Taste the LEAf Love

LEAF Choice Wines

We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with LEAF Community Arts in 2016 with the release of the LEAF Choice Wines — more on that below, but a little bit about LEAF to start!  This incredible non-profit organization strives to build community, connect cultures, and enrich lives through the arts – both locally and globally – with festivals, community events and arts and education programs. Many of you have surely experienced the magic of LEAF at one of their bi-annual festivals at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, at LEAF downtown (July 30th and 31st this year), or through one of their cultural outreach programs.  Needless to say, this is a busy and passionate group of individuals, and we truly appreciate all that they add to our community as well as to those abroad.

How do we help?  Through wine of course!  After meeting with the LEAF team and finding a common ground between their mission and ours, we decided that the wines from South Africa’s Indaba Winery were the right fit.  Indaba is one of the most sustainable, forward thinking, and socially responsible wineries in the world (click on the link to learn more) and the wines are both delicious and affordable.  Through the end of 2016, any time you buy a bottle of Indaba (there are 5 different wines to choose from), Table Wine will donate 10% of each sale back to LEAF.

So there you go, who ever thought that buying and drinking delicious wine(s) could help such a great cause.  If you are not familiar with how to get to Table Wine, click here for directions.  You can also email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com or call the store at 828.505.8588 for directions, more information on the wines, or to place an order.  Cheers to LEAF and cheers to you!

The Wines
All wines are $10.99/bottle and we offer a 10% discount when you mix any 6 bottles and a 15% discount when you mix and 12 bottles.

1. 2015 Indaba Sauvignon Blanc – Inviting tropical fruit and citrus aromas lead to fresh flavors of pineapple, lemon-lime, mango and green fig, supported by a solid acidity.

2. 2015 Indaba Chenin Blanc – Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most widely planted varietal and the Cape’s signature white. This bright, easy-drinking version provides lively flavors of honeyed pear, golden delicious apple and luscious tropical fruit.

3. 2014 Indaba Chardonnay – Bright tropical fruit aromas lead to a crisp, fresh palate with mouth-filling flavors of apple, pear, honey, and pineapple. A whisper of oak adds a creamy butterscotch nuance and wonderful depth.

4. 2014 Indaba Merlot – Crafted in a fresh, clean style, this velvety Merlot offers enticing aromas and bright, juicy flavors of cherry, dark berry and plum backed by subtle mocha and herbal nuances and a delicate minerality.

5. 2014 Indaba Mosaic – This lip-smacking Bordeaux blend displays alluring aromas and juicy flavors of blackcurrant, ripe brambly berry fruit and dark chocolate, with subtle spice notes. Soft, gentle tannins coat the palate, enticing you to take another sip!

Wine Tasting To Benefit Mission’s Breast Cancer Program

Friday, December 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Table Wine, Asheville’s only wine store dedicated to stocking, promoting and selling wines from small, family owned and operated wineries from all parts of the world.  $10/person with almost all of the proceeds going back to Mission’s Breast Cancer Program.

We have been partnering with Mission Healthcare Foundation’s Breast Cancer Program for almost two years now, and we’ve helped them to raise much needed funds to aid them in their efforts to increase awareness of breast cancer.  The Foundation is instrumental in helping those stricken with breast cancer to find the help and the resources they need to battle this disease.  We are committed to helping them and we’re asking for your help.  Here are three ways that you can help us raise funds for this dynamic organization.

1. Purchase any of the “wines for a cause” – We currently stock and sell 5 different wines that give back all year long.  Anytime you buy one of the bottles with a pink ribbon on it, Table Wine donates 10% of the proceeds back to the Breast Cancer Program.  Stop by and we can show you the wines and tell you about them.

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The five wines for a cause.

2. Join us for a tasting of the “Wines For a Cause” on Friday, December 7 from 4 to 7 p.m.  Stop by anytime between those hours to try the five wines and learn more about the good work that the foundation does.  The cost is just $10/person and almost all of the proceeds go back to the Breast Cancer Program.

3. Buy a raffle ticket to win a magnum (double bottle) of Mer Soleil Chardonnay – This bottle was kindly donated by Richard McKinney of Tryon Distributing, and it is a buttery, rich, creamy style of Chardonnay.  We are currently selling raffle tickets to win this prestigious bottle of wine for $5 each or 3 for $10.  Stop by the store to purchase your raffle ticket(s).

Table Wine Asheville

Big Old Bottle of Chardonnay!

 

Wines For A Cause

Table Wine loves to give back to the Asheville community because it is this wonderful community that supports us.  For 2012, we’ve chosen to work again with the Mission Healthcare Foundation, which connects the generosity of a caring community with opportunities to improve lives through better healthcare.  One of their main efforts is promoting breast cancer awareness and providing resources to breast cancer patients.   

Last year, we were able to raise nearly $2,000 for the foundation, and we’re hoping that we can top that in 2012.  One way that you can help us is by purchasing any of the six wines listed below.  Come by the store and look for the wines with pink ribbons on them – any time we sell a bottle, we give 10% of the proceeds back to Mission’s Breast Cancer Program.

All of the wines are affordable and delicious.  They are listed below:

1. 2011 Francois Lurton Pinot Gris – Francois Lurton has wine running through his veins, as he comes from a family that has been involved in the wine trade for hundreds of years.  He makes this wine from the warm and sunny vineyards of Argentina and it is a dry, nicely textured, fruit filled white wine for the warm weather.

2. Francois Lurton Sauvignon Blanc – Much like Francois’ Pinot Gris, this is a stellar value in “summer-friendly” white wine. Grapes come from the southwestern part of France, and the wine bursts with ripe tropical and citrus fruits with a slight hint of smoky mineral.

3. Peirano Estate Chardonnay – Butter and oak lovers will love this rendition of Chardonnay made by one of the oldest family owned and operated wineries in Lodi, California.  It is rich, creamy and smooth and offers up flavors of ripe tropical fruits along with vanilla and creamy, toasty oak.

4. Monte Oton Garnacha – This older vine Grenache-based wine comes from Bodegas Borsao, one of Spain’s top value producers.  The wine is fermented in stainless steel and offers up ripe notes of black cherry, blueberry, white pepper and a whiff of smoke.

5. Line 39 Petite Sirah – Although Petite Sirah is of French descent, its current home is without a doubt California.  This one is medium to full bodied with a nice mix of brambly berry fruit, spices and smoky oak.  The perfect wine to enjoy with any sort of meat off the grill………or by itself!

6. Marietta Old Vine Lot 57 – Since 1978, the Bilbro family have made quality wines and sold them at fair prices without relying on mass marketing or advertising campaigns.  This is their best seller and it is based predominantly on Old Vine Zinfandel, with smaller amounts of Petite Sirah, Carignane and Cabernet, it is fully fruited and super spicy.  It is almost too easy to drink.

Keep Pink Local Wine Tasting

Friday, October 14 at Table Wine from 4 to 7 p.m.
$5 gets you a taste of 6 wines and sweets from Callie’s Confections

We hope you can all make it out for a fun day of wine and dessert tasting and live music to benefit Mission Healthcare Foundation’s Breast Cancer Program, a non-profit that provides resources and assistance to breast cancer patients.  We’ve grown to really love this group of hard working ladies because we know the work they do makes a difference in the lives of many.  We’ll have all six of the “Wines For a Cause” open for you to sample along with sweet treats prepared by Callie Stingel from Callie’s Confections.  In addition, the young and talented Will Newman will set the mood with his renditions of jazz standards.

In addition, we will be selling raffle tickets for $5 each that will enter you into a drawing to win a very special bottle of wine donated by our friend George Lowe from his personal cellar.  It’s a bottle of 1992 Dalla Valle Maya, it received a perfect scored from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and the going rate (if you can find it) is somewhere in the range of $600 to $900.  The bottle will make its way around to other “Pink Events” in October where raffle tickets will also be sold, and the winner will be announced at the end of October.

We hope you can make it, and we want to remind you that every time Table Wine sells one of the “Wines For a Cause”, we donate 10% of the proceeds back to the Foundation.  Even better, the wines are affordable, taste great and have helped us raise nearly $1,000 for MHF this year.

1. 2009 Bidoli Friulano Friuli, Italy – $10.99/bottle
Friulano is the name of a grape indigenous to the northeastern part of Italy, and it produces a clean, crisp and refreshing white wine with lovely notes of peach, apple, tropical fruits and zesty acidity.

2. 2010 Vallevo Chardonnay Les Marches, Italy – $8.99/bottle
Super fresh, unoaked, unadulterated Chardonnay that tastes like a ripe Chardonnay grape plucked straight off the vine.  Fruit driven and easy to drink, this wine just bursts out of the glass with notes of ripe pear, spiced apple and assorted citrus fruits.  A great back porch, daily wine that won’t break the bank.

3. 2009 Tenuta Canale Pergolato Rosso Toscana, Italy – $8.99/bottle
This blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a tiny, family winery based in Chianti.  It is just delicious, easy-drinking, “blue collar” red wine with notes of cherry, plum, earth and delicate spice.  A great pizza/pasta guzzler.

4. 2009 La Meriggia Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy – $9.99/bottle
This is just good, hearty, blue collar wine.  It tastes of ripe black cherry and plum with subtle notes of baking spices.  A great wine for drinking by itself or with classic Italian fare like lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.

5. 2007 Fattori Casabianca Chianti Colli Senesi, Italy – $11.99/bottle
This is one of the best Chianti values we’ve been able to find.  Almost all Sangiovese, drinking this wine will remind some of their visit(s) to Tuscany.  Medium bodied and zesty, this one offers up bright notes of black cherry, currant, sun baked earth and baking spices.  Serve with classic Italian fare like chicken parm, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs.

6. 2007 Vecchia Torre Salice Salentino, Italy – $10.99/bottle
Salice Salentino, located in the Puglia region of southern Italy, relies on two ancient grape varieties to make their sturdy, rustic red wines – Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera.  As I said, this wine is rustic, earthy and spicy, but it’s just plain delicious with aromas and flavors of black plum, raisins, licorice and tobacco.  Great with roasted sausages, peppers and onions.

Wines For Animal Compassion Network and Mission Healthcare Foundation

Wines For A Cause

All Wines Available At Table Wine
Buy any of these and 10% goes back to our community partners!

Table Wine loves to give back to the Asheville community because it is this wonderful community that supports us.  For 2011, we’ve chosen two great organizations to work with to help them raise money for their selfless causes.  Mission Healthcare Foundation connects the generosity of a caring community with opportunities to improve lives through better healthcare.  One of their main efforts is promoting breast cancer awareness and providing resources to breast cancer patients.  Doing equally great work is the Animal Compassion Network which is proud to be the largest, non-profit, safe-for-life animal welfare organization in WNC.  They strive to prevent the euthanasia of  healthy, adoptable pets in our community by finding lifelong, stable and loving homes for companion animals in need.

Table Wine is committed to raising money for both of these dynamic organizations all year long.  Thus, when you purchase any of the six following wines, we donate 10% of the proceeds back to MHF and ACN.  In addition, we hold tastings at the store where you get the chance to “try before you buy” any of these great wines.  Who ever thought that buying wine could be fun and philanthropic?  Stop by the store, and we’ll show you and tell you about the wines.  Here is the current lineup:

Wines For Animal Compassion Network and Mission Healthcare Foundation

1. 2009 Bidoli Friulano Friuli, Italy – $10.99/bottle
Friulano is the name of a grape indigenous to the northeastern part of Italy, and it produces a clean, crisp and refreshing white wine with lovely notes of peach, apple, tropical fruits and zesty acidity.

2. 2010 Vallevo Chardonnay Les Marches, Italy – $8.99/bottle
Super fresh, unoaked, unadulterated Chardonnay that tastes like a ripe Chardonnay grape plucked straight off the vine.  Fruit driven and easy to drink, this wine just bursts out of the glass with notes of ripe pear, spiced apple and assorted citrus fruits.  A great back porch, daily wine that won’t break the bank.

3. 2009 Garofoli Montepulciano Rosé “Komaros” Les Marches, Italy – $12.99/bottle
There’s nothing like a good dry rosé on a hot summer day.  Chill this one down, pop the cork and enjoy aromas and flavors of strawberry, cherry, peach and subtle spice.  A great wine to serve with grilled salmon.

4. 2009 Tenuta Canale Pergolato Rosso Toscana, Italy – $8.99/bottle
This blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a tiny, family winery based in Chianti.  It is just delicious, easy-drinking, “blue collar” red wine with notes of cherry, plum, earth and delicate spice.  A great pizza/pasta guzzler.

5. 2007 Fattori Casabianca Chianti Colli Senesi, Italy – $11.99/bottle
This is one of the best Chianti values we’ve been able to find.  Almost all Sangiovese, drinking this wine will remind some of their visit(s) to Tuscany.  Medium bodied and zesty, this one offers up bright notes of black cherry, currant, sun baked earth and baking spices.  Serve with classic Italian fare like chicken parm, lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs.

6. 2007 Vecchia Torre Salice Salentino, Italy – $10.99/bottle
Salice Salentino, located in the Puglia region of southern Italy, relies on two ancient grape varieties to make their sturdy, rustic red wines – Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera.  As I said, this wine is rustic, earthy and spicy, but it’s just plain delicious with aromas and flavors of black plum, raisins, licorice and tobacco.  Great with roasted sausages, peppers and onions.