Today’s episode features Lyndon Smith and Amie Fields, founders of the funky @botanistandbarrel! The couple tells us the story of how they got their cidery in Cedar Grove started and their first experiment with blueberry wine, then we talk about their background in the wine business, what they’re currently offering and what new and exciting ciders are in the works. We are proud welcome our newest sponsor to the show, Proof Alcohol Ice Cream https://proofalcoholicecream.com where you can Eat & Drink Merrily all at once! **Need wine or beer... or Proof Alcohol Ice Cream? Of course you do, get it at https://trianglewineco.com Use promo code 'NCFB' at checkout! GET TICKETS TO Taste of the Wild HERE:Â https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-the-wild-tickets-67251157021 ________________________________________________________________ https://www.ncfbpodcast.com/about Hospitality industry veterans, Max Trujillo and Matthew Weiss, get behind the scenes of North Carolina's burgeoning food and beverage culture. Hear from local chefs, sommelier's, distillers, farmers, brewers and the whole lot of them in the NC F&Bpodcast. Max is a front-of-house vet/sommelier that moved from Los Angeles to North Carolina in 2013. Since moving to North Carolina, he's run restaurants, designed wine programs and builds craft cocktail menus and now produces multiple podcasts. Matthew is a certified sommelier from New York. His experience ranges from restaurant/bar to importing some of the finest wines in the world. He moved his family to North Carolina three years ago and works as a wine distributor. For questions, comments and booking, contact us at email@example.com For any form of negative criticism, email:firstname.lastname@example.org Eat & Drink Merrily!