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

What a relief – Tax Day has come and gone! Join Eric Steineger for this tasting of high quality sparkling wines from Spain and Italy. 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

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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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2012 Cantina La Vis “Simboli” unoaked Chardonnay; Trentino, Italy

The Cantina La Vis, which unlike other “cantine sociali” in this area, is highly driven to produce the highest quality wines possible. In 1980 Cantina La Vis started the “Progetto Qualita.”  First, they embarked on an ambitious project known as “Zonazione.” Here, La Vis exploited its unique symbiotic relationship with the renowned enological institute San

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French Best Buys – Stellar values from north & south – Free Saturday Tasting – Saturday, March 15th., 2014 – 1 to 4pm

Join Tom Leiner, for this delicious tasting of newly arrived wines from France. The 2012 Château Saintongey Blanc is a fruit-driven blend of Semillion 70% and Sauvignon Blanc 30%. Not too dry, just right for fish and white meats. The 2012 Jean de Roze Blanc (Grenache Blanc/Carignan Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc) is a crisp, fragrant, ripe, medium-bodied

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AWM Video: Fortification for the Journey: Prelude to an Austrian Foray

Before embarking on his trip to Austria to seek out exciting new wines for the shop, Eb pauses to appreciate the high quality to which we’ve become accustomed from this small but important player in the global wine scene. Steeped in wine tradition as old as the Roman Empire, and with a rich culture to

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