|98 points Decanter
"This is a flinty, dry and textural wine. A concentrated, poised amalgamation of complexity and style, effortlessly pure and well composed with nice phenolics and crisp acidity."
(Zucchini and Goat Cheese approved)
|**More than Prosecco **
Alice Tajad Brut Spumante, $21
40% Boschera, 40%Verdiso and 20% Glera
Tajad means “blend” in local Veneto dialect, and this kind of blend of local varieties used to be the daily drink in the Veneto. Tasting it makes one question the wisdom of abandoning those antique varieties for a single-minded, conformist focus on Glera. (Wine now must be at least 85% Glera to be labeled Prosecco.) Tajad shows a little spiciness, a touch of rusticity, and a lot of character. It makes you wish you could be standing at Nonna Alice’s bar, asking her for another glass!
Brut dry and ready to please Prosecco historians, hipsters,
More on the Veneto. The Venice Film Festival is UP.
|Asheville Wine Focus Group
Wednesday, August 8th, 5:30 to 6:30 @MetroWines
Randy Basham of Ocean South Importers is the Host.
Note: This group is progressing. Getting too smart! This is getting too easy!
Reserve your Seat at (828) 575-9525
|For you Ruth Ellen Church!
Ancient Peaks Zinfandel 2016
From Paso Robles, $17.99
The 2016 Zinfandel’s deep, supple flavors are an excellent match for fine comfort foods, including wood-fired pizzas, classic lasagna, and smoked gouda burgers."Kudos
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 90 Points
"Wafting from the glass with notes of black cherries, cassis, fruitcake and mint,
the 2016 Merlot from Ancient Peaks is full-bodied and velvety on the palate,
with a generous core of savory fruit, powdery tannins and a long, flavorful finish.
For the price, it's an incredible value."
|"Around the World in Wine"
Andy Hale, Director of The Asheville School of Wine @MetroWines
6 classes from September 18th to October 23rd.
Classes will be limited to 20 students
and tickets must be purchased prior to the date.
|*** This Just IN ***
"French Cafe" with Thomas Meunier
$25. Seating Limited to 20