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Savor a Great Night at the Asheville Art Museum’s A Taste of Art + Wine

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Asheville Art Museum invites you to its popular, annual event A Taste of Art + Wine held in Pack Place on Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

For one night, enjoy all that Asheville is known for while supporting the Asheville Art Museum. Good company, fine wines, craft beers and delicious food from local restaurants will take over Pack Place. The Celebrate 60! Raffle drawing will be held at the end of the evening — so get tickets soon!

Visit www.ashevilleart.org to view raffle packages and to purchase tickets.

The leader in arts programming and education for Western North Carolina, the Asheville Art Museum survives through community support. All proceeds from this event will go toward films, artists’ talks, musical concerts and other outstanding public programs the Museum regularly presents. The evening will
also include a silent auction, in which a limited number of unique, high-end items will be up for bid. With so much offered, a “taste” may not be enough!

Ticket prices are $30 per person; $55 per couple for Museum Members and $35 per person; $65 per couple for non-Members. All tickets sold at the door are $40 per person. A Taste of Art + Wine is usually a sell out event, so reserve your tickets early by calling 828.253.3227. What a delicious idea!

Wine Dinner Debuts New Grove Park Inn Wines

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa announces a wine dinner on Friday, August 28, 2009 which will feature new vintage Grove Park Inn wines, as well as the debut of one new wine, Grove Park Inn Merlot, Sonoma County 2006. A total of five wines will be paired with a six course menu, prepared with fresh local ingredients and select specialty products.

The Inn welcomes noted Sonoma County California vintner Kerry Damskey, who will co-host the dinner. Damskey has 27 years in the wine-making industry and has achieved international recognition for creating exceptional wines.

The new Grove Park Inn wine is the result of Damskey’s collaborative effort with Inn executives, Jeff Piccirillo and Kevin Schwartz. “Balance is the key to creating a beautiful wine to represent the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa,” stated Kevin Schwartz, the Inn’s Assistant Director of Food & Beverage, Sommelier, and Certified Specialist of Wine.

“The Grove Park Inn and the entire Sunset Terrace team are both pleased and proud to present this opportunity to share in the union of outstanding food and spectacular wine, which has resulted from our collaboration with Kerry Damskey,” said Jeff Piccirillo, Executive Director of Food & Beverage at The Grove Park Inn.

In addition to The Grove Park Inn’s sparkling wine, Jean-Luc Crémant de Bourgogne, the Inn will introduce its three latest Sonoma vintages which include Grove Park Inn Sauvignon Blanc, 2008; Grove Park Inn Chardonnay, 2008; and, Grove Park Inn Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006. New to the Grove Park Inn label will be Grove Park Inn Merlot, 2006. The Merlot is described as an alluring and approachable wine with notes of cherry, clove, and cinnamon, followed by a velvety finish.

For Wine Dinner reservations, please contact The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa at 800.438.5800 or 828.252.2711 or visit http://www.groveparkinn.com/Leisure/Dining.