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Free on Fridays Wine Tasting - Dry Rose Rollout 2016

Friday, April 29 from 4-7pm – Join us for a free Dry Rose Wine Tasting as we pull the corks on some deliciously dry pink wines from the glorious 2016 vintage.

Spring has sprung and dry roses have arrived at Table Wine! I was first introduced to dry roses by Eberhard Heide in 2003 when I moved to Asheville and started working at the Asheville Wine Market. I was young and thought all pink wines were sweet and sappy. Eb quickly corrected me, and I’ve been enjoying these dry, crisp and refreshing wines ever since. On to the wines! Up first, the Ameztoi Rubentis comes from Spain’s Basque region, and it is always a customer and staff favorite. Slight effervescent and super high in crisp acidity, this stuff goes down way too easy. Up next, the La Belle Etoile Rose comes to us from famed Tavel producer Chateau Manissy. Primarily Syrah, it offers tons of refreshment at a very fair price. To finish, the Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses Rose is a classic, Provencal-styled wine that makes me want for a caprese salad. Stop by the store, celebrate the arrival of dry rose season, and stock up for the warm and sunny days of spring and summer! Can’t make it by, but want to place an order? Just email us at

The Wines
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1. 2016 Ameztoi Rubentis Txakolina (Getariako, Txakolina) – I know, you’re like what the heck does that say. Don’t worry about it folks, this stuff is straight up delicious. A 50/50 blend of Hondarribi Beltza and Hondarribi Zuri from vineyards that range in age from 20 to 150+ years old, this remind me a bit of a strawberry/lime Snapple, minus the sugar. Yum, yum, yum!

2.2016 Chateau Manissy La Belle Etoile (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – Chateau Manissy owner and winemaker Florian Andre apprentice at Domaine de la Mordoree for 3 years before founding his estate. Florian then approached the religious order that owned the Chateau de Manissy. Apparently many had tried and been turned down by the Brothers. In this case, however, they were impressed by Florian’s resume and plans. La Belle Etoile means “beautiful star,” and this was the name given to the wine by the Manissy Brotherhood’s missionary preist. A blend of organically farmed Syrah, Cinsault and Bourbolenc, it is lighter than Tavel, but nonetheless delicious.

3. 2016 Chateau Pesquie Les Terrasses Rose (Southern Rhone Valley, France) – Many of you have enjoyed the red wine from this all-star Ventoux estate. Wait until you try their rose! I tasted this one for the first time just last week, and I was smitten with it. A blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah, this is the type of wine I refer to as a “porch pounder.” Completely dry, beautifully aromatic, and just a joy to drink with or without food, it will run out quickly.