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...



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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...



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Rutherford Walk Through

The first Rutherford Close homes have been framed and sheathed! This morning was the perfect time to walk through the homes to do collective troubleshooting and tweaking for the next Rutherford homes. Walking through a space is always a different experience from seeing it on paper, and the walk through always yields improvements, whether its a better place to put the air return or a way to...



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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...



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What’s that Wonderful Aroma?

An aromatherapy massage combines the benefits of massage therapy with the use of essential oils. They can have many different effects on the mind, body and spirit, and make an aromatherapy massage an uplifting experience. Essential oils are an aromatic essence distilled from a single botanical source and are renowned for their sedative, stimulating and analgesic properties. They have many...



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Chef Bedford’s Thanksgiving Side Dish

If you're already in the midst of finalizing your at-home Thanksgiving menu, then you'll love this easy recipe that Chef Bedford insists is the perfect side dish for turkey day: Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Horseradish & Parmesan Crumble. Ingredients and directions below. Ingredients 8 oz Brussel sprouts (blanched and halved) 1/2 cup bacon cooked 4 tbsp shallots chopped 1 cup...



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Meet Tom & Marilyn

Tom & Marilyn Sawyer have been Fearrington residents since 1993. We asked them what they loved most about living at Fearrington - here's what they shared about their experience. What persuaded you to move from Pinehurst to Fearrington? We were anxious to be close to the University and its activities as well as the attractiveness and rural location of Fearrington. What prompted you to...



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Porsche By Design

The North Carolina Museum of Arts is featuring some of the most exclusive Porsches in the world until January 20th, 2014.   Porsche by Design has on display a private collection of 22 automobiles that take visitors throughout the concept and designs based on the lifetime work and fundamental ideas of the founder Professor Ing. Ferdinand Porsche. The House of Porsche was born in the early...



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Dressing Flower Buckets

For winter, we fill our galvanized French flower buckets by the Fearrington House Inn entrance with cheerful small pansies and hardy ivies with very finely cut leaves. This year, we planted multi-hued Pandora’s Box pansies; they are just awash in pastel-toned blooms combining all the radiant shades of a tropical sunrise and are the showiest to come along in quite a while! And we accent with an...



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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...



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