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December 2016
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Wine Tasting

Saturday, December 10   |   2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Goat
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Fearrington Sommelier Colin Williams will be offering free wine tastings each Saturday at The Goat from 2-6pm. Stop by to sample Grapevine Tasting with Darren Royer, and find the perfect bottle to take home. Questions? Call 919.545.5717.

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Wine Tasting

Friday, December 16   |   3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Goat
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Fearrington Sommelier Colin Williams will be offering free wine tastings each Friday at The Goat from 3-6pm. Stop by to taste hand-selected wine, meet Alejandro Moreiras of Sour Grapes and find the perfect bottle to take home. Questions? Call 919.545.5717.

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Wine Tasting

Saturday, December 17   |   2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Goat
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Fearrington Sommelier Colin Williams will be offering free wine tastings each Saturday at The Goat from 3-6pm. Chat with Maximilian Kast of Broadbent Selections, and find the perfect bottle to take home for the holidays. Questions? Call 919.545.5717.

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January 2017
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Nebbiolo vs. Sangiovese Wine Class

January 19, 2017   |   6:00 pm   |   $50
The Fearrington Granary
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Two of Italy’s most noble and distinctive grapes are Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Each has their own strong following in the wine community. Some prefer Nebbiolo, a grape that tests the balance of its tannic, high alcohol, and high acid properties while still delivering one of the most rewarding wine experiences. Some prefer the crunchy, red fruit, herbal perfume of the Sangiovese grape. In the hands of a master it can transform into a muscular Brunello di Montalcino, or an easier…

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February 2017
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The Many Faces of Rioja Wine Class

February 2, 2017   |   6:00 pm   |   $40
The Fearrington Granary
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Explore Spain’s premier wine region, one of the country’s two declared Denominacion de Origen Calificada, and taste some of its benchmark wine producers. Tempranillo is a moldable grape that lends itself well to a winemaker’s vision, as Beverage Director Paula de Pano learned from some of Rioja’s winemakers on her last trip to Spain. Taste for the consistently high quality of this wine for yourself – without breaking the bank! $40 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

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Central Coast Pinot Noir Wine Class

February 9, 2017   |   6:00 pm   |   $45
The Fearrington Granary
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Who doesn’t love a good Pinot Noir? A food-friendly, upfront fruit, with lively acidity that makes you reach for another pour of wine. California wines that have been shying away from the higher alcohol styles recently, are barreling their way into drinkers’ hearts and finding their footing as alternatives to Burgundy – without having to wait for the wines to mature. $45 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

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March 2017
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Wines of Galicia Wine Class

March 9, 2017   |   6:00 pm   |   $40
The Fearrington Granary
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Galcian 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 per person, including wine, cheese plate, service…

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Wines of Sicily Wine Class

March 23, 2017   |   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 per person, including wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve…

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April 2017
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New California Wine Class

April 6, 2017   |   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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May 2017
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Jura & Savoie Wine Class

May 4, 2017   |   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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