Gina Trippi of Metro Wines talks Louisiana and wine on Finding Asheville
Dec23

Gina Trippi of Metro Wines talks Louisiana and wine on Finding Asheville

Drop the mic for a wine glass?   Nathan sits down with Gina Trippi co-owner of Metro Wines for the 15th episode of Finding Asheville.   They chat about growing up in Louisiana, Gina’s transition from a broadcasting degree to a career in law, her involvement with a nonprofit that rescues Greyhounds, the ins and outs of the wine retail business, and why Nathan should probably start learning about wine.   Listen to the full episode below or via iTunes here:   Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Gina Trippi of Metro Wines talks wine on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser
Dec20

Gina Trippi of Metro Wines talks wine on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser

The 15th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Gina Trippi, co-owner of Metro Wines.   Listen to a teaser below:   Nathan sits down with Gina Trippi co-owner of Metro Wines. They chat about growing up in Louisiana, Gina’s transition from a broadcasting degree to a career in law, her involvement with a nonprofit that rescues Greyhounds, the ins and outs of the wine retail business, and why Nathan should probably start learning about wine.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes December 23rd here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via...

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Brian Good of Asheville Sandwich Company talks sandwiches and life advice on Finding Asheville
Dec16

Brian Good of Asheville Sandwich Company talks sandwiches and life advice on Finding Asheville

White table cloths to shoe string cut fries and sandwiches?   Nathan sits down with Brian Good, co-owner of Asheville Sandwich Company. They discuss the recent expansion of Asheville Sandwich Company, growing up in Ohio, Brian’s culinary career, what drove Brian from a corporate kitchen to owning his own business, and his involvement in various community betterment projects including Green Opportunities.   Listen to the full episode below or via iTunes here:     Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page here....

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Brian Good of Asheville Sandwich Company on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser
Dec13

Brian Good of Asheville Sandwich Company on Finding Asheville Monday, listen to a teaser

The 14th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Brian Good, co-owner of Asheville Sandwich Company.   Listen to a teaser below:   Nathan sits down with Brian Good, co-owner of Asheville Sandwich Company. They discuss the recent expansion of Asheville Sandwich Company, growing up in Ohio, Brian’s culinary career, what drove Brian from a corporate kitchen to owning his own business, and his involvement in various community betterment projects including Green Opportunities.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes December 16th here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via...

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Lack of Cold Mountain forces distraught Asheville man to try one of thousand other winter seasonal brews
Dec10

Lack of Cold Mountain forces distraught Asheville man to try one of thousand other winter seasonal brews

ASHEVILLE- Staring at an empty spot in the Ingles beer cooler where Highland Brewing Company’s highly touted seasonal Cold Mountain Winter Ale is supposed to be located, West Asheville resident Tony Mojito shook his head in disbelief.   “It’s a cold, cold day, brother,” said Mojito.   Mojito has been visiting his local Ingles every day for the past three weeks expecting Cold Mountain to be in stock and every day he walks home empty handed.   Albert Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.   But Mojito defended his daily routine of searching for a case of Cold Mountain by slinging an ad hominem fallacy at Einstein.   “Insane hey? Ole Einstein never had the sweet nectar of vanilla and hazelnut brew touch his lips, did he?” said Mojito.   “Insanity is relative, brother. Some people would call me insane for throwing down $19 for a 12 pack of beer, but Cold Mountain is worth every penny.”   Insane or not, there is one big problem. Mojito can’t seem to find a store, carrying Cold Mountain anywhere.   “Finding Cold Mountain is a tough mountain to climb,” said Mojito.   “The anxiety of finding the brew almost doesn’t make it worth it.”   The anxiety reached its peak for Mojito last night, after staring at an empty slot for Cold Mountain at Ingles one last time. Aghast by the situation, Mojito dropped a carton of eggs that he was carrying in his right hand, as he knees buckled and fell to the cold tile resting his distraught face upon the cooler’s glass window.   “Why Shiva, Asheville beer God, why?” Mojito thought to himself.   But just when Mojito looked to have skunky beer face stuck as a permanent facial feature, a light shined out of the cooler illuminating dozens of other bottles that dawned the label winter seasonal ale.   “It was like Shiva turned on that little refrigerator light to show me the way,” said Mojito.   “I never knew there were so many other winter seasonal ales available. Thousands in fact.”   Slightly defeated, Mojito picked up his cracked carton of eggs and a six-pack of RJ Rockers Brewing Company’s The First Snow Ale, and walked out of Ingles with his head held high.   “Cold Mountain or not, beer will be drank tonight and that is all that matters,” said...

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