|Didn't Finish the Bottle? No Problem.
John Kerr of The Asheville School of Wine @MetroWines
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This is (also) What a Hero Looks Like
*** KUNO ***
Celebrate the bravery, commitment and courage of KUNO with a wine from a winery
** deLorimier is The Big RED of The Week **
deLorimier Winery, located in Alexander Valley, is part of the Wilson Artisan Wineries.
On the Shelf at Malaprops now. Details here:
By a superstar nineteen-year-old activist and motivational speaker,
a unique cookbook and inspiring guide that combines 80 delicious, wholesome,
super-powered plant-based recipes with a "7 points of power" manifesto to inspire
the next generation toward self-reflection, critical thinking and unlearning toxic ideas.
You need a wine that will pair with all your new ingredients and cooking techniques!
Something organic. Something clean. Something versatile. Something delightful. And low ALC!
Your Serve It With Wine
** and BIG White Deal of The Week**
100% Malvasia. Minerality. Touch floral on the nose but not too fruity on the palate.
Not too acidic. Balanced. 12.5% ALC. And DRY! All steel. Made on a Family Farm.
Castello di Torre in Pietra’s umbrella pine trees and cool underground caves, excavated into the tufa
of a hillside in the 16th century, are an oasis from the torrid heat of Lazio in July. Perfetta!
** Certified organic. $10.99 **
| In Memoriam
New York Times Called it a FINAL on TV Listings
And Coupon clipping is Fading into the Past
Let's mourn this paper passing with a wine that has been with us for centuries
The annual World Tango Championship is usually held in Buenos Aires,
James Suckling Says 92 Points
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Says 91 Points
WE SAY $22
News Release: Sunday, September 6th, 2020
News Release: Wednesday, September 4th, 2020
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Your Step Outside Your Comfort Zone Wine
This is a DRY, crisp and amazingly tasty version of this varietal.
Located in the quiet little town of Kettenheim in the Rheinhessen,
|English as a Second Language
Teaching the Dog to Talk
Your Experience the Experience - Fun Wine:
This blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo presents a fresh and fruity
You would never know this Sangria is from a bottle.
|Big RED of the WEEK
The 2016 CRUSHER Tempranillo Blend
The Crusher Red Blend always presents
*** $14.99 ***
|Looks Can Be Deceiving
So this looks like your typical old world family.
Same with Wine. People say labels don't matter but study after study
Blend of 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 15% Syrah and 15% Tibouren.
Clos Cibonne isn't your typical producer of Provençal pink wine.
$21.50 at Wine Merchant in San Francisco
|Unrelated Quote of the Week
NYT says a new book, The Poetry of Strangers, should give comfort
to any parent whose kid utters this blood-will-run-cold words,
"Mom, Dad - I want to be a poet."
Your Sit and Chat, Discuss it Over Wine:
Wine.com is out of stock. Just as well, it was $27.99!2018 is $22 @Metrowines
(poetry in a bottle!)
When Andy Hale was a restaurant sommelier studying for rigorous exams to achieve higher certifications, he and a buddy doing the same honed their skills by staging blind tastings after work. “We would pop the cork on a couple of bottles and challenge each other to figure out what they were,” he says. “If we got it right, we’d drink the rest of the bottle to celebrate. If we got it wrong, we’d drink the rest of the bottle to drown our shame. It was fun either way.”
Hale, now the director of the Asheville School of Wine at Metro Wines, thought people interested in wine would enjoy what he calls an “educational drinking game,” so he founded the Blind Tasting League. Before COVID-19, as many as 30 people gathered monthly in the classroom at Metro Wines to sniff, eyeball and taste their way through two unknown whites and two reds to deduce climate, grape variety or blend and whether they were Old World or New World, then reach conclusions and make a guess.
On Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 5:30 p.m., Hale takes the BTL where no tasting has gone before, making his Facebook Live debut with a guided event where participants can play aspiring sommelier in the privacy of their own homes. Two wines — one red, one white — will be available for tasters to buy in advance at Metro Wines, wrapped in bags, no peeking. Accompanying printed materials can be downloaded from the BTL blog (avl.mx/7×5), site of an amusing introductory video by Hale. “We try hard to be anti-wine-snob,” he says reassuringly.
The free virtual tastings (the wines cost about $20 each) require no RSVP and will be held the third Wednesday of each month.
|*** Big RED of The Week ***
The Barrel Blend, Napa Valley Red, 2016, $28
– 91 points, James Suckling
41% Merlot, 14% Zinfandel, 13% Malbec, 11% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon,
This wine has the highest price-per-quality ratio in the Napa Valley,
and a case belongs in every cellar.
** White Wine of The Week **
If you missed the Justin Zoom with Sommelier Joe Spellman, he pointed out
"Our Sauvignon Blanc reflects the diversity of the climates and soils
The 2019 Justin Sauvignon Blanc is a clear, bright, pale straw color
$17.99 shamelessly at wine.com
Buy two bottles of Sauvignon Blanc or any two from Justin
Personal Note: Think you don't like Sauvignon Blanc? I thought that too.
** Deal of the Decade **
Chateau TOUR LE PIN Bordeaux 2014
Black-currant flavors are right up in the front of this wine.
We are trying to help one of our distributors who bought big
$5.87 for a Bottle
$4.99 per Bottle in a Case of Le Pin
*** Featured Wine ***
Big Salt from OVUM, Oregon
BIG SALT is a white wine, a Gruner based proprietary blend, that tries to capture a day at the beach in a bottle.Fresh, dry, breezy - the bright aromas of the wine are met with a dry, almost salty textured palate that’s well-suitedfor sitting in the sun and hanging with friends. Made from ancient volcanic decomposed seabeds,
“It’s hard to imagine a better Oregon white at this price.” Wine Enthusiast
2019 (12.5%alc.) is $19.99
News Release: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020