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Where to Get a Drink in Asheville

Wine Pairing - Family

Wine and craft cocktails an extremely personal pastime, drawing from the background, culture, and habits of each person making the drinks.

When it comes to wine, typically you want to drink light-to-dark, just as when you plan a meal you start with delicate tastes and work towards heavier tastes.

Here are a few wine pairing suggestions:

  • Champagne tends to go very well with appetizers or opening courses in a meal.
  • White wine is usually a match for salads and lighter dishes.
  • Red wine works perfectly with steaks and heavier meat sauces.
  • A port is often the perfect end to a meal, sipped with a piece of chocolate cake.

In the end, it comes down to what an individual enjoys, and what combination works best for that person. Every person's sense of taste is different. Decide for yourself what combinations of wine and food taste good to you.

List of Wine Bars and Cocktail Lounges in Asheville

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5 Walnut Wine Bar

  • 5 Walnut Street
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: (828) 253-2593
  • Region: Downtown

Keep It Fun, Keep It Friendly at downtown Asheville’s neighborhood wine bar. Enjoy our eclectic selection of quality wines many in the $5-to-$15-a-glass range, favorite local beers on tap and local bites. Check out our calendar to see upcoming music …more

Addison Farms Vineyard

  • 4005 New Leicester Highway
  • Leicester, NC 28748
  • Phone: (828) 581-9463
  • Region: West

Addison Farms is a family owned and operated vineyard, winery, and tasting room situated on 55 acres in Leicester, NC. Located in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, 14 miles northwest of Asheville, NC, their elevation allows for nearly 360° of …more

Ambrozia Bar and Bistro

  • 1020 Merrimon Ave.
  • Asheville, NC 28804
  • Phone: (828) 350-3033
  • Region: North

Ambrozia Bar and Bistro is a neighborhood café located in North Asheville next to scenic Beaver Lake. It features modern American cuisine with a twist. The ever changing menu specializes in farm fresh local ingredients. The quaint atmosphere is …more

The Barleycorn

  • 697-A Haywood Road
  • Asheville, NC 28806
  • Phone: (828) 774-5598
  • Region: West

A neighborhood joint with global influences, The Barleycorn takes pub grub to the next level. Join us for our signature hanging kebabs, flavorful sides, roasted and grilled fare, and farm fresh salads. There's a delicious dish for everyone. Featuring …more

Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar

  • 1 Page Avenue #101
  • Asheville, NC 28801
  • Phone: (828) 252-0020
  • Region: Downtown

Oenophiles and bibliophiles take note! Our store offers you the marriage of two of earth's finest pleasures, books and wine, side by side. Or should we say page by glass? Peruse thousands of books in dozens of categories while sipping a fine wine, …more

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