Asheville Wine and Food Festival Kick-Off

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Asheville Wine and Food Festival Kick-Off

Time: August 8, 2009 from 4pm to 7pm
Location: Asheville Outdoor Center,
Street: 521 Amboy Rd.
City/Town: Asheville
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Phone: 828.777.8916
Event Type: fundraiser, for, slow, food, asheville, and, riverlink
Organized By: Bob Bowles
Latest Activity: Jul 27, 2009

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Enjoy the wines from regional wineries, including Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery, Lake James Cellars, Raintree Cellars Winery, and RagApple Lassie Vineyards. You may also purchase wines by the glass or bottle from Asheville's own Weinhaus.
Learn wine-buying tips in a fun and educational session, “How to Be Cool while Selecting Wines”‚ presented by wine aficionado Mike Kolker.
“Entertaining with Wine”. Join wine expert Chuck Blethen as he shares the proper way to serve wine at dinner, including glass selection, serving temperatures, how much wine to pour, and how to properly "toast." Chuck is a wine etiquette expert who has written a book entitled "The Wine Etiquette Guide." He is a frequent guest lecturer aboard cruise ships and is the wine instructor at AB Tech, Asheville campus.
Take the time, stop by, and participate in “QUIZ-INE” TM. From the pressure cooker of life, there emerges a game for the EVERYDAY gourmet and the cook that lives in YOUR kitchen! Sharpen your culinary I.Q. as players serve up a recipe for fun...with a definite dash of dicey!
Check out exhibits of local WNC food products that illustrate the unique and delicious quality of our area. Purchase local vegetarian and non-vegetarian food at the event or bring your own goodies for an evening picnic.
Make it a whole day! Come early and take a great float trip down the French Broad River with Asheville Outdoor Center. Visit http://www.paddlewithus.com to see the various float trips they have to offer.
This is a pivotal event for the future of Western North Carolina's Wine Industry, so join us at Asheville Outdoor Center on Amboy Road (next to Carrier Park) along the French Broad River in Asheville. We will share wine and food, and show our support for Asheville's first Wine and Food Festival in 2010!
The cost is only $10.00 per person. This event is sponsored by Slow Food Asheville, RiverLink, Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, and WNC Magazine. NOW is your chance to show support for what will be a fantastic Wine and Food Festival in 2010, so mark your calendar for August 8, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

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