Wine of the Week [November 24th - November 30th]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, baste the holiday bird with the Leacock Family's Vintage 1870 Sercial Madeira after a 24 hour dry brining, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. As thrilled as everyone is for... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [December 8th - December 14th]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, take it personally when people say they don't like Riesling, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. The selections that we will be pouring for the tasting this week have one... Full Post >

It’s Beaujolais Nouveau Time!

It's that time of the year!  On the third Thursday of November, the wine world welcomes the release of what has become the most commonly associated wine with the region, Beaujolais Nouveau.  What began very humbly as harvest wine, made very quickly using a method known as Carbonic Maceration (Carbon Dioxide pumped into a sealed tank with the grapes fermenting from the inside out), has evolved into a highly publicized event celebrated the world over.  The wine itself is incredibly fresh,... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [November 10th - November 16th]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, trace wine maps to learn the geography of different regions, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. The storied Bodegas Ochoa are the source of the wine for this week.  Spain,... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [November 17th - November 23rd]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, get together with record executives to explore the market for rapping sommeliers (with Max, Paula, and myself as the Schlossböckelheimer Kupfer-groovers...), we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [November 3rd - November 9th]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, research the difference between Pelaverga and Pelaverga Piccolo, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. This week's wine might be a little more familiar to most, as a relatively... Full Post >

Betty Schabacker’s Collages at the Granary

Betty Schabacker is an artist of some measure, to say the least. Her work has been displayed in galleries all over the country. She is known for her paintings and watercolors, but especially for her collages. Fearrington is lucky enough to have her collage work on display through November at The Fearrington Granary, and we are thoroughly enjoying the colors and textures that make up these paintings full of animals and abstract ephemera. My personal favorite, "Aslan," is a painting named of... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [October 27th - November 2nd]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, have your morning meditation consist of reciting the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy in a Buddhist style chant, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. The wine for this week is... Full Post >

PICKIN’: A Celebration featuring The Bluegrass Experience

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell hypothesizes that the Beatles' success -- at least in part -- is thanks to their playing seven nights a week at a German bar during their early months as a band. No knock on the Beatles, but the Bluegrass Experience has 42 years under their belts. Come out to the barn this Sunday and let Stan Brown's banjo get your foot tapping. Keith Thomas' fiddle will have you looking around for a dance partner and shedding any shyness left over from the... Full Post >

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkinfest!

Lumineers, Jarrehdales, Fairytales and Sugar Pies -- the Fearrington Gardeners were at the Raleigh Farmers Market last week in search of the perfect pumpkins for this year's Pumpkinfest! We've found some beauties and can't wait to get started decorating! Full Post >