Asheville’s Best Wine Tasting THURSDAY, December 22nd, 2011 6PM $5

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We are thrilled to be pouring Grower Champagne for everyone tomorrow! If you are like us, you love Champagne but don’t have many opportunities to open a bottle and even if you do making the decision on which product to choose can be overwhelming, especially with the super inflated pricing for real Champagne. Our game plan for tomorrow will be to give you the chance to sample multiple Champagnes and to offer them at super low prices. These wines are not the mass marketed, mass produced “Négociants-Manipulants” and do not rely on the purchase of the vast majority of their fruit for any given harvest. Instead these small Grower Champagne houses, own and farm the land and make their amazing Champagne from the very soils from where they live. Sourcing fruit from their own vineyards offers these champenoise the distinct benefit of having complete control of every aspect of production and really keeps prices affordable and quality VERY high….. more on Champagne. So before you grab that over-priced bottle of Dom or Veuve try these first, and create your most memorable New Years Toast yet by raising a glass of real artisanal bottle fermented goodness! Also enjoy a small sampling of local cheese from our good friend Victor from Fairview and our very own handmade Pâté and other delectable goodies. Come and see why traditional French Champagne has been the king of sparkling wine for centuries. Cheese will also be available for purchase. $5 per person.

 

Bodegas Juan Gil Honoro Vera Merlot

Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux– new vintage

Llama Malbec-from 100 year old vines, produced with native yeasts

Fire Steed Pinot Noir– delicious, afford Oregon Pinot

Mas del Périé Cahors Les Escures

Domaine de Berane Côtes du Ventoux “Les Agapes”

Domaine Bruno Dufeu Bourgueil Cuvée Grand Mont

Domaine Philémon Blanc Perlé

 

 

BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran

B. Nektar Zombie Killer Cherry Cyser

B. Nektar Pineapple Coconut Melomel Mead

Bells Java Stout

Dog Fish Head Faithful

Mother Earth Silent Night– barrel aged Imperial Stout

 

2011 Sweetwater Festive Ale

2010 Sweetwater Festive Ale

J.K’s Solstice Hard Cider

Brooklyn Chocolate Stout– DRAFT!

Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere

Southern Tier Choklat– like dark chocolate?Like beer? This one is made for you!

Southern Tier Krampus

RJ Rockers 1st Snow Winter Ale

Ross-on-Wye Rum Barrel Cider– its really here this time.

Mikkeller To From Via 2011

Mikkeller From via To- 2010

Mikkeller Barrel Aged From Via To

Mikkeller Red/White Christmas 1.5L Magnums

Nogne-O Winter Ale

Haandbryggeriet Bestfar

Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale

 

Asheville’s Best Wine Tasting Saturday, December 17th, 2011 3PM-7PM

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OUR SIGN IS UP!!! As you all know, Appalachian Vintner will be “moving” across the parking lot directly in front our current location, to 745 Biltmore Ave in the next month or two. The new location will feature an expanded bar with wines by the glass, snacks, tap lines and market, CASK system, an outdoor seating area, tons of exposed brick walls and antique hard wood floors! The door is usually open for construction crews most days so feel free to peek your head in and take a look, but wear your hard hat…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 22nd, 6pm: Holiday Wine, Cheese and Champagne Tasting– The perfect tasting to find the best wine to accompany your holiday gatherings and the best sparkling wine & Champagne for a memorable New Years Toast! Enjoy a local cheese selection from our good friend Victor in Fairview, handmade Pâté (family recipe) and other delectable goodies. Come and see why traditional French Champagne has been the king of sparkling wine for centuries. $5 per person.

 

 

 

 

 

~ Asheville’s Wine Tasting ~

 

Appalachian Vintner is absolutely thrilled to announce the arrival of Wine Traditions, LTD. from Falls Church V.A. This delivery marks the end of a very long wait and the welcomed addition to some of the greatest values in contemporary French wine. Ed Addiss, and his wife Barbara Selig, import wine from the French countryside produced from independent family owned vineyards, and have since 1996. They champion appellations that receive very little acclaim and have sought out vignerons and vigneronees whose deep respect and commitment toward their land have resulted in wines that convey a sense of place. We hope you will join us in welcoming these products into our portfolio.

 

 

 

 

Domaine Philémon Blanc Perlé 60% Loin de L’Oeil, 20% Muscadelle and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Domaine Philémon is located in Villeneuve-sur-Vere, a small village on the Vere river in between Albi and Cordes in the northeast quadrant of the Gaillac appellation. The Vieules family have had a vineyard in Villeneuve since 1804. The vineyard is in transition to being certified organic. The Blanc Perlé, which is sometimes labeled as Gaillac fraîcheur Perlé has been produced since the 1950’s. The freshness in the wine is achieved by preserving some of the natural CO2 that occurs during the vinification. ….more

Shelf $11.99 Tasting $10.79


Domaine Bruno Dufeu Bourgueil Cuvée Grand Mont– 100% estate grown Cabernet Franc from the appellation of Bourgueil which covers 1,350 hectares spread throughout seven communes on the right bank of the Loire River. Bruno Dufeu is located in the hamlet of Neusaies, part of the village of Benais, in the heart of the Bourgueil appellation. Bruno has taken over a family domain and farms 12 hectares. He has two parcels, one in the “sables” (sandy) lower slopes and one in the “argilo-siliceux” (clay-limestone) upper slope called Grand Mont. He farms according to the principles of “lute raisonnée” (sustainable farming) and is increasingly farming organically. This cuvee is produced from the “Grand Mont” vineyard on the upper slopes, a vineyard considered to be among the finest in Bourgueil. ….more Shelf $14.99 Tasting $13.49


Domaine de Berane Côtes du Ventoux “Les Agapes”– The vineyards of Côtes du Ventoux are part of the southern Rhone and are for the most part spread out around the town of Carpentras just north of Provence. They are set against the backdrop of Mont Ventoux which dramatically rises 1912 meters above the valley floor. This imposing mountain range, the tallest in interior France, has been classified by UNESCO as a “Reserve de Biosphere”. Domaine de Berane’s vineyard is situated in the village of Mormoiron at an elevation of 350 meters and with south-east exposure. The domaine works according to the principles of organic farming. The name “Les Agapes” is actually a biblical reference to the meal taken after a long day’s work and is mainly made with oldvine Grenache blended with Syrah and Mourvèdre. ….more Shelf $ 14.99 Tasting $13.49


Mas del Périé Cahors Les Escures– The vineyards of Cahors lay an equal distance from the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees. They are planted along the banks and hills of the Lot River valley. As a result of its millennia of work carving through a limestone plateau, the Lot River left a narrow band of hills ideally suited to the vine. The soils vary according to their proximity to the river, with the lower terraces having more alluvial deposits and the upper vineyards having more exposed rock. The vineyards date back at least two thousand years and the wines of Cahors have an illustrious history that includes being sought after by the Roman Emperor Domitian, kings, bishops and the Russian Orthodox Church not mention they were used to beef-up the wines of Bordeaux in centuries past. Mas del Perié has been in the Jouves family for four generations. The domaine is located in Trespoux-Rassiels, a small village located along the chalky plateau known as Quercy Blanc. The average age of the vines is 35 years. This is truly one of the greatest finds in our tasting history, it is a total steal at this price. ….more Shelf $16.99 Special Tasting $14.99

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New Arrivals~

Bodegas Juan Gil Honoro Vera Merlot

Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux– new vintage

LlamaMalbec from 100 year old vines, produced with native yeasts

Fire SteedPinot Noir– delicious, afford Oregon Pinot

Lange Pinot Gris

Stonecap Chardonnay

Isenhower Last Straw Red

Vina Montes Alpha Carmenere

Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

Dry Creek Vineyards Heritage Zinfandel

Tensley Santa Barbara Syrah– 92pts

Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon

Bashee Central Coast Red

Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge Vieilles Vignes– 50 year old Pinot vines, native yeasts, biodynamically farmed!

Mas Olivier Faugères Rouge

Château de l’Aiguillette Muscadet Vielles Vignes– our new fav from Loire!

Raphael Trouiller Elicio Vin de pays de Méditerranée

Cheto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rose– this is serious sparkling from the original Lambrusco house.

Drie Trocken Riesling

Tomas Cusine Vilosell Costers del Segrie

Pinord Clos de Torribas Crianza

Bookwalter Bookmark


Mother Earth Silent Night

Delirium Noël

Gouden Carolus Noël

Avery Czar

Allagash Interlude

Lagunitas Cappucino Stout

Moylan’s Moylander DIPA

Left Hand Fade to Black Vol.3 Pepper Porter?!

Left Hand Milk Stout

Chaucers Mead

Weyerbacher TINY

Sir Perry Pear Cider

Asheville Brewing Co. Shiva IPA CANS

Brooklyn Black OPS– uber limited, in fact we can’t actually verify its existence at all…


2011 Sweetwater Festive Ale

2010 Sweetwater Festive Ale

J.K’s Solstice Hard Cider

2011 Olde Hickory Event Horizon

2010 Olde Hickory Event Horizon– DRAFT!

Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere

Southern Tier Choklat– like dark chocolate?Like beer? This one is made for you!

Southern Tier Krampus

RJ Rockers 1st Snow Winter Ale

Ross-on-Wye Rum Barrel Cider– its really here this time.

Mikkeller To From Via 2011

Mikkeller From via To- 2010

Mikkeller Barrel Aged From Via To

Mikkeller Red/White Christmas 1.5L Magnums

Nogne-O Winter Ale

Haandbryggeriet Bestfar

Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale



Asheville’s Best Wine Tasting Saturday, December 10th, 2011 2PM-6:30PM

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JUST ANNOUNCED! Thats right folks Appalachian Vintner will be “moving” across the parking lot directly in front our current location, to 745 Biltmore Ave in the next month or two. The new location will feature an expanded bar, tap lines and market, CASK system, an outdoor seating area, tons of exposed brick walls and antique hard wood floors and a HUGE marquee sign….finally! More to come…

 

Wow! Where to begin….. well first of all THANK YOU so very very much for all the amazing support last Friday. Our Anniversary was to date the single greatest tasting we’ve had at Appalachian Vintner! We hosted over 200+ wonderful people and raised nearly $1,000 for Mission Children’s Hospital.

 

December 22nd 6pm Holiday Wine, Cheese and Champagne Tasting– The perfect tasting to find the best wine to accompany your holiday gatherings and the best sparkling wine & Champagne for a memorable New Years Toast! Enjoy a local cheese selection from our good friend Victor in Fairview, handmade Pâté (family recipe) and other delectable goodies. Come and see why traditional French Champagne has been the king of sparkling wine for centuries. $5 per person.

 

~ Asheville’s Wine Tasting ~

While last Fridays tasting was on all accounts a smashing success, we still have plenty of great wine & beer at Asheville’s best prices, see below for current listing of new arrivals. We also are offering a 20% discount on any solid special order case through the holidays, give us call for more information or to place and order. FYI if you find it cheaper anywhere else, we will match or beat the price!

 

 

Château de Valmer Vouvray– 100% Chenin Blanc from its iconic home in the Loire Valley. Wines from the Vouvray region have been on French kings’ tables since the 14th century. Seated on a rocky spur between the Raye and Brenne Valleys, the vineyard of the Chateau de Valmer and its 60+ acres carrying the label of Vouvray and Touraine appellation benefits from its proximity, less than 4 miles as the crow flies to the Loire River, the last wild European river to be added to the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. The family winemaking tradition of the Chateau de Valmer dates back to the end of the 19th century, and more precisely, to 1888. This wine is produced in a “dry” style but certainly has more residual sugars than say, the wines of Savennières, another world-class area for Chenin on the Loire River. Direct importing by The Country Vintner of Ashland VA, keeps this little wine VERY well priced for its sourcing. Vinified in glass lined vats and aged on the fine lees for a lush texture and richly accentuated fruit throughout the palate. Shelf $12.99 Tasting $11.69

Seifried Winery Nelson Bay Unoaked Chardonnay– 100% estate grown Chardonnay from the Seifried Rabbit Island and Brightwater Vineyards planted along the Tasman Bay due west of Marlborough. The Rabbit Island plot is the site of an ancient Maori kumara (sweet potato) farm. The soil is very poor but has a high water table, perfect for producing strong vines capable of making concentrated flavorful wines. The nose has nicely proportioned tropical fruit with hints of hazelnuts alongside riper summer stone fruits like peach and apricot. The palate is beautifully textual with creamy palate weight offset by fine acid giving length and definition. Certified through Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. Truly a great value, especially with the price inflation coming out of New Zealand. Shelf $12.99 Tasting $11.69

Marchesi di Barolo Maràia Barbera Monferrato– Barbera 90% – Dolcetto 10%. While most wine drinkers are familiar with Barbera from Asti or Alba, the grape is believed to have originally hailed from the hills of Monferrato in central Piemonte, Italy where it has been known from the thirteenth century. Documents from the cathedral of Casale Monferrato between 1246-1277 detail leasing agreements of vineyard lands planted with “de bonis vitibus barbexinis” or Barbera, as it was known then. The wine ages for one year in small French oak barrels and partly in traditional 100-hectoliter barrels. In this way the wine becomes more harmonious and it increases the intensity of its bouquet. The color is a lively and brilliant dark ruby-red. The nose is fresh and deep with clean scents of fresh wild berries, currants and sour black cherry. A light hint of vanilla and toasted oak. The flavor is warm and robust, full-bodied, pleasant and balanced. Originally brought to our attention by our friend and resident artist, James Daniel III while dinning in Washington D.C. Maràia has become one of our best sellers from our Italian shelf. Shelf $ 12.99 Tasting $11.69

Fontanavecchia Aglianico del Taburno– Aglianico (pronounced “ah-LYAH-nee-koe”) is a black grape grown mainly in the regions at the southern most tip of Italy. The vine more than likely originated in Greece and was brought to the south of Italy by Greek settlers. Etymology derives the name Aglianico from a corruption of Apulianicum, the Latin adjective which indicates the whole of southern Italy in the Roman age. In early Roman times, it was the principal grape of the famous Falernian wine which was the Roman equivalent of a First Growth wine today. Aglianico produces monstrously structured wines with bracing tannins and firm acidity, bottlings that in the past have taken decades to mature to palatable drink. Today with modern winemaking taking a front seat in most areas, wines such as these have been replaced with juice that is much more approachable upon release, such as the Fontanavecchia we have here. From the Grandfather of the Estate: “…My wine has flesh and bones, which are perfumed with my memories, the taste which covers ones tongue, and wakes up all of your senses, my wine is the blood of these fields and everything that I have in me.” Libero Rillo. Another amazing direct import from the Haw River Wine Man. Shelf $16.99 Tasting $15.29

Lange Pinot Gris

Stonecap Chardonnay

Isenhower Last Straw Red

Vina Montes Alpha Carmenere

Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

Dry Creek Vineyards Heritage Zinfandel

Tensley Santa Barbara Syrah– 92pts

Bacchus Cabernet Sauvignon

Bashee Central Coast Red

Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge Vieilles Vignes– 50 year old Pinot vines, native yeasts, biodynamicly farmed!

Mas Olivier Faugères Rouge

Château de l’Aiguillette Muscadet Vielles Vignes– our new fav from Loire!

Raphael Trouiller Elicio Vin de pays de Méditerranée

Cheto Chiarli Brut de Noir Rose– this is serious sparkling from the original Lambrusco house.

Drie Trocken Riesling

Tomas Cusine Vilosell Costers del Segrie

Pinord Clos de Torribas Crianza

Bookwalter Bookmark

2011 Sweetwater Festive Ale

2010 Sweetwater Festive Ale

J.K’s Solstice Hard Cider– This is the best winter cider we’ve every had period! Its 100% USDA Organic too!

2011 Olde Hickory Event Horizon

2010 Olde Hickory Event Horizon– DRAFT!

Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere

Southern Tier Choklat– like dark chocolate?Like beer? This one is made for you!

Southern Tier Krampus

RJ Rockers 1st Snow Winter Ale

Ross-on-Wye Rum Barrel Cider– its really here this time.

Mikkeller To From Via 2011

Mikkeller From via To- 2010

Mikkeller Barrel Aged From Via To

Mikkeller Red/White Christmas 1.5L Magnums

Nogne-O Winter Ale

Haandbryggeriet Bestfar

Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale


Asheville’s Best Wine Tasting Friday, December 2nd, 2011 6-8:30PM$5

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Friday DECEMBER 2nd, 6PM-8:30PM


$5 cashAPPALACHIAN VINTNER’S 3rd Annual Anniversary Party, Charity Fundraiser, & Portfolio Tasting benefiting MISSON CHILDRENS HOSPITAL.This is always the best wine and beer tasting of the year, no matter where you live Asheville! We will have over 75+ bottles of wine and beer open, many that have never been sampled before. Multiple breweries, distributors and importers will be in attendance. Appalachian Vintner is a spacious store and even when our events draw crowds of hundreds of people, these events are comfortable with plenty of room for everyone so bring all your friends, neighbors and co-workers! Just about everything in the shop will be on sale, with deep discounts for the tasting wines. For all you beer collectors, this will also be the Asheville release for Olde Hickory’s EVENT HORIZON 2011, limit three bottles per guest! We will be tapping a keg of 2010 Event Horizon and re-releasing a very small amount of last years bottles signed by Master Brewer Stephen Lyerly. $5 cash at the door.


If you are a local business owner or artist and would like to donate to the silent auction this year please have your donations delivered by Thursday. We are grateful for your consideration, Missions Children’s Hospital is an amazing organization that infinitely heightens thousands of youngsters’ lives every day, the benefit they bring to the community is immeasurable.



We not be having our normal free wine tasting on Saturday, sorry for any inconveniences this may cause!