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

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