Asheville's Best Free Wine Tasting

Free on Fridays – Top New Wine Finds

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Top New Wine Finds – Friday, December 18th from 4-7 p.m. – We truly live in a Golden Age of wine, and we keep finding incredible wines at great prices from all parts of the globe.  We invite you to join us this Friday for a free wine tasting where we’ll pour you some of our favorite new finds.  From perfectly aged, layered and complex Chardonnay to a big, rich, classy red blend from one Argentina’s rising star producers, we’re excited to share these with you.  Stop by, taste, learn and save 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.

The Wines
Prices range from $14 to $36

1. 2011 J. Laurens Cremant de Limoux (Languedoc, France) – Limoux is the region in France where the Champagne method was first perfected and this is one of the best Cremants we’ve ever tasted!  Mainly Chardonnay with smaller amounts of Chenin Blanc, Mauzac and Pinot Noir, this classy sparkling wine could easily compete with many big name Champagnes.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases

2. 2009 Man O War Chardonnay (Waiheke Island, New Zealand) – Six year old Chardonnay from northern New Zealand?  What are you trying to push on us?  Trust us folks, this is an incredible find!  Deeply colored, almost golden, this one is drinking beautifully right now.  It offers up a gorgeous mix of hazelnut, butterscotch, spiced apple, dried apricot and more.  Rich, complex and mature, but laced with uplifting acidity, this tastes a bit like an aged White Burgundy but costs a fraction of the price.
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases

3. 2011 Bouchaine Pinot Noir (Carneros, California) – Here’s a textbook example of well made, silky smooth North Coast Pinot Noir.  The Carneros district in Southern Napa is well regarded for its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, and this one lives up to the hype.  With loads of rich red fruit and subtle earth and spice notes, this medium bodied, supple and savory red is a great value.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases

4. 2009 Cuvelier los Andes Grand Vin (Mendoza, Argentina) – Cuvelier Los Andes is owned by Bertrand and Jean-Guy Cuvelier, part-owners of renowned Bordeaux Chateau Leoville-Poyferre in Saint Julien.  His Grand Vin is his top wine, and it’s a big, rich blend of Malbec, Cab, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot.  Deeply colored, richly fruited, and loaded with complexity and class, this is a special treat.  93 points The Wine Advocate
Tasting Price: $35.99 on mixed 3-packs | $33.99 on mixed 6-packs | $31.99 on mixed cases

Holiday Wine Tasting in Asheville, NC

Big, Free Holiday Wine Tasting

Big, Free, Open House Holiday Wine Tasting!!!  Taste 12 holiday appropriate wines and save big!  Saturday, December 12th from 2-5 p.m. – I don’t think we could time this one much better!  With Christmas less than two weeks away from this tasting, it’s the perfect time to stop by the store, taste, stock up, and save big on some holiday appropriate wines.  Ryan Brazell and John McCarthy from Proof Wine and Spirits will join us to pour 12 different wines from their extensive portfolio.  From festive sparkling wines and great values for your holiday parties to premium, higher end wines perfect for gift giving or enjoying with the Christmas meal, we’ll have all bases covered.  The tasting is free to the public and all of the tasting wines will be on sale.  It’s the perfect time to taste, learn and save on wines that are guaranteed to make this holiday season the best ever.

Remember, all of the tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting.  Save 10% off on mixed 3-packs, 15% off if you mix six of them, or 20% off if you mix twelve or more of them!

The Wines
Prices range from $10 to $50

The Wines

1. NV Voirin-Jumel Champagne Brut Grand Cru
From the village of Cramant, the top spot in Champagne for Chardonnay, this is an amazing wine.  With plenty of richness balanced by great natural acidity, it is a grandiose bottle of Champagne at a very fair price.

2. Huber Gruner Veltliner
Gruner Veltliner is Austria’s most prized grape.  Fermented dry, this one shows a range of fresh and fruity flavors.  Bottle in a 1 liter package (that’s an extra 1/3 of a bottle), this deliciously dry white wine is perfect for holiday parties.

3. Domaine Jean-Pierre et Jean-Francois Quénard Chignin
This super fresh, dry and zesty white wine hails from the Savoie region of France.  Based entirely on the native Jacquere grape, it is often referred to as the “Muscadet of the Mountains.”  Lovely pear, apple, lemon and mineral notes permeate this lovely white wine.

4. Immich Batterieberg Riesling Kabinett “C.A.I.”
Named in honor of Carl August Immich, the founder of the estate, this is dry Riesling perfection.  If you’ve dismissed Riesling as a sweet, cloying drink, come try this!

5. André Bonhomme Viré-Clessé
André Bonhomme is one of the top producers in the Viré-Clessé AOC of Burgundy.  100% Chardonnay with plenty of purity and richness, this is really special stuff.

6. 2014 Domaine Renardat-Fache Cerdon de Bugey
This low alcochol, lightly sparkling, gently sweet wine was a hit at last year’s holiday tasting.  It’s festive, it’s way too easy to drink, and it’s delicious!

7. Clos de la Roilette Fleurie
Year in and year out, this is one of our favorite Beaujolias’.  From the Cru Village of Fleurie, it is a pretty wine that is laced with red fruits, forest floor, and spice notes.  Treat it like you would a good Red Burgundy.

8. Chateau d’Oupia Minervois “Cuvée Tradition”
Many of you are already fans of the Chateau d’Oupia’s Carignan-based Les Heretiques.  This is that wine’s big brother.  This old vine blend of Carignan, Syrah, and Grenache is brimming with peppery, herbal, brambly fruit flavors.

9. Domaine Amido Cotes du Rhone Villages “Signargues”
It’s the best selling wine in the history of Table Wine!  Sorry if you don’t like this Grenache-based wine, but we love it!

10. La Palazetta Rosso di Montalcino
This small family domaine is about as traditional as they come in Tuscany.  His Rosso di Montalcino easily surpasses the quality found in many Brunello’s.

11. 2013 Federico Ribera del Duero Roble
Federico Fernandez is the brother of Alejandro Fernandez of Pesquera fame.  He crafts a stunning and savory Tempranillo-based Ribera del Duero that would make a great companion to leg of lamb.

12. Hobo Wine Company Zinfandel “Branham Vineyard”
We’ll finish with a big, but balanced Zinfandel from the Rockpile AVA of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley.  Winemaker Kenny Likitprakong nails it every year with this one — a Zin to drink now and/or over the next 10 years!

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

Try Three For Free – Thanksgiving Wines

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting!  Thanksgiving Wines that Rock!! – Saturday, November 21st from 2-5 p.m. – It’s Thanksgiving in Asheville, and it’s one of our favorite times of year.  Family gatherings, great food, and great wine — what more could you ask for?  We’re here to help with the wine part of that equation, and we’d like to thank journalist Mackensy Lunsford of The Asheville Citizen Times for featuring us in her article about Thanksgiving wines — click here to read that.  Even better, we’ll be pouring both of the wines featured in that article along with one of the best Beaujolais’ we’ve ever stocked.  Stop by, taste, learn, stock up, and save on some perfect Thanksgiving wines.

Remember, all of the tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting.  Save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix six of them, or 20% off if you mix twelve or more of them!

The Wines
Prices range from $16 to $40

1. 2014 Domaine Ricard Touraine Blanc “Le Petiot” (Loire Valley, France) – Vincent Ricard is making some of the best Sauvignon Blanc in France’s Touraine region.  With exotic aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, herbs, flowers and mineral along with bracing acidity, it’s a perfect Thanksgiving wine.  The dry and tart profile of the wine will cut through the fat of the meal like a sharp knife through butter.
Tasting Price: $15.29/bottle | $14.44 in mixed 6-packs | $13.59 in mixed cases

2. 2013 Daniel Landi Las Uvas de la Ira (Mentrida, Spain) – Daniel Landi is one of the most talked about producers in Spain at the moment.  His specialty is Garnacha (aka Grenache) from sites scattered throughout Mentrida, just east of Madrid.  This one tastes like a hypothetical cross of Cru Beaujolais, Burgundy, and elegant Chateauneuf.  With lovely, earth and floral infused red fruit and plenty of lift and acidity, it behaves a bit like Pinot Noir.  We know that sounds crazy, but we’re sticking to our guns on this one!
Tasting Price: $28.79/bottle | $27.19 in mixed 6-packs | $25.59 in mixed cases

3. 2012 Georges Descombes Morgon Vieilles Vignes (Beaujolais, France) – We can pretty much guarantee you that if we poured this for you blindfolded, you would not guess Beaujolais.  Georges Descombes makes wines in the fashion and tradition of Kermit Lynch’s Gang of Four producers.  He was highly inspired by the wines of Marcel Lapierre, and this is Georges’ top bottling.  Tasting somewhat like a cross between Red Burgundy and Northern Rhone Syrah, it just doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to Beaujolais.
Tasting Price: $37.79/bottle | $35.69 in mixed 6-packs | $33.59 in mixed cases

Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting

Free on Fridays – Cabernet Sauvignon Showdown

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting!  Focus on Cabernet Sauvignon !  Friday, October 30th from 2-7 p.m. –
Cabernet Sauvignon continues to be the most consumed red wine among American wine drinkers, and we’re big fans as well!  Join us as give you the chance to sample some of our favorite versions of the grape this Friday.  We’ll pour you a couple of great values along with one blockbuster, highly rated version from Jonata, Screaming Eagle’s sister winery.  Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one!  The only thing left to do is stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines.

Remember, all of the tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting.  Save 10% off if you mix three of them, 15% off if you mix six of them, or 20% off if you mix twelve or more of them!

The Wines
Prices range from $7 to $30

1. 2014 Santa Luz Cabernet Sauvignon “Alba” (Central Valley, Chile) – This easy drinking, fruit forward red is the perfect “Cocktail Cabernet.”  Not overly complex, heavy or tannic, it’s perfect with or without food. Bursting with juicy cherry, blackcurrant, and pepper notes, it finishes round, smooth, and velvety.  Stock up on this one for everyday drinking and upcoming holiday parties.
Tasting Price: $7.19 in mixed 3-packs | $6.79 in mixed 6-packs | $6.39 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Elsa Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza, Argentina) – Argentinean Cabernets are better than ever and many of them could easily go toe to toe with versions from Napa and Sonoma.  The big difference is price as the Argentinean Cabs cost a fraction of the price.  Here’s a great version that doesn’t even come close to breaking the bank.  With ripe dark fruits along with hints of black pepper, licorice, and mint, this moderately complex and structured Cabernet Sauvignon is a ton of wine for the money.
Tasting Price: $10.79 in mixed 3-packs | $10.19 in mixed 6-packs | $9.59 in mixed cases

3. 2012 The Paring Red Wine (Central Coast, California): This is the California Cab that all of the wine critcs are talking about.  The Wine Advocate called it “smokin’ good” and Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media said the “2012 Red Wine is easily one of the very best values readers will find in California.” A mix of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot, this is really special stuff!
92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous Media), 91 points Jeb Dunnuck (The Wine Advocate)
Tasting Price: $26.99/bottle in mixed 3-packs | $25.49 in mixed 6-packs | $23.99 in mixed cases

Perfect autumn red wines

Try Three for Free – Autumnal Red Wines

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting!  Autumnal Reds Wines for Cool Nights and Fall Fare!  Saturday, October 31st from 2-7 p.m. – With the nights getting cooler, the leaves changing colors, and the fall bounty of root vegetables rolling in, it’s only natural that we hold a free wine tasting featuring some perfect autumnal red wines. From fresh and earthy reds perfect for poultry and roasted root veggies to bigger, brawnier reds ideally served with stews and braises, we’ll cover all bases.  Spread the word, stop by, taste, learn and save big on all of the tasting wines.

Remember, all of the tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting.  Save 10% off if you mix three of them, 15% off if you mix six of them, or 20% off if you mix twelve or more of them!

The Wines
Prices range from $11 to $24

1. NV Elvio Tintero Vino Rosso (Piemonte, Italy) – Cantine Elvio Tintero’s little Vino Rosso is one of the cheapest ways to get Nebbiolo into your belly!  A blend of 40% Nebbiolo, 40% Barbera, 10% Dolcetto, and 10% Cabernet Franc fermented entirely in stainless steel, this is a real charmer.  Bright, light, tangy and bursting with bright red fruits and a touch of earth, this is an absolute no brainer for Pinot and Gamay admirers.
Tasting Price: $10.79 in mixed 3-packs | $11.04 in mixed 6-packs | $10.39 in mixed cases

2. 2012 Left Coast Cellars Pinot Noir “Cali’s Cuvee” (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – It’s our Wine of the Weeks and it’s another exceptional Oregon Pinot Noir from the incredible 2012 vintage.  Rated 92 points by Wine & Spirits Magazine, this medium bodied, silky smooth, and complex Pinot Noir is the perfect partner for poultry and earthy root vegetables.  Heck, at this price, it’s not a bad idea to invest in a bottle or twelve for Thanksgiving dinner!
Special Wine of the Weeks Price: $21.99/bottle or $19.99/bottle on 6-packs or more

3. 2013 Brumont Gascogne Rouge (Southwestern France): Madiran-based producer and winemaker Alain Brumont works magic with the Merlot grape by combining it with the rugged Tannat grape, a specialty of Southwestern France.  The resulting wine balances the plush, fruit forward texture of Merlot with the more earthy, rugged character of Tannat to create an ideal grilling wine.
Tasting Price: $13.49 in mixed 3-packs| $12.74 in mixed six packs | $11.99 in mixed cases

Red and White Blends

Free on Fridays – Red and White Blends

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting!  Red and White Blends Showcase – Friday, October 23rd from 2-7 p.m. – Red and White Blends are all the rage right now, but many of the popular brands just aren’t that good in our humble opinions.  They’re often syrupy sweet, superficial, and produced in large quantities, a wine recipe we avoid at all costs.  On the other side of the fence are good wines made by veteran, pedigreed producers who understand the chemistry and art of blending different grapes together to produce a greater singular wine.  We can rally behind these and we invite you to join us this Friday to taste some of our favorites.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save on all of the featured red and white blends in this free wine tasting.

Remember, all of the tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting.  Save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix six of them, or 20% off if you mix twelve or more of them!

The Wines
Prices range from $12 to $19

1. 2014 Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press Blanc (Langudeoc, France) – Louis Barruol of Saint Cosme is one of the great producers of Southern France, and his Little James Basket Press is a custom cuvée based on Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc.  Fermented entirely in stainless steel, it shows the traits and characteristics of both grapes in their full glory.  Juicy and fresh, with a nice mix of exotic tropical and citrus fruits and floral notes, this dry, fresh, and beautifully aromatic white wine is perfect for cooler weather sipping.
Tasting Price: $11.69/bottle | $11.04 in mixed 6-packs | $10.39 in mixed cases

2. 2013 Dona Paula Black Edition (Mendoza, Argentina) – Dona Paula continues to wow us with their incredible values.  This 90 point rated, under $15 bottling is a blend of 60% Malbec, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Petit Verdot.  After fermentation in stainless steel, the wine sees 10 months aging in French oak.  The resulting wine is full bodied, round, and rich, with ripe fruit and integrated oak.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle | $12.74 in mixed 6-packs | $11.99 in mixed cases

3. 2013 Field Recordings Fiction Red Blend (Paso Robles, California) – This wine is fairly new, but it’s quickly becoming a customer favorite.  A blend of Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Touriga Nacional and a few other grapes from a single vineyard in California’s Paso Robles AVA, this one is large and in charge.  Loaded with ripe and jammy fruit and spice, this opulent, hedonistic red is a ton of wine for less than $20.
Tasting Price: $17.99/bottle | $16.99 in mixed 6-packs | $15.99 in mixed cases

Southern Hemisphere Wines

Try Three For Free – Southern Hemisphere Wines

Try Three For Free Wine Tasting!  Focus on Southern Hemisphere Wines!  Saturday, Octboer 24th from 2-5 p.m. – Join us this Saturday as we focus on wines from the Southern Hemisphere, namely Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  We’ll pour you a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc along with a couple of big and bold reds perfect for the cooler nights that are coming our way.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save on all of them this Friday at Table Wine.

Remember, all of the tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting.  Save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix six of them, or 20% off if you mix twelve or more of them!

The Wines
Prices range from $12 to $19

1. 2014 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) – Could this be the best New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc value out there?  Wine Enthusiast thinks so (they gave it 90 points and rated it as one of the Top 100 Wine Values in the world) and so do we.  Weighty, nicely textured, and possessing that classic New Zealand grapefruit intensity, this is a delicious wine and a remarkable value.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle | $12.74 in mixed 6-packs | $11.99 in mixed cases

2. 2012 Kanonkop Kadette (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – Kanonkop is one of South Africa’s great wine farms and their Kadette is consistently one of the best red blend values out there.  Mainly Pinotage with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, it is juicy and nicely concentrated with a nice mix or balanced berry fruit and more complex notes of olive, mint, and dark chocolate.  For fans of true Bordeaux, this is hard to beat for the money.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle | $12.74 in mixed 6-packs | $11.99 in mixed cases

3. 2011 Nugan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon “Third Generation” (Riverina, Australia) – Alfredo Nugan and his family make some of the best value priced wines in all of Australia.  Josh Raynolds of Vinous Media said
“(y)ou could easily spend $50 on a Napa cabernet that has less depth and energy than this wine.”  Bold words, but we completely agree and can’t believe that we actually still have some of the 2011.  Trust us, this will sell out quick, so get here early.
Tasting Price: $12.59/bottle | $11.89 in mixed 6-packs | $11.19 in mixed cases

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting in Asheville, NC.

Classic Thanksgiving Wines

Annual Big, Free, Pre-Thanksgiving Wine Tasting!  Turkey, Ham, and Family Friendly Wines – Saturday, November 7th from 2-5 p.m.  Thanksgiving only comes once a year, and it’s one of those holidays where good wine is required.  Whether you need special wines for that delicious meal or simple, value priced wines to keep the family happy and peaceful, we’ve got you covered.  Mike Tiano and Jim Stock of The Haw River Wine Man will join us to pour 12 Classic Thanksgiving Wines from their extensive portfolio, and the tasting is free to the public.

The wines will range in price from $10 to $50, so there’s something for everyone!  Even better, all of the tasting wines will be on sale at 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix any six of them, and 20% off if you mix any 12 or more of them.  It’s the perfect time to taste, learn and save on wines that are guaranteed to make this Thanksgiving the best ever.  Check out the lineup!

The Wines
Prices range from $10 to $40

1. Belstar Prosecco Brut (Veneto, Italy) – Prosecco is the perfect bubbly to sip while you’re cooking, while you’re eating, and while you’re watching football.  Belstar produces one of the best values out there!

2. Cantina Frentana Pecorino (Abruzzo, Italy) – Pecorino is one of Italy’s most interesting native white grapes and it produces a lip smackingly delicious white wine.  With ripe peach, citrus, green herb, and floral notes, this extreme value white is versatile with or without food.

3. Domaine La Manarine Cotes du Rhone Blanc (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – The white wines of Southern France are perfect partners to ham and turkey.  This one, based on a blend of Clairette and Bourbolenc, is plump, richly fruited, juicy and absolutely delicious especially with salty ham.

4. Domaine Thevenet Macon “Pierreclos” (Burgundy, France) – Chardonnay and White Burgundy lovers rejoice!  Jean-Claude Thevenet’s Chardonnay comes from four different vineyards scattered throughout the village of Pierreclos, and the vines average 45+ years of age.  Fermented in stainless steel and aged on its lees for several months, this is beautifully pure and rich Chardonnay.

5. Lis Neris Pinot Grigio (Friuli, Italy) – This isn’t your typical Pinot Grigio!  Far from boring, The Wine Advocate called it “one of the most interesting Pinot Grigios in Italy.”  Layered with rich white peach, golden apple, and flowers, this weighty, silken textured white wine is seriously good.

6. Sant Evasio Brachetto d’Aqui (Piemonte, Italy) – Before you move into the reds, we’ll tempt your palate with something a little bit sweet.  Lightly sparkling and pleasantly sweet, this tastes like fresh strawberries and raspberries and is surprisingly versatile with foods.

7. Chateau Teulon Costieres de Nimes Rouge (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – From just west of Chateauneuf du Pape, the vineyards of Nimes are some of the oldest in the region.  This wine, based on a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre, is juicy, round, and way too easy to drink.  For fans of Cotes du Rhones, you’ll love this little number.

8. D. Ventura Vina do Burato (Ribera Sacra, Spain) – Like Beaujolais and Pinot Noir styled reds?  You’ll love this super fresh, red fruited, lightly earthy red from steep hillside vineyards in Northwestern Spain.

9. Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir “Commuter Cuvee” (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – Ex-Portland sommelier John Grochau is making one of the Willamette Valley’s best values in Pinot Noir.  This is it!  With ripe red fruits, a touch of spice, and a beautiful vein of earthy complexity running throughout, this is a no-brainer for the Thanksgiving dinner table.

10. Cordero di Montezemolo Barbera d’Alba (Piemonte, Italy) – Who says you can’t have Italian red wine with Thanksgiving dinner?  Not us!  The Barbera from this old, pedigreed estate is always delicious and a real crowd pleaser.  With supple cherry and plum fruit, this soft and flamboyant Barbera is easy to gulp.

11. Remelluri Rioja Reserva (Rioja, Spain) – Ready to have your mind blown?  The Rioja from Remelluri is exceptional in this vintage (2009).  With big and complex flavors, but round and soft texture, you will marvel at how good this wine is.  Based almost entirely on Tempranillo, this is one of the stars of the show.

12. Tabarrini Sagrantino di Montefalco “Colle Grimaldesco” (Umbria, Italy) – Is this wine maybe a bit too big for Thanksgiving dinner?  Sure, but we like to break the rules, and we think you’ll find this to your liking. Based on the native Umbrian Sagrantino grape, this is a rather large scaled wine.  No, let’s just call it massive!  Dark fruit, dark chocolate, tobacco and an overall intense personality make this the perfect wine for the Cab lover in your life.

House Wines

Perfect House Wines

Friday, October 16th from 4-7 p.m. — A Free Wine Tasting Featuring Perfect House Wines — What’s a house wine?  It’s a table wine (that’s a damn good name for a wine shop), a vin de pays if you’re French, or a vino da tavola if you’re Italian.  Still not making sense?  Let me break it down for you.  It’s a delicious, dependable, and cleanly made wine that doesn’t cost a fortune.  It’s a wine that you want to have around your house for whatever or whomever.  It’s the type of wine that we specialize in; remember, the name of the store is Table Wine and the tagline is “Artisanal Wines at Affordable Prices.”  Sound good?  Join us to taste, learn, and save on some of our favorite everyday drinkers this Friday.

Don’t forget, all of the tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix any six of them, or 20% off if you mix any twelve of them.  This is a great chance to taste and stock up and save!

The Wines
Prices range from $10 to $13

1. 2014 Chateau Teulon Costieres de Nimes Blanc (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – It’s crazy how good this wine is!  The Teulon family have farmed land in the southern part of France since 1703.  Today, father and son Philippe and Vincent Teulon manage the estate, and their vineyards have been certified organic since 2012. Their white wine is 100% Roussanne fermented entirely in stainless steel.  Beautifully aromatic, nicely textured, and stupidly delicious, this wine would sell for at least twice the price if produced in a different part of the world.
Tasting Price: $10.79/bottle | $10.19 in mixed six packs | $9.59 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Chateau d’Oupia Les Heretiques (Languedoc, France) – It’s our Case of the Month, and it’s one of the all time great house wines.  From 40+ year old Carignan vineyards, half of the wine is fermented via whole cluster carbonic maceration while the other half is fermented in neutral oak with a 30 day maceration.  Fresh, juicy, and packed with spicy berry fruit, this is a ridiculous value.
Tasting Price: $9.89/bottle | $9.34 in mixed six packs | $8.79 in mixed cases
Special Case of the Month Price: $8.49/bottle on solid cases or $8.99/bottle on solid six packs!

3. 2013 Lovo Cabernet Sauvignon (Veneto, Italy) – Here’s something you don’t see every day — a Cabernet Sauvignon that drinks like a Pinot Noir.  What?  That’s right, this one is 100% whole cluster carbonic maceration fermented.  Huh?  That’s the same way that most Beaujolais is fermented, whereby you throw the whole cluster of grapes (stems included) in the fermenting vat and let nature take over.  We’ll explain more when you stop by, but just know that the finished product is bright, juicy, and low in tannin.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle | $12.74 in mixed six packs | $11.99 in mixed cases

Special Wines at Regular Prices

Special Wines at Regular Prices

Saturday, October 17th from 2-5 p.m. – A Free Wine Tasting Featuring Special Wines at Regular Prices – Saturday night is one of the best nights to drink wine, and it’s also one of the best nights to drink something a little bit more special than what you might normally drink.  Let’s call it a “Once a Week Wine,” but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.  Join us for a sampling of some wines that punch well beyond their weight.  It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect way to make your Saturday a little more special.

Don’t forget, all of the tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix any six of them, or 20% off if you mix any twelve of them.  This is a great chance to taste and stock up and save!

The Wines
Prices range from $10 to $13

1. 2014 Cordero di Montezemolo Roero Arneis (Piemonte, Italy) – Talk about an absolutely delicious, extroverted white!  Arneis is the grape, and it literally means “rascal” because it can be difficult to grow.  Whatever the case, Cordero di Montezemolo makes one of the richer, creamier versions out there.  With creamy pear, peach, golden apple, and floral notes, this calls to mind good White Burgundy but costs a fraction of the price.
Tasting Price: $16.19/bottle | $15.29 in mixed six packs | $14.44 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Aderezo Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero, Spain) – It’s our Wine of the Weeks, and it’s one of the best Ribera del Duero values we’ve ever encountered.  Composed entirely of Tempranillo from 50+ year old vines, it is fermented entirely in stainless steel and bottled without filtration.  The resulting wine smells and tastes like many $25+ bottles we encounter.  Gorgeously textured with ripe, almost jammy raspberry, cherry, and plum fruit, it opens up to reveal more pepper, Indian spice, and violet notes.  Even better, at less than $15/bottle on sale, it’s an incredible value.
Special Wine of the Weeks Price: $14.99/bottle on solid cases or $13.99/bottle on solid 6-packs or more!

3. 2010 Darcie Kent Petite Sirah “Madden Ranch” (Livermore Valley, California) – If football commentator John Madden made wine, what would it taste like?  It would taste exactly like this!  Big, chewy, round and in your face, this literally comes from a vineyard that is owned by Mr. Madden.  And yes, we confirmed that it is “that” John Madden.  This is the Petite Sirah we’ve been looking for for months.  It shows all of that grapes “hulking” qualities at a great price.
Tasting Price: $14.39/bottle | $13.59 in mixed six packs | $12.79 in mixed cases