Friday, February 28, 2014

Mountain Spirits: Beer Tasting Tonight at Asheville's Hops and Vines

February 28, 5-7 PM at Hops and Vines, 797 Haywood Rd, Ste 100  in  Asheville NC - FREE Stout Tasting:  Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout, Southern Tier Chocolate Stout and Pisgah Vortex Imperial Coffee Stout

March 1, 3 - 6 PM FREE Wine Tasting:
delicious sustainably farmed California Wines. Join Augusta with Fine Wine Distributing as she pours Manifesto!

Manifesto Sauvignon Blanc, 2012- Super floral nose full of lime blossom, ruby red grapefruit, tropical tangerine, honeydew melon and a hint of cut herbs. Big, complex flavors of key lime, and orange Creamsicle, with a bright, lingering finish of tangerine and hints of pineapple.
Manifesto Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011- Bright, floral nose of cassis, dark red cherry, and rose petals. Secondary aromas of chocolatey rhubarb with hints of saddle leather and mint. Silky, medium bodied flavors of ripe red cherry, plum and cassis with end notes of rhubarb, red meats, and Baker’s chocolate.
Manifesto Zinfandel, 2011- Showcases a high-toned nose of currants, red raspberry, wild strawberry, and Asian spice with a touch of dusty earth. Medium bodied flavors of red raspberry and currant follow through with hints of baking spice, citrus and garrigue. Finishes long and lean.

10% off ALL featured bottles of wines on Saturday. 

Find links for more Beer and Wine Tastings on the Asheville NC Visitor Guide

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mountain Spirits: Live Music at The Classic WIneSeller

February 28, 7 PM - Jay Brown, a one-man-band, performs American Roots, Blues and his own original music. Enjoy small plate fare from 5 PM to 9 PM.  $10 minimum food, drink or retail purchase per person for non-ticket evenings.

March 1, 7 PM - a concert by Jacob Johnson with acoustic guitar and vocals.

The Classic WineSeller is located at 20 Church Street in downtwon Waynesville NC. Get a link for the WineSeller and other local restaurants and entertainment on the Waynesville NC Visitor Guide

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wednesdays at PARI

February 26   Wednesdays at PARI   From 2 - 3 PM The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute offers an   unparalleled opportunity for people of all ages to experience the wonders of scientific research first hand. PARI volunteers share the history and future of the site. They emphasize the opportunities to explore the universe available through PARI to all ages. Reservations recommended. Admission: $5 suggested donation.

The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) offers an unparalleled opportunity for people of all ages to experience the wonders of scientific research first hand. Each year, thousands of visitors come to PARI to experience science at PARI. Daily visitors take self-guided tours. PARI works with groups to arrange especially tailored visits to the PARI campus.  PARI is a Member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative and a nonprofit organization.

Get local information on the Brevard NC Visitor Guide.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mountain Spirits: Swan Creek Vineyards Host Wine and Cheese Festival

March 1 - 2    Event: Vineyards of Swan Creek Wine and Cheese Festival   Join the Vineyards of Swan Creek as each vineyard pairs one of their wines with a unique, local cheese from the Ashe County Cheese Factory. The Vineyards of Swan Creek include Raffaldini Vineyards, Dobbins Creek Vineyard, Shadow Springs Vineyard, and Laural Gray Vineyard.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mountain Spirits: The Purple Onion "Wines Down Under" Wine Tasting

February 25, 6:30 PM at the Purple Onion, 16 Main Street, downtwon Saluda NC - Wines Down Under Wine Tasting with Bill O'friel from Tryon Distributing

The Tasting features wines from Australia. The grape vines grown "Down Under" enjoy an abundance of sunshine which produce lush, bold, exotic fruit forward wines. The warmer climate regions of Australia, like Barossa Valley are known for powerful, ripe reds, mainly Shiraz, Grenache, and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.

The tasting will include a sampling of all of these, a Riesling and an unoaked chardonnay as well as some delectable dishes chosen to pair with them by Chefs Jeremy and Chambli. The price for the tasting will be $45 and includes a taste of seven wines and a selection of small plates chosen to pair well with the wines. Seating is limited so make reservations  by calling the Purple Onion at 828-749-1179.