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May 2018

Creative Mix-Tea-Ology – Second Session

May 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The New Public House, 239 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28065 United States
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$30

Join master mixologist Jim Biggs, of New Public House & Hotel, as he creates a variety of cocktail concoctions using teas, spices, sugars and salts from the Spice and Tea Exchange of Blowing Rock. The seminar will not only demonstrate how to make creative crowd pleasing cocktails, but will also include how to set up…

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Seminar – Campania: Italy’s Best Kept Secret

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunset and Vine, 150 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$28

While Piedmont and Tuscany may be the most famous wine regions in Italy, Campania is only now gaining recognition outside of the region and beyond Italy. The ancient heritage of its vineyards and their respect for tradition are reasons for Campania's success in the world of wine. Campania's winemakers have stayed true to their proud…

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Class: Sip & Sew

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Mountain Thread Company, 1098-5 Main Street
Blowing Rock, North Carolina 28605
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$35

Join us for another great event in the Craft Room at The Mountain Thread Company on Friday, May 4th from 5-7 PM. We will sew reversible wine tote bags. This is a class for confident beginners (who know how to turn on and thread their sewing machines - and have successfully completed some projects) and…

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Seminar – 90 Point Wines

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunset and Vine, 150 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$28

The 100-point wine rating system has become the benchmark of quality in the wine industry.  Popular wine critics like Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and Robert Parker have reviewed thousands of wines and are looked to by many as a guide when they purchase wine.  If you are looking for one the best wines, or perhaps…

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Grilling Class

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Behind the Historic Moody Furniture Building, 125 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$50

Join us for grilling classes in the Primo Grilling Garden! Ticket price includes: grilling lessons from our grillmasters, the food prepared, and 2 drink tickets.   Tickets available online.  

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Seminar – Wine in the Andes

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunset and Vine, 150 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$26

With a rich tradition in the grape-growing and wine-making culture, Argentina has always been known for its everyday value wines.  In the past 20 years, it has developed a reputation for producing quality, fine wines as well.   In comparison, over the past few decades, it would be hard to find a wine region that has…

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Seminar – ZIN-posium

May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunset and Vine, 150 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$28

Explore the flavor profiles and terroir of the Amador County Zinfandels at this unique wine tasting experience. Experience both Terra D’ Oro Single Vineyard Zinfandels and Estate Vineyard Amador County Zinfandels and learn more about the history of Zinfandel, Amador County and the unique terroir of the Sierra Foothills.  Kevin Hicks District Manager for Trinchero…

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Seminar – French Winemakers of California

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunset and Vine, 150 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$28

French winemakers are moving to North America and investing in vineyards located in Napa Valley. A perfect example is Baron Philippe de Rothschild, who partnered with Robert Mondavi to create the acclaimed Opus One. This move has picked up pace in recent years, fortifying Napa's reputation as a global brand that produces fine wine. In…

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Cocktail Seminar at The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop, 922 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28657 United States
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$40

Small batch; craft; local; homegrown. These are all key factors found in the resurgence of North Carolina distilleries.  Join us and meet the creators of Sutler’s Spirit Company and Outer Banks Distilling as we DRINK and LEARN what makes NC just right for craft spirits.  Sample cocktails created by guest bartenders featuring our local spirits…

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Seminar – Italy: North vs South

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunset and Vine, 150 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$28

Italy is a country so diverse, the wines found in Northern Italy have a completely different profile than the wines from Southern Italy.  Each area in Italy boasts its own identity, whether in food, wine, tradition or landscape.  In this seminar we will hear and taste the differences in the wines made between the regions,…

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