Free dry rose tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Dry Rose Rollout 2016

Friday, April 29 from 4-7pm – Join us for a free Dry Rose Wine Tasting as we pull the corks on some deliciously dry pink wines from the glorious 2016 vintage.

Spring has sprung and dry roses have arrived at Table Wine!  I was first introduced to dry roses by Eberhard Heide in 2003 when I moved to Asheville and started working at the Asheville Wine Market.  I was young and thought all pink wines were sweet and sappy.  Eb quickly corrected me, and I’ve been enjoying these dry, crisp and refreshing wines ever since.  On to the wines!  Up first, the Ameztoi Rubentis comes from Spain’s Basque region, and it is always a customer and staff favorite.  Slight effervescent and super high in crisp acidity, this stuff goes down way too easy.  Up next, the La Belle Etoile Rose comes to us from famed Tavel producer Chateau Manissy. Primarily Syrah, it offers tons of refreshment at a very fair price.  To finish, the Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses Rose is a classic, Provencal-styled wine that makes me want for a caprese salad.  Stop by the store, celebrate the arrival of dry rose season, and stock up for the warm and sunny days of spring and summer!  Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 1, 0%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2016 Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina  (Getariako, Txakolina) – I know, you’re like what the heck does that say.  Don’t worry about it folks, this stuff is straight up delicious.  A 50/50 blend of Hondarribi Beltza and Hondarribi Zuri from vineyards that range in age from 20 to 150+ years old, this remind me a bit of a strawberry/lime Snapple, minus the sugar.  Yum, yum, yum!
Tasting Price: $17.99 in mixed 3-packs | $16.99 in mixed 6-packs | $15.99 mixed cases

2.2016 Chateau Manissy La Belle Etoile (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – Chateau Manissy owner and winemaker Florian Andre apprentice at Domaine de la Mordoree for 3 years before founding his estate.  Florian then approached the religious order that owned the Chateau de Manissy. Apparently many had tried and been turned down by the Brothers. In this case, however, they were impressed by Florian’s resume and plans.  La Belle Etoile means “beautiful star,” and this was the name given to the wine by the Manissy Brotherhood’s missionary preist.  A blend of organically farmed Syrah, Cinsault and Bourbolenc, it is lighter than Tavel, but nonetheless delicious.
Tasting Price: $12.59 in mixed 3-packs | $11.89 in mixed 6-packs | $11.19 in mixed case

3. 2016 Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses Rose (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – Many of you have enjoyed the red wine from this all-star Ventoux estate.  Wait until you try their rose!  I tasted this one for the first time just last week, and I was smitten with it.  A blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, this is the type of wine I refer to as a “porch pounder.”  Completely dry, beautifully aromatic, and just a joy to drink with or without food, it will run out quickly.
Tasting Price: $14.39 in mixed 3-packs | $13.59 in mixed 6-packs | $12.79 in mixed cases

 

Taste some dry rose wines at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – New Dry Rose Releases

Friday, February 24th from 4-7pm — Join us at the store (directions here) as we pour a glorious trio of new dry rose releases.  We’re kicking off Dry Rose Season 2017 and you’re all invited!

It’s the most wonderful time of the wine year!  The 2016 dry roses are beginning to arrive, and that means spring is just around the corner.  Stop by to sample of the early arrivals from some of our favorite producers.  We’ll start with a classic Provencal rose from Domaine Houchart — this is always one of the first to arrive and one of the first to disappear.  Get by and get some before it’s all gone.  Next up is the Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rose, our Wine of the Week and a candidate for best dry rose of the 2016 vintage.  As always, it comes in a beautiful bottle and the juice contained within is equally gorgeous.  To finish up, we’ll sample you on the limited production Rose from the fine folks at Banshee.  This year’s version is better than ever.  Stop by, taste, learn and save on some stunning dry roses to enjoy with the warmer weather.

Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2016 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rose (Provence, France) – Domaine Houchart is owned by Quiot family of Chateauneuf du Pape, and their dry rose is a prime example of Provencal rose.  A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, it is rich and almost creamy with notes of ripe raspberry, strawberry and cherry.  It finishes with a touch of “grapefruit zing” which keeps everything fresh and friendly.
Tasting Price: $12.59 on mixed 3-packs | $11.89 on mixed 6-packs | $11.19 on mixed cases

2. 2016 Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rose (Roussillon, France) – It’s our Wine of the Week, and it’s an absolutely stellar value in first class dry rose.  Jean-Marc Lafage crafts this one from blend of 80 year old Grenache Gris and younger vine Mourvedre.  The result is a wine flowing with ripe and creamy red fruits, white peach, and spring flowers.  Even better, it’s on sale!
Tasting Price: $16.19 on mixed 3-packs | $15.29 on mixed 6-packs | $14.39 on mixed cases
Special Wine of the Week Price: $15.99/bottle or $14.39/bottle on your solid 6-pack — on sale through March 9th

3. 2016 Banshee Rose (Mendocino County, California) – The team at Banshee have changed things up a bit on their rose.  It used to be all Pinot Noir from Sonoma, but they are now using a stunning, biodynamically farmed site in Mendocino County.  The blend is still led by Pinot Noir, but there are smaller portions of Grenache, Grenache Gris, Barbera and Syrah.  The resulting wine is one of the most complex and dazzling dry roses produced in California.  We only got 5 cases of this one this year, so come and get it before it’s gone.
Tasting Price: $19.79 on mixed 3-packs | $18.69 on mixed 6-packs | $17.59 on mixed cases

The Biggest and Best Dry Rose Sale in Asheville

The Best Dry Rose Sale in Asheville — Save 20% when you mix any six bottles of in-stock dry rose or save 25% when you mix any twelve or more!!!  — Sale Period Runs From Wednesday, August 12th through Tuesday, August 18th – We guess summer is going to wind down at some point, but it’s still burning pretty hot as we type this, and a good, crisp glass of dry rose is the perfect way to beat the heat.  Our selections are starting to run low, but don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of them left.  Are you a fan of the MIP Rose?  How’s $16.49/bottle sound?  Or maybe you’re a Commanderie de Peyrassol lover?  How about that one for as low as $18.74/bottle?  You can’t beat those prices folks, and we’ve got many other options to choose from.  Stop by, stock up, and save some serious bucks!

********Please note that the discounted pricing only applies to dry roses that we currently stock.

Free Dry Rose Tasting

Dry Rose Rollout

The Best Free Wine Tasting in Asheville – Friday, June 12th from 2-7 p.m. – Dry Rose Rollout – With the dry rose sale in effect from Wednesday, June 10th through Saturday, June 13th, we know you’re going to want to taste some of the pink stuff before you buy it.  Join us for a free tasting featuring a few of our favorite new arrivals from one of our favorite categories of wine.  Included in the tasting is our new Wine of the Week Selection, the 2014 Laurent Gauthier Beaujolais Villages Rosé, along with two other awesome versions of dry rosé.  Don’t forget, we have over 30 different dry rose selections in the store at the moment, and during the sale period, we’re offering 15% off when you buy any six bottles.  Taste, learn, and save up to 20% on the tasting wines every Friday at Table Wine.

The Wines

1. 2014 Borsao Rosé (Campo de Borja, Spain): Borsao’s dry, Garnacha-based pink wine is always a tremendous value, and the new release is no exception.  Light, juicy, and flowing with fresh cherry, framboise, and floral nuances, it’s a total no-brainer.
Tasting Price: $8.19/bottle | $7.64/bottle in a mixed six pack | $7.19/bottle in a mixed case

2. 2014 Laurent Gauthier Beaujolais Villages Rosé (Beaujolais, France): Laurent Gauthier grew up in the Cru Village of Morgon, and he continues his family’s legacy of quality wine production to this day.  His dry rosé is 100% organically farmed Gamay, and it is absolutely lovely.  Exhibiting aromas and flavors of floral accented tart cherry and strawberry, it finishes zippy and zesty with a hint of spring flowers and green herbs.
Tasting Price: $12.69/bottle | $11.89/bottle in a mixed six pack | $11.19/bottle in a mixed case
Special Wine of the Week Price: $10.99/bottle when you buy a solid case — that’s over 20% off!

3. 2014 Bodegas Muga Rioja Rosado (Rioja, Spain): We got 5 precious cases of Muga’s rosé this year, and here’s your chance to try it for free.  A blend of Garnacha, Viura, and Mazuelo, it displays lovely notes of spicy strawberry, redcurrant, white cherry, and subtle herbaceousness.  It’s the perfect wine to compliment fresh vegetables, salads, and seafood.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle | $12.74/bottle in a mixed six pack | $11.99/bottle in a mixed case