Gift Guide – The Bar Aficionado

The bar aficionado has an impeccable eye for fancy spirits and fabulous soirees. They’re always in the know about the latest cocktail trends and tough to impress, but we’ve got just the thing for these connoisseurs!

Firstly, there’s the Coravin. Coravin is a device that let’s you pour a glass of wine without removing a cork and risk spoiling your wine. Imagine the possibilities! That bottle that’s been in the cellar for a while and you’re not sure if it’s quite at its peak? Take it out for a spin. See what Fearrington’s Wine Director Maximilian Kast has to say about Coravin!

We have plenty of bar trimmings that are sure to please, including beautiful cocktail books as well as lovely decanters and pitchers for batch libations. Other bar accessories include delicate teak drink stirrers, funky bottle stoppers and bottle openers. There are also fun toothpicks, whimsical snack dishes, and clever napkins for hors d’oeuvres. Perfect for a tapas or a cocktail party!

Dovecote carries great kitchen wares as well, including unique serving dishes, teak salt boxes with matching spoon. There are plenty of gorgeous teak utensils, like a brilliant set of “olive spoons,” for anything that needs to be scooped out of its own brine and juices. Some of our favorite items are the stemless champagne flutes that are perfect for New Year celebrations!

Stay tuned for our next blog, featuring last-minute gifts that don’t feel last-minute!

Stocking Stuffer Central

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Beer for the Holidays

We were very excited to share a favorite beer from Fearrington's Wine Director Maximilian Kast, the Corsendonk Christmas Ale! This beer is perfect for relaxing after a day of holiday shopping or to share with family over dinner. Here's what Maximilian Kast shared about this holiday delight: "Corsendonk Christmas Ale is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale made in a similar fashion as a Trappist Dubbel style. It has aromas of Prune, Raisin, Fig, and Floral notes as well, it is full-bodied and rich... Full Post >

Elemis 12 Days of Beauty

On the first day of Christmas Elemis gifted me, a travel size of the most luxurious spa products you could ever lay your hands on with the 12 Days of Beauty kit! You even get a sneak peak of a new item not available yet for retail, the Cleansing Babassu Facial Wipes, made with rich Amazonian Babassu oil to replenish the much needed hydration for the windy winter days. All item are listed on the box, and each day you get a complete and wondrous surprise as to which product you'll get.... Full Post >

Giving Back with Gingerbread

For the 12th annual gingerbread benefit for Triangle Family Services, Fearrington's cake designer Emma Isakoff crafted a miniature replica of The Fearrington House Restaurant, made entirely of gingerbread course! This beautifully detailed sweet creation placed third in the contest and helped raise money that will assist local families in crisis. So, how do you build a farmhouse of gingerbread? First measure and make a plan. Then bake up all of the pieces. Yes, shutters, doors,... Full Post >