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Holiday Wines Tasting, RockWall Zinfandel, Wind Gap, Crusher Petite Sirah, Vina Alberdi, Caprili, Midnight in CapeTown, Biltmore Smack Down, Case Club



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*** Holiday Party Wines Alert ***

Shop Your Holiday Party Wines @MetroWines
Better Selection. Better Quality. Better Price than Big Box.


No "Loss Leader" to lure you in
and then download overpriced bottles on you!

Take Meomi for example.
Big Box Price: $18.98
MetroWines Price: $14.99

And Toward This Goal, Join us for:
*** "Confirmed Holiday Hits" ***

4 High Quality, Value Minded Wines
from Advintage Distribution
"on the taste" and "on the house"

Thursday, December 13th from 5 to 6:30

Back of die-cut business card.

This is The Little Black Dress of Wines
Goes with Anything. Crowd Pleaser $15.99 

      Vineyard Notes: This 100% Zinfandel is a blend created from small lots of Zinfandel grown all over Northern California. This blend characterizes a refined, elegant expression of what California Zinfandel can be. Production All of the lots of Zinfandel for this beautiful cuvée were picked at optimal ripeness. Each one was fermented in macro bins using various yeast strains.
   Winemaker Comments:  We have isolated the most complimentary favor profiles from distinctly different AVA’s to make this cuvee intricate, and layered with our favorite Zinfandel characteristics. This Zinfandel exhibits jammy, yet delicate aromas of strawberry jam, white pepper and marshmallow and then gives way to flavors of raspberry, blackberry pie, ripe cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg.


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From Our Chef in Residence 
in The MetroWines Food History Department!

Potatoes Conquer the World!

Green Bean Casserole Still a Holiday Favorite!

Chef Recommends Pairing the NEW with the Vintage
Wind Gap Trousseau Gris 2017 ( $23) with Both

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"Bright, fresh, and clean, with supple yellow & white tree fruits, pronounced floral aromatics,
and exotic spices, this California Original is all about having fun and enjoying life with
a glass of wine in your hand. Smashable and delicious this 2017 will delight with almost
any type of cuisine you can throw at it, or drink it all by itself with a nice view and a friend or two."

Jen Sincero is a world-renowned author, success coach, and motivational speaker
who’s spent over a decade helping people transform their lives and their bank accounts.

See Malaprop’s website for ticket information.

Shop @MetroWines for your
"Badass Read it With Wine"
Might we suggest:

The Crusher $11.9990 pts + Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast, September 2018

The Crusher Petite Sirah is a deep, inky color with bold aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, and fig jam.
The inviting aromas lead to a medium palate with a core of juicy fruit flavors, toasted hazelnut
and baking spice notes. The wine spends 10 months in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak, giving the final blend a soft texture with fine, well-integrated tannins.


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Thinking About Retiring to Spain?

Think About It Over
a Bottle of Vina Alberdi Rioja Reserva 2012

    Lively, medium depth garnet red withan intense pink rim. The nose stands out for the intensity of fresh aromas of ripe red fruit, wild strawberries, currants and raspberries, against a balsamic background with notes of vanilla, toasted caramel, bakery, coffee and sweet mints. Warm aromatic entry, with good structure and balance and soft, amiable tannins. The aromatic harmony persists on the finish, with marked freshness and balance.  Long finish. Magnificent expression of classic aging.

92 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)
Cropped from an extremely dry year, the 2012 Viña Alberdi was saved by some rains in late September. The aging lasted two years, the first one in new American oak barrels and the second in used ones. It felt livelier than the 2011. This 2012 has some aromas of raw meat, with marked toast from the American oak (all the American oak barrels are built by their own coopers), with a good combination of fruit and spice, tradition and modernity. It's approachable and easy to drink, but a little more time in bottle should polish it even further. 500,000 bottles produced.

90+ points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 235 - Feb 2018)

$24 for this aged Tempranillo and, oh baby,
Tempranillo takes to aging but good!

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Caprilli Sangiovese 2017
Montalcino, Tuscany


Dark garnet core with cherry hued edges in the glass. Bold and brooding!
Rich, deep berry notes from black cherry, plum and ripe blackberry, with pops of peppery spice. Spruce and evergreen mingled with black liquorice and new leather.

Decant for 30 - 60! The wine will flesh out and open to a rounder body and palate. Plenty of structure and backbone is supported by tart notes of cranberry, choke cherry and briar patch. A wild and slightly rustic fruit layer covers the palate and leaves room for light pepper and wintery herbs, like bay leaf.


Cape Town, South Africa Map

New Year's Eve!

"Midnight in CapeTown"

Because When it's 6pm in Asheville,
it's Already Midnight in CapeTown

December 31st from 5:30 to 6:30
South African Dishes
Prepared by Break Out Star Chef Todd Ritter
of The Princess Anne Hotel
Wines Paired by Andy Hale, Director of The Asheville School of Wine
and onscreen Fireworks from CapeTown!!

$25 (plus tax) for ALL this!


Please note: Because we must prepare the feast and bring in staff for the event,
we cannot accommodate any refunds or event or store credit. 
Thank you for understanding.


Asheville Wine Focus Group


"The Biltmore Smack Down"

Wednesday December 12th from 5:30 to 6:30

Say What? What is "A Biltmore Smack Down"
A while back, Biltmore showed up @MetroWines and blind tasted us on their Chardonnay and Cabernet.
Biltmore pitted their wines against two very, very well known and good selling bottles of the same varietal
and close in price. Let's just say, we were impressed. But, to land on the shelf @Metrowines,
we told Biltmore that they must convince our customers. 

That said, join us to taste test 4 Biltmore Wines against 4 wines from our shelves.
Yikes. And you think you are scared!

Reserve a Seat NOW! Call (828) 575-9525

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The Flying Car is Almost Here
And Some of You have Not Yet Joined The Case Club!

The Case Club @MetroWines 
Allows You to Travel the World in Wine
Without Flying in Anything!

Call (828) 575-9525


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