday, August 15th from 5:30 to 6:30
@MetroWines with Oceans South Importers

Call (828) 575-9525

We were forced to cancel the event on August 8th due to the storm.
We lost all power along with 13,000 other downtown Duke Energy Customers.
With the aging energy grid and a LOT of new residents in Asheville,
power failures are likely to occur. Let's plan ahead. Wine must go on!

If Focus Group is canceled, we will call you.  
Standing "Rain Date" to set the event for the following Wednesday.
As always, just let us know that you are joining us.

Your Shop Dog Bandit is Gone
Bandit broke his leg on Friday morning.
But the truth is that he never got over losing Cate.
ALE DodgemBandit
Born to Dodgem By Design and Flyin Lickin on June 15, 2008.
This picture was taken on the day we brought him home.
And that smile is how we will always remember him.
Sweet, sweet boy. Always sweet. Always. My boy.

If you want to remember Bandit and his kin
who are hoping and trying to get off the track and into a home,
please consider a donation to his rescue group
The Greyhound Alliance in Chicago.

Mark the donation for "The Sunburst Project"
This is an 80 stall kennel at Ebro Greyhound Park
where we shelter and care for hounds who are done with their racing careers
and at risk until we can get them onto a transport and sent to rescue groups
around the country and Canada. Since 2011, we have rescued nearly 6,000.

Decero Wine Tasting
Tuscan Dinner at Cucina24 Update