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Whispering Angel is on the Shelf!

"Whispering Angel," Cotes de Provence Rose 2012 is on the shelf priced at $21.95. 

This lovely wine is a blend of grenache, rolle, syrah, cinsault and mouvedre grapes. Pale pink in color, with a fresh and fruity aroma, "Whispering Angel" is bone dry through the finish. Many in the wine appreciation world say that "Whispering Angel" is the benchmark for rose. Chateau d'Esclans is deep in the heart of Provence beautifully sitting about one half hour north of St. Tropez.

The winemaker says that the angels whisper in the Esclans Valley where this lovely wine is made.

Wine Spectator rated this one at 90. Tell us what you think.

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Art and Caravaggio, "Bacchus"

Metro Wines and Curator Gary Byrd launch the first in a series of Art and Wine presentations blending art history with the history of wine. The first talk will focus on Caravaggio's painting, "Bacchus," circa 1595, Rome. We have all seen this painting with a young Bacchus offering a glass of wine to the viewer. Gary will discuss the artist, the subject and Metro Wines will add and offer what is probably in the glass! Join us Wednesday, May 29th from 6 to 8pm at Metro Wines.

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Party Planning!

Our BIG TV screen just posted The Asheville Humane Society. Come see. Way cool.

 

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Grand Opening April 27, 2013

b2ap3_thumbnail_44456_475898229149573_184717127_n.jpgPart Deux of Saturday Grand Opening.

Muriel of The Country Vintner will be pouring:
Pinot Grigio by Alois Layered - Produced from grapes grown in vineyards on slopes of the Alpine Dolomite foothills, abundant in the prized alluvial dolomite.

Bieler Pere and Fils Rose - Dry rose, Provence. Syrah (55%), 25% Grenache, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cinsault. Cranberry color, rasberry nose, spicy minerality. Crisp on palate, medium body, underlying lavender, grass and herbs de Provence, no oak and a long finish. 

Santa Julia Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Medoza, Argentina. Grapes hand picked oak barrel aged 8 months. Aroma of cherries, plums, vanilla, leather, tobacco, pepper and paprika. Full bodied, sweet tannins, balance, complexity, long finish. Santa Julia is part of a social welfare project, recycles winery water and has a wildlife preservation program. 

Don't miss this opportunity to try 6 great wines!

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Get ready for the Grand Opening!

Prepare for the Grand Opening this Saturday, April 27th from 5 to 7pm. 3 great wines each poured by Muriel from The Country Vintner and Mike of Freedom. Stand by for details. And 10% of proceeds on our big day to The Asheville Humane Society.http://www.ashevillehumane.org/

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