Every Saturday, we host one of Asheville’s best free wine tastings from 2 to 5 p.m. It is free to the public and the tasting typically features 4 affordable wines from small family wineries.
The “smaller guys” use a more artisan approach in the farming of their grapes and the making of their wines and they are driven more by quality than profit. Much like the local Asheville organic farmer or cheese maker is driven by the quality of their product as opposed to the quantity produced, wine farmers share a similar ideal.
At the end of the day, the proof is in the pudding, so stop by Table Wine on Saturday’s to taste what we’re talking about! We love to talk about wine, so feel free to ask questions, even if they make you uncomfortable. We won’t make you feel inadequate! Here what’s on tap for this Saturday:
1. Bodegas Perica Rioja Blanco “Mi Villa” – This super fresh blend of Viura and Malvasia will make you think of springtime. Bright, fresh and dry, it is packed with melon, lime, grapefruit and almond notes.
2. Francois Lurton Fumées Blanches – This is Francois Lurton’s version of a Fumé Blanc and it hails from France’s Gascogne region. 100% Sauvignon Blanc, it is extremely aromatic and pungent, just as Sauvignon Blanc should be.
3. Falernia Carmenere – Here’s a 90 point rated wine that sells for less than $15! If you like your wines rich, spicy and peppery, you will love Carmenere, Chile’s answer to Argentinean Malbec.
4. Montecastillo Priorat Crianza – This is one of those wines that doesn’t come along to often – an aged Priorat for less than $15. If that means nothing to you, that’s ok – stop by this Saturday and taste a wine from one of Spain’s top growing zones. You will probably leave with a bottle!