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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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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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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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Champagne Grongnet Blanc de Blancs Brut NV; Champagne, France

The Grongnet Blanc de Blancs provides extraordinary pleasure with or without food, and it certainly will not disappoint those looking for the perfect aperitif. Cécile Grongnet’s Blanc de Blancs does indeed sparkle as the entrée to a special evening or festivity. Nevertheless, it would be a shame to relegate this charming lady’s bubbly to a

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Chilean Exploration – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, March 29th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Mike Kolker, for this delicious tasting of newly arrived best buys from Chile. The 2012 Undurraga Sauvignon Blanc 2012 is sourced strictly from the Maipo Valley and is bottled without oak aging in order to maximize it’s youthful freshness.  The nose presents fresh citrus with notes of fresh cut herbs and on the palate it’s

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2012 Weingut Strauss Chardonnay Classic; Steiermark, Austria

The Weingut Strauss is located in Steinbach, in the heart of Styria, one of Austria’s southern most wine regions close to the Slovenian border. The Strauss family vineyards are located on the enormous Gamlitzberg, which is the single largest wine growing area in southern Styria and offers ideal south facing slopes for Chardonnay. This wine

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