Free on Fridays Wine Tasting on Friday, August 12th from 2-7 p.m. featuring some ocean and sea influenced coastal wines! Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville. This week, we’ll pour some great wines from various coastal regions of the world. Vineyards located closer to water tend to benefit from the cooling influence of the ocean and the sea. Many of these regions can experience dramatic temperature variations between day and night and it is under these conditions that grapes ripen ideally. We’ll start with a zesty and refreshing Vinho Verde from Portugal followed by refreshing dry rose from Southern France. We’ll top it all of with a super California Pinot Noir value made with grapes grown along California’s Pacific Coast. Sound good? Stop by, taste, learn and save big every Friday at Table Wine!
Save big on all of the tasting wines! Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, and mix any 12 and save 20%!
1. 2015 Las Lilas Vinho Verde (Vinho Verde, Portugal) – Vinho Verde is one of the ultimate summer wines, and it is ideal for sipping on the beach or poolside. Light, low in alcohol, and with just a bit of spritz, this version from Northwestern Portugal is a beauty. Ripe citrus, apple, and white flower nuances galore!
2. 2014 Domaine Sainte Lucie “MIP” Rose (Provence, France) – The “MIP” in the name means “Made in Provence,” and this is the Mediterranean region where some of the world’s greatest roses are produced. This one, a blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache offers up an intoxicating bouquet of floral edged strawberry, watermelon, white peach and Provenacal herbs. Completely dry, but almost creamy in texture, this is a real crowd pleaser!
3. 2014 Rickshaw Pinot Noir (Various Regions, California) – From the boys at Banshee, Rickshaw is their more easy-going and affordable Pinot Noir. Grapes are sourced from vineyards along California’s Sonoma Coast and Central Coast and the resulting wine is absolutely delicious. Medium bodied, silky smooth and flowing with notes of red fruits, earth, and spice, it makes for a great cocktail wine.