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Vuelta, Classes, Focus Group, Miraval, Araucano, Jacquere

Laurence Vuelta of Aveniu Brands
Thursday, November 15th from 5:30 to 6:30
Seated Tasting with Five Wines Paired with Small Plates
$25. Event Limited to 20 Participants.
Advance Tickets ONLY. Refund: Store Credit ONLY

Call (828) 575-9525
"If you have not been to a wine tasting with Laurence Vuelta,
you have NOT been to a wine tasting!"

"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.

Details: https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog/
Asheville Wine Focus Group
Wednesday, August  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!
Time to move to the next level of deciding what goes on the shelf.

Meanwhile, YOU were quoted in The Wall Street Journal on July 28th!
(P.S. If anybody has a copy of that paper, we need it!)

Reserve your Seat at (828) 575-9525

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at Great Rose Tasting on Saturday

Jeb Dunnuck (formerly of Wine Advocate) 91 points

Tucked away in a private valley in the ancient village of Correns, 
the first organic village in France, Miraval sits in the heart of Provence. 

Miraval's exclusive valley location embodies an exceptional terroir, the expression of the soil, the climate and the history of the land, that is, the essence of the wine.
At an altitude of 350 meters the vines enjoy warm, sunny days and cool nights, bringing freshness and balance to the wines.

Beautiful, pale, petal-pink color, elegant with bright nuances. A beautiful aromatic expression of fresh fruit and spring flowers, refreshing acidity,
with great minerality and a saline finish. $23.
To Go with Your Turmeric and Ginger Laden Brain Food!!

Araucano Carmenere Reserva 2015

This probably sounds a little counter intuitive.
BUT, Carmenere works great with curry, hence, turmeric and ginger!
"Concentrated nose of liquorice and blackcurrant, with a minty freshness. Exceptionally round and soft on the palate. Slight grilled notes of coffee
come through on the finish. This wine was aged for ten months in French Oak."

Stand by for September Laurel of Asheville
Article on the history of the "lost grape," Carmenere!

Meanwhile, Araucano is a steal at $13.99.
Be smart.

Les Cellier des Chenes 100% Jacquere 
Apremont, Savoie

Savoie, a quintessentially alpine region bordering Switzerland.
Located in Apremont, Winemaker Willy Blanc makes wine the traditional way. This 100% Jacquer goes through malolactic fermentation giving the wine a round, creamy quality. Intense and crisp, this wine concentrates great acidity and citrus flavors. It's zesty, bright and fresh lightly salty character.

At 11.5% alcohol, this bottle perfect for brunch.


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