Forget Nouveau Beaujolais and the attendant trendy parties — Maison Louis Latour French Burgundy has been around since Napoleon decided to invade the Egyptian pyramids (1799), and is part of an exclusive club of family-owned French vineyards operating past the two-century mark. It’s very rare for any N.C. wine shop to get to host a tasting of the exalted vintagea — and thus “it’s a very big deal for a little shop like [ours],” says Merit Wolff, owner/operator of Wine Sage and Gourmet (416 North Main St., Hendersonville). Nevertheless, a tasting of this year’s varietals is set to happen on Wednesday, August 9, from 7-9pm. $60/person; reservations required.
For more information, see wineandsagegourmet.com or call 828-595-2236.