Fresh and Light Wines for Spring

Fresh and Light Wines for Spring Sipping

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting this Friday, April 8th from 4-7 pm featuring some fresh and light wines for sunny day sipping! Join us for the best free wine tasting in Asheville this Friday as we open some wines perfect for the warmer spring weather. You’ll get to try one of the great Alsatian values in the world, a perennial Provencal dry rose beauty, and a new liter bottled natural Barbera that we absolutely love. You will too! Stop by, taste, learn and save up to 20% off all of the tasting wines this Friday.

Asheville's Best Free Wine Tasting

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.

The Wines

1. 2014 Hugel Gentil (Alsace, France) – This wine revives an ancient Alsace tradition where wines assembled from noble grape varieties were called “Gentil”. The historic Hugel Estate keeps the exact blend a secret, but the wine is always based on Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Riesling. With amble body, ripe fruit, and a floral/spice combination, this is consistently one of the best Alsatian values out there.

2. 2015 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – With more land under ownership than any other producer in Southern France, Jerome Quiot has a lot of options to choose from when assembling his wines. His dry rosé combines Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah together to create a classic Provencal pink wine. Bursting with notes of watermelon, strawberry, white peach and herbs, this is great for sunny spring days.

3. NV Carussin Completo (Piemonte, Italy) – This might be our top red wine pick for warm weather drinking. Run by Bruna Ferra and her two sons Luca and Matteo, this tiny, certified organic and practicing biodyamic estate just south of Asti has produced a beautifully fresh, light and easy drinking red. Even better, it comes in a liter bottle which gives you an extra 1/3 of a bottle. A blend of primarily Barbera with small splashes of Grignolino, Freisa and Dolcetto, it registers at just 11.5% alcohol. Chugalug!