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Event Date: 07/29/2016   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Free on Fridays Wine Tasting this Friday, July 29th -- Stop by any time between 2-7 p.m. to sample some truly classic California wines! It's been awhile since we've poured any California wines for one of our free weekend tastings. That is about to change! Join us this Friday, get your weekend off to a good start, and sample some delicious, pure varietal wines from sunny and warm California. Rich and toasty Chardonnay, silky smooth Pinot Noir, and a big, ripe red blend from California's Central Coast. Sound good? Yep! Stop by, taste, learn and save big on all of the featured tasting wines. The Wines On all tasting wines, save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off when you mix six of them, or 20% off when you mix a case or more of them! 1. 2014 Matchbook Chardonnay "The Arsonist" (Dunnigan Hills, California) - If you love big, rich, creamy and full-flavored California Chardonnays, The Arsonist is for you! Made with fruit from the vineyards top sites in the warm Dunnigan Hills AVA, the wine is 100% barrel fermented and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. The resulting wine is full bodied and flamboyant with notes of buttered pear, green fig, and creamy butterscotch. Smooth and rounded on the palate, this should appeal to fans of classically styled California Chardonnays. Tasting Price: $19.79/bottle | $18.69 on mixed six packs | $17.59 on mixed cases 2. 2014 Angeline Pinot Noir (Various Regions, California) - Angeline is the entry-level line of wines from California's historic Martin Ray Winery. Their Pinot Noir incorporates grapes from Monterey, Santa Barabara, and Sonoma Counties to create a consistently balanced and delicious Pinot Noir. Medium bodied and flowing with notes of supple cherry, strawberry, vanilla and oak spice, this easy drinking red is very easy to like, and we count it as one of the best value Pinot Noir produced in the state. Tasting Price: $11.69/bottle | $11.04 in mixed six packs | $10.39 in mixed cases 3. 2014 Cinnabar Mercury Rising Red Blend (Various Regions, California) - For fans of wines like The Prisoner and other red blends, you should do yourself a favor and stop by to try this! A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah from all over the state (mainly Paso Robles, but smaller portions from Sonoma, Lake County and Lodi), aged for 12 months in French and American oak, the winery refers to this one as a "Gentle Giant." That makes sense as we get plenty of body and weight to the wine, but the structure is soft and juicy. Ripe notes of blackberry, blueberry and plum team up with secondary notes of toasty oak, chocolate and spice. Tasting Price: $19.79/bottle | $18.69 on mixed six packs | $17.59 on mixed cases

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/30/2016   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

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Join us at LEAF Downtown AVL 2016 to celebrate music, art and culture from July 30 & 31, presenting a powerful “Soultown” theme bringing the very best soul, funk, R&B and world music talent to one and ALL – for FREE! Get ready for a fully immersive experience, welcoming families and all walks of life to gather as one community in our beautiful mountain city. LEAF Downtown AVL will feature a wealth of community partner programming including the return of our Voices of Asheville tent, dozens of family adventures activities, three stages featuring local, regional & national talent, 80+ local culinary and craft arts vendors curated in part by Asheville Grown, roaming performers galore, a one-of-a-kind VIP experience and our second annual LEAF Art Dash 5K. LEAF Downtown AVL first emerged onto the Asheville scene August 2015 as an expansion of the LEAF Community Arts’ mission to connect cultures and create community through music and arts. Last year, LEAF welcomed over 15,000 attendees in what we consider to be a turning point in the evolution of our organization and a powerful bridge of inclusion for our community. This summer LEAF Downtown AVL furthers its vision to celebrate creativity, diversity and familieis in the heart of Downtown Asheville with a Soultown experience unlike any other!

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N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 07/30/2016   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Try Three For Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, July 30th - Drop by any time between 2-5 p.m to sample some top New Zealand white wines! Let us start by saying that New Zealand does more than just Sauvignon Blanc. In case you didn't know, one of the top Chardonnay producers in the Southern Hemisphere calls New Zealand home, and yes, we will be pouring one of their award winning Chardonnays this Saturday. If you love world class White Burgundy, do not miss you chance to try the otherworldly 2011 Kumeu River Chardonnay. In addition, we'll pour you samples of two of Marlborough's top rated Sauvignon Blancs, including one from the original winemaking/viticultural team at Cloudy Bay, New Zealand's most famed producer. Heck, we might even sneak a Central Otago Pinot Noir into the mix, but you won't know unless you join us. Stop by, taste, learn and save up to 20% off on all of the tasting wines. The Wines On all tasting wines, save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off when you mix six of them, or 20% off when you mix a case or more of them! 1. 2014 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) - This is just classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc! With an exuberant nose of exotic citrus/tropical fruit notes along with that classic green herbal edge, it's a great wine for the money. For fans of bigger brands like Kim Crawford, Brancott, and/or Nobilo, give this one a shot. Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle | $12.74 on mixed six packs | $11.99 on mixed cases 2. 2015 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) - Dog Point consistently produces one of the highest rated Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, and the 2015 is no exception. Stephen Tanzer of Vinous Media rated the new vintage 92 points making it the highest rated New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc of the year for that publication. It really comes as no surprise to us as Dog Point Vineyards is owned and operated by the original team from Cloudy Bay, the estate that put Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc on the map. If you are a serious Sauvignon Blanc lover, don't miss your chance to try this one! Tasting Price: $21.59/bottle | $20.39 in mixed six packs | $19.19 in mixed cases 3. 2011 Kumeu River Chardonnay Estate (Auckland, New Zealand) - This legendary, Auckland-based winery is one of the greatest Chardonnay producers on the planet. Time after time, their Chardonnays have been pitted against much more expensive Chardonnays from Burgundy and elsewhere and they have consistently prevailed. Click here to read more about that. This is a very special and rare opportunity to try Chardonnay greatness at no charge. At 5 years old, this wine is in its sweet spot showing rich fruit, complex secondary notes, and refreshing acidity. Taste it for yourself and see! Tasting Price: $32.39/bottle | $30.59 on mixed six packs | $28.79 on mixed cases

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 07/31/2016   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

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Join us at LEAF Downtown AVL 2016 to celebrate music, art and culture from July 30 & 31, presenting a powerful “Soultown” theme bringing the very best soul, funk, R&B and world music talent to one and ALL – for FREE! Get ready for a fully immersive experience, welcoming families and all walks of life to gather as one community in our beautiful mountain city. LEAF Downtown AVL will feature a wealth of community partner programming including the return of our Voices of Asheville tent, dozens of family adventures activities, three stages featuring local, regional & national talent, 80+ local culinary and craft arts vendors curated in part by Asheville Grown, roaming performers galore, a one-of-a-kind VIP experience and our second annual LEAF Art Dash 5K. LEAF Downtown AVL first emerged onto the Asheville scene August 2015 as an expansion of the LEAF Community Arts’ mission to connect cultures and create community through music and arts. Last year, LEAF welcomed over 15,000 attendees in what we consider to be a turning point in the evolution of our organization and a powerful bridge of inclusion for our community. This summer LEAF Downtown AVL furthers its vision to celebrate creativity, diversity and familieis in the heart of Downtown Asheville with a Soultown experience unlike any other!

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N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/01/2016   Event Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

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Join us at LEAF Downtown AVL 2016 to celebrate music, art and culture from July 30 & 31, presenting a powerful “Soultown” theme bringing the very best soul, funk, R&B and world music talent to one and ALL – for FREE! Get ready for a fully immersive experience, welcoming families and all walks of life to gather as one community in our beautiful mountain city. LEAF Downtown AVL will feature a wealth of community partner programming including the return of our Voices of Asheville tent, dozens of family adventures activities, three stages featuring local, regional & national talent, 80+ local culinary and craft arts vendors curated in part by Asheville Grown, roaming performers galore, a one-of-a-kind VIP experience and our second annual LEAF Art Dash 5K. LEAF Downtown AVL first emerged onto the Asheville scene August 2015 as an expansion of the LEAF Community Arts’ mission to connect cultures and create community through music and arts. Last year, LEAF welcomed over 15,000 attendees in what we consider to be a turning point in the evolution of our organization and a powerful bridge of inclusion for our community. This summer LEAF Downtown AVL furthers its vision to celebrate creativity, diversity and familieis in the heart of Downtown Asheville with a Soultown experience unlike any other!

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N Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 08/11/2016   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Seated Wine Tasting on Thursday, August 11th starting at 7:15 p.m. -- Sample the great grapes of Spain in the Table Wine Classroom -- $30/person -- Reservations and pre-payment are required and can be made by calling the store at 828.505.8588. This guarantees to be an incredible evening of sampling and learning about some of the top wines and grapes of Spain. One of the largest wine producing countries in the world, Spain is home to a number of indigenous grape varieties and world class production zones. We will taste and talk about the country's most significant grapes and regions as well as the historical wine trends of the country. The cost of entry gets you ample tastes of 9 different wines, light hors d'oeuvres, and a great chance to buy some super wines at discounted prices. This promises to be fun and interactive night of tasting, talking, learning and buying. ****We can only take 24 for this limited seating event, and reservations and pre-payment are required. Please plan to arrive at the store by 7:00, and we will get started promptly at 7:15. Due to our planning needs, refunds can only be offered on cancellations made prior to Tuesday, August 9th.

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1550 Hendersonville Road Suite #102, Asheville, NC 28802
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Event Date: 08/20/2016   Event Time: All Day

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We are a community of artists in the beautiful, rolling hills of Leicester, NC surrounded by the scenic mountains that have inspired a long tradition of artists to call our community home. We host our annual Come to Leicester Studio Tour in August to showcase our local talent and to continue to build awareness of our vibrant arts community. We have 17 participating artists for the 2016 tour who are creating and selling their art, and those who will be on this year’s tour are highlighted on the artists’ page at www.cometoleicester.org

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4005 New Leicester HWY , Leicester, NC 28748
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Event Date: 08/20/2016   Event Time: All Day

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Come for a worshipful evening of music and fellowship. Enjoy friendly conversation over a fine buffet dinner, followed by an uplifting concert program.

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1 Porter Cove Rd , Asheville, NC 28701
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Event Date: 08/20/2016   Event Time: 8:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Dance performances, live music, aerials, improv, yoga, DJ dancing and much more await you on this evening that celebrates the last little bits of summer. Performances include flashy 80s and sleek 90s Hip Hop Showgirl, a Jazzy Showgirl shout out to Prince, a Modern performance to a Color Me Badd hit, Bellydance, and Bhangra (Indian). Look out for the ladies of the 80s Vs. 90s flash mob to take over the floor at some point (it’ll be hard to miss them in their light-up shoes). The show will be hosted by the local, hilarious improv troupe, No Regets, and includes aerial performances by Amber Victoria, live music by Yourmomsmixtape (local musicians Matt Kinne and Ken Kiser), and a buti yoga demo by Cynthia Sims. The DJ overseeing all the festivities is DJ How D Bot (aka Juan Holladay from the Secret B-Sides). Other pop-up surprises await! $1 from every regular ticket and $2 from every VIP ticket will go to Girls Rock Asheville and Girls on the Run, two great local organizations that empower girls to grow into strong and confident women. There will also be a raffle with fun 80s/90s inspired gifts, with some of the proceeds going to these organizations too. Tickets are $18 in advance, $23 at the door ($1 of each tickets goes to the non-profits). VIP tickets are available (includes preferred seating and a gift) for $26 (advance only). Tickets can be purchased directly at http://isisasheville.com/events/hot-summer-nights-80s-meets-90s/.

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743 Haywood Rd. , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 08/21/2016   Event Time: All Day

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We are a community of artists in the beautiful, rolling hills of Leicester, NC surrounded by the scenic mountains that have inspired a long tradition of artists to call our community home. We host our annual Come to Leicester Studio Tour in August to showcase our local talent and to continue to build awareness of our vibrant arts community. We have 17 participating artists for the 2016 tour who are creating and selling their art, and those who will be on this year’s tour are highlighted on the artists’ page at www.cometoleicester.org

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4005 New Leicester HWY , Leicester, NC 28748
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