Entries by Josh

A Wonderful White Wine For Warm Weather

2009 Monte Velho Blanco Alentejo, Portugal Spring is officially here, and summer is not far behind.  I know there are some out there who drink red wine all the time, but for those like me whose taste in wine changes with the season, I’ve got the perfect warm weather white wine for you.  Yes, you […]

12 Bones and Rhones

“12 Bones and Rhones” at Table Wine Thursdy, May 26 from 7-9 p.m. $40 per person/$32 for Grape Nuts Do you like rich, spicy and robust red wine and/or beautifully aromatic white wines?  If you answered yes, then this is the tasting for you.  In the picture above, you see the galets of Chateauneuf du Pape, […]

Why Can’t All Burgundy Be Like This

2004 Catherine et Dominique Derain Mercurey “La Plante Chassey”  I should begin this piece by stating that I am a wine retailer in Asheville, North Carolina and yes, I do stock this wine.  I am also a wine lover, and this blog is about sharing my love of wine and food.  Part of the piece […]

Geeking Out On Marcillac

The Wines of Philippe Teulier – Domaine du Cros Marcillacs  Wine adventurers, please take note, as these wines are unlike anything you’ve ever tried.  Marcillac is located in the western part of Auvergne, nestled in the mountain range known as the Massif Central.  Like many of France’s vineyards, those of Marcillac were planted by […]

To Age or Not to Age

As a wine retailer, I am often asked about the aging/cellar potentials of specific wines, and I typically find myself tounge-tied as to how to respond.  Don’t get me wrong, I know which wines in my store have the capacity to age and improve and which ones don’t, but I often wonder if a lot […]

South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting

Featuring Wines From Sour Grapes Distributing Come support two Asheville-based wine businesses this Saturday from 2 to 5 and taste some wonderful wines from small family producers.  Sour Grapes was started by Ashevilleans Devon Price and Lyndon Smith around the same time as Table Wine opened.  Devon and I go back a long way, as […]

South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, March 19 from 2 to 5 The Best Values in Family Estate Wines 1. 2009 Argiolas Vermentino “Costamolino”, Sardinia, Italy – This is so delicious!  Ripe and textured, with gorgeous, aromatic tropical fruits, spices and subtle almond overtones.  I could drink this stuff by the gallon!  89 points – Wine Advocate Reg. Price: $14.99 […]

Natural Chardonnay Insanity

2008 Domaine D’Octavin Chardonnay “Pamina” Jura, France I must admit that I’m not a huge Chardonnay fan, with a few exceptions including good White Burgundy and higher end California Chardonnay from the likes of Kistler and a few others.  This wine, however, nearly dropped me to my knees when I tasted it with the boys […]