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Tremenda, Wine Class, Lubanzi, Rose' Tasting, Puglia, Lucarelli

La Tremenda Monastrell 2016

92 Points, Wine Advocate, $12.99

From the 30-year old La Tremenda vineyard, the 100% low yielding
Monastell vines are grown at 2200 feet. Aged for 6 months in French Oak. 

Winery Tasting Notes: "Bright ruby-red in color, the wine shows notes
of fresh black cherries and red berries with hints of sweet spice, toast and cocoa.
On the palate, this accessible red shows silky texture, liveliness and long length.
Pair it with pork chops, Kobe beef, or parmesan-crusted asparagus tips." 

*** 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://metrowinesasheville.com/store/product/october-2-italy/
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?
Call me crazy but they're still doing it in Paris and doing it all year long.


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
Seated French Wine Tasting Part Deux
"Beer Hacks"