December 14, 2011

Nothing Improves Christmas Cheer Like a Good Glass (or Bottle) of Wine at One of Asheville's Wine Bars

If you're vacationing in Asheville, North Carolina, this holiday season, you're already on the right track for a wonderful winter break. You're hip, so surely you've booked a week at a luxury Asheville vacation rental cabin from Carolina Mornings, all you need now to complete your relaxation package is a delicious dinner at one of Asheville's many fine dining establishments, followed up with a fine bottle of wine. Here'a few suggestions on where you might find that perfect wine for your palette.

A Winter Hike on Asheville's Roan Mountain

Celebrated for their fine cuts of meat, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse just opened in the Biltmore Village, and their wine collection is unparalleled in the area. The picture below says it all. They've established their commitment to community involvement by donating all sales of Silver Oak wine during three pre-opening events to the local Habitat for Humanity. You can't miss the impressive brand new building just outside the Biltmore Estate entrance.

If drinking fine wine and meeting a few eclectic Asheville residents sound like good evening activities, the 5 Walnut Wine Bar is the neighborhood bar for you. Located, of course, at 5 Walnut Street downtown, this casual bar regularly features live music and also has beers on tap. Just down the block at 85 Walnut Street, Zamba has hundreds of wines to choose from, and also serves absinthe. Zambra, a tapas restaurant serving contemporary twists on the food of Spain and North Africa, was awarded the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence in 2011.

The Expansive Wine Cellar at Ruth's Chris

Battery Park Book Exchange Champagne Bar is a lovely spot in the Grove Arcade offering wine tastings and book signings with over eighty different wines and champagnes on their menu and cozy leather chairs for reading, plus dogs are always welcome! Sante Wine Bar, also on the Grove Arcade block, is for both the connoisseur and the layman, boasting an oft-changing menu of bottles from around the world, and offering half-pours so you can create your own tasting flight, or choose their Flight of the Month. They're hosting a GRINCH PARTY on December 23rd!

Warm Up at Biltmore Villa Hideaway

So, did you do yourself a favor and book that dream week at a North Carolina mountain vacation cabin? Let Carolina Mornings help you out with that one! Call our Vacation Planners at (877) 904-9221 and tell us what you need; we'll do the rest of the work to get your dream winter vacation all lined up. Cheers!

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