Customer Appreciation Sale and Grand Opening Party

 March 21-26 at Table Wine

huge glasses for wine

These two dudes obviously know how to party, and so do we at Table Wine.  This next Friday, March 25, please join us as we finally celebrate our opening with a ribbon cutting at 5:00 followed by a party starting at 7:00 featuring 30 wines from around the world, food and a bunch of our friends.

In addition, from March 21-26, all wines are on sale!  Take 10% off bottles and 20% off mixed cases.  Special order items apply as well, but please call ahead for availability.  Thanks so much for buying great wines from small family producers at Table Wine.  We hope to see you!  Below, you will find the friends that will be joining us to pour their wines and what they’ll be pouring.  The tasting is free to the public!

Table #1 – Richard McKinney of Tryon Distributing
1. La Posta Cocina White Blend Mendoza, Argentina
2. Crios Torrontes Mendoza, Argentina
3. Lapierre Raisin Gaulois Vin de Table, France
4. La Posta Pinot Noir Mendoza, Argentina
5. Mapema Malbec Mendoza, Argentina
6. Ben Marco Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza, Argentina

Table #2 – Cara Freije of Wisdom Distributors
1. Inama Soave Classico, Italy
2. Foxglove Chardonnay Central Coast, California
3. Lan Rioja Crianza, Spain
4. Foxglove Zinfandel Paso Robles, California
5. Magnificent Wine Company Syrah Columbia Valley, Washington
6. Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast, California

Table #3 – John O’Shea of Juice Wine Purveyors
1. Domaine de Menard Cotes du Gascogne, France
2. Lioco Chardonnay Sonoma, California
3. Leese Fitch Pinot Noir, California
4. Sacha Lichine Coq Rouge, France
5. Fall Line Alder Creek Red Blend Columbia Valley, Washington
6. Fall Line Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley, Washington

Table #4 – Anne Kauffmann of The Country Vintner
1. Villa Wolf Pinot Gris Pfalz, Germany
2. Domaine Antugnac Chardonnay, France
3. Little James Basket Press White, France
4. A to Z Pinot Noir, Oregon
5. Badenhorst Family Secateurs Red Blend, South Africa
6. La Rioja Alta Rioja Reserva Vina Alberdi, Spain

At The Bar – Mike Tiano of The Haw River Wine Man
1. Eric Chevalier Chardonnay, France
2. Kermit Lynch Vaucluse Blanc, France
3. Case Ibidini Nero d’Avola, Sicily
4. Corte Majoli Valpolicella Ripasso, Italy
5. Paitin Barbera d’Alba “Campolive”, Italy
6. Paitin Barbaresco “Serra”, Italy

Wood-Fired Deliciousness and Tuscan Wines

“A Taste of Tuscany”
wood fired oven
The Wood Fired Oven of Love

A fun and adventurous bunch of wine and food lovers gathered at the Caldwell’s house in The Ramble this past Thursday night to enjoy a night of wood-fired deliciousness and Tuscan wine.  The event exceeded all of my expectations, and I hope that people don’t expect all of our events to be this pimpin’.  Tricia Caldwell and Sharon Powell spent most of the day preparing the food for this bash, and they did a wonderful job.  There was pizza and lots of it, crostini with an assortment of dips, pork tenderloin with fennel, cheese, fruit and on and on.

wood fired food
The Spread
tricia and susanne
Suzanne and Tricia
The wines, I must say, were all very good as they were selected by yours truly to pair with the wide variety of flavors going on here.  Sangiovese in all of its glory and various permutations was the star of the night, with the Montesecondo Rosso being many folks favorite wine of the night.  The 2004 Casanova di Neri showed very nicely too, but in all honesty, I thought all of the wines performed nicely.  A special thanks to Tricia and Jerry Caldwell for hosting, and an extra-special thanks to Tricia and Sharon for cooking up such a wonderful and visually pleasing feast.
For a listing of the wines served, click here.  We hope to be able to do more events like this in the coming months, as we consider wine to be just another food group here at Table Wine.  Thanks again for attending, and look below to see if we snapped a photo of you!
Josh Spurling
Yours Truly!
tuscan wine and dine
Eat, Drink and Be Happy
I love smilers!


I’ll Have Some Wine With That Cheese, Please!

Thursday, April 14 at Table Wine
7-9 PM
wine, cheese picture

Do you get confused by what wine to serve with what cheese and vice versa?  If so, let wine and cheese geek Josh help to demystify this sometimes tricky task.  We’ll sample 6 wines with 6 cheeses and before you know it, you’ll be hosting wine and cheese parties at your house!

RSVP and pre-payment are required, and the cost is $25 per person and $20 for Grape Nuts.  Call us at 828.505.8588 to reserve your spot.  We can take 24 folks for this one, and I’ll announce the pairings as the date gets closer.

Goin’ Down South

Wednesday, March 16 at Table Wine
7-9 PM
mendoza - andes mountains

The wine producing countries of the Southern Hemisphere are characterized by long, warm and sunny growing seasons, and the resulting grapes and wines are ripe, friendly and loaded with fruit.  If this sounds like your style of wine, join us as we sample 7 great wines from family estates with light palate cleansers on Wednesday, March 16.

RSVP and pre-payment are required, and the cost is $20 per person and $15 for Grape Nuts.  Please call us at 828.505.8588 to reserve your spot, as we can take 30 folks for this one.  Here are the wines we’ll sample:

Oh yeah, I can’t tell you which wines we’ll sample because this will be a blind tasting!!!

Wine is Fun Right?

Thursday, March 10 at Table Wine
7-9 PM

baby with bottle of wine

This baby sure thinks so huh!?  This is our Wine 101 class where you’ll learn how wine is made (from vine to bottle), how to read a wine label and how to properly analyze wine.  In addition, you’ll sample 6 wines because learning about wine is made even more fun by consuming some of the stuff.  It’s perfect for all levels of wine snootiness, but we prefer non-snoots!

RSVP and pre-payment are required, and the cost is just $15 per person and $10 for Grape Nuts.  Please contact Josh via email (josh@tablewineasheville.com) or phone at 828.505.8588.  We’ve got room for 30 folks!  Here’s the lineup of wines we’ll sample, and we’ll also have a nice cheese and bread tray to cleanse our palates in between wines.

2009 Chateau de la Vieille Tour Bordeaux Blanc
Bordeaux, France

2009 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris
Pfalz, Germany

2009 Eric Chevalier Chardonnay
Loire Valley, France

2007 Remi Jeanniard Pinot Noir Bourgogne Rouge
Burgundy, France

2008 Vinos de Terrunos “TPG” Alicante Bouschet
Almansa, Spain

2006 James Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California

Bubbly, Sushi and Chocolate – 2/9/2011

Join us on February 9 as we explore the wonderful world of sparkling wines.  Many of you have heard me say that one of the ultimate food and wine pairings is Champagne and sushi, and this will be your chance to experience those flavors working together.  We’ll sample a variety of sparkling wines, including 2 “real deal” Champagnes, as we munch on a platter of sushi from Green Tea.  If raw fish doesn’t agree with you, don’t worry as we’ll have some vegeterian rolls…….the cucumber/avocado roll is delicious!  We’ll cap the night off with some chocolate and a delicious sparkling dessert wine from Italy. 

The tasting runs from 7 to 9, and RSVP and pre-payment are required.  I know I’ve been pretty easygoing on the RSVP/pre-pay thing in the past, but this tasting is going to require a lot of planning and coordination.  We have room for 30 folks and the cost for the tasting is $25 per person or $20 for Grape Nuts.  Please call or email to reserve your spot.  Here are the wines we’ll be trying:

Belstar Prosecco
St. Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux
German Gilabert Cava Brut Rosato
Francois Pinon Sparkling Vouvray Brut
R. Dumont et Fils Champagne “Brut Tradition”
José Michel Champagne Brut “Pinot Meunier”
Sant Evasio Brachetto d’Aqui

Blind Tasting – Does Price Guarantee Quality in Wine?

Put your palate to the test on Wednesday, January 12, as we taste four different varietals in a blind format and determine whether a higher price tag results in a better wine.  In each flight, we’ll taste one wine in the $10-$15 range and one in the $20 to $30 range, and you will be responsible for ranking each of the wines to determine which one you think is better.  At the end of the night, we’ll tally the results and release the findings.  This is not a test and there are no winners or losers!  Just bring yourself and an open mind and plan on having fun.
Small palate cleansers will be served with each flight and the tasting is open to the public.  We will start promptly at 7:03 pm and will finish at 9:07.  The cost for the tasting is $20 and $15 for Grape Nuts members.  10% bottle and 20% case discounts will be applied to any purchases of wines included in the tasting that night.  Please RSVP Josh to reserve your spot via phone or email.  josh@tablewineasheville.com or 828.505.8588