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Tarot cards originated in northern Italy during the late 14th or early 15th century. They began as illustrated playing cards with imaginative themes and were used for a leisurely card game called tarocchi, which became popular in Europe. Tarocchi eventually became tarot in southern France. Around the mid 18th century, decks started to be used for divination and fortune-telling while also being infused with a layer of the occult. In modern times you'll find a never-ending variety of designs and themes for tarot cards, from French Impressionism to Star Wars.

Just in time for Halloween, join Ciao Asheville and local teacher, folklorist and book author H. Byron Ballard as she discusses the history of tarot and how cards are interpreted (is drawing the Death card always a bad thing?) She'll also do some sample card interpretations for attendees.

This event will take place on Thursday, October 26, from 5-6pm at Metro Wines, 169 Charlotte Street, Asheville. Price for the evening is $20 + tax and includes a glass of red or white Italian wine. Light snacks will be served. 

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Join us at Engaged in Reynolds Village for Iberian Peninsula Class with Andy Hale on October 12th, from 5pm-6pm. $35 (plus tax). Engaged address is 41 N Merrimon Ave #107, Asheville, NC 28804

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Perfect for Tasting Room, Restaurant Service Professionals, and Wine Enthusiasts

Coming to Asheville (at Asheville School of Wine) Saturday, October 28th: Course & Exam - 9:30am – 5:00pm.

Course price: $350

Registration closes October 11th

See link below

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A Deeper Dive into Wine Styles and Regions, Winemaking and Wine Tasting

Hosted by the Asheville School of Wine and Metro Wines :

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday October 23rd/24th/25th: Part One, Two & Three - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Friday, October 27th:  Exam - 9:30am - 11am

Course price: $850

Registration closes on October 6th

See link below to sign up

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An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for serious wine enthusiasts.

Hosted by Asheville School of Wine and Metro Wines:

Tuesday/Wednesday January 2nd/3rd, 9:30 – 5:00 pm (in person)
Monday/Wednesday January  8th/10th 9:30 – 5:00 pm (in person)

Wednesday January 17th & 24th - 6 - 8pm EDT (online)

Monday February 5th – 9:30 – 1:00 pm Fortified and Sparkling tasting and exam review (in person)

Wednesday February 7th - Exam 9:30 – 1:00 pm (in person)

Course price: $1,499

Registration closes on December 15th


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