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 >

Wine of the Week [October 17th - October 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, have a "Situation Room" where a team of minions walk busily around multi-monitor virtual maps displaying every wine tasting's location and occurrence around the world updated in real time, 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... Full Post >

The Art of Blind Tasting

I get it. I really do. I understand why it may seem impressive or look like a magic trick to people who get to see someone who can pinpoint a wine’s provenance just by looking, sniffing, tasting and spitting out a wine. Out of the thousands of different grapes in the world, a gifted wine taster can tell you what grape a wine is made of, where it’s from, which vintage it came from, and if it is worth its salt to have that price attached to it in a wine list. I remember my jaw dropping... Full Post >

David Tanis Kicks Off Cooks & Books Series

We are so excited David Tanis will be here to kick off our Cooks & Books fall mini season on Thursday, October 24th at 1pm. In One Good Dish, his first non-menu cookbook, the New York Times food columnist offers 100 utterly delicious recipes that epitomize comfort food, Tanis-style. Individually or in combination, they make perfect little meals that are elemental and accessible, yet totally surprising—and there’s something to learn on every page. As a chef at Chez... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [October 10th - October 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, make your own vintage divining tarot card set using images from old wine labels, 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. Good, inexpensive wine.  As much as some people cringe... Full Post >