I have been tweeting for about six months under the alias “Slowaville” for the Slow Food Asheville group. My tweets (www.twitter.com/slowaville) are simple – I send out web addresses of local sustainable organizations, farms, markets, events – really, anything that highlights the “slow” culture here in WNC.
I also subscribe to fellow tweeters and read almost daily their exploits of family, occupation, personal passions, rants and of course food! It was my good fortune to receive a tweet about the grand opening of a new wine store, Asheville Wine Consulting (www.twitter.com/ashevillewine and www.ashevillewineconsulting.com) at 169 Charlotte Street by Jessica Gualano, the owner.
With all the hype about the fantastic number of breweries in Asheville, it is about time to start looking at all the great wine stores we have locally. No longer are we dependent on just a few distributors or the selections of just a few buyers, we now have many great choices! In particular, I want you to start asking each wine store about their selection of Regional Wines, Ciders, Ports, Bitters and other locally crafted beverages.
At their Grand Opening, Asheville Wine Consulting served many great wines, from inexpensive ($12) to moderately priced ($34) and they all tasted great! There were many old friends and I made several new ones – all over the great taste of wine, wonderful food and interesting conversations. A small bird tweeting about what is happening in WNC provided another excellent Friday evening!