Commercial and Non-Commercial Winemakers Competition

Wine. Food. Spirits. Mountains. Beer. Desserts. Wine… Yep. The Asheville Wine and Food Festival is coming up August 21 – 23, 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina. The Festival is an opportunity to finish off the summer by indulging in craft cocktails, decadent desserts and all kinds of fabulous food. It’s going to be a great three days and the end of August seems just too far away to bear.


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Paris of the South Pasta and Why Asheville is Calling Me

I'll never forget the day that I first heard about Asheville.  I had just landed a job at a prestigious college in Montecito, CA, and my boss said he was heading there the next day for a conference.  My first thought was, where in the world is Asheville (we didn't have Google back then).  And my next was, is there actually life outside of California?


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FRS Chefs Challenge Finale: And the Winner Is...

By Maggie Cramer


One hour. Three courses: appetizer, entrée, dessert. At 2pm sharp, Asheville Wine & Food Festival Founder and Director Bob Bowles began explaining the rules of the FRS Chefs Challenge Finale to the competitors and crowd. “Now, if you can’t make a dessert, I understand,” Bowles teased the chefs, reminiscing about the, well, challenging ingredients of past challenges. 

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Sipping Spotlight: Defiant Whisky

Ever tasted a whisky conceived 500 feet below the sea? Well, the makers of Defiant Whisky believe they have, literally, started a whisky revolution, creating a Defiant loyalist one sip at a time. You can catch the Defiant spirit at their booth at the Grand Tasting where they’ll be offering Defiant tastings and maybe even redefine for you what it means to chart your own path.


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Posters & Coasters Grand Tasting Ticket Giveaway!

We have partnered with our exclusive water sponsor, Jana Water, to offer you a chance to win one of FIVE pairs of tickets to the Asheville Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting on August 24 at the Cellular Center. 




1. LOOK for Asheville Wine & Food Festival posters and coasters at businesses all around Asheville. When you find one...


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