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First in Wine and Cheese Flight at Atherton Market Tonight

You probably already have plans for this evening but if you don’t you might want to wander over to the Atherton Market and check out this wine and cheese event hosted by the Charlotte World Trade Association and the NC Department of Agriculture. Come have a little wine with your cheese!

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“First in Wine and Cheese Flight” NC Wineries Tasting Event

Nine North Carolina vineyards and wineries featured at Atherton Market for a wine tasting event – “First in NC Wine & Cheese Flight”   

The Charlotte World Trade Association and the N.C. Department of Agriculture are hosting a wine tasting event at the Atherton Market in an effort to further develop the awareness of the NC wine industry.  The event is a meet and greet social from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, offering a combination of fun and education.  Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, supplied by “Simply Local,” a vendor at Atherton Market and purveyor in locally produced foods, in collaboration with acclaimed Charlotte restaurant Carpe Diem, who will prepare perfect accompaniments to the evenings wine selection.  Cost to attend is $30, and pre-registration is required.

North Carolina ranks in the top-five destinations in the U.S. for wine travelers and enthusiasts; visitors can enjoy more than 100 wineries and 400 vineyards from the mountains to the coast.  Today, North Carolina ranks 10th in wine and grape production in the United States.  The number of wineries has grown five-fold and grape acreage has more than doubled in the last decade.  Overall, the North Carolina wine and grape industry generates an annual economic impact of $1.28 billion and supports nearly 7,600 jobs.

The Atherton Market is located in Atherton Mill at 2104 South Boulevard.  The market is a community hub in the South End neighborhood, within walking distance of Dilworth, showcasing the best that the Piedmont region has to offer from small local farms and talented chefs and artisans. Appealing to families and foodies alike, the market offers a vibrant environment aiming to educate consumers on how to grow, select, use, and prepare seasonal ingredients.   For more information, visit http://www.athertonmillandmarket.com.

For more information about the Charlotte World Trade Association or this event, visit the CWTA website at http://www.cwta.org.   To register for the event, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=sq9gwxlab&oeidk=a07e75k4o4pfd3e1a15&oseq=a01qmhevsywvd.

Additional inquiries, please contact Ms. Sarah Peeler at sarahharriespeeler@gmail.com or call 704.968.3166

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