News Release: Monday, February 24, 2017
"Aromas of dried herbs mingle with the flavors of plum and red currant in this rather full-bodied red. With present tannins that allow the final to last, on a saline tip and slightly smoked. Drink it today. "
Family owned Château Les Croisille, with the advice of Cahors top oenologist Pascal Verhaeghe, has gone global in the past years. Château Les Croisille is the creation of Bernard and Cécile Croisille, who in the late 1970s, decided they wanted to build their life around their passion for wine. In 1980, upon discovering a prime vineyard site on land that had been abandoned to the junipers, they planted the vineyard, transforming it into the Château that bears the family name today. Based on the simple principle ‘wine is made in the vineyard,’ Bernard and Cécile constantly seek to evolve their practices. They are committed to protecting the environment around the estate and have been certified Organic since 2010.
Le Croizillon is 100% Malbec from vines of an average age of 30 years old. The winemaker has achieved a fruit-forward and easy-drinking style by encouraging a low extraction and short maceration time and then maturing the wine without the use of oak.
News Release: Monday, February 20th, 2017
The Arboretum was established as an affiliate of the University of North Carolina by the State General Assembly in 1986, nearly a century after Frederick law Olmsted, the Father of American Landscape Architecture, first envisioned a research arboretum as part of his legacy and plan for George Vanderbilt at Biltmore Estate. More about The Arboretum here: http://www.ncarboretum.o
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Food and wine Tasting
House-smoked Salmon Rillettes
Chunky smoked salmon spread with dill
Served with toasted brown bread
Lange Pinot Gris '14, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Braised Pork and Clams
Pork and fresh clams braised in an aromatic broth
Luis Canas Rioja Blanco '14, Rioja, Spain
Spinach, Goat Cheese and Prosciutto Ravioli
With sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce
L'Armangia Barbera D'Asti '15, Piedmont, Italy
On skewers with Chimichurri
Qaramy Alto Malbec '13, Uco Valley, Argentina
Blue Cheese Terrine
With Sun-Dried Fruit
French cave aged blue cheese, mascarpone, sun-dried apricots, currants,
cranberries, black figs, raisins, pistachios and toasted pecans
Served with assorted crackers
Grand Planal Corbiers '14, Rhone Valley, France
A Collection of Chocolate Desserts
Fresh Brewed Fair Trade Coffee
Premium Hot Tea
First, let me say that we loved you in "Million Dollar Baby" all night long! Now, to the matter at hand....
According to an interview in The Download in New York Times Magazine, you said that you use an app to "learn more about the wine I am drinking." A little research indicates you are learning through tasting too!
Sounds like you are working the wineries on the west coast and points beyond. You recently presented Ellen De Generes with a bottle from your favorite winery with her name on it. Nice. And this past September, we hear that you and your brother Dan wined, dined and even truffle-hunted as the guests of proprietor Ernesto Abbona at Piedmont’s Marchesi di Barolo winery in Barolo. We met with Valentina Abbona of Marchesi di Barola just two weeks ago here @MetroWines. Now that you have taken the tour on location, we can save you a trip to re-stock. We have Marchesi di Barolo on our shelves!
Scrap the app! We can do more and do it better. We @MetroWines have been featured in Lettie Teague's column in The Wall Street Journal and between us we write for The Laurel of Asheville, Sophie and Capital at Play. We @MetroWines are The Asheville School of Wine and home to the first of its kind Blind Tasting League! We offer wine classes, co-host wine pairing dinners and taste dozens of wines every month. And, if you give us a little guidance on what you like, we can set you up but good!
All this is to say that we can help you learn about wine and to shop. Hilary, call us anytime for help at 828-575-9525 or to place an order. We ship right to your door.