Event Date: 03/30/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Please join The Asheville School of Wine as we host the wildly popular Tricky Rabbit line of wines from Chile. Both white and red wines from Tricky Rabbit will be "on the taste" and "on the house" on Thursday, March 30th from 5 to 6:30. "Tricky Rabbit" Wines have staked a claim in the wine world by mixing varietals that are not often partnered such as their Sauvignon Blanc & Carmenere blend! "Tricky Rabbit" Wines to be poured at the tasting include blends of Sauvignon Blanc & Carmenere, Pinot Noir & Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah and Chardonnay & Viognier. Expect special event pricing! "Tricky Rabbit" Wines are made by InVina, a state of the art winery in the Maule Valley in Chile. The grapes are from vineyards in four different microclimates. InVina received the "Sustainability Certificate" in 2013 and is committed to an environmentally conscious use of the land and to packaging that has minimal impact on the environment. More about "Tricky Rabbit" Wines from InVina: http://www.invina.net/TRICKY/trickywines.html

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/30/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Please join The Asheville School of Wine as we host a Kosher Wine Tasting with Stuart Greenwald on Friday, March 31st from 6:00 to 7:00 @MetroWines. Taste and learn about Kosher wine "on the house." Stuart Greenwald has been in the beverage business most of his life. After developing the Chateau and Estates Wine Division of Jos. E. Seagram & Sons, Greenwald, together with his family, owned a own multi-million dollar wine and spirit shop in New Jersey. Greenwald served as a beverage manager for Ferraro's, widely known as the #1 Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas. And he has extensive experience tasting and studying wine across this country as well as Germany and France. The use of Kosher wine in religious ceremonies, on the table with food, or at celebrations is historical. This is a unique opportunity to learn the history and philosophy of Kosher Wines and to taste the new world of Kosher Wines available in this area.

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/30/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Please join Andy Hale of The Asheville School of Wine as we host Denise Barratt, Registered Dietician Nutritionist and founder of Vine Ripe Nutrition, to explore the health benefits of foods grown in WNC and how those foods fit into The Mediterranean Diet on Thursday, March 30 from 6 to 7pm @MetroWines. Sample regional foods paired with wines. $20 includes small bites, wine and free parking! "I chose the name Vine Ripe Nutrition out of a passion for teaching others to eat whole, local foods," says Denise Barratt, "and a desire to create a heathy lifestyle through fresh, seasonal food." More about Denise Barratt, her recipes and programs here: http://www.vineripenutrition.com/

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/02/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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FREE trolley ride from Aloft Hotel in Asheville to Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard and back. ------------------------ Trolley leaves Oskar Blues Brewery at 1 p.m. to selected pickup location. We pick up at Aloft Hotel at 2 p.m. to head to OB brewery and leave the brewery for Aloft Hotel at 6 p.m. (back at 7 p.m.) The ride is free and driver tips are appreciated. Please, no alcohol on the trolley. Please note: if there are no reservations made before Friday at 3 p.m. we will cancel the trolley ride for that week. If there are less than 2 riders on the trolley we will also cancel for that week.   ------------------------ FAQ: 1. Are dogs allowed on the trolley? Yes, bring 'em! 2. CAN I bring my bike in the trolley? Yep! We've got a bike rack and generally have some space inside. 3. CAN I bring booze on the trolley? Unfortunately, that's illegal. 4. How much does the trolley ride cost? It's FREE. But please, tip your driver! 5. CAN I rent out the trolley? Most likely, yes! Email [email protected] for details. 6. CAN I ride the trolley one way? Sure, still register for your spot just the same.

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51 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/05/2017   Event Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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Please join The Asheville School of Wine as we welcome Hunter Vogel, The Treasure Hunter, for a wine tasting "on the house" of his discoveries on Wednesday, April 5th from 5 to 6:30 @MetroWines. Parking is, as always, free, close and easy. What's it all about? Hunter Vogel says: "Treasure Hunter wines are micro-lot and one time releases. Each lot represents the best of it's appellation, varietal and the winemakers who have crafted them. They are the crème de la crème of terroir driven wine excellence but get them quick before your next favorite wine is gone forever!"

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/06/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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Thursday, April 6th at 6:30 pm - Rosenthal Wine Merchant French Wine Dinner at Local Provisions featuring 5 courses of locally sourced, seasonal fare and French wines from famed importer Neal Rosenthal. $85/person includes tax and tip -- please call Local Provisions at 828.424.7815 to make your reservation(s). Table Wine and Local Provisions are celebrating farmers near and far! I share a similar philosophy with Chef Justin Burdett of Local Provisions. The highest quality and best tasting foods and wines come from small, conscientious, family owned and operated farms and wineries. That simple premise guides us and the work we do, and we are excited to collaborate on this very special food and wine event. Also sharing our philosophy is New York City-based importer Neal Rosenthal. For over 40 years, Neal has been selecting and importing wines from small, family owned, traditionally run estate wineries scattered throughout France and Italy. Join us for a 5-course meal paired with some of Neal Rosenthal's finest French wines. Mike Tiano of The Haw River Wine Man and yours truly will be on hand to discuss the wines and the pairings, and all of the wines will be available for purchase at deeply discounted prices. At just $85/person all inclusive, this is one of the best wine and dine extravaganzas in Asheville. Being that Chef Justin only buys what is fresh, local, and in season, the menu will be announced closer to the date of the dinner. Trust me, it's going to be great! Cheers and we hope to see your for this incredible night of food and wine. *****If you have any food allergies or restrictions, just call the restaurant at 828.424.7815 and Chef Justin will offer delicious alternatives.

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77 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/06/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Thursday, April 6th at 6:30 pm - Rosenthal Wine Merchant French Wine Dinner at Local Provisions featuring 5 courses of locally sourced, seasonal fare and French wines from famed importer Neal Rosenthal. $85/person includes tax and tip -- please call Local Provisions at 828.424.7815 to make your reservation(s). Table Wine and Local Provisions are celebrating farmers near and far! I share a similar philosophy with Chef Justin Burdett of Local Provisions. The highest quality and best tasting foods and wines come from small, conscientious, family owned and operated farms and wineries. That simple premise guides us and the work we do, and we are excited to collaborate on this very special food and wine event. Also sharing our philosophy is New York City-based importer Neal Rosenthal. For over 40 years, Neal has been selecting and importing wines from small, family owned, traditionally run estate wineries scattered throughout France and Italy. Join us for a 5-course meal paired with some of Neal Rosenthal's finest French wines. Mike Tiano of The Haw River Wine Man and yours truly will be on hand to discuss the wines and the pairings, and all of the wines will be available for purchase at deeply discounted prices. At just $85/person all inclusive, this is one of the best wine and dine extravaganzas in Asheville. Being that Chef Justin only buys what is fresh, local, and in season, the menu will be announced closer to the date of the dinner. Trust me, it's going to be great! Cheers and we hope to see your for this incredible night of food and wine. *****If you have any food allergies or restrictions, just call the restaurant at 828.424.7815 and Chef Justin will offer delicious alternatives.

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77 Biltmore Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/07/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Often labeled as a Southern Rocker, Justin Cody Fox has been playing guitar professionally since the age of 15. Influenced by his parents’ classical rock and blues, and his Papal playing country from the classics to the 90’s in the family farm barn, Justin developed his own eclectic style, reminiscent of Blackberry Smoke, The Black Keys, Blake Shelton, Sturgill Simpson, and Chris Stapleton. Young in today’s music years, like a Southern John Mayer, Justin has already filled a barrel with experience, evident in every live performance and recording. He’s written and recorded multiple albums, toured up and down the East Coast and Virgin Islands, shared the stage with national acts from Vince Neil to David Lee Roth, Three Doors Down to Candlebox to Rusted Root, Marshall Tucker Band to Shooter Jennings, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gregg Allman, Blackberry Smoke and many more. Whether playing his originals or covers, Justin is definitely not going down swinging, as his album title may suggest, he’s just getting started.

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/13/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Andy Hale, Education Director for The Asheville School of Wine @MetroWines, will conduct a series of six wine classes, the second Thursday of every month between February and July, offering what you need to know about the wines in over 10 countries through presentation and tasting! "We will be sharing information from the history of the bottle, the soil, how to taste wine, to the label and how to order wine in a restaurant like a pro!" says Andy Hale. The cost for each class is $20 plus tax or $100 plus tax for the entire series. Each class will include a wine tasting and a cheese. Tickets for classes can be purchased by calling MetroWines at 828-575-9525 or online here: https://www.metrowinesasheville.com/store/special-events/

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169 Charlotte St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/20/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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About the Prisoner Wine Company We work with passionate, devoted growers to source varietals from the best vineyards and appellations located across California in order to create interesting wine blends that are thought provoking and approachable. The Prisoner was created and inspired by the drinkable mixed blacks first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley. In 2003 The Prisoner was launched and soon became the most recognized innovative and unique Napa Valley Red Wine blend, leading the resurgence of blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely mix of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Charbono. 5-Course Wine Pairing begins at 6:30 p.m. with Hors doeuvres Ruffino Prosecco First Course Skate Wing Saltimbocca with Saffron Risotto and Brown Butter Anchovy Sauce Blindfold (Chardonnay) blended with white Rhônes Second Course Spring Greens tossed in Sherry Vinaigrette with Rabbit Confit, Shaved Parmesan with Crispy Fennel, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes and a Saldo Reduction Saldo (Zinfandel Dominated Blend) Sourced from premier Northern California Zinfandel vineyards and appellations Third Course Sweet-Tomato Glazed Quail over Yukon Pomme Puree with Mustard Greens and Cherry Demi Glace The Prisoner (Red Blend) Fourth Course Seared Rack of Lamb with Bone Marrow and Fig Bread Pudding, Glazed Rainbow Carrots and Vanilla Fig Reduction Cuttings (Cabernet Dominant Blend) Sourced from high elevation hillside vineyards Sweet Triple Chocolate Cake topped with Espresso Frosting , Cranberry Compote and Shaved Chocolate Thorn (Merlot) The Blend 77% Merlot 23% Blend of Malbec and Syrah

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48 Biltmore Ave. , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/21/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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Hot Rhythm & Blues & Jazz from New Orleans to get your feet stompin’ Forged out of the lively street music scene in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the members of the Roamin’ Jasmine found one another busking under the swampy Louisiana sun, along the banks of the Mississippi, or after hours in storefronts on Royal, Frenchmen and Decatur Streets. Inspired by the city’s history of ethnic and musical diversity, and fresh out of music school at University of Miami’s, bassist, vocalist, and bandleader Taylor Smith began to collect some of his favorite old blues, jazz, and country tunes, while also composing some of his own songs. Arranging this collection for a six piece jazz ensemble and giving them a healthy dose of New Orleans flavor, he decided to share his work with some like-minded colleagues, and bring it to the streets of New Orleans. The Roamin’ Jasmine repertoire explores 1920’s era speakeasy blues, vintage Calypso from Trinidad, seminal 1950’s New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, and original compositions, all set to traditional jazz instrumentation with original arrangements. Through polyphonic collective improvisation inherent in their new homeland of New Orleans, the Roamin’ Jasmine hold true to a great New Orleans jazz tradition while participating in its evolution with undertones of different eras and places. “There’s an art to making a quartet sound like a much bigger band and the Roamin’ Jasmine are masters of it…This is music to remind you that the New Orleans tradition is still very much alive and that even the most grizzled of Crescent City tunes, with their origins spread all over the Deep South and the Caribbean, can be reinvigorated to have both the character that comes with age and the effervescence of youth.” -Rob Adams, Folk and Jazz Critic, The Herald Scotland “In crisp suits they performed a kind of lesser-known American songbook of gems, such as ‘That’s a Pretty Good Love’ by Big Maybell, and vintage Calypso offerings. The band performed as if their horns and strings were on fire, but they were trying to be polite about it. Lead singer Taylor Smith’s voice sounds like its been dragged through a blackberry patch, at once thorny and sweet” – Alli Marshall, Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC

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743 Haywood Rd , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 04/23/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Meet the makers and the milkers, explore the craft of cheese making, sample and buy lots of local cheese! Come to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina on April 23rd, 2017 and join us on the grounds of Highland Brewing Co to celebrate southern cheese and support the WNC Cheese Trail. Explore the process from the field and farm to the dinner plate.  Learn about the past, present, and future of this ancient craft.  We'll have a wide variety of family-fun activities, vendors from across the industry, demos, discussions and more! Visit our website to learn more about all that'll be happening during the festival: www.mountaincheesefest.com. Online ticket sales end at noon on Saturday April 22.  Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $20 (plus cc fee). Purchase entrance tickets here.  Ticket proceeds benefit the WNC Cheese Trail and are non-refundable.

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12 Old Charlotte Highway , Asheville, NC
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