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Case Club, Eric Asimov Picks, Beaujolais Rose', Princess Anne, DMZ, Have a Heart, GlenElly, Thanksgiving Tasting, Lawrence Vuelta, Port&Sherry Class, Pinot Blanc,

 

From The MetroWines Super Hero Department

**MetroWines is a ROBOT FREE ZONE**
Now and Always
Besides, word is that we are beating their steely butts but good anyway!
WSJ: https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-race-
between-humans-and-robots-humans-are-often-winning-1541092652

Join The Case Club @MetroWines
Call (828) 575-9525

https://metrowinesasheville.com/club

MAKES A GREAT GIFT TOO!


Eric Asimov, The Pour, New York Times

Recommends Avancia Godello and Montinore Borealis for Thanksgiving.
Both have been previously featured in this email and YEAH, we still got that!
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/01/dining/drinks/review-wines-thanksgiving.html
PS: I think that picture was taken a while back. I'm just saying.......
** Think Beaujolais Rose for Thanksgiving! **
Chateau Thivin Beaujolais Villages Rose
from Claude Geoffrey Kermit Lynch Import

You won’t find many rosés made like this, in the Beaujolais or anywhere else: fermented with ambient yeasts, malolactic complete, bottled only when the wine is ready. In other words, it is produced like a serious wine of any color, allowed to run its natural course rather than being manipulated to designer specs and rushed into bottle. The result is a sleek, suave rosé that expresses the nuances of its terroir—granite soils outside the cru of Brouilly—with succulent flesh and a mouthwatering finish punctuated by a pleasant salinity.

Anthony Lynch

Princess Anne Thanksgiving Dinner
(with vegetarian option!)

Served Family Style by Chef Todd Ritter !
https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog/entry/princess-anne-thanksgiving

Located at 301 E. Chestnut

Call (828) 258-0986

Princess Anne will be serving cocktails but no wine.
You can bring your own wine. Corkage Fee is $25.
What's a Corkage Fee ALL About?

"BYOW" by Gina Trippi of The Asheville School of Wine 
for Laurel of Asheville

https://thelaurelofasheville.com/lifestyle/breweries/byow-thanksgiving/

    90 Points from James Suckling: "A fresh and easy chardonnay
with sliced apples and white peaches. Medium body and a straight-up finish."

“The fruit for DMZ Chardonnay is selected from premium trellised vineyards in Stellenbosch at elevations of 100 to 200 meters above sea level, most with the cooling effects of the close proximity to the ocean. Components from weathered granite and sandstone soils in Stellenbosch all contribute to the elegance and minerality, as well as a fresh citrus and yellow apple character.”-Winemaker’s Notes 

“De Morgenzon is Dutch for "the morning sun," a fitting name for this boutique property high on the Stellenboschkloof, which is the first to be touched by the rising sun's rays. De Morgenzon's high altitude vineyards command sweeping views of Table Mountain and Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Embracing the philosophy that a biodiverse and ecologically sensitive environment produces infinitely better grapes, proprietors Wendy and Hylton Appelbaum have established De Morgenzon as a garden carefully tended vineyards interspersed  with wildflowers between the vines." 

SATURDAY
November 17th All Day Long from 10am to 7pm
Big Guy Donates $2 of every case sold to Paws for Purple Hearts.
Good Wine. Good Cause. 

https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog/entry/have-a-heart-wine-tasting
Featured in Carolina Epicurean FIRST!
https://carolinaepicurean.com/2018/11/have-a-heart-wine-tasting/

This Cabernet delivers a classic Bordeaux profile, with bright, tangy acidity,
excellent structure, fine tannins and  balance. It flaunts a core of pure blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit, tinged with notes of dark chocolate, herbs and spice.

Personal Note: "I think you would identify this wine as a French Bordeaux in
a blind tasting. The South African soil and climate give the wine a little more body
and fruit content. From woman winemaker, the bottle is a steal at $14.99."


*** BUT ***
Our Sommeliers Are Stepping UP and Stepping IN
to Feature Wines for The Thanksgiving Table

"ON and OFF BEAT Wines for Thanksgiving"

On Friday, November 16th All Day from 10am-6pm


THURSDAY

***LAST CALL***
Laurence Vuelta Hosts a Seated Tasting
"California Meets Spain: An International Holiday Table"

Thursday, November 15 5:30-6:30
"If you have not been to a wine tasting with Laurence Vuelta,
you have not been to a wine tasting. It's just a fact."

Dishes from Local Establishments including
Sovereign Remedies and Gan Shan
$25 (plus tax) Event Credit Only for Cancelations
Tickets at (828) 575-9525

https://metrowinesasheville.com/store/product/laurence-vuelta-november-15/


TUESDAY
Tuesday, November 12th from 5:30 to 6:30
with Andy Hale, Director of The Asheville School of Wine

*** LAST CALL ***
https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog/entry/port-sherry-class

To be perfectly honest with you, we have hesitated a bit to focus on Port and Sherry.
Both of these time honored wines seem to suffer from the image of being
"the little nip" that your grandma had before bed or when grandpa came home.
And, making it worse, a lot of us think the two are alike!
But the truth is that the two are wildly different in aroma and taste.
What Port and Sherry do share in common is that both are:
Sexy. James Bond Kind of Sexy.

Asheville Wine Focus Group
*** November WINNER ***
This Wine from Alsace is amazingly versatile, smooth and lovely.
Group nearly unanimously agreed on the wine and the price: $16.49
THIS is Thanksgiving in a bottle!
More about the November Group here:
https://metrowinesasheville.com/wine-blogs/blog/entry/
november-focus-group-pinot-blanc

December Wine Focus Group: "The Biltmore Smack Down"
Biltmore Says They Can Bring IT.
Join Us for A Blind Tasting to Put Biltmore to the Test!

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