Biltmore Winery, Asheville NC

Biltmore Winery, Asheville NC

No trip to Asheville, NC is complete without a visit to the historic Biltmore Estate, and no trip to the Biltmore Estate is complete without a visit to the House, Gardens, and of course the Biltmore Winery.

In the early 1970s George Vanderbilt’s grandson William A.V. Cecil decided that a French Chateau should have a vineyard and winery. 

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2017 Massaya Blanc

2017 Massaya Blanc

I have not experienced a Lebanese wine before, but will definitely search out more to try.  This wine is light bodied, but high in alcohol content. Be careful; this combination might creep up on you because it is so drinkable that you just want more. 

The grapes are grown Beqaa Valley, in the Mount Lebanon mountain range.

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The Right Wine Glass

The Right Wine Glass

So, is there really a right glass or way to hold it in order to maximize the wine experience?  Personally, I would answer both “yes” and “no” depending on the circumstances. Stay tuned to the end to find out why I say “no”.

The shape of the glass and whether it is stemmed or stemless can effect the wine experience. Some would say the shape is more important, but I think they equally can influence the presentation of the wine.

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