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Classic Old World Wines – Free Wine Tasting
October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
It’s Asheville’s best free wine tasting and you’re invited! Stop by to taste 5 classic Old World wines from France, Spain, and Italy for free!
We love the classic and traditional wines of the Euro-zone, and we’re pumped to share some prime examples with you. For this tasting, we’ll set our sights on 100% small grower/producer wines from esteemed regions of the Old World. And we’ll end the tasting, like we always do, with a special surprise wine that will make your head spin. Don’t miss it! Taste, learn, and save every Saturday at Table Wine.
Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – Just stop by – we’ve got plenty of free parking!
ALL FEATURED TASTING WINES ARE 20% OFF BY THE BOTTLE ON TASTING DAY ONLY!!
1. 2018 Le Paradou Viognier (Languedoc, France) – Coming from generations of winemakers, the Chaudiere brothers have produced a wonderful, cooler weather white! This 100% Viognier charmer provides the perfect balance of full bodied goodness and refreshing acidity. Offering flavors of juicy tropical fruit, honeysuckle and ripe peach, this is a deal you can’t pass up!
2. 2018 Elena Walch Pinot Grigio (Alto Adige, Italy) – Elena Walch belongs to the most important protagonists of Alto Adige winemaking. When you taste her Pinot Grigio, you’ll know what we mean. She propels this oft-boring grape to new heights, delivering a wine that is both full-bodied and fresh. Gorgeous notes of ripe apple, spiced pear, and white flowers make this a perfect fall white.
3. 2018 Vina Bujanda Tempranillo (Rioja, Spain) – Viña Bujanda is owned by the brother-and-sister team Carlos and Pilar Martínez-Bujanda Irribarria, whose family has been making wine since 1889. Their delicious little entry level wine is 100% Tempranillo from their younger Rioja vines, and it’s bottled without any oak aging. Fresh and fruity, it’s easy to like and even easier on the budget.
4. 2017 Guidobono Nebbiolo della Langhe (Piemonte, Italy) – We’re going to just say it. This is better than many Barolos and Barbarescos! And it costs half the price!! The Faccenda family bought their vineyards in 2003, so they’re fairly new to the game, but you’d never know that after tasting this wine. Pretty, finely etched, and ethereal, it offers up bright and delicate notes of red fruits, violet, and spice.
5. Surprise Wine – What should we end with? We’ll give you a hint — it’s a larger framed red from either France, Spain, or Italy. That’s all we’re telling and we’ll only open one bottle of this one.