Asheville Brewers Supply to sponsor French Broad Vignerons’ craft winemaking activities

PRESS RELEASE from the French Broad Vignerons

As the French Broad Vignerons strive to expand and develop activities for craft winemakers, they are pleased to announce that they are being joined by Asheville Brewers Supply.

Asheville Brewers Supply issued the following statement:

With the arrival of 2015, new happenings are coming to Asheville Brewers Supply, the area’s oldest running home brew shop. After twenty years of helping home brewers and home winemakers make their own, the shop’s founder, Andy Dahm, is moving on to full- time management of French Broad Brewery. Taking over the Asheville Brewers Supply is Tedd Clevenger, a familiar face around the shop who has been managing the business now for over a year. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but the change was effective on January 1st, 2015.

Mr. Dahm has had several offers over the years but believes Tedd will best be able to carry on the legacy of customer service and developing strong relationships with the community. “He’s going to do a great job,” said Dahm.

In keeping with community-building, Asheville Brewers Supply will now be the official local craft wine shop for the French Broad Vignerons and sponsor of all craft wine activities. “We are very excited about working with the French Broad Vignerons. The burgeoning craft wine scene here is incredible, and I don’t think many people are aware of that. We want to assist current and aspiring vignerons in any manner we can, including store discounts and sponsorship of local events,” said Mr. Clevenger. With that in mind, FBV members will receive 10% off of all purchases with proof of membership.

The first activity that Asheville Brewers Supply will support will be the Craft Wine Evaluation being held on January 17. Specific information and entry forms can be found on the FBV website – . Wine submissions for the event may be dropped off at Asheville Brewers Supply, 712 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28804 no later than Friday, January 9th. Wine will be evaluated on January 17th by members of the French Broad Vignerons and reports will be issued to winemakers.



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