Southern Hemisphere Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Southern Hemisphere Summer Wines - Free on Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, July 28 from 4-7 p.m. – Cool off this Friday with a free wine tasting starring some delicious Southern Hemisphere Summer Wines! These are guaranteed to beat the heat.

Let’s face it, it’s hot! Summers in the south can be brutal, and my favorite way to beat the heat is crisp and refreshing white wines and lighter reds. Join us as we pour a trio of great values from New Zealand, South African and Argentina. Up first, it’s a crisp and lively Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc that is a longtime customer favorite. Up next, it’s a fresh and delicious South African Chardonnay from the fine folks at Excelsior, the country’s top value brand. To finish, taste a budget-buster Pinot Noir from Patagonia in Southern Argentina. Reminiscent of a good Sonoma County Pinot, this one sells for less than $15, and pleases lots of palates. Stop by, taste, learn and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.

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.

1. 2016 Walnut Block Wines Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) – For fans of New Zealand staples like Kim Crawford, give this a try! Simply put, this is textbook Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc — dry, super crisp, and brimming with tangy and tart citrus fruits and green herbs. If you are looking for a perfect wine to serve ice cold on a hot and sunny day, this is an ideal candidate.

2. 2016 Excelsior Estate Chardonnay (Robertson, South Africa) – This crisp, mouthwatering bottling is a blend of Excelsior’s three best Chardonnay blocks. It displays lively flavors of green apple, citrus, and pineapple on a full, creamy palate. Traces of peach, orange blossom and delicate toasty notes combine with a mineral edge to round out this versatile everyday sipper, a consistent crowd pleaser.

3. 2015 Familia Schroeder Saurus Pinot Noir (Patagonia, Argentina) – Looking for a great Pinot Noir at a great price? Look no further! The version from Argentina’s Schroeder family is one of my favorite under-$15 Pinots. Smooth, silky, moderately complex and laced with notes of ripe berries, violet, and hints of toasty oak, it’s a great alternative to more mass produced and widely distributed brands like Meiomi.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine