Wine Tasting

Wednesday Wine Down Tasting: Pinot Family Reunion

Wednesday, June 19 from 3:00 to 6:00 | $10 per person + tax 
Includes pours of 4 wines + light hors d'oeuvres

Just 20 spots available | Reservations and Pre-Payment Required
Due to the enhanced planning needs of this tasting, no refunds are available.

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"Wine-Down" your Wednesday with a fun and educational tasting at Asheville's Neighborhood Wine Shop since 2010! We've had a lot of requests for more tasting and learning opportunities, and we listened. Join us on Wednesday, June 19th, as Table Wine founder/owner Josh Spurling will guide tasters through a sampling of wines from the Pinot Family.

Pinot Noir is the original member of the Pinot family of grapes, but over the course of many years, it has mutated into singular new grapes like Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris/Grigio, and Pinot Meunier. It's a fascinating story and history, and Josh will be on-hand to pour and tell you the stories of the wines, the grapes, and the producers. 

While this is a casual, drop-in tasting that allows ticketed attendees to come anytime between 3-6 PM, the wine selections will be a little more "serious" than what we typically pour at our Free Saturday Tastings. Translated, we'll pour you all the "good stuff" at this tasting event. We hope you can make it!

The Wines:

1. Champagne Bourdaire-Gallois Extra Brut (Champagne, France)
We'll get the juices flowing with this 100% Pinot Meunier-based, small grower Champagne! It's rare but not impossible to find still (non-sparkling) Pinot Meunier, but the grape reaches its pinnacle of quality in Champagne. From certified organic vineyards, this bone dry and offers up zesty notes of green apple, quince, almond, and salty mineral.

2. 2022 Hugel Pinot Blanc 'Cuvee Les Amours' (Alsace, Frace)
Hugel is one of the most important and historically significant producers of Alsace. While many Alsatian producers consider Pinot Blanc an afterthought, Hugel has always taken great pride in their version. Showing classic varietal notes of apple, pear, flowers, and mellow minerality, it's a great aperitif, but it also works well with a variety of dishes. From fish to pork, this is quite versatile at the table.

3. 2022 Attems Pinot Grigio (Friuli, Italy)
We know Pinot Grigio can be pretty boring, but this one is everything but that. Now owned by the famed Frescobaldi family, the estate crafts a dramatically delicious Pinot Grigio in the Collio hills of Friuli. Fermented and aged in a mix of stainless steel (90%) and older oak barrels (10%), it flows with aromas and flavors of Meyer lemon, white plum, lime blossom, and spice.

4. 2022 Colene Clemens Pinot Noir 'Dopp Creek' (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
Year in and year out, this is one of Oregon's great Pinot Noir values, and the '22 Dopp Creek is no exception. Every vintage back to 2014 has scored 91-95 points with Wine Spectator! the '22 has yet to be reviewed, and we're debuting this rich, savory, and complex Pinot Noir at this special tasting. 

For the lucky few who get to attend this very special tasting, you're in for a treat. 

Click HERE to reserve your spot(s) today!