Best Free Wine Tasting - Asheville, North Carolina

Free Wine Tasting - Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio - Friday, July 20

Friday, July 20th from 4-7pm – It’s the best free wine tasting in Asheville, and you’re invited! Stop by to taste and learn about Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio.

Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – Just stop by – we’ve got plenty of free parking!

So what’s the difference? There really is no difference in the grape folks. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape. Grigio and Gris simply translate, mean grey, and that is a direct reference to color of the grape skin. Typically called Pinot Gris in France and Oregon and Pinot Grigio in Italy, though there are no rules, the grape tends to yield a wide variety of wine styles. The style is very much dependent on the producer and their viticultural and vinification methods. Join us as we break it down for you with different styles of Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris from different regions and producers. Taste, learn, and save every Friday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are 20% off by the bottle on tasting day only.

Can’t make it by, but want to take advantage of the savings? Call us at 828.505.8588 and we can run your card over the phone.

1. 2017 Alois Lageder “Riff” Pinot Grigio (Delle Venezie, Italy) – Alois Lageder is one of the pioneering producers of Italy’s Alto Adige zone, and his Riff Pinot Grigio is one of the best Italian Pinot Grigio values on the market. Fermented in stainless steel, this one is light and refreshing, but flavorful with notes of pear, apple, citrus, and white flowers.

2. 2016 Left Coast Cellars Pinot Gris “Orchard” (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – Oregon has gained a terrific reputation for Pinot Gris over the years, and this one shows why. Typically fuller, richer, and rounder in style than versions produced in Italy, this one lives up to that billing. Look for more lush notes of peach and melon along with more complex nuances of spice and ginger.

3. 2016 Nals Margreid Pinot Grigio “Punggl” (Alto Adige, Italy) – This is one of Italy’s highest rated Pinot Grigios, and there’s good reason for that. From 85 year-old vines, this is rich, creamy, and highly expressive Pinot Grigio. When we’ve poured it in the past, people have been like, “that’s not Pinot Grigio.” Yes, it is! And the grape is more than capable of greatness if treated with respect. 93 points James Suckling

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine