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AWM Video: Grasping Grenache – Great Summer BBQ Red!

We’ve got a great line-up in our wine tasting machine right now, and in today’s video Eb takes a moment to ponder the charm and mystery of one of California most overlooked grape varieties: Grenache. End Of the Vine’s delicious 2010 offering from the Dry Creek Valley is an intensely fruited and beautifully balanced red

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Summer white, rosé and red wines suited for warm weather fare – Thursday, July 31st., 2014 – 7pm – AWM Cellar – $20.00 per person

Summer White, Rosé and Red: Wines perfectly suited for hot weather fare Thursday, July 31st., 2014 – 7:00 p.m., Asheville Wine Market Cellar With global warming now a certainty, one recourse to putting out the heat lies in enjoying crisp, racy, dry white, rosé, and lighter red wines. There is no better time than summer

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French Summer Selections – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, August 2nd., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Marshall Kirksey for this exciting and informative tasting of these new wines from the French arena! 2013 Château Saintongey Blanc; Bordeaux, France is a classic expression of Semillon blended with Sauvignon Blanc – delicious and refreshing with fig, citrus and mineral nuances.. 2013 Château Marjolet Blanc; Côtes du Rhône, France a fresh, delicious blend

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2013 Fontes “Fontesole” Rose; VDP D’OC, France

Situated in the heart of Languedoc, in the foothills of the southern Cévennes, closed to the famous city of Pézenas, the vineyards of Fontès spread over a mosaic of terroirs (schist, basalt,clay-limestone). The vines, cultivated on terraces also benefit from the influence of a Mediterranean micro-climate, which contributes to the production of high-quality wines. Official

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AWM Video: Blushing Beaujolais: A Refined Rose from Chateau Thivin

Our focus in this week’s video is on the 2013 Chateau Thivin Beaujolais-Villages Rose. Join Eb as he takes a few minutes to reflect on this stunning wine’s virtues and many culinary applications. We were lucky enough to receive a small quantity of this versatile and delightful gem, and there’s a bottle in the tasting

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New Summer Selections from the European arena – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, July 26th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Eric Steineger for this exciting and informative tasting of these new wines from the European arena! 2013 Giocato Pinot Grigio; Goriska Brda, Slovenia is a classic expression of this varietal – fresh and bright with an abundance of stone fruit and pears – delicious and refreshing. 2013 Fontesole Blanc; VDP D’OC, France a fresh,

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2013 Château Thivin Beaujolais-Villages Rosé

This is another winner from Château Thivin!  And now Mont Brouilly’s most famous estate is back with its just-released 2013 rosé. Thivin’s rosé is 100% Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, pressed whole cluster and allowed to macerate for twenty-four hours. This gentle handling imbues the wine with a beautiful, peach-salmon robe. Fresh, zippy and inviting,

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Reissdorf Kölsch; Köln, Germany

Kölsch (also spelled Koelsch) is a local specialty beer brewed in Cologne (Köln), Germany. It is clear with a bright, straw-yellow hue, has a prominent but not extreme hoppiness, and is less bitter than the standard German pale lager. Kölsch is warm-fermented at around 13 to 21°C (55 to 70°F), then cold-conditioned, or lagered. This

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New Summer Selections from the old world- Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, July 19th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Eric Steineger for this exciting and informative tasting of these new wines from California and France! The 2012 End of the Vine Pinot Gris; Anderson Valley, CA is a classic expression of this varietal – fresh and bright with an abundance of stone fruit and spice – delicious and refreshing. The 2013 Fontesole Rosé;

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Portovino Selections – Free Saturday Tasting – July 12th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Ernest Ifkovitz, owner and portfolio manager of Portovino for this exciting and informative tasting featuring Ernest’s hand-picked selections from Italy. Alice Prosecco Brut ‘Doro’ – A Single-vineyard, Brut-dry, grower Prosecco from the foothills of the Dolomites.  100% Glera and all elegant. The 2012 FUSO21 Fuso Barbera Piemonte is a minimally filtered, everyday-delicious wine from 2011

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