Southern Hemisphere Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Southern Hemisphere Summer Wines – Free on Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, July 28 from 4-7 p.m. – Cool off this Friday with a free wine tasting starring some delicious Southern Hemisphere Summer Wines!  These are guaranteed to beat the heat.

Let’s face it, it’s hot!  Summers in the south can be brutal, and my favorite way to beat the heat is crisp and refreshing white wines and lighter reds.  Join us as we pour a trio of great values from New Zealand, South African and Argentina.  Up first, it’s a crisp and lively Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that is a longtime customer favorite.  Up next, it’s a fresh and delicious South African Chardonnay from the fine folks at Excelsior, the country’s top value brand.  To finish, taste a budget-buster Pinot Noir from Patagonia in Southern Argentina.  Reminiscent of a good Sonoma County Pinot, this one sells for less than $15, and pleases lots of palates.  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. 2016 Walnut Block Wines Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) – For fans of New Zealand staples like Kim Crawford, give this a try!  Simply put, this is textbook Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc — dry, super crisp, and brimming with tangy and tart citrus fruits and green herbs.  If you are looking for a perfect wine to serve ice cold on a hot and sunny day, this is an ideal candidate.
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases

2. 2016 Excelsior Estate Chardonnay (Robertson, South Africa) – This crisp, mouthwatering bottling is a blend of Excelsior’s three best Chardonnay blocks. It displays lively flavors of green apple, citrus, and pineapple on a full, creamy palate. Traces of peach, orange blossom and delicate toasty notes combine with a mineral edge to round out this versatile everyday sipper, a consistent crowd pleaser.
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases

3. 2015 Familia Schroeder Saurus Pinot Noir (Patagonia, Argentina) – Looking for a great Pinot Noir at a great price?  Look no further!  The version from Argentina’s Schroeder family is one of my favorite under-$15 Pinots.  Smooth, silky, moderately complex and laced with notes of ripe berries, violet, and hints of toasty oak, it’s a great alternative to more mass produced and widely distributed brands like Meiomi.
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine

Top Summer Wines

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting – Top Summer Wines

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, June 4th from 2-5 p.m. – free, drop-in style tasting and you are encouraged to bring friends!  Join us every Saturday at Table Wine in South Asheville for one of the best free wine tastings in Asheville.  This week, we’ll pull the corks on some of our favorite new summer wines that are guaranteed to quench your thirst as the mercury continues to rise and summer truly sets in.  We’ll start with one of our favorite new New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, and we’ll follow that up with an utterly charming dry rose from Beaujolais.  We’ll finish up with a light and refreshing red from France’s Loire Valley that we recommend serving with a slight chill.  Trust us, we’ve got all of your summer wine needs covered — the only thing left for you to do is 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.

The Wines

1. 2015 Tohu “Single Vineyard” Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) – Tohu lanuched in 1998 as New Zealand’s first Maori owned wine company, and today their wines win awards left and right.  Their Sauvignon Blanc comes from their sustainably farmed vineyard, a high altitude site in the upper reaches of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley.  Fermented entirely in stainless steel and aged on the lees for a short period of time, the resulting wine shows a lovely mix of fresh citrus and tropical fruit notes along with herb and mineral nuances.  It is a unique Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc that really caught our attention.
Tasting Price: $15.29 in mixed 3-packs | $14.44 in mixed six packs | $13.59 in mixed cases

2. 2015 Laurent Gauthier Beaujolais-Villages Rose  (Beaujolais, France) – Laurent Gauthier was born and raised in Morgon, in Beaujoalis, and he never left!  Thus, he knows the land, the climate, and the grapes, and he makes one of our favorite bargain dry roses every year.  Composed entirely of Gamay from younger, organically farmed vines in Morgon and Chiroubles, the wine is fermented in stainless steel. Dry, tart, crisp and invigorating, it shows lovely red fruits and citrus on the nose leading into a zesty palate of white cherry, cranberry, and rose petal.  It’s hard to beat a wine like this one a hot summer day.
Tasting Price: $20.69 on mixed 3-packs | $19.54 on mixed 6-packs | $18.39 on mixed cases

3. 2014 Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Rouge (Loire Valley, France) – We love this producer and stock all 3 of their wines (their white and rose are awesome as well).  From the Kermit Lynch “arsenal” of small family estate wineries, this lively and super fresh red is a blend of Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Cot.  Complex with earthy and spicy notes, but totally gulpable with a core of juicy red fruit, this is the perfect red for summer drinking.  Enjoy with fish, pork, or vegetarian fare.
Tasting Price: $15.29 in mixed 3-packs | $14.44 in mixed six packs | $13.59 in mixed cases

Try Three For Free: Sunshine in a Bottle

Best Free Wine Tasting in Asheville – Sunshine in a Bottle – Saturday, May 16th from 2 to 5 p.m. –
When a wine tastes fresh, bright, clean and invigorating, we often comment that it tastes like “sunshine in a bottle.” From crisp, unoaked whites and dry rosés to lighter styled, pure reds, these are obviously the wines you want to be drinking on warm and sunny days.  We’ll pour you three of our favorite “sunshine wines” this Saturday at our free wine tasting.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save up to 20% on all of our tasting wines every Saturday at Table Wine.

This week, it’s your one and only chance to try our new Case of the Month for free!  It’s a beautifully textured, fuller bodied, white wine from Central Italy that tastes like sun ripened peach and golden apple, and we’ve got the best price on it in town.  We’ll also have the brand new release of one of our favorite Cotes du Rhone rosés and a Gamay from one of our favorite natural wine producers of Beaujolais.  Don’t miss out on your chance to try all three of these delicious, warm weather wines.

The Wines

1. 2014 Cantina Frentana Pecorino (Abruzzo, Italy): This could very well end up being our best selling white wine of the spring and summer.  No it’s not made with cheese, but the sheep and sheep herders of the region love to eat these grapes right off of the vine.  It’s Pecorino, a grape that almost went extinct, but made a huge comeback in the 1990’s.  It drinks in a lot of ways like a fuller bodied, richer, silkier Oregon Pinot Gris, but it costs a lot less. Flowing with ripe peach, banana, citrus, white flower, and gentle spice and herb notes, this is one of the best white wine values we’ve tasted in a long time.
Tasting Price: $10.79/bottle | $10.19 on mixed six packs | $9.59 on mixed cases
Special Price: $8.99/bottle on solid case purchases!  That’s 25% off!

2. 2014 Domaine les Aphillanthes Cotes du Rhone Rosé (Rhone Valley, France): This small, organic, biodynamically farmed vineyard in France’s Southern Rhone Valley makes one of the most delicate and aromatic of all of the Cotes du Rhone rosés we purchase every year.  Primarily Cinsault with smaller amounts of Syrah and Grenache, it exudes aromas and flavors of spring strawberry, white cherry, spring flowers and light spice.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle | $12.74 on mixed six packs | $11.99 on mixed cases

3. 2014 Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois (Beaujolais, France): The late Marcel Lapierre pushed the Gamay grape to new heights and helped to reinvent the image of Beaujolais.  He passed away just a few years ago, and his son Mathieu Lapierre is following brilliantly in his father’s footsteps.  His Raisins Gaulois is all organically farmed Gamay from 20 year old vineyards, with most of the fruit coming from the Cru of Morgon.  Super fresh, way too easy to drink, and abundant in red fruit and earth notes, this is the quintessential summer red wine.
Tasting Price: $15.29/bottle | $14.44 on mixed six packs | $13.59 on mixed cases