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AWM Video: New Perspective from the Old World: Invigorating Chardonnay from Burgundy

Chardonnay is often, at least in the US, associated with flabby, uninteresting white wine that has no spark or snap. In this week’s video Eb dispels some of the myths surrounding this much maligned and misunderstood varietal, and highlights a prime example of Chardonnay from where it is most famously produced: Burgundy. The Maison Fougeray

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New Late Summer Selections from Empire Distributing – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, September 20th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Empire Distributing’s representative, Jessica Nile, for this delicious and informative tasting of new selections from their import portfolio! 2013 Sauvion Vouvray; Loire Valley, France – Fresh and bright with notes of orchard fruits, limes and subtle green herb notes. Delicious on a picnic. 2011 St. Francis Chardonnay; Sonoma County, CA – Classic ripe buttered

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American Fall Seasonal Brews

The fall seasonal brews have started to roll in just as the first leaves have turned color. Slightly richer styles, these brews are satisfying yet refreshing enough to put out the thirst brought on by that mountain hike. Catawba Brewing Pumpkin Ale: $10.99/6pk Dogfish Head Punkin Ale: $8.99/4pk New Belgium Pumpkick Ale: $9.99/6pk Weyerbacher Imperial

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Fall Newsletter Selections – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, September 6th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join AWM’s own Eric Steineger for this delicious and informative tasting of Fall Newsletter Selections! 2013 Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc; Swartland, S. Africa – Fresh and bright with notes of tropical fruits, melon, and grapefruit. 2013 Domaine Les Grands Bois Rosé; Côtes du Rhône, France – Exhibiting a bright coral pink color this is filled

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Ramey Wine Cellars with George Staikos – Wednesday, September 10th., 2014 – 7pm – AWM Cellar – $25.00 per person

David Ramey spent his early career creating benchmark wines for such wineries as Matanzas Creek, Chalk Hill, Dominus and Rudd. With that impressive resume, David and his wife Carla founded Ramey Wine Cellars in 1996. They have been producing critically acclaimed, award-winning wines ever since, committed to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Syrah as their primary

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Shelton Vineyards NC – Free Supplier Tasting – Saturday, September 13th, 2014 – 1 to 4pm Asheville Wine Market

We are excited to announce a special educational tasting opportunity for our customers. The twenty years of sharing our wine finds with you has been rewarding in many, many ways and many of our supplier friends wanted a way to show their gratitude. So what better way than to bring them in when they make

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AWM Video: The Pull of Southern France – Liquid Silk from Languedoc

Some of our favorite wines are from the southern most parts of France, and the subject of this week’s video is no exception. Join Eb as he introduces the 2012 Cuvée Jean Pull from Domaine des Soulanes, a profound value in the under twenty dollar category. This wine will have you scratching your head, wondering

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New Italian Selections – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, August 30th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Mike Tiano, for this exciting and informative tasting of these new vintage releases from Italy! 2013 Garofoli Macrina; Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Italy  Fresh and bright with stone fruit, ripe citrus, as well as apple/pear notes framed by minerality 2013 Caprili Settimia Bianc; Tuscany, Italy Vermentino from Tuscany. Displays notes of orchard fruits

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Coronado Brewing Company- 18th Anniversary Double IPA

After 18 years of innovative brewing, Coronado Brewing Company give themselves a much-deserved pat on the back with their larger-than-life 18th Anniversary Double IPA. Pouring hazy gold with a nice, thick head, citrus and pine aromas practically jump out of the glass. Follow that up on the palate with some toasty malt, some mildly resinous

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2013 Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc; Swartland, South Africa

The vineyards of Riebeek Cellars lie in a richly diverse area in terms of soil, climate and topography.  Their vineyards are situated at heights that vary from 180 feet above sea level to 900 feet against the slopes of the Kasteelberg mountains. Because of the topography, the soils display the same rich variety, with Oakleaf

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