Maggie B's

During our recent vacation we found the coolest little boutique wine shop located in Weaverville, NC (just north of Asheville). Maggie B's shares a building with Preservation Hall, a cool vintage hardware/architectural salvage business. The link will take you to their "what's new" page where they mention the relatively new Maggie B's. Weaverville's blog even has a few entries highlighting recent tastings and events there. Whether it's an organic wine tasting, a six-pack of Sammy Smith, a fine cigar, or some gourmet cheese that piques your interest, Maggie B's is worth checking out!

While visiting, I managed to make a few nice images. In the interest of full disclosure, I should mention that Maggie B's is owned by our good friend Elspeth and her husband Andy. Karen and her sister Anne have known Elspeth for years, so we couldn't wait to stop by and check out the new shop.

Elspeth shows off their new sign on the side of the building.
Inside the shop, the owner stands among numerous brands and styles from all over the U.S. and the world.

Maggie B's takes its name from the childrens book "The Maggie B" and was also the name of Elspeth's dog growing up. I chose a wide aperture to emphasize the custom cork in the foreground, but now wish I had stopped down a little bit to make the book more legible.
Looking out from inside, cars cruise the main drag in Weaverville.

Elspeth in her element.


Here is a closer look at one of the awesome custom corks they had made.

A very cool guestbook allows visitors to receive updates regarding the latest happenings at the shop.



And a quick shot of Anne and Elspeth.



Congratulations on the new store Elspeth! I wish we lived a little closer so we could attend some of those fantastic tastings!