2018 Fall/Winter Class Schedule:
Around the World in Wine: A 6-Class Series
Every Tuesday from September 18th to October 23rd from 6:00-7:00. $25 per class plus tax or $125 for all 6! Each class includes a wine tasting and cheese. Class Limited to 20 people. Tickets required in advance.
Class 1: Wine Essentials
Learn the basics of wine, from practical tips on getting the most enjoyment out of your wine to describing the flavor characteristics in the wines you drink. Learn about decanting, serving, storing and aging your wines, pairing food and wine and even hints about ordering wine in a restaurant like a pro!
September 18th 6:00-7:00, $25 or $125 for all 6 classes.
Class 2: France
Learn about the wines of France, the country with the most famous wines of all! Join us as we taste our way through Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and other famous areas of France. We will also learn how to read a French wine label.
September 25th 6:00-7:00, $25 or $125 for all 6 classes.
Class 3: Italy
Intimidated by Italian wines? You won't be after this class! Learn about the most famous regions and grape varietals of Italy and how to read an Italian wine label.
October 2nd 6:00-7:00, $25 or $125 for all 6 classes.
Class 4: The Iberian Peninsula
Take a vicarious trip through the most famous wines and regions of the Iberian Peninsula! From Rioja to Priorat, to some less known regions that are incredible values, we will travel across Spain and into Portugal, a country whose dry wines are just being discovered by Americans now. There is so much more than Port to discover!
October 9th 6:00-7:00, $25 or $125 for all 6 classes.
Class 5: Wines of the New World
Take a trip through more familiar territory as we explore the wines of the New World. In this class we will examine the famous wines and regions of the United States, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, and New Zealand. If you like big bold wines, then this class is for you!
October 16th 6:00-7:00, $25 or $125 for all 6 classes.
Class 6: Wines You Never Knew You Loved
Life is too short to just drink Cabernet and Chardonnay! Take a walk on the wild side as we discover the less known grape varietals and regions of the world. Learn about the wines of Austria, Southern France, Southern Italy, Greece and many other countries as we delve into some of the best value wines in the world.
October 23rd 6:00-7:00, $25 or $125 for all 6 classes.
* Asheville Wine Focus Group presented by Asheville School of Wine @MetroWines:
First Wednesday of Every Month, one of our distributors will present and discuss their wines. The first 10 customers who reserve a seat at the Tasting Table will taste and offer their opinons on whether the wine should be carried in the shop and the shelf price. There is no charge for the event. We value your advice! Follow our progress and join the conversation HERE.
Barolo & Barbera Tasting and Class
Tuesday, September 19th from 5:30-6:30
Learn about the famous wines and geography of Piemonte, one of Italy's most varied and famous regions. What are the differences between Barolo, Barbera and Barbaresco? Find out in our class, and then listen to Valentina Abbona of Marchesi di Barolo explain what it's like to make wine in Piedmont live via Skype!
Class includes tasting of Barolo and Barbera, presentation and paired cheeses. $20
Red Blend Class and Tasting
Thursday, October 12th from 5:30-6:30
From classic Bordeaux blends, to the Rhone, to the modern day Zinfandel blends coming out of California, learn about red blends from all over the world. Are blends better or worse than single varietals?
Class includes tasting of red blends and presentation. $20
The Dark Side of Wine
Thursday, October 26th from 5:30-6:30
Do you know what is in the wine you are drinking? Just grapes, or something far more sinister? Find out the secret ingredients that some wineries add to their wine. This class may get a little spooky!
Class includes wine to taste and presentation. $20
Buy classes here! https://www.metrowinesasheville.com/store/special-events/