Hunter Smith, founder of Champion Brewing Company, is growing and diversifying his role in the local food and drinks industry. Photo: Eze Amos

The ubiquitous Mr. Smith: You can’t swing a growler in this city without hitting Hunter Smith

On a rainy night in early April, I joined a handful of other food-and-drink journalists in the glass-walled pavilion at Afton Mountain Vineyards to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Tony and Elizabeth Smith’s ownership of the winery. About a minute into my conversation with Elizabeth during pre-dinner winetasting, I had a smacks-forehead-with-palm moment when she […]