Wines We Pour

july 16th wines:

Chateau Saintongey 2013 White bordeaux, france

70% Semillion/30% sauvingnon blanc, Hints of ripe citrus fruits, figs, fresh herbs, and minerality

pair with fish and seafood dishes

 

giocato 2012 pinot grigio, slovenia

Pear and peach fruit with hints of almond, grapefruit and toasted coconut. crisp acidity. 

pair with shellfish

 

the crusher 2011 petite sirah, clarksburg california

Blackberry jam, blueberry, dried cherry, cinnamon bark, mouth coating tannins

pair with olive tapenade, lamb, dark chocolate

 

immortal zin 2012 zinfandel, lodi california

velvety layered mix of sweet red cherry, strawberry, cocoa, and juicy red fruit. followed by light toast and smooth tannins

pair with red meat, gourmet burgers, and spiced bbq dishes

 

 next blind tasting league:

wednesday, august 6th

6:30-7:30

$15 in advance/$20 @ the door


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Best Descriptors

Here are some of the funny and unusal descriptors we heard from our last blind tasting league on july 2nd:

oyster shell•wet tire

hot rock • fruit flavored vodka

candied strawberries• tar

wet cardboard

 

Let us know your favorite at our next league:

august 6th at 6:30-7:30pm!

beat the line and order tickets online!

http://metrowinesasheville.com/store/blind-tasting-league/

 

great news!

the blind tasting league will be at

the asheville food and wine show!

stay tuned for more details and be sure to look for us!!!

 

Question of the Day
Todays Question

what grape am i?

-I am a dark blue colored grape

-I am used as a blending grape, but i am great all by myself

-you had me at bordeaux

-i am one of the most popular grapes, It was said that one year there were 260,000 hectares (640,000 acres) of me planted globally!

-i am an offspring of cabernet franc

-i am high in alcohol and low in acidity

-when you taste me, some things you will find are blueberry, cocoa, black pepper, mint, and blackberry

 

i just put andy to the test...he was wrong!! see if you can guess which grape i am! answer revealed at the next blind tasting league!

 

 

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