La Tremenda Monastrell 2016
92 Points, Wine Advocate, $12.99
From the 30-year old La Tremenda vineyard, the 100% low yielding
Winery Tasting Notes: "Bright ruby-red in color, the wine shows notes
*** Travel to Italy Through Wine ***
with Andy Hale
Director of The Asheville School of Wine
on Tuesday, October 2nd from 6 to 7pm
$25 plus tax. Call (828) 575-9525
Tickets here: https://
|Heading toward medium bodied, this is a transitional white wine.
91 Points James Suckling, $14.99
"A lively green color, with hues of pale straw is the first indication the wine is both fresh and complex. The nose offers an intriguing array of fruits - sliced November figs, ripe nectarine and freshly-peeled satsumas (we call them naatjies!). In the background is the hint of herbaceous rosemary. The palate is round and fleshy, pushing forward ripe citrus fruits like orange, nectarine again and a fresh core of green melon. There is the hint of banana bread as well. It is moreish and beautifully balanced. But the excitement doesn’t stop there – the finish is creamy and long and fresh like watermelon sorbet. Very delicious."
|October Great Rose Tasting
Four on the Pour "on the house" ALL Day Long
on Saturday, October 6th from 10am to 7pm @MetroWines
Rose that's a little heavier in flavor and body for the coming cooler weather.
"What," you say? Rose in October?
|It's THAT Time of Year Again
National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Gala in Washington DC.
This year, the Region of Honor is Puglia featuring a sit-down dinner
prepared and hosted by with Lidia Bastianich!
Experience a typical Pugliese dinner perfectly paired with Pugliese wine.
Want to join in the fun? http://www.niaf.org/
Can't go but you want Puglia? Try Lucarelli Negroamaro!
NIAF is also offering a service for those interested in Italian Dual Citizenship
Follow all things Italian on "Ciao Asheville" right here:
And you can Start Learning
"Survival Italian" with Michael Scardaville
|Luccarelli Negroamaro, Puglia
Lucarelli is a reflection of the colors of Puglia.
Ruby red in the glass with purple hues, intense, and fruity,
with notes of black black currants and berries. Medium bodied, velvety with a good balance between freshness and smooth palate, long-lasting and savory finish.
Big Red with 13.5%alc. A Shop Favorite. $15.99