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Gins to watch in 2019

This is a sponsored post  Gin, manufactured by distilleries across the globe, has been experiencing an upsurge in popularity and 2019 looks set to be an exciting year for the industry. The spirit, distilled from a fermented mash to which Juniper berries are added, was introduced to Britain during the middle of the seventeenth-century by the Dutch. Fast forward to 2019, and it’s a firm favorite with hipsters, thirty-something stay-at-home parents and the elderly alike. To put it simply, it’s universally adored! However, with popularity comes choice, and today there is an almost overwhelming selection of gins from which to choose from. But worry not, because in this article we’re going to cut out the noise and focus on the top 5 gins to try in 2019. Roku Japanese Craft Gin. The Japanese spirits industry has become famous in recent years for the quality of its strong liquor and Roku gin, distilled by artisans at the House of Suntory in Osaka, exemplifies the levels of craftsmanship that are involved in the creation of spirits in the Land of the Rising Sun. Roku gin, set to be one of the most sought-after gins on the market in 2019, is best served …

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Filmmakers Jennifer Trudrung and Polly Schattel breathe new life into the classic short story “Here There Be Tygers” by shooting their own female-driven variation locally in Asheville, N.C. as part of horror writer Stephen King’s Dollar Baby program.

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Asheville to Host First Drag Brunch to Support Homeless

Asheville Drag Brunch will host its first Local Celebrity Drag Brunch on Sunday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at Bebette’s Café in Asheville to raise funds for the homeless. One ticket buys brunch which includes coffee, beignets, cheese grits, vegetable egg casserole, sausage, and breakfast potatoes, and also includes the drag show.  Profits from this show benefit the local charity BeLoved Asheville as they help Asheville's homeless people year-round.  Upcoming brunches will benefit additional local charities.  Tickets are on sale now at www.AshevilleDragBrunch.com

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Order Flowers for Loved Ones with the Gardener’s Cottage of Asheville

The Gardener’s Cottage, an independently owned floral and garden shop located in the Historic Biltmore village, is helping to send love this Valentine's Day by contributing 5% of sales to New City School in West Asheville. The Gardener’s Cottage is located at 34 All Souls Crescent in Asheville, NC, right next to the All Souls Church. In the age of eCards and rapid fire text messaging, this small business is looking to inspire a more personal way of connection through their elegant flower arrangements.

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Eliminate Dust and Keep the Home Clean With a Professional Deep Cleaning

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Preparing Your Pet for Flight

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This sponsored post walks you through the steps of flying with your pet, and include important information about emotional support animals from CertaPet

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Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert will perform at The Grey Eagle located at 185 Clingman Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina on Thursday, January 10.

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Falling Interest Rates Good for Asheville Brewers?

Is Falling Interest Rates And A Weaker Dollar A Good Thing for Asheville Brewers? There have been signs recently that the dollar’s gains might be ending alongside interest rate increases slowing down. Will this affect the strong brewing industry in Asheville and can the owners of the many craft beer breweries located in North Carolina take advantage of the current economic conditions? Interest rates set to stop rising The dollar recently dropped from its 52 week high as the Federal Reserve finally indicated it might tighten up is own monetary policy. There is hope that this might mean interest rates will not see the three or four rate hikes in 2019 it experienced during 2018. This was all but confirmed by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell who stated that the benchmark interest rate was just below the neutral level, which broadly means that it would likely not encourage higher interest rates, nor seek to lower them either. This news alone was good enough to send a small spike into the stock market but tempered by escalating trade tensions with Canada, China and the EU as well as estimates from the Organization for Economic Cooperation that sees global growth slowing from 3.7 percent …

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Getting Ready for a Poker Tournament at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino


In 1997, Cherokee in North Carolina became a fully-fledged tourist destination following the opening of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino. Just a short and a rather scenic drive from Asheville, the small town and its casino is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and operated by gigantic casino corporation Caesars Entertainment. When it opened its doors to the people of North Carolina, the casino floor only featured video poker machines, but it has since developed into a full gaming offering, which includes poker tournaments. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino boasts 20 tables in its poker room, with live games occurring regularly and live tournaments scheduled to take place most months. Despite not being in a ‘poker boom’ anymore, poker is still wildly popular, with attendance at live poker tournaments on the up. The psychological side of playing poker like Omaha or Texas hold’em against other people at a live table adds a new level to the game which is bringing in huge crowds for poker tournaments. One which stands out as a steely test of nerves and skill is deep stack games. While most forms of poker at tournaments can take over an hour to complete, deep stack games draw the poker …

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Thirsty Monk Launches New Cocktail and Wine Bar Monk’s Flask

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Thirsty Monk, brewer of Belgian-Rooted Modern Ales and operator of world-recognized craft beer and craft cocktail bars, is excited to open its new space in Biltmore Park on Wednesday, December 19. Monk's Flask will serve as Biltmore Park’s neighborhood cocktail bar, specializing in craft cocktails, wine by the glass and bottle, beer and spirit pairing flights, and a curated food menu.

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