Free Wine Tasting - Awesome Austrian Wines

Awesome Austrian Wines

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, July 16th from 2-5 p.m.!  Join us this Saturday to sample some awesome Austrian wines.  We have been flipping out over some of the Austrian wines we’ve tasted recently, and we’re excited to share some of our favorites with you this Saturday.  You’ll get to sample two different versions of Gruner Veltliner, Austria’s most important grape variety, along with a super juicy and delicious Zweigelt, a great alternative to Pinot Noir.  Stop by, taste, increase your knowledge of Austrian wines, and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.

The Wines
On all tasting wines, save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off when you mix six of them, or 20% off when you mix a case or more of them!

1. 2015 Brunn Gruner Veltliner (Niederosterreich, Austria) – Gruner Veltliner is by far Austria’s most famous and important grape variety.  The grape can yield everything from light and crisp whites to fuller and more complex ones.  This liter bottled beauty is light and crisp, but assertively flavored with bright lemon, lime, and green apple aromas and flavors galore.  With some subtle floral notes and a just a whiff of wet rock (aka mineral), this is a ton of white wine for the money.
Tasting Price: $14.39/bottle | $13.59 in a mixed six pack | $12.79 in a mixed case

2. 2014 Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner Federspiel “T26” (Wachau, Austria) – Several years ago, importer Klaus Wittauer was sampling various tanks of Gruner Veltliner in the cellars of the Mittelbach family who own Tegernseerhof.  He was searching for a modestly priced Gruner that would serve as a great entry level wine, and when he got to one particular batch, he knew he’d found his wine and he bought the whole tank!  That’s a great story, but the wine is even better.  Intense and concentrated with vibrant citrus, exotic herbal notes, and peppery minerality, it is one of the best Gruner values coming out of Austria.
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

3. 2014 Brunn Zweigelt (Niederosterreich, Austria) – As we said earlier, Zweigelt is a terrific alternative to Pinot Noir and Beaujolais.  One of Austria’s native red grapes, it yields wines that are light to medium bodied and fresh and fruit forward.  With soft tannin and refreshing acidity, this cherry/raspberry/peppery scented and flavored version is a great red for summer drinking.
Tasting Price: $14.39/bottle | $13.59 in a mixed six pack | $12.79 in a mixed case

Austrian Wines

Try Three For Free – Austrian Wines

Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – This Saturday, August 22nd from 2-5 p.m. – Let’s get one thing straight — MOST AUSTRIAN WINES ARE DRY!  Yes, the country does make some dessert wines, but the mass majority of her wines are fermented completely dry.  Don’t trust us, stop by and taste for yourself.  We know it’s the weekend of the Asheville Wine and Food Festival, but if you’re not going or if you can come by before or after the Grand Tasting, stop in and taste some of the finest Austrian wines you’ll find in town.  Taste, learn, and save up to 20% off on all of the tasting wines!

The Wines

1. 2014 Brunn Gruner Veltliner (Niederosterreich, Austria) – Gruner Veltliner is by far Austria’s most famous and important grape variety.  The grape can yield everything from light and crisp whites to fuller and more complex ones.  This liter bottled beauty is light and crisp, but assertively flavored with bright lemon, lime, and green apple aromas and flavors galore.  With some subtle floral notes and a just a whiff of wet rock (aka mineral), this is a ton of white wine for the money.
Tasting Price: $14.39/bottle | $13.59 in a mixed six pack | $12.79 in a mixed case

2. 2014 Muller Grossmann Gruner Veltliner “Groser Satz” (Kremstal, Austria) – This will give you a glimpse and a taste at more intensely flavored and aromatic Gruner Veltliner.  From a small family owned, organic wine farm, this single vineyard wine is exploding with good stuff!!  Rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast, it is fresh, juicy and refreshing with notes of green pear, lime, grapefruit zest, and mineral complexity.  Wow!!!
Tasting Price: $16.19/bottle | $15.29 in a mixed six pack | $14.39 in a mixed case

3. 2014 Umathum Rosa Rose (Burgenland, Austria) – Austria also makes some impressive dry roses and this is one of the best we’ve ever tried!  A blend of Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, and Saint Laurent, this is one of the “bigger” roses we’ve ever encountered.  Boasting loads of ripe berry fruit, pepper, and earth, this is a regal rose if ever there were one!  92 points Wine and Spirits, 91 points Wine Enthusiast
Tasting Price: $22.49/bottle | $21.24 in a mixed six pack | $19.99 in a mixed case

Austrian Wines

Free Wine Tasting – Exploring Austrian Wines

Stop by the store every Saturday any time between 2 and 5 p.m. for an educational and free wine tasting.  This Saturday, we’re excited to pour and talk about some of our favorite Austrian wines.  With over 60% of their vineyards dedicated to white wine cultivation, this Saturday’s tasting features a trio of deliciously dry whites and an invigorating dry rosé.

We’ll start with the delightfully dry 2013 Huber Gruner Veltliner, a wine that offers up notes of fresh apple, citrus, and white pepper.  Even better, it comes in a liter bottle which means you get 33% more of this perfect summer white wine.  Equally delicious and completely unique, the 2013 Strauss Samling 88 is composed entirely of the Scheurebe grape. Developed in 1916, this stuff is wild boasting aromas and flavors of wild flowers, fresh peach, and tangy citrus.  And last, but not least, the 2013 Tegernseerhof Zweigelt Rosé is super dry and clean with delicate notes of cherry and cranberry all offered up on a zesty and juicy palate.  Stop by, taste, and save every Saturday at Table Wine.

Tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle, 15% off when you mix any six of them and 20% off if you mix twelve! 

The Wines
Prices range from $9 to $14 per bottle 

1. 2013 Huber Gruner Veltliner
(Burgenland, Austria) 

2. 2013 Strauss Samling 88
(Steiermark, Austria) 

3. 2012 Tegernseerhof Zweigelt Rosé
(Wachau, Austria)

Free Saturday Wine Tasting – Dry and Delicious Austrian Wines

Saturday, May 24th, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. — Stop by the store every Saturday any time between 2 and 5 p.m. for a free and educational wine tasting.  This Saturday, we’re going to explore a trio of dry and delicious wines from Austria.  If you think Austrian wines are typically sweet, like those produced in neighboring Germany, you’re in for a surprise.  Most of the wines of Austria, whether white, pink, or red, are fermented to full dryness and possess distinct personalities. Join us to taste, learn, expand your wine horizons and save this Saturday at our free wine tasating.  Don’t forget, all tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle and 15% off when you mix any six tasting wines!

The Wines
Prices range from $15 to $20 

1. 2012 Berger Gruner Veltliner 1 Liter (Kremstal, Austria): There should be at least 3 bottles of Erich and Maria Berger’s liter bottling of Gruner Veltliner in everyone’s fridge this time of year.  Dry, light, and truly chuggable, it offers up a lovely mix of fresh lime, green apple, grapefruit and mineral.  It’s hard not to love this simple, thirst quenching white wine.

2. 2012 Meinklang Pinot Noir Frizzante (Burgenland, Austria): From the small, biodynamic Michlits Family Estate, this is one of the funnest and easiest to drink wines in the store.  It’s pink in color, it’s dry, and it’s got a little spritz to it.  With aromas and flavors of fresh cherry, tart strawberry, and cranberry, this light and juicy rosé will convert the most suspicious pink wine pessimist over to our side.

3. 2011 Glatzer Blaufrankisch (Carnuntum, Austria): The blaufrankisch grape is grown mainly in Austria where it yields a fresh and spicy red wine that is both refreshing and intense.  Walter Glatzer’s version is a great introduction to the grape; dark fruited, spicy, smoky and earthy, it’s got to be tasted to be fully understood.