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March 2017
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Wines of Galicia Wine Class

Thursday, March 2   |   6:00 pm   |   $40
The Fearrington Granary
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Galician wines conjure up images of rolling greenery and cold ocean air. It manifests in the herbal, minerally tones of the red wines made from Mencia, Brancellao, and Caino Tinto, and in the salty, floral aromatics of its whites made from Albarino, Godello, and Treixadura. Learn about the magnificent topography and geographic feature of this remote growing region of Spain, and find out why they’re some of the best values in the market today. $40 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and…

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Albert Bichot Wine Dinner

Thursday, March 9   |   6:30 pm   |   $125
The Fearrington House,
2000 Fearrington Village Center
Pittsboro, 27312
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Maison Albert Bichot is considered one of the finest landowners and producers of Burgundy. The family’s holdings span all over the region from Chablis to the Cote Chalonnais – from Grand Cru to village level wines – , situating itself at the heart of Beaune. This Burgundy house combines history, tradition, quality, and one aspect that not many domains can boast of – value. From its start as a merchant house in 1831, the family-owned business showcases each region by…

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Wines of Sicily Wine Class

Thursday, March 23   |   6:00 pm   |   $40
The Fearrington Granary
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A region that has so much culture and history intertwined with its vineyards, Sicily was long thought of as yet another bulk wine region of Italy – until recently. With the advent of dedicated winemakers that have elevated the quality of wines coming from this Mediterranean island, indigenous grapes like Nero d’Avola, Frappato, Catarratto, and Zibibbo have made a strong comeback as alternatives to more well-known Italian varietals and regions. $40 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

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April 2017
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New California Wine Class

Thursday, April 6   |   6:00 pm   |   $45
The Fearrington Granary
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What is Californian wine? Are we over Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from California? Is California the benchmark of American wine? What is this new wave of renaissance winemakers who are trying to scale back on alcohol levels and ripeness, while emphasizing grape quality and acid levels? Why do nearly all California wines taste the same these days? These are some questions that will be answered while sipping on the old and new styles of these ubiquitous California wines. $45 includes wine,…

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Walter Magazine Destination Event

Sunday, April 9   |   2:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   $25
The Garden Terrace
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Join Walter Magazine for an afternoon of beer tastings with local breweries at Fearrington’s Garden Terrace. With hors d’oeuvres, several local breweries and live music, this will be a Sunday afternoon well-spent. There will also be special pop-up events through Fearrington’s Village Center. Purchase tickets here.

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May 2017
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Jura & Savoie Wine Class

Thursday, May 4   |   6:00 pm   |   $40
The Fearrington Granary
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Why are sommeliers going crazy for these particular regions? Why are most wines from this region smell weird and funky, and nothing like the usual wines from the rest of France? The Jura and Savoie border Switzerland and share similar geographical features that contribute to winemaking styles and Alpine flavor profiles. It’s not a region that attempts to seduce a large market, but there is beauty in the unfamiliar with these wines. Find out what a clavelin is and how flor…

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Alsacian Riesling Wine Class

Thursday, May 25   |   6:00 pm   |   $50
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Many are familiar with Riesling as a sweet, light wine perfect for sipping during the summer time. It’s easy, uncomplicated, and perfectly thirst-quenching. But what if a glass of Riesling in front of you was heftier in texture, powerful in style, with a ripping acidity and a drier flavor profile? This is not your typical QbA German Riesling; powerful, textural Rieslings come from Alsace – one of Beverage Director Paula de Pano’s favorite wine regions in the world. Discover how age-worthy…

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June 2017
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Exploring Sherry Wine Class

Thursday, June 1   |   6:00 pm   |   $45
The Fearrington Granary
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We’ve all known it as the drink of choice for our older relatives – Tio Pepe’s Fino, chilled and uncomplicated. These past couple of years, sherry has made such a wonderful comeback, showing savvy drinkers that sherry isn’t past its prime. Olorosos with its wonderful heady nutty aromatics, to a Manzanilla’s apple, almond flavors perfect for sipping alone or for mixing that perfect “welcome, summer” cocktail. How does this fortified wine get such complex flavors? How it is made? Join…

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Lees, Malo, and Oak Wine Class

Thursday, June 15   |   6:00 pm   |   $40
The Fearrington Granary
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What am I smelling? Why does it smell like bread dough? Buttered Popcorn? Crème Fraiche? Nutmeg and Cedar Shavings? Where are those aromatics come from and why do they manifest a lot stronger with certain wines? The science behind wine flavors and smells can be intimidating, but there are telltale aspects of how a particular wine is made. What do these particular treatments to wine contribute to the overall wine? Aside from the wines for the class, enjoy smelling and…

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