Beverages

Uncle Scott's Root Beer

Pepsi, Cheerwine — Uncle Scott’s?

Why a simple root beer could be the state’s next great beverage.
Continue reading »

Overmountain Vineyard

Overmountain Vineyards in Tryon

In the summer, rows of vines heavy with clusters of juicy, red fruit climb the hills around Overmountain Vineyards. The future, however, looks radically different, thanks to a little white grape from France’s foothills and a winemaker’s revolutionary spirit.
Continue reading »

Billy and Scott Pyatt

Peak Pints: Beer in Western N.C.

Mountain breweries create beers that reflect their surroundings and the seasons.
Continue reading »

Bob Weihe and Joel Patrino

Mountain Spirit

A deep-sea diver trusted his instincts, moved to the bottom of a Blue Ridge valley, and launched a distillery. Now he’s revolutionizing how whisky is made.
Continue reading »

Banner Elk Winery

Banner Elk Winery

Vintners transform High Country grapes into award-winning vintages in the mountains of Avery County.
Continue reading »

cheerwine

The History of Cheerwine

Its flavor is sweet, its color is red, and its history is inextricably intertwined with our own. At soda fountains and from vending machines, we grew up with it. This is our drink. But we’re happy to share it with the rest of the world.
Continue reading »

Leila Amiri The Admiral

A Seat at the Bar: The Admiral in Asheville

The Admiral in West Asheville is more than a place for drinks, unless that’s all you want it to be.
Continue reading »

hard-cider

Apples in a Glass

A nice complement to our food is a cider made in Thurmond with our apples.
Continue reading »

Sean Wilson, owner of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, North Carolina.

Beer brewed right, here.

A brewer, farmer, and merchant in North Carolina are part of a movement to bring goodwill to good beer.
Continue reading »

Old North State Winery & Brewery in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

In Good Spirit

Grab a glass at a winery in Mount Airy, and know you’re in good company.
Continue reading »