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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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2012 Viña de Castilla “El Cortjillo” Tempranillo, La Mancha, Spain

This Tempranillo based wine provides hedonistic enjoyment at a very low cost! Boasting a rich nose of red and black fruits as well as subtle spices, this delicious wine comes through on the palate with very pleasing, velvety flavors of black cherry, kirsch, dark plum, and subtle brown spice. Great with pizza, sausages or burgers.

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Customer Appreciation Tasting Wednesday, July 16th, 2014– 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Asheville Wine Market

Meet some of our wonderful suppliers and join us as we take a mid-sale tasting break to introduce some newly arrived wines and foods and give you a chance to try before you buy! This is a drop in, walk around tasting that allows you to ask questions, visit with our staff, and enjoy the

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Riedel wine glass tasting – Thursday, June 26th., 2014 – 7pm – AWM Cellar – $25.00 per person

Taste the difference the right glass can make in your enjoyment of wine. With Danny Sanford as our guide we will compare five unique shapes styled for these wines: Syrah/Rhône reds, Bordeaux reds, Chardonnay/Viognier whites, Riesling/Sauvignon Blanc whites, and Pinot Noir/Nebbiolo reds. Special pricing on stemware sets and individual stems will be available to all

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AWM Video: A Red Wine Cure for the Summertime Blues: 2012 Vina Borgia Garnacha

Feeling the financial pinch this summer? Don’t let that stop you from enjoying great wine! In this video, Eb highlights the 2012 Vina Borgia Garnacha, outlining what makes this easy-drinking, summer-weight wine so great, how it’s made, and why it can be offered for a song. Only $6.99/bottle while supplies last, so come on down

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AWM Best Buys – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, June 21st., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join staff member Marshall Kirksey for this exciting tasting of delicious AWM Best Buys. The 2013 Viña Ventisquero Yali Sauvignon Blanc is an intensely fresh and fruity wine with crisp exotic flavors (think grapefruit, limes and white peaches). The 2013 Honoro Vera Blanco is 100% fruity, floral Verdejo from northwest Spain. Elegant and voluptuous, with exotic

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2012 Bodegas Borsao “Viña Borgia” Garnacha; Campo de Borja, Spain

Bodegas Borsao’s wines have been a corner stone of our Spanish section for years! The Bodegas Borsao Co-op (800 members) owns nearly 3 thousand acres in Campo de Borja, roughly three quarters of the appellation. This rocky zone in the foothills of the Sierra del Moncayo is one of the original homes of the Garnacha

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