Asheville Wine & Beer Report Saturday, March 31st, 2012 3PM-7PM

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Mark your Calender!Tuesday, May 29th 5PM, we welcome Les Addis of:


.: 5 rare Kegs will be tapped :.

 

This Saturday we are happy to welcome Mr. Chuck Landers of Wisdom Beverage to the tasting bar. Chuck is a thirty year veteran of the wine industry, and not just any wine industry, the Western North Carolina wine industry. Almost all of his three decades behind the bottle have been spent engulfed in the mountains of North Carolina. Pretty cool if you ask us! Mr. Landers will be pouring some serious values from the Central and Northern Pacific coast of the US.

 

~ Asheville’s Wine Tasting ~

Waterbrook Winery Melange Blanc– 39% Riesling, 18% Pinot Gris, 14% Gewürztraminer, 10% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Viognier from the Canyon Ranch, Bosma, Willow Crest, Den Hoed, Oasis, Carpenter vineyards in Washington State. more Shelf $15.99 Tasting $14.39

Stone Cap Winery Chardonnay– 100% Columbia Valley Chardonnay. Stone Cap Wines are handcrafted entirely from estate grown grapes from the renowned Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard in Washington State’s Columbia Valley. This expansive (1,600 acres) and highly regarded vineyard allows the Monson Family to produce stunning quality wines while remaining sensibly priced. more Shelf $9.99 Tasting $8.99

Tim Tonjum Different Drummer Cabernet Sauvignon Rietkerk Vineyard– 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the 15 acre Rietkerk Vineyard, deep with in the rich Bench lands of Paso Robles. Hopefully we’ve never steered you wrong, so trust us here when we say Paso Cab rocks and this is a really, really stellar example! more Shelf $16.99 Tasting $14.99

Stone Cap Winery Syrah– 100% Goose Ridge Winery Syrah, Established under the direction of the late Dr. Walter Clore, Father of the Washington Wine Industry, and visionary owner Arvid Monson, Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard observed its first harvest in 1999 While the Stone Cap wines are under a different label the fruit comes from the same vineyards creating a serious value… more about Goose Ridge. Shelf $9.99 Tasting $8.99

 

Laurent Miquel Chardonnay

Garnet Monterey County Pinot Noir

Just by Paul Sapin Shiraz

Rockbrook Pinot Noir

Arbor Crest Cab Franc– 92pts Robert Parker

Pisgah Smoked Porter

Pisgah San Fran Lager

Pisgah Mexican Lager

Green Flash Palate Wrecker 22oz

Weyerbacher Insanity

Bells Oberon

Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye

Bear Republic Red Rocket

Bear Republic Pete Brown Tribute Ale– man we forgot how good these beers are!

Corsendonk Agnus– 750ml & 4packs

Corsendonk Pater– 750ml & 4pack

Lagunitas WTF

Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin– fresh batch

Catawba Valley Farmer Teds Cream Ale– CANS

Catawba Valley White Zombie Wit– CANS

Duck-Rabbit Rabid Duck 2012

Duck-Rabbit Barleywine 2012

Highland Mountain Medley– contains Thunderstruck Porter

Asheville’s Best Wine Tasting Saturday, March 24th, 2012 3PM-7PM

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Spring has sprung and while the temp is up our prices are down. So swing on in to the Appalachian Vintner and grab some great warm weather treats.

 

 

The Yellow & Blue tasting with Matt Cain was a huge success, the wines showed wonderfully. The evening saw the bulk of our stock dissipate, but fear not we have a fresh batch stacked to the ceiling at the front of the shop. Each of the five varietals available offer something special, they’re line priced at $11.99 and the 1L TetraPak is ideal for camping, hiking or boating.

 

 

 

 

 

~ Asheville’s Wine Tasting ~

 

Broadbent Vinho Verde– 50% Loureiro, 40% Trajadura and 10% Pedernã [aka Arinto]. Vinho Verde, the most popular white wine from Portugal, is a deliciously refreshing, light wine with gentle spritz. “Verde”, meaning “green” refers to the hints of lime color. Broadbent Vinho Verde is the only Vinho Verde imported on a refrigerated container. The result is an excellent example of Vinho Verde that is as fresh as the day it was bottled. An ideal warm weather wine, excellent for lunch and picnics, this wine is equally as lovely as an evening aperitif. It makes a brilliant pairing with any fish, shell fish and poultry. “Is the world’s greatest pairing for a Caesar salad” according to wine writer Jordan MacKay. The label was painted by Alice, the niece, of Bartholomew Broadbent, when she was four. Shelf $8.99 Tasting $8.09

 

Gruet Brut Rosé– 100% Pinot Noir sparkling wine produced Méthode Champenoise and traditionally re-fermented in the bottle. The Gruet Winery is in Albuquerque, NW with vineyards due south, planted at an elevation of over 4,300ft. This elevation allows the Gruet family to boast some of the highest plantings in the US. Blending a small amount (2%) of still (not sparkling) Pinot Noir really fattens up the front and mid palates and yields a very satisfying brut. The sparkling wines of Gruet are quite possibly the greatest value in sparkling wine and certainly the greatest domestic example. Pricing has increased on all of the Gruet wines, but Appalachian Vintner has maintained a steady stock at the old pricing, which we will hold until the current stock has depleted so grab a few for the fridge at the heady old price! Shelf $14.99 This Saturday$13.99

 

Viña Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir– Casablanca, Chile. Perhaps you’ve not heard much of the Pinot coming from Chile, but trust us it has shown itself worthy time and time again. Here as in other areas there is large amount of wines labeled Pinot that hold much more fruit extraction and weight, benefits from sun drenched climates and long hang times, resembling wines from other heartier varietals. While those too have their place, we found more traditional styles coming from the Casablanca’s pre-coastal climate, with cool nights and gradual heat during the day. The oldest Pinot vines in South America are planted in this maritime valley. The color, alcohol and fruit have intensified from previous vintages here, with some oak showing but very little. The Limited Selection Pinot has great texture as always and very smooth and satisfying tannin/acidity. Shelf $15.49 Tasting $13.94

 

Carlos Basso Dos Fincas Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec– 60% Cab, 40% Malbec & 100% Estate grown. Originally from Genoa, Italy, the Basso Family has been producing wine since 1922. The use of two separate vineyards(dos fincas) in Argentina is a traditional practice to safeguard against the threat of hail. For the Basso family, it also allows them to make a more interesting blend by combining the attributes of two distinct microclimates. The dark, powerful fruit from their vineyard in San Carlos, matched with the softer, more nuanced fruit from their vineyard in Tunuyan, makes extremely balanced wines. We’ve sold the Basso Dos Fincas Malbec for years and have always found it to be very well made and really pleasant cedar box notes. This rich blend has these earthy old world qualities spiked with richer fruit. Aromas of buttery roasted peppers and nuts, green olive, cassis, and creamy mocha with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a long, mint, dried apple, and pencil shaving accented finish. A smooth, flavorful wine for sipping or the table. ROCKIN’ Sustainable. Shelf $12.99 Tasting $11.69

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new space is off to an an amazing start. Thanks to everyone that have come by, we are grateful for the support. The Vintner is taking a huge breath of fresh air, as are we. The lines are getting longer, so please do not hesitate to send us any and all questions, comments and concerns. We would love to hear from you, feedback in any form is always greatly appreciated.

 

There are tons of new products in stock with more and more arriving daily, swing by, give us a call 828.505.7500 or send an email for a complete list!


Orin Swift The Prisoner 1.5 Magnums

 

Tenuta Canale Vigna del Nonno Chianti Classico– its back!

 

La Rioja Alta Viña Alberti RiojaReserva

 

Cederberg Bukettraube

 

Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Fairview Pinotage– one of the only native owned South Africa wineries.

 

Layer Cake Primitivo

 

Gundlach Bundschu Chardonnay

 

Banshee Central Coast Red

 

 

 

Tensley Lea Syrah Rose

 

Marietta Old Vine Red #56

 

Santa Barbara ZCS– new vintage

 

Peirano Estate Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Steeple Jack Unwooded Chardonnay

 

Steeple Jack Merlot

 

Indaba Merlot

 

Bodega Calle Ca ‘de Calle Reserva– Appalachian Vintner exclusive.

 

Joan d’Anguera Garnatxa

 

Paitin Campolive Barbera d’Alba– powerful Barbera from a gorgeous estate

 

Caprili Brunello di Montalcino– a texture like olive oil.

 

BEER

 

Olde Hickory 2012 Irish Walker & Imperial Stout

 

Foothills Bourbon Barrel Porter

 

Left Hand Good Juju

 

Epic Sour Apple Saison

 

Epic Imperial Stout

 

Epic Big Bad Baptist #5

 

Dogfish Head Saison du Buff

 

Dogfish Head Aprilhop– 6pack & DRAFT

 

Green Flash Palate Wrecker

 

Dark Horse Raspberry

 

Dark Horse Crooked Tree

 

Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree

 

Dark Horse Bofo Brown

 

Dark Horse Amber

 

Tibet Lhasa Lager– 10% of profits to the Tibetan people

 

Evil Twin Hop Flood

 

Evil Twin Katz Pis IPA

 

Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a NYC Hotel Room– collaboration with de Molen

 

Stillwater/ Emelisse Holland Oats

 

Chateau Rogue Dirtoir

 

Chateau Rogue Single Malt

 

Green Man Brewery The Dweller Imperial Stout– 750ml bottles, first ever from Green Man.

 

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

 

Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA– 16oz cans

 

Bells Dopplebock

 

Stoudts Karnival Kolsch

 

Stoudts German Pilsner– fresh batch

 

König Pilsener– 16oz cans

 

SweetWater 15th Anniversary ESB

 

SweetWater Exodus Porter

 

Southern Tier Backburner Oak Aged Barleywine

 

Southern Tier Oaked Unearthly

 

Southern Tier Oaked Gemini

 

New Belgium La Folie 2012

Asheville’s Best Wine Tasting Wednesday, March 14th, 2011 6PM

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Join us this Wednesday to welcome Matthew Cain owner of J. Soif, Inc and creator of Yellow+ Blue wines.


Matt Cain


THE YELLOW & BLUE PHILOSOPHY:



“DRINK WELL. DO GOOD.

 

 

WE DON’T THINK WINE LOVERS SHOULD HAVE TO CHOOSE

 

BETWEEN QUALITY WINE AND A HEALTHIER PLANET.

 

 

Thanks to Yellow+Blue, you can now enjoy great, certified organic wines in environmentally friendly packaging, so you have that best-of-both worlds thing going on.

The goal of Yellow+Blue is to find exceptional organic wine from outstanding winemakers around the world and bring it to wine lovers like you … in a way that’s responsible and affordable..”






~The Wines~


All wines are 100% organic or sustainable and packaged in large 1L Tetra Paks that hold an extra 250ml. Regular price for these wines is $11.99 per litre but we will be offering special discounts of 5%(1-5btls) 10%(6-11btls) and 20%(12+) on all varietals of Y+B during the tasting. So swing by meet Matt, taste some really eco-friendly, really delicious wines that are perfect when you want to get your hike on, bike on, camp on or beach on, ’cause there’s no glass to break or lug around!



Y+B Torrontes– COLOR Light yellow with hints of green.  AROMA Expansive and fresh aromas of peach, cantaloupe and pineapple, with a hint of lime. TASTING NOTES Fresh and lively, with medium weight, nice acidity, and an enjoyable floral finish.FOOD PAIRINGS Our Torrontes is the perfect pour for many cheeses, spicy foods and seafood dishes. REGION Originally from Galicia in northwest Spain, Torrontes is now the distinctive and greatest white wine grape in all of Argentina. Our organic Torrontes is made with organically-grown grapes from the picturesque village of Cafayate, Argentina’s heartland for this varietal. more


Y+B Sauvignon Blanc– COLOR Lucent Yellow-Green. AROMA Mandarin Orange, Key Lime and Tangerine. TASTING NOTES Medium weight, bright acidity with lingering flavors of Lime and lemongrass  FOOD PAIRINGS Grilled fish, cheeses, grilled vegetables and cured meats. REGION Our Sauvignon Blanc is created from 100% organic Sauvignon Blanc grapes from California’s Mendocino County. more


Y+B Malbec COLOR Deep purple with hints of maroon. AROMAS Heady aromas of black cherries and licorice. TASTING NOTES A medium to full bodied wine with fine tannins and a long, mineral laden finish. FOOD PAIRINGS A versatile wine that works well with grilled meats, fish and vegetable gratins. REGION Argentina’s Mendoza Province is the country’s largest and best known wine-producing region.  It is located approximately 2,500 feet above sea level near the Chilean border. This continental semi-desert region experiences little rainfall but is irrigated by snowmelt from the Andes mountains in the west. The dry, sunny conditions and alluvial, red-clay soil yield exceptional wines rich in terroir.  Low rain and plentiful sunshine results in optimum ripening conditions for our 100% certified organic wines. more


Y+B Select Red Tempranillo, Mourvedre and Syrah COLOR Dark purple-black. AROMAS Rich aromas of blackberry, leather and cardamom. TASTING NOTE A rich and powerful wine, with a long, spicy finish. FOOD PAIRINGS Pairs well with grilled meats and other hearty dishes. REGION In Santa Barbara County, the east-west orientation of the coastal mountains forms valleys opening directly to the Pacific Ocean. This unique topography allows the flow of fog and ocean breezes to shape distinct microclimates, perfect for the cultivation of classic grape varietals and world class wines. more



Y+B Monastrell COLOR Blue-Violet, with hints of red. AROMAS Powerful aromas of blackberries, anise, olives and plums. TASTING NOTES A full bodied red, with firm tannins, and an opulently plummy finish. FOOD PAIRINGS Works well with grilled meats and other hearty dishes. REGION Created as a DO in 1966, Jumilla has undergone a revolution in the past few decades. The new generation of wines from forward thinking wineries have caused the region to explode in popularity.  Jumilla itself is situated in Southeast Spain between La Mancha and the Mediterranean Sea, creating a good grape growing climate. Monastrell, known as Mourvedre in France, is the main varietal in Jumilla, taking up over 80% of the vineyard land.  Monastrell shines in the warm, dry weather and rocky soils of the region.  The red wines from Jumilla are full-bodied wines with flavors of black fruits and plums. more




Asheville’s Best Wine Tasting Saturday, March 10th, 2012 3PM-7PM

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After a few long and arduous weeks, at last the Vintner on Biltmore has arrived. The physical act of moving was lightened heavily by our very dear friends, folks we could not have done it with out you, thank you so much. The ringer, for us anyway, can in the form of local & state government. You see alcohol permits are not transferable, so we had to re-apply for all of them and with patience and perseverance we secured our rights to provide the best libation, to the best people once again.

Whats New?

  • 10 craft beer lines. A rotating list of regional and domestic brews at the best prices in town.

  • Cask Engine. Traditional English beer engine serving fresh, cask conditioned REAL ale.

  • Wine Cruvinet. Wine by the glass coming soon.

  • À la carte menu. Cheese, hummus, tapenade, dried meat, baguette etc. Menu in the works, should be rolling strong in a month or so.

  • 80 foot Bar. The largest tasting bar in Asheville according to Guinness Book of World records. Room for everyone, their kids, their dogs and a suitcase.

  • Over 50 feet of windows. Front and back we had them coated with a UV filter, just to let the good rays in, really changes the feel of the store.

  • Massive 300 square foot outdoor patio. You have to see it to believe it.

  • 80 year old red oak hardwood floors. More character that you can shake a stick at.

  • Expanded Wine & Beer Selection.

  • Expanded Market Offerings. Dry goods with a strong emphasis on regional products and why not Appalachia has some of the greatest items available!

  • Wine Classes. Stay tuned, send your feedback as to what days work best for you.

  • Beer Tasting Group. We are thinking the third Thursday or each month, open to home brewers, beer collectors etc. We will try to coincide a cask tapping with these events. Send us some feedback with your recommendations.

  • Expanded evening hours. Thursday-Saturday 10am-9:30pm +

Whats staying the same?

  • The best small production artisanal wine & beer at the best prices in town.

  • Free weekly Wine Tastings

  • Convenient massive parking lot.

  • Approachable, educated service at every level.

  • Charles & Geoff keeping it real, all day everyday.

 

We are going to leave it there for now. Appalachian Vintner will be hosting a wine tasting this Saturday, forgive us for not providing the offerings this week, it will be worth a visit, promise. FYI we are still working feverishly to put everything in its place, so please pardon the clutter for a few more days!

Orin Swift The Prisoner 1.5 Magnums

Walnut Hill Columbia Valley(Oregon) Red Wine– 100% Estate grown Willamette Pinot Noir, best deal ever for Oregon Pinot

Banshee Central Coast Red

Tensley Lea Syrah Rose

Marietta Old Vine Red #56

Santa Barbara ZCS– new vintage

Peirano Estate Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

Steeple Jack Unwooded Chardonnay

Steeple Jack Merlot

Indaba Merlot

Bodega Calle Ca ‘de Calle Reserva– Appalachian Vintner exclusive.

Joan d’Anguera Garnatxa

Paitin Campolive Barbera d’Alba– powerful Barbera from a gorgeous estate

Caprili Brunello di Montalcino– a texture like olive oil.

BEER

Evil Twin Hop Flood

Evil Twin Katz Pis IPA

Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a NYC Hotel Room– collaboration with de Molen

Stillwater/ Emelisse Holland Oats

Chateau Rogue Dirtoir

Chateau Rogue Single Malt

Green Man Brewery The Dweller Imperial Stout– 750ml bottles, first ever from Green Man.

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA– 16oz cans

Bells Dopplebock

Bells Hopslam– last three cases

Stoudts Karnival Kolsch

Stoudts German Pilsner– fresh batch

König Pilsener– 16oz cans

SweetWater 15th Anniversary ESB

SweetWater Exodus Porter

Southern Tier Backburner Oak Aged Barleywine

Southern Tier Oaked Unearthly

Southern Tier Oaked Gemini

New Belgium La Folie 2012

Olde Hickory Brewery Irish Walker 2012

 

DRAFT LIST

Wedge IPA

Pisgah Pale Ale

Pisgah Bacon

Olde Hickory Chardonnay Barrel Aged Imperial Pilsner

Ballast Point Victory at Seas

Unibroue Chambly Noir

Unibroue Trois Pistoles

Allagash Triple Reserve

Epic Big Bad Baptist

Great Divide Hibernation

Olde Hickory Imperial Stout- CASK with oak chips, coco nibs and orange peel, Only one cask was produced.


APPALACHIAN VINTNER HAS MOVED TO OUR NEW LOCATION AT

745 BILTMORE AVE. We will be hosting our weekly Saturday tasting today, March 3rd from 3pm-7pm. Come check out the new store!