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May 2018

Wine & Spice Seminar

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$30

The spice is right! With so many spices, foods, and wines available from all over the world on today’s market, the old adage of red wine with red meat and white wine with white meat just doesn’t always hold true. In this seminar learn about how to pair wine with the different spices found in…

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Seminar – Riedel Challenge

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Inn at Ragged Gardens, 203 Sunset Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
$55

Does the right glass make a difference in how the wine tastes?  The answer is YES!  Discover the true deliciousness of wines by tasting them in a glass made exclusively for that variety. Danny Sanford, Owner of Fine Wine Trading Company, will demonstrate the luxury of Riedel glasses while tasting a variety of wines. And…

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Seminar – The South of France… for Under $20

May 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Sunset and Vine, 150 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$26

Wine has been part of daily life in the south of France for over 2000 years. This vast region produces nearly three times that of Bordeaux, and the Languedoc-Roussillon alone accounts for over a third of all French wine made. This Southern France tasting includes gems priced under $20 -- from a region that produces…

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Beer & Spice Seminar

May 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Meadowbrook Inn, 711 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$25

Learn the art of pairing beers with spices from around the world! Wine isn’t the only pairing beverage with spices. Use these modern pairing methods at your next dinner party, and your guests will be asking how you came up with such an excellent pairing.   Taught by Johnson & Wales, Catherine Rabb, Associate Instructor~ College…

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Seminar – Sub-Appellation Showdown in Willamette Valley

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunset and Vine, 150 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$28

The Willamette Valley is the biggest Oregon AVA (American Viticultural Area) at 5,200 square miles. The Willamette Valley contains six sub-appellations located in the northern part of the wine region.  In this seminar, we will discuss the differences between three of these six, discussing location, climate, soil and topography, while respectively tasting the differences in…

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Cooking Kindly with Caleb – First Session

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$25

Come observe Chef Caleb Crowell of Kindly Kitchen demonstrate how eating healthy doesn’t mean eating boring. Chef Caleb will be using fresh local vegetables and fruits and spices from The Spice and Tea Exchange to whip up some exciting and delicious dishes. All food is prepared free of gluten, dairy and sugar. Learn how to…

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Grilling Class

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 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 led by Chef Alex East in the Primo Grilling Garden! Ticket price includes: grilling lessons from Chef Alex East, the food prepared, and 2 drink tickets.   Tickets available online .  

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Crude Bitters & Key City Spirits: NC Bitters and Old Fashioned Seminar

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Blowing Rock Market, 990 Main Street
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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FREE

Free seminar and tastings! Founded in 2012, Crude Bitters and Sodas is North Carolina's first cocktail bitters company. Our cocktail bitters and shrub syrup concentrates are hand-crafted by human hands. The ingredients are all natural and selection, preparation, maceration, bottling and labeling is done by hand. As it should be. Our products are for both the professional…

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Seminar – Best New Wines Under $20

May 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunset and Vine, 150 Sunset Dr.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$26

Wines under $20 are easy to find, but knowing which are the best, and which are the disappointments can be tricky.  There's always a thrill when you find an ‘Under $20’ bottle that over-delivers in terms of quality.  In this tasting, we will showcase some of the newest ‘Under $20’ wines we have found - all…

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Cooking Kindly with Caleb – Second Session

May 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Drive
Blowing Rock, NC 28605 United States
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$25

Come observe Chef Caleb Crowell of Kindly Kitchen demonstrate how eating healthy doesn’t mean eating boring. Chef Caleb will be using fresh local vegetables and fruits and spices from The Spice and Tea Exchange to whip up some exciting and delicious dishes. All food is prepared free of gluten, dairy and sugar. Learn how to…

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