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News Release: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023
About: Mary Taylor Wines Tasting @MetroWines
Join The Asheville School of Wine and Rory Muldoon of Cellar Distribution on October 21st from 4 to 7pm @MetroWines on Charlotte Street to taste wines from Mary Taylor. The event is "at the bar" and "on the house" with "no reservations necessary!
What is a Mary Taylor Tasting all about? Well.......
How do you get started down the long and winding road of wines? With thousands of grapes with foreign names, from locations you have only dreamed about, undecipherable labels and winery names that mean nothing to you, how can you choose?
Over the years, price and well known grapes such as Chardonnay and Cabernet, have been the starting point for most Americans. Retailers offer a wide selection. So, yes, there may be wines representing a sincere attempt to produce a good wine but, without a lot of research or in-store advice, how would you know?
“Supermarket aisles are stocked with inexpensive, cunningly branded wines, packaged not to educate consumers about what’s inside the container but to appeal to one’s predilections, whether cute animals, titillation, desserts or an air of gloomy mystery,” said wine critic Eric Asimov in The New York Times.
But it gets worse. Some retailers try to take advantage of a consumer’s lack of knowledge and appeal to the trend of the day. Wines, for example, might be advertised as gluten free. Surprise! Almost all wines are gluten free. And there is no standard definition of “natural.”
The solution is to find an importer you trust. Enter Mary Taylor, a wine entrepreneur, who has made it her business to fill this void. “I created Mary Taylor Wine because I don’t think you should have to be a serious wine expert to experience the kind of honest, authentic wines that the Europeans have been enjoying for centuries.”
Take this opportunity to explore the world of wine as it should be.