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lilyanna Nov 2, 2006 04:50 AM

any suggestions? I'm on a quest for some Pommeau de Normandie.

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    tommio Jun 26, 2007 05:27 AM

    I think under North Carolina law pommeau is considered a spirit and would be subject to ABC domain. I could be wrong but I know Calvados is considered a spirit and they are close cousins.

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      booshound Jun 25, 2007 08:54 AM

      That is kind of a hard product to find, because they have switched importers a couple of times. I have seen it in local shops, but off the top of my head cannot remember where.

      Check with Martin at Greenlife Grocery's beer and wine department

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        caiogirl Jun 25, 2007 02:10 PM

        Not sure if you will be making it to Black Mountain on your Aville trip but the wine shop here The Merry Wine Market, has great stuff, also you can call and they will order whatever wine you wish. They will have it wrapped and waiting when you get there!!

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        lilyanna Nov 2, 2006 03:53 PM

        Pommeau de Normandie is a fortified wine from France made with apple juice and Calvados. It tastes like autumn and packs quite a punch. It's lovely before or after dinner, excellent with blue cheese. I'm been craving it since I tasted some recently in a Brooklyn shop and am kicking myself for not buying some then!

        I'm so excited about our Asheville trip! We won't be able to make it the farmers' market, since we are going for a rather sad reason - funeral in Hendersonville - but looking forward to our dinner. I wish we could stay Saturday night becuase there is great band playing at the Orange Peel.

        When life gives you lemons...

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          leahinsc Nov 2, 2006 02:34 PM

          Vino vino is a new very small boutique wine shop. They are very accomodating and do weekly tastings - as do many of the others. They are owned by the folks that own Stoney Knob restaurant.

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            miss piggy Nov 2, 2006 01:46 PM

            I would also rec the new Vino Vino just past Beaver Lake on Merrimon - same owners as Stoney Knob. While they do not have a huge selection, everything we have tried there is fabulous (as is usually the case with smaller boutique wine shops).

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              leahinsc Nov 2, 2006 10:32 AM

              We are fortunate to have 3 really good wine shops. I would say that in terms of selection that both Asheville Wine Market and Weinhaus on Patton Ave/College st (across from Tupelo Honey) probably have the best. Both stores also have very knowledgeable staff as does Wine Guy (Merrimon and Hendersonville Road). You may want to call first and make sure they have what you are looking for since you already know.

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                forestd Nov 2, 2006 09:35 AM

                The Asheville Wine Market on Biltmore just down the street from Barley's is by far the best wine store in Asheville. I don't know if they have the particular thing you are looking for but they do have the most extensive selection in town.


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