Syrah Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Perfectly Aged Syrah and Others – Try Three for Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, July 15 from 2-5 p.m. – If you’ve never tried a perfectly aged Syrah, this is your chance!  The 2003 Cougar Crest Syrah is a feast for the senses and we’re going to pour it for you along with two other Syrah based wines this Saturday.  Trust me, you don’t want to miss this tasting!

Some call it Syrah, some call it Shiraz, but whatever you want to call it, it’s one of the most distinct and noble of all red varietals.  Typically referred to as Syrah in the Northern Hemisphere and Shiraz in the Southern Hemisphere, the grape yields a variety of styles of wine.  From lovely dry rosés and jammy fruit bombs to savory, complex reds, this is a grape that can’t be pigeonholed.  Join us for a Syrah adventure where we’ll pour you a diverse lineup of wines. Up first, it’s the lovely Le Petit Diable Rosé from France’s Provence region — dry, crisp, and aromatic, this is one of our top selling pink wines this summer. Up next, the Jam Jar Shiraz is an ever-so-slightly sweet red wine from South Africa — loaded with ripe and jammy berry notes, it’s just off-dry and perfect red for bbq.  The top wine of the tasting is the sensational 2003 Cougar Crest, a wine that truly shows the savory, spicy, complex side of Syrah.  Words don’t do it justice — stop by and taste it.  You won’t be disappointed!

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. 2016 Le Petit Diable Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – This one comes to us from the same folks who made the MIP rosé, a top seller last summer.  A classic blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, it is light, delicate, aromatic and oh-so easy to drink on warm summer days.
Tasting Price: $14.39 in mixed 3-packs | $13.59 in mixed 6-packs | $12.79 in mixed cases

2. 2015 Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz (Western Cape, South Africa) – At 12.5% alcohol, this one is really just gently sweet.  It’s more about fresh, ripe, and overt fruit flavors, and I find it quite delicious.  Blueberry, dark cherry and dark chocolate notes flow through this fun and easy drinking red from South Africa.
Tasting Price: $10.89 in mixed 3-packs | $10.19 in mixed 6-packs | $9.59 in mixed cases

2. 2003 Cougar Crest Syrah (Columbia Valley, Washington) – Like Cougar Crest’s 2003 Merlot (which we poured yesterday), this is an incredible deal in pre-aged red wine.  In case you didn’t know, Syrah does wonderful things in Washington State, and this one is proof positive.  Showing the more secondary and savory notes that Syrah develops with time (spice, smoked meat, dried fruit) this one is still fully kicking. Lush in texture, intense in flavor, and the perfect accompaniment to grilled lamb, you’re gonna’ love it!
Tasting Price: $22.49 in mixed 3-packs | $21.24 in mixed 6-packs | $19.99 in mixed cases

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

 

Merlot Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Merlot Find of the Year – Free on Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, July 14 from 4-7 p.m. – The 2003 Cougar Crest Merlot is one of our red wine finds of the year.  And no, that’s not a typo, we’re pouring you a 14 year old wine that is drinking wonderfully right now!  Taste that one along with two other Merlot-based wines.

Before you dismiss this tasting, you should know that Merlot is one of the noble varietals.  The grape has been used for ages as a stand-alone as well as with Cabernet Sauvignon to produce bold, full bodied, ample red wines.  And it ages really well too!  Don’t believe me?  Stop by this Friday to taste a perfect example.  Before we get to that one, we’ll pour you the Anterra Merlot to start.  An un-oaked version from Italy’s Veneto region, it is soft, easy drinking, and affordable.  Up next, the Pedroncelli Merlot comes from one of Sonoma’s oldest wineries.  Round, soft, plush and smooth, it is a classic example of California Merlot.  Last but not least is that Merlot find of the year from Washington State’s Cougar Crest.  Wow!  Talk about a sumptuous red wine with layers of port-like cassis, roasted fig, plum and chocolate.  I’ll leave the rest up to your imagination.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines.

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. 2015 Anterra Merlot (Veneto, Italy) – This Merlot is not hard to understand.  Fermented entirely in stainless steel, it offers up aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, plum and spice.  This medium bodied and easy going red would work great with simple pasta dishes or comfort food staples like barbecue or burgers.
Tasting Price: $6.29 in mixed 3-packs | $5.94 in mixed 6-packs | $5.59 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Pedroncelli Merlot (Sonoma County, California) – This is just good old American Merlot from one of Sonoma’s oldest and most dependable producers.  Round, smooth, plush and loaded with ripe cherry, plum, vanilla and oak spice, this is an easy one to wrap your head around.
Tasting Price: $15.29 in mixed 3-packs | $14.44 in mixed 6-packs | $13.59 in mixed cases

2. 2003 Cougar Crest Merlot (Columbia Valley, Washington) – Founded in 2001, Cougar Crest is a family owned and operated winery with prime vineyards in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley.  In case you didn’t know, most insiders believe that Washington (not California) is home to our country’s best Merlot.  I concur and this wine is the evidence.  The 14 years of bottle maturation have done great things for this wine — the tannin has softened, the aromas and flavors have taken on a Vintage Port like nuance, and the overall impression is one I typically find in wines that cost a lot more.  Oh yeah, the current release of this wine goes for $40.  Enjoy!
Tasting Price: $22.49 in mixed 3-packs | $21.24 in mixed 6-packs | $19.99 in mixed cases

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Great European Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Go-To European Wines – Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, July 1 from 2-5 p.m. – Stop by the store this Saturday for our free wine tasting featuring some great, go-to European wines. I’m talking about affordable, delicious wines perfect for your Fourth of July celebrations.  

I can’t believe the Fourth of July is almost here!  The summer is flying by, and we’re busier than ever.  Thanks folks!  With the holiday just a few days away, we’re going to pour you some great wines to enjoy while you’re cooking out and enjoying time with friends and family.  Up first, it’s one of my new favorite pink fizzy wines.  The Venturini Baldini Lambrusco is cheap, it’s delicious, and it’s refreshing.  After that, it’s a pure Garnacha from Spain’s Aragon region. This region in Northeastern Spain is where the grape comes from, and this wine is seriously delicious………and less than $10!  To finish, it’s a super duper red blend put together by Kermit Lynch, one of our favorite importers.  Mainly Syrah and Grenache, it is a fabulous red to serve with just about any sort of grilled meat.

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. NV Venturini Baldini Lambrusco Rosato “Cadelvento” (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) – Lambrusco has made a huge comeback and I attribute that to quality producers like Venturini Baldini.  Since 1976, they have made Lambrusco their focus and their wines are affordable and delicious.  Their Rosato is the perfect start to a great evening with friends and family.  Dry, sparkling, clean and delicious.
Tasting Price: $9.89 in mixed 3-packs | $9.34 in mixed 6-packs | $8.79 in mixed cases

2. 2016 Gerberas Garnacha (Aragon, Spain) – I was blown away by this wine when I tasted it a couple of weeks ago.  Good thing I ordered 10 cases as it sold out in less than 2 hours.  Pure Garnacha from 30 year old vines, it is fermented in stainless steel.  The resulting wine is fat, plush, juicy and delicious. Need a wine for burgers and hot dogs or bbq?  This is it!
Tasting Price: $8.99 in mixed 3-packs | $8.49 in mixed 6-packs | $7.99 in mixed cases

3. 2015 Kermit Lynch Languedoc Rouge (Languedoc, France) – God bless America and God bless Kermit Lynch.  For nearly 50 years, he has brought us a taste of real, authentic French wines, and he’s done it again.  This custom-made blend is composed of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 5% each Carignan and Cinsault.  Fermented in stainless steel and aged in a combination of cement and foudre, it is just simply delicious.  Words don’t do it justice — stop by and taste it.
Tasting Price: $12.59 in mixed 3-packs | $11.89 in mixed six packs | $11.19 in mixed cases

 

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Banshee and Lafage Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville North Carolina.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Domaine Lafage and Banshee Wines

Friday, June 30th from 4-7 p.m. – Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville!  This week, Mike Kolker of Freedom Beverage Co. joins us to pour the awesome wines of France’s Domaine Lafage and  California’s Banshee.

If you’ve been shopping at Table Wine for any amount of time, you know the wines of Lafage and Banshee, and most likely you love them.  They are great wines at great prices made by great people.  Join us as we pour you a sampling of wines from these all-star producers.  Up first, it’s Jean-Marc Lafage’s Miraflors Blanc, a white blend that smells and tastes of sunny days and flowers.  After that, it’s Jean-Marc’s dry rosé, a perennial best seller and a candidate for the best looking bottle of wine on the market.  Next, we’ll move into the Banshee zone with a pair of reds from this Healdsburg-based winery.  First up is the 2014 Pinot Noir — the favorable conditions of the vintage and the expert winemaking of Ross Cobb resulted in a stunning value in Sonoma County Pinot Noir.  We’ll finish with their Mordecai, a big and boisterous red blend composed of several different grapes from various parts of the state.  It’s gonna’ be fun and it’s gonna’ be tasty.  Stop by, taste, learn and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. 2015 Domaine Lafage Miraflors Blanc (Roussillon, France) – Talk about a fun and exotic white wine.  Composed of Vermentino, Vigonier, Muscat, Grenache Blanc and a few others, it is dry, but tender, and laced with lovely notes of ripe lemon, white peach, spring flowers and herbs.  
Tasting Price: $15.29 in mixed 3-packs | $14.44 in mixed 6-packs | $13.59 in mixed cases

2. 2016 Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rose (Roussillon, France) – This is a 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 in mixed 3-packs | $15.29 in mixed 6-packs | $14.39 in mixed cases

3. 2014 Banshee Pinot Noir (Sonoma County, California) – I had a bottle of this recently and was amazed at the quality for the price ratio.  Tasting like Pinots that often sell for $50+, this one is always good, but the 2014 is great.  Medium bodied, silky, complex and possessing gobs of ripe red fruits, exotic spices, and rooty, earthy nuances, it is a wonderful Pinot at a wonderful price.
Tasting Price: $24.29 in mixed 3-packs | $22.94 in mixed six packs | $21.59 in mixed cases

4. 2014 Banshee Mordecai (Various Regions, California) – 35% Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, Sonoma), 28% Syrah (Anderson Valley, Sonoma), 22% Zinfandel (Dry Creek, Russian River), 6% Merlot (Alexander Valley), 4% Carignan (Mendocino), 3% Cabernet Franc (Sonoma), 2% Cinsault (Sonoma).  Is that enough grapes for you?  Aged for 15 months in French oak (new and used), the resulting wine is reminiscent of a good Cotes du Rhone meets Priorat.
Tasting Price: $19.79 in mixed 3-packs | $18.69 in mixed six packs | $17.59 in mixed cases

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Perfectly aged red wines tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina

Perfectly Aged Red Wines – Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, June 17th from 2-5 p.m. – Want to try some perfectly aged red wines that won’t break the bank?  Stop by the store this Saturday to sample a trio of rare treats.  We’ll carefully pull the corks on three 10+ year old red wines, and you will experience firsthand why some choose to age their wines.  I’m talking about mature, super complex aromas and flavors as well as round and supple textures. Supplies are limited on all of these. It’s going to be fun.  Stop by!

So where did you find these perfectly aged red wines Josh?  Occasionally, our distributors discover older wines in their warehouses while doing inventory. Most of them taste…………well, old and not so good.  However, some of them taste marvelous!  They’ve benefited from the aging process and the wines are absolutely glorious.  I found three such wines just this past week, and we’re going to open them for you this Saturday to try.  Up first, it’s the 2001 Rosemount Mountain Blue Red Blend.  At one time, this was the jewel in the crown of Rosemount’s premium offerings.  Wait until you taste it!  After that, its the 2003 Cougar Crest Merlot from Washington’s Walla Walla Valley.  Rated 90 points upon release with a suggested retail of $35, this one is in a great spot right now and my pick for the perfect filet mignon red.  To finish, the 2005 Cougar Crest Syrah is fabulous!  Flowing with sumptuous aromas and flavors of dark fruit, smoked meat, and complex spice, it is simply awesome.

The Wines
I am offering some very aggressive discounts on these wines — these will move out fast!  Please note that the heightened discounts only apply to the tasting wines.

1. 2001 Rosemount Mountain Blue Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon (Mudgee, Australia) – A blend of roughly 80% Shiraz and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this red is really peaking right now.  Aromas of peppered meat, smoke, dried blackberry lead into a palate of savory fruit, spice and herb.  Drink this one, ideally with lamb, in the next year.  When released, this wine was $50/bottle.  Check out our price!
Regular Price: $29.99/bottle
Special Tasting Price: $26.99/bottle (10% off) | $23.99 in mixed 6-packs (20% off) | $22.49 in mixed cases (25% off)

2. 2003 Cougar Crest Merlot (Walla Walla Valley, Washington): This one really surprised me.  I thought the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon would be the hit, but it was actually my least favorite.  This one is holding up just fine — offering up plush notes of plum, milk chocolate, green olive and anise, the texture is as smooth as silk.  When released, this wine was $35/bottle.
Regular Price: $24.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $22.49/bottle (10% off) | $19.99 in mixed six packs (20% off) | $18.74 in mixed cases (25% off)

3. 2003 Cougar Crest Syrah (Walla Walla Valley, Washington) – As I said, this one was my favorite of the three by just a hair.  Syrah does incredible things if aged properly, and this one has developed nicely.  Still ripe and not showing much fading of color, it is a wine I could literally smell all day.  Savory notes of black olive, smoked meat and pepper align with ripe notes of dark berries.  Like lamb?  Here’s your wine!  Originally released at $35/bottle.
Regular Price: $24.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $22.49/bottle (10% off) | $19.99 in mixed six packs (20% off) | $18.74 in mixed cases (25% off)

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

 

Free wine tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – Wines You’re Going To Like

Saturday, June 10th from 2-5 pm – Join us Saturday for a free wine tasting featuring 3 wines that are guaranteed to please your palate! This is your chance to try the Pullus Halozan, our new Wine of the Week and one of the best summer whites I’ve ever tasted.  Trust me, you are going to want to stock up on this one!

I easily taste over 1,000 wines every year.  Many are horrible, many are great.  I deem some as hard sells, but worth carrying and others as easy sells, but not necessarily to my liking.  Occasionally, the stars align and I find wines that are both pleasing to my palate and easy to sell.  That’s what this Saturday’s tasting is all about.  Stop by to try a trio of wines you are going to like……..I guarantee it!  Up first, it’s our new Wine of the Week, the 2016 Pullus Halozan.  This liter bottled Slovenian white blend is destined to become the top selling white wine of the spring and summer.  After that, it’s a fun and fizzy Pinot Noir rosé from a family-run, biodynamic farm in Austria.  Dry, yet fruit filled and way too easy to drink, I love this one at the beach or by the pool.  To finish, it’s a lovely, silky, value-priced Red Burgundy from the brilliant 2015 vintage.  In case you didn’t hear, the vintage has been called “nearly perfect” by a number of top wine writers, and this wine showcases the quality of the vintage.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save!

The Wines
All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. 2016 Pullus Halozan (Styria, Slovenia) – It’s our new Wine of the Week, it comes in a nifty liter bottle, and I’m calling it the most dangerous white wine in the world.  Why?  Because it’s too darned easy to drink!  A blend of 8 different white grapes (Welschriesling, Furmint, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Yellow Muscat, Pinot Grigio if you must know), it is decidedly dry, fresh, aromatic and thirst-quenching.
Tasting Price: $13.99 on mixed 3-packs | $13.59 on mixed 6-packs | $12.79 on mixed cases
Special Wine of the Week Price: $13.99/bottle or $12.49/bottle on your solid 6-pack

2. 2015 Meinklang Pinot Noir Frizzante “Prosa” (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.
Tasting Price: $16.19/bottle | $15.29 in mixed six packs | $14.39 in mixed cases

3. 2015 Domaine du Prieure Bourgogne Rouge (Burgundy, France) – I had a bottle of this one this past Saturday night, and it blew me away!  It’s incredibly hard to find good Red Burgundy for less than $20, but this one does it.  Based in the village of Savigny-les-Beaune, this is 100% Pinot Noir from 40 year old vineyards.  Hand harvested, fermented in stainless steel, and matured in French oak (just 10% new) for 10 months, this one offers up scents and flavors of red fruits, complex spice, and fine grained tannin.
Tasting Price: $17.09 on mixed 3-packs | $16.14 in a mixed six pack | $15.19 in a mixed case

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

 

Asheville best free wine tasting Table Wine

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – New Arrivals

Friday, June 9 from 4-7 pm – I’ve been on a serious buying streak of late, and I invite you to join us for a free wine tasting featuring some of my favorite new arrivals.  Stellar, 75 year old vine Albarino to start, a crisp and tangy dry rosé next, and silky and sensuous Spanish red to finish.  Sound good?  Yep!  Stop by.

My sales reps and suppliers present me with new and exciting wines every week, and I love buying them.  Even more than that, I love sharing them with you! Stop by the store this Friday to sample some of my newest finds.  Up first, it’s a stunning Albarino that tastes of tropical fruits and the sea.  One of the all-time great seafood wines, this one would be great with a spicy shrimp or fish curry.  Up next, it’s the new vintage of Domaine Salvard’s Cheverny Rosé.  Always a staff and customer favorite, we only got 4 cases this year — come and get it!  To finish, we’ll pour you a Spanish red from Daniel Landi, one of Spain’s most talented young winemakers.  A blend of Garnacha, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards just outside of Madrid, this one is rich and juicy yet fresh and vibrant.  Join us as we explore the wonderful world of wine.  Cheers and we’ll see you soon!

The Wines
All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. 2016 Neboa Albarino (Rias Baixas, Spain) – I enjoyed this one at Curaté for the first time a couple of months back.  It reminded me of really good, dry German Riesling.  After reading up on it, I now understand why.  The wine comes from 75 year old, hillside vineyards planted on slate……….a similar situation to Mosel Riesling.  Flowing with floral infused peach, apricot, and citrus nuances, this is the best Albarino on the market for the money.
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

2. 2016 Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rosé (Loire Valley, France) – Talk about a zinger of a rosé!  From the brilliant Kermit Lynch portfolio, this blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir is one of my favorites. Laced with aromas and flavors of red fruits, pink grapefruit, herb, and mineral, it smells and tastes like a sunny and warm day in the Loire Valley.
Tasting Price: $14.39 on mixed 3-packs | $13.59 in a mixed six pack | $12.79 in a mixed case

3. 2015 Jiménez-Landi Bajondillo (Mentrida, Spain) – Mentrida is located just southwest of Madrid and it is the new hot-spot in Spain for Garnacha-based wines.  Vigneron Daniel Landi is leading the pack of Mentrida producers to greater heights.  Hi Bajondillo red blend combines 85% Garnacha from old vines with little bits of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.  The resulting wine is medium bodied, silky and savory with earthy, leathery, smoky notes on top of juicy berry fruit.  I love how this wine manages to balance weight and power with elegance.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 in a mixed six pack | $15.99 in a mixed case

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

BB's Buddies Wine Tasting Benefit

Cabernet Sauvignon Showdown – Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, May 13th from 2-5pm – Our Cabernet Sauvignon Showdown is one of our most popular free wine tastings of the year!  We’ll pour you three different Cabs from various regions and at different price points.  

Cabernet Sauvignon continues to be the go-to red wine for many wine drinkers, and I completely get it.  The grape yields bold, full bodied, and powerful red wines with overt aromas and flavors.  Sometimes, Cab-based wines can be quite tannic and astringent and best paired with food.  Other times, they can be lush, opulent, and perfectly fine as a cocktail wine.  For this tasting, I have intentionally selected 3 distinctly different styles of Cab, and I invite you by to taste them.  Up first, it’s a soft, plush, and fruit driven Cabernet from Paso Robles.  It also happens to be the best selling Cab in the store!  Next, it’s a slightly more structured version from Mendoza, Argentina.  With fine grained tannin and bolder, more intense flavors, I think this one is tasty by itself but better with a grilled steak.  Lastly, we’ll pour you a more powerful and “serious” Cab from Napa Valley.  From the glorious 2014 vintage, this one is powerful, structured, and best enjoyed with grilled or roasted meats.  If you love Cabernet Sauvignon, you don’t want to miss this.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save on all of the tasting wines.  Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

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The Wines
All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. 2014 Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles, California) – This is the best selling Cabernet in the store!  I completely understand why. Husband and wife Stephanie and Brian Terrizzi take a hands off approach in the making of their wines.  They harvest healthy and ripe fruit, ferment with indigenous yeasts, and age in completely neutral oak barrels.  This minimal intervention allows the ripe and sumptuous fruit to really shine through.  Soft, round, and full of flavor, this is one of California’s top Cab values.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle | $12.74 in mixed six packs | $11.99 in mixed cases


2. 2013 Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon “Remolinos Vineyard” (Mendoza, Argentina) – Decero means “from scratch,” and that is exactly how proprietor Thomas Schmidheiny started.  He found a beautiful piece of land, planted it with vines in the late 1990’s, and today Finca Decero is one of Argentina’s most lauded estates.  I love this wine and constantly recommend to folks who want Napa-like style, but don’t want to pay $30+.  It’s really well put together and complete with ripe, full flavors and fine grained tannin.
Tasting Price: $16.19/bottle | $15.29 in a mixed six pack | $14.39 in a mixed case

3. 2014 Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) – Jonathan and Susan Pey specialize in small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, and I think they craft one of Napa Valley’s top value versions of the grape.  Grapes comes from the Oakville, Rutherford, and Oak Knoll AVA’s and are blended to create a highly stylish and delicious Cabernet.  I am always fond of this wine, but the 2014 vintage is one of the best I’ve tasted from the Pey’s.  Classic in style, well mannered, and highly enjoyable, I think you’ll like it too.
Tasting Price: $29.69/bottle | $28.04 in a mixed six pack | $26.39 in a mixed case

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588

Broadbent Selections Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Broadbent Selections with Max Kast

Friday, March 3rd from 4-7pm — Drop by Table Wine (directions here) for a free wine tasting featuring and eclectic mix of 6 wines from Broadbent Selections. Broadbent Regional Sales Manager and Advanced Sommelier Max Kast will join us to pour the wines and tell the stories of each!

Join us Friday as special guest and advanced sommelier Max Kast of Broadbent Selections joins us to pour a bevy of high quality wines.  Bartholomew Broadbent founded his company in 1996, and their roster of producers from some of the underdog wine regions of the world is impressive.  Ever tasted Lebanese wine?  How about Portuguese still wine? This is your chance to expand your wine horizons and learn more about the producers, their wines, and their stories.  Stop by, taste, learn and save on all of the tasting wines.

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. NV Broadbent Vinho Verde (Vinho Verde, Portugal) – Vinho Verde is Portugal’s most popular white wine, and it’s also one of the most refreshing wines on the planet.  A blend of native Portuguese grapes, it is lightly fizzy/frothy and super fresh with notes of green apple and mixed citrus fruits.
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases

2. 2015 Weingut Louis Guntrum Dry Riesling (Rheinhessen, Germany) – The Guntrum family planted their first vineyards in 1648……that’s a long time ago!  They’re still going strong today and their completely dry Riesling is a real treat. Ripe and flowing with delicious flavors of white peach, apricot, and pear, try this with some spicy Asian cuisine. Trust us, you’ll like it!
Tasting Price: $14.39 on mixed 3-packs | $13.59 on mixed 6-packs | $12.79 on mixed cases

3. 2016 De Wetshof Estate Chardonnay “Limestone Hill” (Robertson, South Africa) – De Wetshof is South Africa’s premiere Chardonnay house, and this is one of the greatest Chardonnay values on the planet.  As the name implies, this vineyard’s soils are composed of limestone and clay, ideal conditions for the Chardonnay (ask the folks in Burgundy).  Seeing no wood, but aged on the lees for 6 months, this is rich yet vivacious and stylish Chardonnay.  A real treat!
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases

4. 2015 Casa Ferreirhina Esteva Red (Douro Valley, Portugal) – Esteva is always one of Portugal’s top red wine values and this vintage is no different.  A blend of native varieties, it is a versatile, attractive, elegant Douro red that offers character but is also easy and perfect for everyday drinking.
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases

5. 2013 Chateau Musar Jenue Rouge (Bekaa Valley, Lebanon) – Yes, you read that right……..the winery and the wine are from Lebanon and wine lovers worldwide recognize Chateau Musar as one of the great estates.  Located just 15 miles north of Beirut, the estate has been turning out delicious, savory wines since 1930.  Their Jeune Rouge is roughly a blend of 50% Cinsault/35% Syrah/15% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Though familiar flavors are present, this is a completely original wine from a completely original terroir.
Tasting Price: $22.49 on mixed 3-packs | $21.24 on mixed 6-packs | $19.99 on mixed cases

6. 2013 Warwick Estate “Three Cape Ladies” Red Blend (Western Cape, South Africa) – This fun and delicious red is one part South Africa, one part Bordeaux, and one part Northern Rhone………..translate, it’s a blend of Pinotage, Cab, Merlot and Syrah.  This is rich and lush, offering layered notes of ripe plums, dark berries and hints of black tea. Supple but firm tannins glide along to a finish that features undertones of mocha and mint.
Tasting Price: $25.19 on mixed 3-packs | $23.79 on mixed 6-packs | $22.39 on mixed cases

Thanksgiving Wine tasting in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Turkey Day Wines Part 1

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Stop by the store and try 6 perfect Turkey Day Wines for free!  Friday, November 18th, 4-7pm and stop back by tomorrow from 2-5 pm for 6 more turkey, ham, and family friendly wines!

It’s kind of hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here!  Not sure what to serve for the feast?  We’re here to help.  Join us this Friday as Mike Tiano of the Haw River Wine Man will be pouring an incredible lineup of wines all hand picked by your friendly wine guys to make this year’s Thanksgiving meal delicious.  From festive bubbles and turkey friendly whites to silky, elegant reds and a very special treat in the form of a top flight Chateauneuf du Pape, we’ll have all of your wine needs covered.  Stop by, taste, stock up and save big!

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. Belstar Prosecco (Veneto, Italy) – Prosecco is the perfect sparkling wine for the holidays, and the version from Belstar is in top form this year.  Dry, but nicely fruited with aromas and flavors of lemon, pear, peach and white flowers, this easy-going sparkler is perfect to drink before, during, and after the meal.
Tasting Price: $12.59/bottle | $11.89 in mixed six packs | $11.19 in mixed cases

2. 2015 Bidoli Sauvignon Blanc (Friuli, Italy) – When we tasted this a couple of weeks ago, it completely flipped our lids!  We looked and each other all said how much this sort of reminded us of Cercius Blanc, a previous best seller that is sadly out of stock.  From a warm vintage in Northeastern Italy, it explodes out of the glass with ripe notes of pear, tangerine, creamy citrus, green herb and light mineral.  We know Sauvignon Blanc isn’t always a top pick for the Thanksgiving meal, but this one would be fantastic!
Tasting Price: $11.69 on mixed 3-packs | $11.04 on mixed 6-packs | $10.39 on mixed cases

3. 2015 Girolamo Russo Etna Bianco “Nerina” (Sicily, Italy) – The wines from Sicily’s Mount Etna region are hotter than ever right now, and Girolamo Russo is one of the leading producers.  His white is composed entirely of Carricante, one of Italy’s greatest indigenous white varietals, and this is a richer, fuller bodied wine that should appeal to Chardonnay and White Rhone lovers.  Packed with notes of white peach, exotic tropical fruits, medium cream, and spice, it is absolutely delicious.
Tasting Price: $28.79 on mixed 3-packs | $27.19 on mixed 6-packs | $25.59 on mixed cases

4. 2014 Capitain-Gagnerot Bourgogne Rouge (Burgundy, France) – This is one of our greatest Red Burgundy finds of all time!  100% Pinot Noir from a 2 acre vineyard at the base of the hill of Corton that was planted in 1952, this is absolutely gorgeous.  Silky red fruits (cherry, framboise), exotic spices, espresso roast coffee, and forest floor notes permeate this medium bodied, silky smooth Pinot Noir.
Tasting Price: $23.39 on mixed 3-packs | $22.09 on mixed 6-packs | $20.79 on mixed cases

5. 2013 Vecchia Torre Salice Salentino (Puglia, Italy) – A blend of 90% Negroamaro and 10% Malvasia Nera from vineyards in Southern Italy, this is the wine for those who love rich and spicy red Zinfandels from California.  Full bodied, but possessing fine grained tannins, it coats the palate with flavors of ripe dark cherry, plum, and peppery, spicy notes.
Tasting Price: $10.79 on mixed 3-packs | $10.19 on mixed 6-packs | $9.59 on mixed cases

6. 2012 Domaine Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape (Rhone Valley, France) – We’ll end the tasting with a big, luxurious, Grenache-based red from the most famed growing zone in Southern France. Full bodied, yet rich and round, this one is packed with notes of kirsch, dark cherry, peppery spice and herb.  The slightly earthy nuance of the wine makes it a perfect partner to the root vegetables that are commonplace at Thanksgiving.