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Thanksgiving Wines Round 1 – Free Wine Tasting
November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
We’re dedicating every Saturday in November to classic Thanksgiving wines! Between now and Thanksgiving day (November 28th), we’ll give you the chance to sample 25 different wines guaranteed to pair perfectly with tasty feast.
The fun starts this Saturday, and you’re invited to sample a couple of whites, a dry rose, and a couple of reds perfect for ham, turkey, and family.
Asheville’s Best Thanksgiving Wine Tasting – Just stop by – we’ve got plenty of free parking.
All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle on tasting day!
For Team Table Wine, Thanksgiving is the ultimate food and wine holiday. The classic feast, with all of its diverse dishes and flavors, lends itself to all sorts of wine pairings. From crisp whites to rich whites and lighter reds to fuller reds, there are lots of options. And we’re here to help! Whether you need special wines for that delicious meal or simple, value priced wines to keep the family happy and peaceful, we’ve got you covered. It’s the perfect time to taste, learn and save on wines that are guaranteed to make this Thanksgiving the best ever.
1. 2017 Forge Cellars Riesling ‘Dry Classique’ (Seneca Lake, New York) – Dry Riesling works well with turkey, ham, and all of the classic Thanksgiving sides. With its naturally bright acidity, it gets the juices flowing and naturally cleanses your palate after each bit. This one, a joint venture between Louis Barruol of Chateau de Saint Cosme in Gigondas and Finger Lakes partners Richard Rainey and Justin Boyette, is fuller-bodied and richer in style, with great concentration and intense flavors.
2. 2018 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris (Pfalz, Germany) – Pinot Gris, with its rounder texture and fruit forward flavors, is a great white to wash down turkey breast and stuffing. And this one comes from Pfalz in Western Germany, just across the border from Alsace. Showing ripe peach, golden apple, and gentle minerality, this vibrant, balanced white will have a lot of fans.
3. 2018 Figuière Rose ‘Le Saint Andre’ (Provence, France) – There’s always dry rose on the Thanksgiving table at my house! And this one comes from on of Provence’s top organic estates. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cinsault, and Grenache, this bright, dry and tangy rose will have you going back for sip after sip.
4. 2016 El Viejo del Valle Pinot Noir (Central Valley, Chile) – Pinot Noir is one of the top Thanksgiving reds of all time, and here’s a fun and budget-friendly version from Coastal Chile. Drinking like a $15-$20 Santa Barbara County Pinot, with is silky red fruits and graceful tannin, you won’t believe the price on this extreme value.
5. Surprise Wine – We’ll end, like we always do, with a surprise wine. And it’s gonna’ be something special. Get here early, as we only open one bottle of this one.