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Open House Tasting: Old World and New World from Bichot and Catena

Free Open House Tasting Tuesday May 19th  5-7pm. Old and New World Meet! Burgundy with the wines of Albert Bichot Argentina with Catena Vinyards Join us for a drop in style tasting of old and new world offerings from Albert Bichot and Catena Vinyards.  We’ll be cracking a special bottle or two,  so don’t miss this

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Free Saturday Tasting: Italian Gems From Portovino Imports

Free Saturday Tasting 2-5pm. Portovino Imports with Mark Middlebrook Join us Saturday between 2 and 5pm for a special tasting with Mark Middlebrook,  co-owner of Portovino Imports. Imagine a big old farm table, where lots of wines from various corners of Italy are spread out. All around that table are wine lovers: an Alpine grower

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Free Saturday Tasting 2-5pm Wines From Moldova with Sarego Imports

  Sarego Imports LLC is a leading importer of fine wines from lesser-known wine countries. Stacy McArthur and Serghei  Gulceac carefully select their portfolio to reflect the diversity of Eastern Europe’s wine regions and the native varietals that call them home.  This is an exciting first look at this facinating region and will feature a

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Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday April 25th 2-5pm – French Rosé with importer Jean-Philippe Bourgeois

                                     Free Saturday Tasting 2-5pm. Join us tomorrow for a special tasting of all French Rosé! Jean-Philippe Bourgeois will join us to showcase selections from his portfolio of outstanding French wines. JP Bourgeois is a highly specialized wine

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Free Saturday Tasting: Spring Austrian Selections

Free Saturday Tasting 1-5pm. Our very own Kate is once again back behind the bar for this week’s Free Saturday Tasting. As most of you know, we’re huge fans of Austrian wines, so this week’s line-up is a look at some of our current favorites. . Anton Bauer Roter Veltliner 2013 $16.99 -A bright and

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Free Saturday Tasting: Saturday March 28th – Italian portfolio selections from Haw River Wine Man

Free Saturday Tasting 1-4pm. Join us on Saturday as we welcome local importer Mike Tiano from Haw River Wine Man. Mike has a terrific portfolio of wines from Italy and features small family owned properties that make wine the right way. If you’ve had a glass or two of Italian wine in a local Asheville

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2013 Wimmer Zweigelt Niederösterreich – Austria

  Wimmer Zweigelt is produced by a family-owned winery. Their winemaking skill, the distinctive terroir of the region, the careful limiting the yields in their vineyards, and green harvesting all make for an exceptionally well-crafted wine. Exhibiting a dark ruby garnet color with a youthful purple rim, this wine has plenty of dark, ripe cherry

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2013 Wimmer Grüner Veltliner Niederösterreich – Austria

Young winemakers Sylvia and Martin Hugl have produced a surprisingly intense and concentrated Gruner Veltliner, showing zesty citrus notes of grapefruit and gooseberry, with hints of lentil and white pepper—classic GV character. The palate offers exotic tropical fruit and a firm mineral backbone. The Hugls cultivate 50 acres of south-facing hillside vineyards in northeastern Austria;

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2012 Château Grand Portail – Bordeaux, France

Château GRAND-PORTAIL – family estate for 6 generations is located in Escoussans within the Entredeux-Mers area but more precisely, in the heart of the small, distinctive and expressive Haut-Benauge appellation. In addition to the more famous whites this unique niche terroir produces rare to-find and remarkable red wines when the vines are planted on the

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Maison Louis Latour Grand Ardeche Chardonnay

100% Chardonnay, this exhibits a lovely toasty bouquet as well as pear, white peach and stone fruit elements on the nose. The suave, medium-bodied, ripe pear and apple fruit on the palate is delicious, exhibiting a nice purity of fruit as well as subtle buttery notes on the finish. This wine drinks well on its

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