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In the Spirit: Baby, Bye, Bye, Bye 2021!

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

“I don’t want to make it tough but I’ve had enough and it ain’t no lie, Baby bye bye bye…”, who else is ready to say farewell to 2021 and hello to 2022? Me, me!!! Time zones and traditions may differ, but NYE celebrations will be ringing in our New Year all around the world. […]

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In the Spirit: So Thankful the Pilgrims Ran out of Beer!

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

If you’re like me, you wake up every morning and think to yourself how proud and thankful you are to be an American!  What if I told you almost every important decision in American history involves alcohol in one shape or another?!  Hard to believe, right?  Well let me tell you about American history through […]

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In the Spirit: Oktoberfest, 200 Years of Downing Beer.

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

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and has been celebrated for over 200 years. Oktoberfest runs anywhere from 16 to 18 days and runs from mid- or late September to the first Sunday in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year.  The first Oktoberfest was […]

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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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The Kind Thieves Stir up a Snowstorm w/ HashtagWV!

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 […]
The Kind Thieves Stir Up a Snowstorm w/ HashtagWV! - “It’s guaranteed to be a damn good time!” with The Kind Thieves! Pick us up to read to Jason Scott’s (B-Sides & Badland) interview with the band and make plans to see their upcoming shows at Hill & Holler in Lewisburg and Big Draft Brewing in White Sulphur Springs. Who wants coffee at a convenience? […]

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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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