World class French whites tasting at Table Wine in Asheville North Carolina.

World Class French Whites – Try Three for Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, August 12th from 2-5pm – Join us at Table Wine in South Asheville for a sampling of world class French whites.  It’s the best free wine tasting in Asheville, and you’re invited!

This is an incredible lineup of very special wines from some of the most distinct and unique terroirs of France.  With summer in full force, this is a great opportunity to taste some of our favorite new white wine arrivals.  We’ll start with our new Wine of the Week, a lovely and intense Sancerre from France’s Loire Valley.  Possessing intense aromas and flavors or ripe citrus, flinty mineral, and herb, it’s one of the best Sancerres in the store. Up next is a stunning, mineral-laced Chablis from Domaine Savary.  One of the great Chablis values on the market, the warmer conditions of the 2015 vintage resulted in a richer, bolder styled Chardonnay.  To finish, you’ll get to sample a drop dead gorgeous White Rhone from Michel Gassier.  Rich, exotic, decadent and beautifully balanced, this reminds me of White Chateauneuf du Pape at a fraction of the price.  Seriously, don’t miss this tasting!  Stop by, taste, learn, and save on all of the featured tastings wines.

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 Philippe Girard Sancerre Cuvée Silex (Loire Valley, France) – It’s our new Wine of the Week and it’s an absolutely stellar version of Sancerre, France’s most prized Sauvignon Blanc based wine.  Grown in flinty soils along the shores of the Loire River, this one just rocks my world.  Intense notes of gooseberry, lemon curd, mineral and green herbs, you won’t find a better Sancerre for the money.

2. 2015 Domaine Savary Chablis (Burgundy, France) – In 1990, Olivier Savary’s longtime friend and Chablis legend Jean-Marie Raveneau introduced Olivier to importer Kermit Lynch. I’m glad he did!  This is just classic, prototype Chablis with serious class and pedigree.  100% Chardonnay from 25+ year old vines, the wine is fermented in stainless steel and aged on its fine lies. Rich, yet pure and bordering on creamy, it flows with pretty notes of ripe pear, peach, apple and chalky minerality.

3. 2013 Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Blanc “Lou Coucardie” (Southern Rhone, France) – This exotic, full bodied blend of 45% Viognier, 30% Roussanne and 25% Grenache Blanc is sensational. From old, organically farmed vineyards, the wine is raised in new and once used used large French oak barrels.  “Big, ripe and layered, with lots of honeyed apricot, ripe peach and butter citrus all soaring from the glass, it’s full-bodied, balanced and unctuously textured, yet never seems heavy or cumbersome in the least. It deserves a classy meal (anything with a cream sauce would be terrific) and should evolve nicely for 2-3 years (although there’s no need to delay gratification).” – Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate – 92 points

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine

Crisp Summer Whites Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Crisp Summer Whites – Free on Friday Wine Tasting

Friday, April 4 from 4-7 p.m. – Stop by the store this Friday to sample some crisp summer whites that will make your forget about the summer heat.  It’s the best free wine tasting in Asheville and you’re invited!

I’m kind of sick of talking about the weather.  Everybody’s talking about how hot it is…….stop already!  I know it’s hot, but it’s not like we’re in Florida or Missouri (where I grew up).  Either way, I invite you to the cool confines of Table Wine for reprieve.  We’re pouring an impeccable lineup of summer sippers including the 2016 Raetia Pinot Grigio, our new Case of the Month Selection and my pick for the Pinot Grigio deal of the year.  That one is second in the lineup, and I promise you it’s impressive.  Up first though, it’s a simple and crisp Sauvignon Blanc from Chile.  Classic notes of grapefruit, melon, and green apple prevail in this easy-to-drink white.  And last, but not least, it’s a special treat in the form of a tiny production Chablis from Domaine Costal.  Trust me, this is nothing like the large grocery store jugs of Chablis.  It’s truly world class!  All you have 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.

1. 2017 Santa Luz Sauvignon Blanc (Central Valley, Chile) – Yes, that vintage is correct!  This is just fresh, crisp, and inviting Sauvignon Blanc at a great price.  Yes, we know it’s good and we know it’s cheap………buy 2 bottles!
Tasting Price: $7.19 in mixed 3-packs | $6.79 in mixed 6-packs | $6.39 in mixed cases

2. 2016 Viticolori Alto Adige Pinot Grigio “Raetia” (Alto Adige, Italy) – Before you say “I don’t like Pinot Grigio,” try this!  From one of the top cooperatives of Northeastern Italy, this is Pinot Grigio with something to say.  Beautifully aromatic and flavorful, it offers up notes of ripe pear, peach, apricot and white flowers.
Tasting Price: $13.49 in mixed 3-packs | $12.74 in mixed 6-packs | $11.99 in mixed cases
Case of the Month Price: $10.99/bottle on your solid case — Over 20% off!

3. 2015 Domaine Costal Chablis “Les Truffières” (Burgundy, France) – Chablis is the northernmost part of Burgundy, and Chardonnay “behaves” differently here.  The cool climate and the limestone soils result in a higher acid and more mineral style that I am quite keen on.  This one is brought to us by importer Kermit Lynch……..being that he also brings in Raveneau, he knows a thing or two about top notch Chablis.  Fermented entirely in stainless steel and aged on its lees for 10 months, it is a nearly perfect white wine in my book.
Tasting Price: $31.49 in mixed 3-packs | $29.74 in mixed 6-packs | $27.99 in mixed cases

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine