Grape expectations

Grape expectations

Volume
21
/ Issue
25

Cover Design Credit:

Kathleen Soriano Taylor

Cover Photography Credit:

Pat Barcas
The wine industry in Western North Carolina has deep roots and a history stretching back to the 1800s. Today, with the number of local vintners steadily increasing, WNC is in the process of carving its own unique niche as a winemaking region.

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food

  • Grape expectations: The changing face of WNC wine

    -by Jonathan Ammons
    North Carolina’s wine fortunes have fluctuated over the years. Especially after the long stretch of Prohibition, what had once been the nation’s leading manufacturer of wine faded from the forefront…
  • Bowled over: Local chilies and stews fire you up and take you home

    -by Dorothy Foltz-Gray
    On wintry nights, while snow banked against the front door, my mom made chili to eat out of small clay bowls with lids. This was not food for guests; this…
  • Small Bites: Asheville Truffle Experience

    -by Gina Smith
    Asheville celebrates truffles, Oskar Blues partners with King James Public House, Asheville's French Quarter celebrates Mardi Gras, a chili cook-off in Fletcher, plus January tea events.
  • Asheville Brewers Supply changes hands

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    Most people think Asheville’s oldest brewing business is Highland Brewing Co. But the truth is there is at least one beer-making operation in town that predates them, if only slightly.…

living

  • Joe Hollis talks about going local with Chinese herbs

    -by Lea McLellan
    With the rising interest in alternative medicine and alternative crops, many forward-thinking growers are starting to raise Chinese herbs on American soil. Joe Hollis — the gray-bearded teacher at Daoist…

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