Gordian Knot Rum Not Your Old Pirate’s Booty

Legend said that the one to undo the Gordian Knot would be king. Many tried to untie the intractable weave, and many failed, until a soldier came forward, drew his sword and cut through the knot. In that one bold stroke, the soldier unraveled the rope, untied the knot, and sealed his fortune. When Greensboro native and Executive Chef Mitchell Nicks and business owner Tom Bruce decided to join forces and create the perfect spirit, bourbon was quickly decided against due to the oversaturated market. Their research showed that rum was the next big trend in the spirit business. However,
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Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery August 2020

RayLen VINEYARDS raylenvineyards.com @RayLenVineyards 3577 US-158, Mocksville, NC    336-998-3100 Mon – Saturday:  11AM – 6PM | Sunday: 12PM – 5PM New releases:  Fizzzy Rose: Mango, honeydew melon and fresh cut flower aromas introduce the RayLen Fizzzy Rose.  Blushed by Petit Verdot, the flavors are generous and plenty.  Strawberry and white peach dominate the bold flavors that are highlighted by bright bubbles and a clean fresh fruit finish. Fizzzy Bluzberry: Over 1 ton of fresh blueberries were harvested last summer from the RayLen Estate and mysteriously turned into wine.  We experimented in the lab with different varieties of white wines
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Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery June 2020

Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery June 2020 WESTBEND VINEYARDS, WINERY and BREWERY Westbendwineryandbrewery.com 5394 Williams Rd. Lewisville NC 336-945-9999 Wed.-Thurs. 12PM-6PM, Fri.-Sat.-Sun.- 12PM-7PM Upcoming releases: June 13th – Mango Fizz, Westbend Winery and Brewery’s newest hard seltzer is loaded with sweet notes of pineapple, cherry, and of course, mango! June 21st- King Juicy, The King is back! King Juicy is our New England IPA “I Love Juicy” but loaded with twice the tropical hops and a higher ABV!   Triad Brewers Alliance www.triadbrewers.com The Triad Brewers Alliance formed in 2017 to serve breweries in the Piedmont Triad
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Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery March 2020

Tapped into Craft: Local Brewery, Winery, and Distillery March 2020 NC WINE TRAVELER Wine Spotlight Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery- Rhonda, NC – Swan Creek-Yadkin Valley 450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670 (336) 835-9463 www.raffaldini.com Mon: 11AM-5PM, Closed-Tues, Wed-Sat 11AM-5PM, Sun: 12-5PM ‘Chianti of the Carolinas’ By Ron Hadley As stated on their website: Raffadini Vineyards and Winery is ‘Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Swan Creek Wine Appellation within the Yadkin Valley, family-owned Raffaldini Vineyards brings Tuscan charm to North Carolina. Known widely as “Chianti in the Carolinas” Raffaldini currently produces only classically dry Italian style wines ranging from
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