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Delicious Domestic Wines – Try Three For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, September 23rd from 2-5pm – Steve Nelson of Grapevine Distributors joins us to pour some delicious domestic wines from California and Oregon.  It’s Asheville’s best free wine tasting, and you’re invited!

Stop by Table Wine this Saturday to sample some truly special wines from California and Oregon.  The fun and funny Steve Nelson joins us to pour the wines and tell the stories.  Up first, it’s a lovely and finely detailed Chardonnay from California’s legendary Mount Eden Vineyards.  After that, it’s an under-$20 Oregon Pinot Noir that outclasses many that cost twice the price and a rich, juicy, and spicy, Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi.  This tasting is not to be missed!  Taste, learn, and save big every Saturday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Saturday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2014 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay “Old Vines” (Edna Valley, California) – Mount Eden owns the famed Wolff Vineyard in Edna Valley, and this site is home to some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in California.  Like their higher end Chardonnays, this is barrel fermented, undergoes full malolactic fermentation, and is aged 8 months before bottling.  “Pear, white flowers and sweet spices are all nicely delineated throughout in this super-attractive, mid-weight Chardonnay. Readers will have a hard time finding a better wine for the money.”
Antonio Galloni – Vinous Media – 92 points
Special Tasting Price: $19.99/bottle

2. 2015 Kings Ridge Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – In our opinion, this is the best value Oregon Pinot Noir out there. From the highly acclaimed 2015 vintage, this one comes from various sites throughout the Willamette Valley and is aged for 8 months in French oak before bottling.  “Focused on a medium-weight frame, this offers cherry, licorice and wet earth flavors that glide over powdery tannins and into a long and expressive finish.” – Wine Spectator – 89 points
Special Tasting Price: $15.99/bottle

3. 2013 Gen 5 Zinfandel “Old Vines” (Lodi, California) – This fifth generation family estate makes some of the best values coming out of Lodi, and their Old Vine Zinfandel might be their best.  Composed of fruit from 2 of their estate vineyards — one is 90 years old and imparts richness and flavor intensity while the other is 20 years old and contributes freshness.  “A peppery, dried-herb aroma and rich chocolate and blackberry flavors make a nice combination in this medium- to full-bodied wine. It feels supple, tastes concentrated and has a lingering, jammy finish.” – Wine Enthusiast – 89 points and Best Buy
Special Tasting Price: $11.19/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

 

Ravishing Red Wine Values Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Ravishing Red Wine Values

Friday, September 8th from 4-7pm – Drop by Table Wine this Friday for a free wine tasting showcasing some ravishing red wine values from Italy and Spain.  It’s the best free wine tasting in Asheville, and you are invited!

I’m a sucker for simple, honest, easy drinking table wines.  Heck, that’s what I named my store!  Simply put, wine doesn’t have to be expensive to be good, and we’re going to prove that to you this Friday.  First up, the Trevini Sangiovese “Rubicone” from Italy’ s Emilia-Romagna region offers up tons of pure chugging pleasure.  Low in tannin, and offering up clean notes of ripe cherry, strawberry and herb notes, it’s a great candidate for a Marco’s pizza.  Up next, the 92 point rated Carlos Serres Rioja is 100% Tempranillo with plenty of character.  Showcasing lots of ripe dark fruits, soft spices, and juicy, fine grained tannins, this is an absolute no-brainer.  To finish, the Barbanera Ser Passo Toscana Rosso is super ripe and pleasure bent.  Mainly Sangiovese with little bits of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, it’s soft, lush, smooth and delicious.  There you go, a trio of perfect “Tuesday Night Wines” that all retail for less than $12!  Stop by, taste, learn and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.

Best free wine tasting in Asheville.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2016 Trevini Sangiovese “Rubicone” (Emilia-Romagna, Italy) – This simple, fruit forward, chuggable little red wine hails from Emilia-Romagna where wines of this sort are served with the rich and flavorful cuisine that the area is know for.  Fermented entirely in stainless steel, it offers up straightforward notes of ripe red fruits and just a hint of earthy spice.  Get a few bottles, make some spaghetti and meatballs, and let the chugging begin!

2. 2015 Carlos Serres Rioja “Tempranillo Old Vines” (Rioja, Spain) – Carolos Serres’ entry level red doesn’t read nor drink like an entry level wines.  Composed entirely of Tempranillo from 50+ year old vineyards from choice vineyard sites around Haro, the wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged in French and American oak for 6 months.  The resulting wine is surprisingly rich and layered with notes red and black fruits along with complex spice notes.  With moderate tanning and acidity (aka structure), this one works well with or without food.  92 points – James Suckling

3. 2016 Barbanera Ser Passo Toscana Rosso (Tuscany, Italy) – The new vintage Barbanera’s Ser Passo is just as good as the last one.  For fans of ripely fruited, lower tannin, smooth red wines, this is your new jam!  Mainly Sangiovese with bits of Caberent Sauvignon and Merlot, it is full bodied and flavorful, yet soft and plush on the palate.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Provencal Rose Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Free Provencal Rosé Tasting

Saturday, August 19th from 2-5pm – Join us for a free Provencal rosé tasting this Saturday!  All of our in-stock dry rosés are on sale through Saturday, August 19th, and we’re pulling the corks on some of our favorite dry Provencal rosés for you to try before you buy.

Provence, in Southern France, is home to some of the finest dry rosé wines on the planet, and Table Wine stocks some of the finest selections.  Stop by the store this Saturday and we’ll pour you four of the best examples we stock.  First up, the crisp and aromatic Les Petit Diables is a superb value in Provencal rosé.  Dry, crisp and loaded with notes of summer peach, watermelon and white flowers, it’s a great one to wet your whistle with.  After that, we’ll treat you to a taste of the the Chateau Peyrassol Cotes de Provence.  From the oldest vines from one of the oldest estate’s in Provence, this is a real treat and a wine you can drink now or cellar for up to a decade.  Up next, the deceptively powerful La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé was one of the top rated wines of the 2016 vintage.  The high proportion of Mourvedre in this one gives it an intensity and concentration rarely encountered.  To finish up, the Domaine des Diables Rosé is one of the most intensely aromatic rosés we carry.  Boasting incredible notes of carmelized grapefruit, peach and herb, it’s not a shy wine at all.  Sound good? Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines!

The Wines
All in-stock dry rosés, including these tasting wines, are on sale through Saturday, August 19th!  Save big on all of our dry rosé selections — 10% off by the bottle, 20% off when you mix six of them, 25% off when you mix 12 or more of them.

1. 2016 Le Petit Diable Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – This one comes to us from the same folks who made the MIP rosé, a top seller last summer.  A classic blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, it is light, delicate, aromatic and oh-so easy to drink on warm summer days.

2. 2016 Chateau Peyrassol Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – There is no disputing the greatness of this wine.  Before I even pour you some, know that you are on trial…….not the wine.  This is one of the oldest estates in Provence (they were founded by the Knights Templar), and they know a thing or two about dry rosé in these parts.  The estate uses their oldest vines to produce this wine.  A blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, and Tibouren (the secret weapon), it is one of the most concentrated and intense dry rosés in the world.  Some folks age it.  I don’t.  Enjoy!

3. 2016 La Bastide Blanche Bandol Rosé (Provence, France) – Bandol, in the southern part of Provence right on the Mediterranean, is one of the most prestigious dry rosé zones in the world and La Bastide Blanche makes one of the best versions out there.  Primarily Mourvedre with smaller portions of Grenache and Syrah, this one packs a serious punch.  Ripe strawberry, cherry, raspberry and white pepper notes permeate this fuller bodied, more structured wine.

4. 2016 Domaine des Diables “Bonbon” Rosé (Provence, France): If you were a fan of the MIP rosé last year, you are going to lose your mind when you taste this one.  From the same estate that makes the MIP, I opted for this one this year because it is amazing.  One of the most intensely aromatic rosés I’ve ever encountered, this one smells and tastes of carmelized grapefruit, gooseberry, mixed red fruits, and pungent green herbs.  Full bodied and creamy in texture, it’s a perfect pick for the summer.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Spanish Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Vinovi & Co. Spanish Wine Tasting

Thursday, August 10 from 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Join us for a Vinovi & Co. Spanish Wine tasting featuring 9 wines from this fabulous, Michigan-based importer.  The cost for this open-house/drop-in style tasting is just $20 ($15 for Grape Nuts) to taste 9+ wines with light tapas (cheese, serrano, marconas, bread, olives).  RSVP and pre-pay are required.  Call us at 828.505.8588 or email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com to get for your spot for this incredible event.  We can only take 40 lucky folks for this one.

What makes the wines from Vinovi & Co. so special is that they are carefully selected by Barcelona-born Nuria Garrote i Esteve.  I tasted 7 wines with Nuria a little over a month ago, and I bought a case of each………….that has only happened one other time in Table Wine’s history…….it was a Turley tasting fyi.  She represents an incredible roster of small growers, producers, and farmers that make an amazing array of modern-styled, innovative, trend-setting wines — there won’t be any of those overly earthy, funky wines at this tasting!

Vinovi & Co. Spanish Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Unfortunately, Nuria will not be able to join us for the tasting as she is attending to business in Barcelona.  However, my good friend and former co-worker Mark Orsini will join us to pour and tell the producers’ stories.  Thank God for Mark…………he’s the one who acquired the rights to sell the wines in North Carolina, and he’s also the one who got me to taste the wines in the first place.  Mark and I used work together for The Country Vintner (distributor), but decided we’d worked long enough for “the man.”  I started Table Wine, Mark started Orsini Wines, and we’re both thriving.

He and I are both excited about this tasting as we’re truly pouring you some of the top wines in Nuria’s portfolio.  We’ll start with a Champagne-like Cava before we move to a couple of complex and delicious whites.  It’s the reds though that will steal your heart!  They’re almost all from the northern quadrant of Spain, and they’re all big, full flavored, and made with a definitive Catalonia spirit — think Priorat, big Grenache blends, and a Pomerol lookalike that sells for a fraction of the price………oh yeah, Nuria is sending some extra samples of some of her newest producers’ wines that I haven’t even tried……..she swears I’m going to love them and I believe her! In a nutshell, if you like modern styled wines made with an avant-garde sort of spirit, you need to be at the store on August 10th!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Serious Red Blends Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Serious Red Blends – Free on Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, August 11th from 4-7 p.m. – Join us for a tasting featuring some red blends with serious depth and character.  It’s Asheville’s best free wine tasting and you’re invited!

Red Blends are all the rage these days, but blending grape varieties together is nothing new.  It’s been a common practice in famed regions like Bordeaux, Chateauneuf du Pape, and Napa Valley for hundreds of years.  Stop by the store this Friday to taste a trio of wines from near and far made by masterfully blending different grapes.  After searching for quite a while, we’ve found a North Carolina wine that we can really get behind.  That will get the party started!   The mixer continues with a new Portuguese red blend that offers tons of flavor at a very modest price.  We finish with a Table Wine staple from the Ventoux region of France imported by Charles Neal.  There’s much more to each of these wines so stop by, taste, learn, and save this and every Friday at Table Wine.  Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

The Wines
Save big on all the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. NV Sanctuary Vineyards “Morton” Red Table Wine (Outer Banks, North Carolina) – Just three miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Sanctuary Vineyards uses all five Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot) to craft their “Morton” Red Blend. It’s juicy, easy drinking, and more importantly, it’s the North Carolina wine we’ve been searching for.

2. 2015 Aplanta Red Wine Blend (Alentejo, Portugal) – Composed of 70% Aragonez (Tempranillo) and 30% Alicante Bouschet, this is destined to become a Table Wine top seller.  It shows a deep color, it balances ripe berry fruit with structure, and it’s about $10 per bottle! An interesting side note is that Aplanta’s grapes are grown in a community vineyard planted in 2002 after the village was relocated to make space for a much-needed reservoir in the middle of one of the most arid regions of Western Europe. The wine is said to be a “liquid link” between us and the story of Aldeia da Luz and its people.

3. 2015 Les Terrasses d’Eole Rouge (Ventoux, France) – For many years Claude and Gisele Saurel grew grapes to sell to the local cooperative. However, fresh from Agronomy school, son Stephane convinced them to start bottling on their own in 1998. We’re glad he did as this blend of 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre combines incredible complexity with pleasure-bent drinkability unmatched in this price range.  We like to call this one poor man’s Chateauneuf du Pape!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

BB's Buddies Wine Tasting Benefit

Classic Wines of the Euro-Zone – Super Saturday Wine Tasting

Saturday, July 29th from 2-5 pm – For our next Super Saturday Wine Tasting, we’re pouring 10 classic wines of the Euro-Zone with Ryan Brazell and Kate Stamps of Rise Over Run Wine!  This is one of our favorite new distributors/importers, and we invite you to stop by and check out a bunch of new arrivals from France, Spain, Austria and Germany.  Even better, it’ Table Wine’s birthday, so the tasting is free to all!

“Near Master of Wine” Ryan Brazell and industry veteran Kate Stamps started Rise Over Run just a couple of months ago, and we are huge fans.  Simply put, they have incredible palates, and the wines they have selected are some of the most exciting we’ve tasted all summer.  After extensive travels throughout Europe, Ryan and Kate have put together a wonderful portfolio of wines from small growers and producers.  We’re super excited to share them with you. We’ll pour you wines from all over the Euro-Zone, but we’ll focus on the classics………..with a couple of weirdly wonderful wines as well.  From incredible Albarino and Gruner Veltliner to sensual Pinot Noir and boisterous Bandol Rouge, this is a tasting you don’t want to miss.

Rise Over Run Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Sample a bevy of summer-appropriate whites, rosés and reds for a paltry fee and stock up on some wines perfect for cookouts and beach trips.  Prices range from $10 to $40, so there’s a wine for every palate and budget here folks.  Check out the list below, and I think you’ll agree that this is an adventurous and epic tasting that is not to be missed.  Stop by, taste, learn, stock up and save big on a bunch of awesome wines.  No RSVP is required – all you have to do is stop by, grab a glass and a tasting/sales sheet, and have a good time.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2015 Coing de Sevre Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie (Loire Valley, France)

2. 2015 La Belle Vigne Cotes de Gascogne Blanc (Southwest, France

3. 2015 Hermann Moser Gruner Veltliner (Kremstal, Austria)

4. 2015 Bodegas Y Vinedo Attis “Xion” Albarino (Rias Baixas, Spain)

5. 2016 Chateau Coussin “Le Rosé de S” (Provence, France)

6. 2016 J. Mourat Coleccion Rouge (Loire Valley, France)

7. 2014 Ludi Neiss Spatburgunder (Pfalz, Germany)

8. 2015 Domaine des Homs L’Amandier (Languedoc, France)

9. 2013 Castro Ventosa Mencia “El Castro de Valtuille” (Bierzo, Spain)

10. 2011 Domaine Suffrene Bandol Rouge

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
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

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

Sensational Southern Italian Wines – Try Three For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, July 22 from 2-5 p.m. – Stop by the store this Saturday to sample some truly sensational Southern Italian wines.  All of the wines are great, but the 2013 Morella Old Vines Primitivo is truly special.  It is one of the highest rated versions of its type to ever be produced!

The hot summer weather that is upon has me dreaming of warm and sunny Southern Italy.  I love the region’s rich and juicy reds as well as it’s Mediterranean styled whites.  Join us as we pour you some perennial favorites as well as some new ones.  Up first, it’s the brilliant Vermentino from Sardinia’s Argiolas. Crisp, fresh, and delightful, it has me dreaming  of the beach and seafood.  Up next, it’s a new extreme value from small grower/producer Paolo Petrilli.  A medium bodied, juicy blend of Nero di Troia, Aglianico, Montepulciano and Bombino Bianco, this is Italy’s answer to French Cotes du Rhone.  Last, but not least, we’ll pour you a really special treat in the form of Morella’s Old Vine Primitivo.  Australian Lisa Gilbee is making some of the region’s top wines, and this one just scored 93 points in The Wine Advocate.  Trust me, you’re gonna’ love it.  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. 2015 Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino (Sardinia, Italy) – I’ve had 10 consecutive vintages of this wine and it’s always fantastic.  A candidate for one of the best whites to serve with any sort of seafood, it is zesty and crisp with notes of melon, citrus, and white flowers.  I also enjoy it as an aperitif, especially on hot summer days.
Tasting Price: $15.29 in mixed 3-packs | $14.44 in mixed 6-packs | $13.59 in mixed cases

2. 2016 Paolo Petrilli Motte del Lupo (Puglia, Italy) – Jay Murrie of Durham’s Piedmont Wine Imports brings this one to us from a small, certified organic estate based in Lucera in the heel of Italy’s boot.  It is one of the most charming red wines I’ve tasted this year.  A stainless steel fermented blend of Nero di Troia, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, and the rarely seen Bombino Bianco, it is much lighter and fresher than most Puglian reds.  Bright notes of cherry, plum, herbs and spice flow through this extreme Italian red wine value.  Yum!
Tasting Price: $11.69 in mixed 3-packs | $11.04 in mixed 6-packs | $10.39 in mixed cases

3. 2013 Morella Old Vines Primitivo (Puglia, Italy) – Lisa Gilbee makes the best Primitivos in Italy……..there, I said it!  Crazy story — Lisa is from Australia, but she married a native Puglian and now is considered one of the region’s top winemakers.  Her home estate in Manduria is certifed biodynamic, and all of her vines are old — 80 years old for this wine. Grapes are hand harvested, fermented in small open vats, and then aged for 14 months in new French barriques.  The wine is then aged an additional 18 months in bottle before release.  The resulting wine is truly awesome.
Tasting Price: $47.69 in mixed 3-packs | $45.04 in mixed 6-packs | $42.39 in mixed cases

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Willamette Valley Wine Tasting

Willamette Valley Wines – Free on Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, July 21 from 4-7 p.m. – Join us as we pour you a trio of our favorite Willamette Valley wines.  Taste the the 2015 Kings Ridge Pinot Noir, our new Wine of the Week and the best under-$20 Oregon Pinot Noir we’ve ever tasted!

Oregon has enjoyed a string of back to back incredible vintages.  Both 2014 and 2015 are being called two of the best vintages in the history of the state.  Hot and dry conditions yielded fuller, riper wines than usual, and I’m a huge fan.  Stop by and taste what I’m talking about.  Up first, it’s an incredible, Burgundy-like Chardonnay from Omero Cellars.  One of the best domestic Chardonnay values in the store, it is seriously complex and absolutely delicious.  Next, it’s an aromatic and delicious white blend from the folks at Anne Amie.  An Alsatian-like field blend of Riesling, Muller Thurgau, Pinot Blanc and a few others, it is lightly effervescent and fruit forward.  To finish, it’s the brilliant 2015 Pinot Noir from Kings Ridge.  I just had a bottle of this the other night, and it reminded me of wines that typically cost $30+.  Flowing with silky red fruits, baking spices, and a hint of earth, this medium bodied red is really delicious this year.  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. 2014 Omero Cellars Chardonnay (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – This small winery sources grapes from organic, biodynamic and sustainably farmed vineyards.  And they put those grapes to good use! Winemaker Sarah Cabot ferments with indigenous yeasts low and slow — the fermentation takes place in a mixture of new and used French oak and takes 8 months to complete.  This slow and natural fermentation saps all of the flavor out of the grapes, and this is a very complex and full flavored Chardonnay.  
Tasting Price: $22.49 in mixed 3-packs | $21.24 in mixed 6-packs | $19.99 in mixed cases

2. 2015 Anne Amie Cuvée A “Amrita” (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – The name Amrita comes from the Buddhist equivalent of ambrosia, or a wine of the gods.  Anne Amie’s white blend combines 6 different white grapes together each harvest to create an irresistible, lightly effervescent, fruit-forward wine.  A blend of Riesling, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, and Chardonnay, it is fruit filled and just off-dry.  We think it’s the perfect white wine to pair with spicy Asian or Indian cuisine.
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

3. 2015 Kings Ridge Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – Ryan Harms started Union Wine Company with goal of “making wines for everyone.”  He has succeeded!  His wines are affordable, they’re delicious, and here’s the proof.  A wonderful rendition of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, his 2015 is the best value of its type that we’ve ever stocked.
Tasting Price: $17.99 in mixed 3-packs | $16.999 in mixed 6-packs | $15.99 in mixed cases
Special Wine of the Week Price: $17.99/bottle, $15.99/bottle on your solid 6-pack, or $14.99/bottle on your solid case!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

European Value Wines Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Euro-Zone Extreme Value Wines – Try Three For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, July 8 from 2-5 p.m. – Make your Saturday great with a free wine tasting showcasing some extreme value wines from Europe. All 3 wines are new, they’re delicious, and they’re grossly under-priced.

The producers throughout the Euro-zone continue to put out the greatest wine values in the world, and I keep buying them!  Join us as we pour you a trio of new, budget friendly wines from Spain and Austria.  Up first, it’s a Sauvignon Blanc-like Verdejo-driven blend from Spain’s Telmo Rodriguez.  Fresh and zesty, this is a great summertime wine.  After that, it’s the dry rosé from Austria’s Anton Bauer — light, tart, refreshing and crisp, it’s really good this year.  To finish, it’s a really special treat in the form of a pre-aged Ribera del Duero.  Translated, it means you are going to get to try (and possibly buy) an eight year old Tempranillo that is in fine form.  Oh yeah, it’s less than $15 too…….and we bought it all!  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.

1. 2015 Telmo Rodriguez “Basa” Rueda Blanco (Rueda, Spain) – Rueda is located in the western part of Spain, and it has become a hub for fresh and zesty white wines based on the Verdejo grape.  Telmo Rodriguez, one of Spain’s pioneering winemakers, blends 90% Verdejo with 10% Viura to create a lovely and refreshing white wine.  Laced with notes of exotic tropical fruits, citrus, herb and mineral, it is a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.
Tasting Price: $11.69 in mixed 3-packs | $11.04 in mixed 6-packs | $10.39 in mixed cases

2. 2016 Anton Bauer Rosé (Wagram, Austria) – Born in 1971, Anton Bauer is the fourth generation to manage his family’s 25 hectare vineyard and winery.  His dry rosé is a blend of nearly equal parts Zweigelt, Merlot and Syrah and it is fermented in stainless steel.  Dry, super crisp, and offering up flavors of tart cherry, cranberry, citrus, and white flowers, it is the perfect wine to beat the heat of summer.
Tasting Price: $11.69 in mixed 3-packs | $11.04 in mixed 6-packs | $10.39 in mixed cases

2. 2009 Torrederos Ribera del Duero Roble (Ribera del Duero, Spain) – One of my distributor reps tasted me on this one a few weeks back and I bought all 20 cases he had to offer.  Ever tried Tempranillo with 8 years of aged under its belt?  Here’s your chance!  Offering up savory and complex aromas of smoked meat, spice, leather and dried fruit, this one fleshes out on the palate with rounded and sweet dark fruit and lots of secondary complexity.
Tasting Price: $13.49 in mixed 3-packs | $12.74 in mixed 6-packs | $11.99 in mixed cases

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
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josh@tablewineasheville.com

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Best wine tasting - Table Wine - Asheville, North Carolina

Free Wine Tasting – Delicious Domestic Wines

Stop by Table Wine this Saturday for a free wine tasting showcasing some truly special wines from California and Oregon.  The fun and funny Steve Nelson joins us to pour the wines and tell the stories.  Up first, it’s a lovely and finely detailed Chardonnay from California’s legendary Mount Eden Vineyards.  After that, it’s an under-$20 Oregon Pinot Noir that outclasses many that cost twice the price and a rich, juicy, and spicy, Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi.  This tasting is not to be missed!  Taste, learn, and save big every Saturday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Saturday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2014 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay “Old Vines” (Edna Valley, California) – Mount Eden owns the famed Wolff Vineyard in Edna Valley, and this site is home to some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in California.  Like their higher end Chardonnays, this is barrel fermented, undergoes full malolactic fermentation, and is aged 8 months before bottling.  “Pear, white flowers and sweet spices are all nicely delineated throughout in this super-attractive, mid-weight Chardonnay. Readers will have a hard time finding a better wine for the money.”
Antonio Galloni – Vinous Media – 92 points
Special Tasting Price: $19.99/bottle

2. 2015 Kings Ridge Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – In our opinion, this is the best value Oregon Pinot Noir out there. From the highly acclaimed 2015 vintage, this one comes from various sites throughout the Willamette Valley and is aged for 8 months in French oak before bottling.  “Focused on a medium-weight frame, this offers cherry, licorice and wet earth flavors that glide over powdery tannins and into a long and expressive finish.” – Wine Spectator – 89 points
Special Tasting Price: $15.99/bottle

3. 2013 Gen 5 Zinfandel “Old Vines” (Lodi, California) – This fifth generation family estate makes some of the best values coming out of Lodi, and their Old Vine Zinfandel might be their best.  Composed of fruit from 2 of their estate vineyards — one is 90 years old and imparts richness and flavor intensity while the other is 20 years old and contributes freshness.  “A peppery, dried-herb aroma and rich chocolate and blackberry flavors make a nice combination in this medium- to full-bodied wine. It feels supple, tastes concentrated and has a lingering, jammy finish.” – Wine Enthusiast – 89 points and Best Buy
Special Tasting Price: $11.19/bottle