South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting

Table Wine – South Asheville’s Premiere Wine Shop
Saturday, June 11 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Free Wine Tasting

Table Wine is following up its June 10 benefit tasting for the Animal Compassion Network with an awesome free tasting on Saturday.  We’ll explore the traditional, unfortified wines of Portugal, and all wines will be offered by the glass at ridiculously low prices.  We stock a number of Portuguese whites and reds, and these wines provide maximum bang for buck.  Take a look at the lineup and stop by to “try before you buy” some highly rated wines at closeout type prices.  Here’s the lineup:

Monte Velho Blanco
For those who missed this the first time, we’re giving you another shot to try the most dangerous white wine on the planet…….you’ll finish a bottle is 15 minutes or less.  Fresh peach, ripe tropical fruits and honeyed citrus make this dry white wine hard to resist.  88 points Wine Spectator
$11.99/bottle………………..$4/glass

Quinta da Romeira Arinto
Beautifully aromatic, crisp and dry, this indigenous Portuguese grape makes a wine somewhat reminiscent of dry Riesling or Albarino.  It is beautifully aromatic and dry, with notes of papaya, honeydew melon and zesty green apple.  Perfect for sushi or fresh seafood.
$13.99/bottle…………….$5/glass 

Monte Velho Tinto
Here’s the perfect, summertime grilling wine.  Loaded with ripe berry fruit and toasty oak, it is soft, smooth and super-easy to drink.
$11.99/bottle……………$4/glass

Palestra Tinto
Fresh off of its 89 point score from the Wine Spectator, we felt we should re-introduced this “extreme value” to  you.  Full bodied, but lush and rounded with ripe raspberry, plum and mocha notes.
$10.99/bottle…………..$4/glass 

We also offer very aggressive discounts on our tasting wines on the day of the tasting:
6 bottles mixed – 10% off
12 bottles mixed – 15% off

South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting

Table Wine – South Asheville’s Premiere Wine Store
Saturday, June 4 from 2 to 5 p.m.
wine sign

 Table Wine, the top wine shop in South Asheville, is following up our first “Winedown” on Friday, June 3 with a free tasting of some extreme value wines from Italy.  Please join us, as this will be the perfect opportunity to stock up on great house/daily wines to quench your thirst.  Here’s the lineup:

Bidoli Friulano Friuli, Italy – $9.99/bottle
100% Friulano, a grape native to northeastern Italy, this is super clean and refreshing with notes of ripe apple, pear and citrus.  Great with sushi!

Vecchia Torre Vermentino Salento, Italy – $11.99/bottle
A Table Wine favorite is back with another strong vintage.  Spicy peaches, pears and apples blast out of the glass of this super value.

Garofoli Komaros Rosé Les Marches, Italy – $12.99/bottle
This is delicious, refreshing, dry Rosé at a great price.  100% Montepulciano from Central Italy, it really pops with aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, strawberry and rose petal.

Pergolato Rosso Toscana – $8.99/bottle
Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon team up in this easy going, easy drinking red with ripe cherry and raspberry fruit with subtle spice and earth notes.  A perfect house wine!

Table Wine offers 10% off on 6 bottle purchases and 15% off on 12. 

South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting

This Friday and Saturday at Table Wine
Starts at 2:00

What’s the best way to learn about wine?  By tasting it of course, and we currently offer two free wine tastings per week at Table Wine, South Asheville’s premiere wine shop.  On Friday, it’s always a surprise, as Josh walks the store and picks out a wine or two that deserve more attention.  In other words, we sample wine off the beaten path.  We follow this up with another free tasting on Saturday, exposing you to some of the best wine values on the planet. 

This Saturday, we’ve got a great lineup of highly rated, yet affordable wines to compliment your Memorial Day festivities.  In addition, the beautiful Lynn will be offering chair massage at $1 per minute.  Wine and massage……..I think you know where you’re going to be this Saturday!  Here’s the lineup:

 Indaba Chardonnay 
This South African gem is a great deal with nice ripe tropical fruits and just a kiss of oak. 88 points Stephen Tanzer
$9.99

Beyond Sauvignon Blanc
Almost Loire Valley-like, this is wild, untamed Sauv Blanc from South Africa.  Lime, mint, chive and racy acidity make this a great wine for the Sauvignon Blanc purist.
$11.99

Gouguenheim Malbec 
The perfect, juicy, everyday go-to red wine.  Ripe black cherry, mulberry and oak spice galore.  88 points Stephen Tanzer
$10.99

Gouguenheim Cabernet Sauvignon 
Just tasted this the other day, and it is one of the best Cab values on the market.  You’ve gotta try this!  89 points The Wine Advocate
$10.99

10% off 6 bottles, 15% off 12 and you can mix and match the wines.

South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting(s)

Every Friday and Saturday at Table Wine
Tastings start at 2:00 and end when the wine runs out or we close

What’s the best way to learn about wine?  By tasting it of course, and we currently offer two free wine tastings per week at Table Wine, South Asheville’s premiere wine shop.  On Friday, it’s always a surprise, as Josh walks the store and picks out a wine or two that deserve more attention.  In other words, we sample wine off the beaten path.  We follow this up with another free tasting on Saturday, exposing you to some of the best wine values on the planet. 

This Saturday, May 21, Richard McKinney of Tryon Distributing will be our guest MC, and he’ll be pouring some delicious new wines to the store.  The weather is supposed to be nice, so we’re going to focus on some yummy new whites and one red perfect for the grilling season.  Here’s the lineup:

2009 Bodega Lurton Sauvignon Blanc “Fumée Blanches” Vin de Pays Gascogne – The best Sauvignon Blanc for the money I’ve tasted this year!  The name implies Fumé Blanc, which implies smoky white, and there is definitely some flinty, sauvage character here, but it’s really all about clean and crisp green apple, citrus and grassy notes.  $12.99/bottle

2010 Bodega Lurton Pinot Gris Mendoza, Argentina – Francois Lurton is really on his game when it comes to great values.  His Pinot Gris is nicely textured and relatively rich with ripe peach, melon and apple flavors and just a hint of spice.  $10.99/bottle

2010 Bodega Lurton Torrontes Mendoza, Argentina – Oh, the lovely Torrontes, a wine that calls to mind wild spring flowers and aromatic fruit.  This one doesn’t fail to please…….it smells so good, I almost don’t want to drink it.  $10.99/bottle

2010 Bodega Lurton Malbec Mendoza, Argentina – This is one serious Malbec, smelling and tasting like one that would typically cost you a lot more money.  It’s packed with ripe berry fruit, earthy spicy nuances and toasty oak notes.  Perfect for a grilled piece of beef.  $15.99/bottle

South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting

Featuring Wines From Sour Grapes Distributing
sour grapes sign

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 we used to work together and have enjoyed many bottles of wine and meals together.  We share the same passion and enthusiasm for organic and natural wines and believe that small family estates make the best wines at the best prices.  We hope you agree with us.  Lyndon will join us this Saturday to pour a great lineup of wines that represent a great cross-section of their portfolio.  Being that it is Customer Appreciation Week and we’re celebrating our Grand Opening, there will be 10 wines to taste for free!

South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, March 19 from 2 to 5
The Best Values in Family Estate Wines
old guy drinking wine

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
Day of Tasting Price: $13.49 or $12.74 in a mixed case 

2. 2009 Les Hexagonales Pinot Noir Rosé, Loire Valley, France – Pure strawberry, cherry and subtle minerality make this a great wine for drinking for breakfast, luch and dinner.  88 points – Stephen Tanzer
Reg. Price: $13.99
On Sale: $11.99 or $11.89 in a mixed case 

3. 2008 Terrunos “TPG” Almansa, Spain – 100% Tintorera Petit Garnacha, aka Alicante Bouschet.  80 year old vines, organically cultivated, result in a wine bursting with bright cherry, raspberry, spice and wet clay notes. 88 points – International Wine Cellar
Reg. Price: $11.99
On Sale: $9.49

4. 2008 Winners Tank Shiraz, South Australia – This wine encapsulates why many enjoy Aussie Shiraz.  Ripe, soft and juicy with tons of blueberry jam, spice and some vanilla, it makes a perfect cocktail red for all occasions.  90 points – The Wine Advocate
Reg. Price: $13.99
On Sale: $11.99 or $11.89 in a mixed case 

All tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle and 15% off in mixed cases, unless they’re all ready on sale!

South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 19 at Table Wine
2-5 PM
Let’s hope that none of the wines are as “hairy” as the big guy in this pic.  Join us for a comparative tasting of the most popular red wine in the world.  Here’s the lineup:

2009 Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
California

2009 Terra Andina Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile

2007 Font Mars Cabernet Sauvignon
France

2009 Lyeth Estate “Fleur de Lyeth”
California

2008 Heartland Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia

2008 Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon
California

Attack of the Killer Wine Values – 1/29

 

We offer two free wine tastings every week.  On Fridays from 3-6, it’s blind tasting time.  The concept is really simple: two wines both “brown bagged”, you guess the grape or region, if you get close, you get a 10% discount off your purchase.

On Saturdays from 2-5, the tasting format is simple.  Just come by and head back to the bar for a free sampling of 4 to 6 wines.  After you taste, you can head back up front to get a 10 minute chair massage with my wife Lynn who is a licensed massage therapist.  Your first massage is free!  If you want more than 10 minutes, the cost is just $1 per minute payable by cash or check only please!  Here’s what’s on tap for this Saturday.  All of the wines are less than $10, and if there’s any wine left over from Friday, we’ll pour that too:

1. 2010 Terra Andina Sauvignon Blanc – This walks a fine line between the bright, grapefruity flavors of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and the fatter, more tropical notes of one from California.  Terra Andina has been called one of the top value brands in the world by a number of wine critics.

2. 2010 Tilia Chardonnay – This is the entry level label from Catena, and in all reality, Tilia is what used to be Alamos (Gallo bought the Alamos “brand name”, but not the vineyards).  Bright pineapple and pear notes meld with floral notes, vanilla and spice.

3. 2009 Terra Andina Carmenere – Carmenere is sort of to Chile what Malbec is to Argentina.  Its origins can be traced to Bordeaux, but early European immigrants brought the grape with them.  This one is soft, smooth and jammy with black raspberry, spice and toasty oak notes.
 
4. 2009 Entrada Malbec – This could easily turn into your new house wine!  It’s very affordable, it’s lush and friendly, and it really exhibits true Malbec varietal components.  Black cherry, plum and mulberry all work together in this soft and juicy “chugging wine”.

Free Wine Tasting and Chair Massage

We’re Making Some Changes – Please Read

We’re making some fun and educational changes to our free week end tastings.  First of all, we’re adding a blind tasting component to Friday’s tasting, and we’ll be slimming down the number of wines we announce for Saturday’s shindig.  From now on, for Friday’s tasting from 3 to 6, we’ll have 2 different wines brown bagged for you to try, and if you can guess the grape variety or region, you win yourself a 10% discount off of your purchase, and your purchase doesn’t have to be either of the two wines you try.  This is all in an effort to keep you engaged in wine and learning about it with no preconceived notions of it.

As for the Saturday tastings, they will continue, but we’re going to just announce 4 of the wines we’re tasting.  Whatever is left over from Friday night’s bottles will also be included, but for obvious reasons, I’m not going to announce them.  Saturday’s tasting runs from 2 to 5, and Lynn will be here again with the massage chair to practice her trade on those of you that missed out last week end.

1. 2009 Primaterra Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie – Primaterra is sort of the “house wine” Domaine Select, a super high quality wine importer based in New York.  Made with grapes they source from top growers, this is serious Pinot Grigio at a great price.  It offers up lovely notes of rose petal over the top of ripe citrus, apple and pear fruit.
Regular Price: $10.99
Special Tasting Price: $9.89 or $8.79 in a mixed case

2. 2009 Sean Minor Chardonnay Central Coast – Quite a few of you have tried his Pinot Noir, and I find a lot of the same high quality attributes in the Chardonnay.  Fruit is sourced from Edna Valley, Monterey and Santa Barbara to create this clean and elegant version of Chardonnay marked by bright pear, apple, tropical fruit and spicy oak notes.
Regular Price: $12.99
Special Tasting Price: $11.69 or $10.39 in a mixed case 

3. 2009 Domaine les Ondines Cotes du Rhone “La Buissonade” – I had a bottle of this Saturday night with friends and a classic French bistro styled meal, and let’s just say I was really happy.  70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from an old vineyard right on the edge of the Vacqueyras AOC, this is brightly fruited and spicy with cherry and raspberry fruit teaming up with subtle pepper and herb nuances.  It is a great value to try with roasted chicken or other bistro fare.
Regular Price: $11.99
Special Tasting Price: $10.79 or $9.59 in a mixed case 

4. 2008 Quinta de Cabriz Dao – This wine will receive a 90 point mark in the next issue of Wine Spectator, but we’ve been selling it since we opened……..meaning to say I didn’t buy it because of the favorable press.  It’s a traditional Portuguese red blend that is big and muscular with lots of Asian spices over the top of wild plum and dried raspberry fruit.  Drink now with sturdy proteins or throw it in the cellar for 5-7 years.
Regular Price: $10.99
Special Tasting Price: $9.89 or $8.79 in a mixed case 

All tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle and 20% off in mixed cases on the day of the tasting.