In The Spirit Archive

In the Spirit: Home for the Holidays

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In The Spirit, Ron Magliochetti, The Greenbrier

The holidays are certainly upon us and this usually means that a lot of family time is coming as well.  When my own and my wife’s families get together for the holidays you can bet there is a fair amount of food and maybe just a little libation.  Without guilt (because all the calories are […]

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In the Spirit: Fall Cocktails and Ciders.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In The Spirit, Katelynn Watson, wine sommelier tips

It never fails, the Halloween decorations seem to make their appearance in stores earlier and earlier every year. This is an eminent sign that Fall is right around the corner. I love Autumn, and everything that goes along with it, especially the cooler weather inspired cocktails. Using seasonal ingredients, whether it be in cooking or […]

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In the Spirit: Red Hot Summer Reds. by Ginger LaSalle.

During the heat of August many reach for a well-chilled glass of white wine or rosé, however always reaching for the same wines can be tiresome.  In your cellar or on the shelves at your local wine shop you can find wonderful reds to be enjoyed during the warm summer as well to give your […]

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In the Spirit: Great Things Come in Small Packages

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Ginger LaSalle, In The Spirit, The Greenbrier

When you find yourself spending more time outside and floating around a pool, you know summer is here in Greenbrier Valley.  When you go to relax poolside the easiest thing to do grab is some basic domestic beer.  These inexpensive beers can be satisfying on a hot summer day, yet leave much to be desired […]

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In the Spirit: Like Water for Moms

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit, The Greenbrier

With the approach of Mother’s Day in May, I often think about wines my Mom would like and because my mother is pretty much like the typical American mom when it comes to drinking wine, I like to think about wines our moms would collectively like to drink. You see, my mother typically doesn’t like […]

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In the Spirit: Spring Forward w/ Sweet Wines!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Ginger LaSalle, In The Spirit, The Greenbrier

In Greenbrier Valley, April is the time when we all begin to start thinking with our sweet tooth and head into downtown Lewisburg for the annual Chocolate Festival (see page 10!).  Just when you thought you’ve had your fill on all things chocolate and start to head for home, make sure you take a little […]

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In the Spirit: The South American Way.

Spring is upon us and it’s harvest time!…..And you thought there was only one time each year to make wine from fresh grapes; in the Fall. But, surprise, there is another whole world south of the Equator. As it turns out, the four seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are shifted six months compared to the […]

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In the Spirit: Wine Trends for 2018!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit, wine sommelier tips

With the holidays past us and everyone enjoying our happy new years full of goals and hopes for the coming year, we also tend to look back on the last year and see if we can figure out any trends that will continue or burgeon in the new year. This is true in our personal […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: ITALIAN WINE FOR YOUR AMERICAN HOLIDAY

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit

With the approach of Thanksgiving and the holidays just around the corner, we start to think about what beverages we’d like to see gracing our tables with those festive meals. As I have just returned from a week-long odyssey through Italy earlier this month, it got me thinking about how great Italian wines are in […]

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IN THE SPIRIT: TASTING WINE… WHAT IS GOOD?

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, Brian McClure, In The Spirit

With TOOT (Taste of our Town) upon us already, as the year 2017 is vanishing before our eyes, it occurred to me that when we discuss the “taste” of a wine, or any beverage really, there is a different meaning for every individual taster! However, while there may be wildly differing opinions of what “tastes” […]

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Back to the Music w/ Lewisburg City Paper this September!

Back into the Music w/ HashtagWV this September! - It’s back to the music w/ Hashtag Lewisburg City Paper this September. Susanna Robinson features Warner Music School: from humble beginnings to true love and more.  Other big stories include Wild Cuisine at the West Virginia Roadkill Cookoff, Freshwater Folk Festival, an interview with Carlene Carter, Highway Queen by Jason Scott, and so much more! […]

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