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!

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.

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.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine