In The Spirit Archive

In the Spirit: Don’t Screw up the Whisky!

By: HashtagWV / Category: Amy Hoke, Blog, In The Spirit

September, also known as Bourbon Heritage Month, seems the perfect time to share with you the story of Maker’s Mark Distillery, located in Loretto, Kentucky.  Let’s get started with a little history lesson….  Maker’s Mark was founded in 1953 when Bill and Margie Samuels purchased the previously known “Burks Distillery” for $35,000.  Being the 6th […]

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In the Spirit: What you Know about that Craft Beer?

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In The Spirit, Stephen Smith

Ten years ago, West Virginia had less than 5 craft beer breweries.  By 2020 that number grew to 28.  That’s an insane 460% growth rate, indicating the people of West Virginia take their beer seriously and have developed a palate for great craft beers. Allow me to take you on a journey though the world […]

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In the Spirit: Whiskey & Women.

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In The Spirit, Mike Deskins

International Women’s Day may have been in March, but the accomplishments of strong women should be celebrated every day.  Let’s talk about women empowerment in an industry you would not initially imagine it thriving so well in. The whiskey industry! History will always say drinking or distilling bourbon was only for Gentlemen. What if I […]

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In the Spirit: I’ll Bring the Wine!

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

I have been in the beverage industry for nearly 20 years. My family and friends know my passion, and often ask for my advice. I am also the one who brings the wine for the holiday supper, sharing it with a wide range of wine drinkers.  There are some wines I save for intimate family […]

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In the Spirit: Boozy Gifts for your Loved Ones!

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

Boozy Gifts for your Loved Ones! The holidays are shaping up to be very different this year.  Stores will be open but most of us will be spending more time shopping from the comfort of our computer desk.  The pandemic has also left us with less disposable income forcing gift givers to get more creative […]

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In the Spirit: Take a Drive Through New York Wine Country!

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

The history of the Finger Lakes wine region dates back to the 1860’s. There is nothing like taking a weekend drive through wine country in the fall. Virginia may be the closest we have to Greenbrier County for a drive through vineyards, however, there is another wine region on the east coast that lies only eight […]

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In the Spirit: Distiller Series, Rye Not!?

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

Rye whiskey is in the middle of an incredible renaissance. It all started when classic cocktails regained popularity. On most lists you will find cocktails with a traditional rye base such as sazeracs, manhattans, and old fashioned, all classically prepared or twisted with new bitters, infusions and anything these mad scientists we call bartenders can […]

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In the Spirit: What Would the Quarantined Bunny Drink?

By: HashtagWV / Category: In The Spirit, Robert Aquilino, The Greenbrier

In the Spirit of recent developments, I do not want to miss the chance to incorporate some humor in trying to bring a little bit of joy during a very serious time with this question: What are we going to drink during Easter dinner? I don’t believe we all have large ballrooms in our homes […]

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In the Spirit: Luck of the Irish

By: HashtagWV / Category: Blog, In The Spirit, Krista Bacchiocchi, The Greenbrier

March 17th, known to most as St. Patrick’s Day. Originally a Catholic holiday in honor of Saint Patrick, an Irish saint, on the anniversary of his death. But when we think of St. Patrick’s Day today, we think of green shamrocks, little leprechauns, and heavy drinking, the real reason we get excited for this otherwise […]

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In the Spirit: A Sweet Escape

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

February 14th always brings about the famous heart-shaped boxes that we are all so familiar with.  Contained we find the mystery-filled confections bringing the opportunity for us to explore the interesting world of chocolate and wine.  We all may have heard about it before, how great chocolate and wine pair together.  While I am not […]

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Learn about Fayetteville’s Best Kept Secret w/ HashtagWV this September! 

Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers - Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s a little […]
Learn about Fayetteville’s Best Kept Secret w/ HashtagWV this September! - Located a few minutes from downtown Fayetteville, Charlie’s Pub has been the most notorious bar in town since its founding in 1988. It was established by brothers Charlie and Jerry Sedlock to provide a fun space for the local community and whitewater enthusiasts who travel to Fayetteville from all over the world. In September of 2020, […]

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Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers - Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s a little […]
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Michelle Evans Interviews Tyler Childers - Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s a little […]
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