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South African Selections – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, April 26th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Anne Kaufmann for this tasting of high quality wines from South Africa. The 2013 Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc offers bright apple, citrus, and quince notes, as well as a palate that is dry, crisp, and finishes with some minerality. The 2010 Sutherland Chardonnay exhibits aromas of apples and pears with pleasant oak spice

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2010 Sutherland Chardonnay; Elgin, South Africa

In 2002, Gyles Webb of Thelema purchased an idyllic 100 ha apple farm in Elgin, a cool-climate coastal region which is quickly gaining a reputation for intense, aromatic white wines. Webb named the property Sutherland and began converting approximately 25 ha to vineyards, starting with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The wines are vinified and bottled

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Highland’s 20th Anniversary Scotch Ale- Now Available!

The brewery that started it all here in Asheville is celebrating it’s twentieth anniversary with a special, limited release bottling of Scotch Ale. This medium-bodied ale, pouring an auburn-red, boasts fragrant roasted coffee and caramel notes, with a subtle hint of hops in the background. A rich texture leads pleasingly into a satisfyingly clean, slightly

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AWM Video: Dry Rose: No Longer Sub Rosa!

Eb can hardly contain his excitement as he introduces all of the fresh new roses that have arrived from all over Europe, and just in time for Spring. With a huge assortment of wonderful meal pairing options, and unmatched versatility at the table, there’s no reason not to incorporate these dry roses into your wine

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Taxes are over! Let the bubbles flow! – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, April 19th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Eric Steineger for this exciting and informative tasting. The Freixenet Blanc de Blancs Brut offers bright citrus/almond notes, and a palate that is dry, crisp, and finishes with some minerality. The Agricola Dibon Brut Reserve exhibits aromas of apples and pears with pleasant floral notes. Crisp, dry, and medium-bodied with delicate stone fruit flavors on

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Mediterranean wine exploration: The fresh springtime flavors of the Italian peninsula – Thursday, April 10th, 2014 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Asheville Wine Market Cellar

Mediterranean exploration: The fresh springtime flavors of the Italian peninsula Thursday, April 10th, 2014 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Asheville Wine Market Cellar We are going to taste wines that express individuality as well as their place of origin. The Piedmont, Veneto, Tuscany, the Marches, and Emilia Romagna, have had outstanding vintages over the last

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AWM Spring Best Buys! – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, April 19th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Run, don’t walk to join Eric Steineger for this tasting of four outstanding wine values. The 2013 Famiglia Cielo Pinot Grigio offers fresh cut pear, as well as citrus with almond notes, and a palate that is dry, ripe and finishes with some minerality. Try it with fresh asparagus or seafood!  The 2013 Bieler Pere

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AWM Video: Unusual Suspects: A Full Line-Up of Spring Wine Values

Eb has returned home from his buying trip in Europe, happy to have his feet firmly back on North Carolina soil. As usual, he’s brought with him a wonderful entourage of incredible values from all over the world, just in time for the wonderful spring weather we’re just now beginning to experience. So, follow along

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New Spring Beers

Beer has a great refreshment factor that is unbeatable, especially in hot weather. This trio of beers offers a broad spectrum of flavors so grab one of each and enjoy the shift to spring. Atwater Vanilla Java Black Imperial Stout; Detroit, MI – Dark brown to almost back in color with a rich cream colored

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Spanish Springtime Exploration – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, April 5th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Eric Steineger for this exciting tasting of Spanish wines perfectly suited for spring. The 2012 Volteo Verdejo/Sauvignon Blanc offers fresh apple, as well as citrus with fresh cut herb notes, and a palate that is dry, ripe and finishes with some minerality. Try it with fresh asparagus!  The 2013 Artadi “Artazuri” Rosado is a

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