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Leah Wong Ashburn
What does it take to captain one of the oldest craft breweries in Western North Carolina?

We’ve come a long way, Baby. There are big changes on the horizon for NC Distilleries and I’m excited! Today, October 1st, NC distilleries can legally sell their product directly to the consumer. Oh Happy Day! Well, mostly...

How did the media come to create an American obsession with Merlot only to have it also cause us to almost completely break up with it? Find out about this oft misunderstood varietal along with its close family members in the latest installment of #WineWednesdays.

At 23, she became one of Asheville's youngest brewers, inspired by a family love of beer and the local scene paved by Highland Brewing. Learn about Katie Smith of Twin Leaf Brewing in Asheville's South Slope.

Ten competed. Four were finalists in the MIx Off where they prepared Drambuie Cocktails. One walked away the overall winner – mixologist Donnie Pratt of Cucina24.

Ten Asheville bars created Icelandic-themed drinks to compete in the 2nd Annual Bar Wars AVL - a friendly cocktail competition that also benefits local nonprofits. There's still time to bop around and sample some, vote, and help determine who wins.

Right on the corner of Craven Street and Haywood Road is a pretty non-descriptish, light blue and white building you might know well, or, not at all. It’s the Burger Bar and many consider it to be The Oldest Bar in Asheville. And no, they don’t serve burgers.

Mixologists from Pulp, Aloft, Cucina24, and Sovereign Remedies will compete Tuesday at Asheville Music Hall for top honors in Bar Wars AVL 2015 where the secret ingredient is Dranbuie.

It's time to enter! Ten Asheville bars will get to pick a nonprofit to represent while they compete for best Bar Wars AVL cocktail 2015.

Sometimes you just want to go out to get a drink and settle in with a good book. I've compiled a list of my top 10 bars in Asheville in which to read.

Whether it's curling up by a bonfire, mountain walks through orange leaves or just diving into something comforting and spicy, surely one of these drink recipes will inspire your thirst.

Donnie Pratt, bar manager at Cucina 24 was one of 300 participants chosen out of 3000 applicants to attend Camp Runamok.

Even if you haven’t heard of Mary Rich, you’ve probably seen her. At five eleven, her strong yet feminine physique is striking and her ease with other people draws you in.

This beer originated in Central Germany hundreds of years ago where this light beer was brewed with slightly salty water. This style is perfect for the hot summer months...

Ever scrub a smashed raw egg off a beautifully aged wooden floor at three o'clock in the morning?

The Bend and Brew yoga series from the Travelling Yogini offers weekly beginner-level classes at some of the city’s best breweries.

From its unique physical structure to its unusual menu, the Smoky Park Supper Club promises to be an iconic Asheville restaurant.

In a town where beer reigns supreme, those who prefer wine can end up with parched wallets when going out.

People always ask me, "Where did you go to school for this?", or "How did you become a mixologist?"

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