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 >

Pepperfest: A Tasty Time Was Had By All

The Fearrington Granary and Chef Colin served up sweet and spicy bites at the 6th Annual Abundance Foundation Pepper Festival this Sunday. Oh, what a day! The weather was beautiful, if a bit sultry for the first week of October, and the food and drink was delicious. We spent the afternoon strolling from table to table and enjoying zesty samples from some of the best local eateries, brew pubs and distilleries in the piedmont. Colin served up over 1000 tastings of Country Fried Pork with... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [October 3rd - October 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, both blind taste and blind serve...to blind people...while being blindfolded...watching "The Blind Side," 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. Galicia, in the northwestern corner... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [September 26th - October 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, spend way too much time thinking up corny wine jokes (What's a horse's favorite grape?.... Chardo-Neighhh!!), 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. Bordeaux.  The very mention of... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [September 19th - September 25th]

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, grow a freckle whenever someone says they hate Riesling (Blasphemy!), 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. Ah, there is a nip in the morning air as of late. The cooler... Full Post >

This Week’s Additional Designer: A. Barclay

We are delighted to welcome scarf designer Anna Barclay Sibley and her gorgeous collection – A. Barclay – to our Trunk Show line-up this weekend! A.BARCLAY is an evolving collection of scarves and resort wraps made with 100% natural fibers and handcrafted by Italian artisans. They offer unique and rich designs in varied weights making this collection suitable for a range of climates: cashmere for Fall football games and snowy NY days, light-as-a-feather linen for California climates and... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [September 12 - September 18]

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, force house guests to perform a timed, oral blind tasting of any wine served and refuse to entertain any who cannot correctly identify the variety and the vintage within +/-1 year, 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... Full Post >