Wines to Welcome Spring

It appears that we might be in the clear to come out of our hibernation and finally enjoy the beautiful weather. Find a sunny spot out on the patio, at our picnic table by the pastures, or by the fountain at the Roost, and try out some of my favorite picks from the Belted Goat. Let's soak up that sunshine! Vignoble du Reveur "Pierres Sauvages" $20 [ORGANIC] An organic field blend of pinots...



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St. Patrick’s Day at the Fearrington House: Irish Whiskies!

Good Irish Whiskey is a staple at the Fearrington House bar; too many places limit themselves to Jameson (not that it’s bad whiskey), and too many people fail to savor their whiskey and simply shoot it in a single second of deranged debauchery (not that they’re bad people). We stand for the finer side of things at the Fearrington House, and our selection of good whiskey reflects that – our...



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Cold Brew Coffee Cocktails On National Coffee Cake Day

As the weather gets warmer and warmer, hot coffee might not be as refreshing as it was during the winter. We are lucky to live in a time where innovative thinking by illustrious geniuses has bestowed gifts upon mankind that some might argue we just don’t deserve- like cold brew coffee. It’s stronger, and hits the spot like nothing else when you’re sitting on the porch on a temperate, sunny...



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National Chocolate Soufflé Day

February is the month for all things lovely, from your significant other to indulgent delights. You don’t have to be a lush to appreciate delectable chocolate desserts and digestifs, and if you need an excuse, two national holidays this month have been devoted to the enjoyment of such delicacies. The 18th of February is devoted to drinking wine and, likewise, the 28th devoted to...



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Your Valentine’s Wines

With Valentine's Day falling on a Wednesday, I know we'll be celebrating it all throughout the week. Whether it be a night out over the weekend, or a simple night in watching feel-good Rom-Coms, here are some options to please them all: For the traditionalist: Charles Gilbert de Vinde, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France at $36 For the "I only drink Prosecco": Le Vigne de Alice "d'Oro...



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Date Night DIY Valentine’s Day Cocktails!

Planning on a cozy night in with the honey this Valentine’s Day? If so, I’m right there with you – I am partial to calling it an early night, turning on some Netflix, mixing up a couple cozy drinks, and having an old fashioned snuggle-fest after a romantic and active day out. It’s easy, inexpensive, and intimate. However, finesse is involved on a night like this, regardless of how relaxed...



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Groundhog Day

An odd, but relevant tradition - Groundhog's Day. I've got a funny feeling that the groundhog might be seeing a shadow this year, indicating a longer Winter. With that said, should my prediction be right, here are some heavier reds to hold you through until Spring decides to grace us with her presence. Cavalo Preto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina at $13 Domaine La Tour Vieille "La...



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99th Anniversary of Prohibition

January 16th, 1919 marks the ratification of the 18th Amendment, ushering in the beginning of Prohibition. This year marks the 99th anniversary of the commencement. Prohibition was being aided by the Temperance Movement: an assembly of suffragists, religious communities, political reformers and upper-class business owners. They had high hopes for a dry society because they believed alcohol...



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Coffee Cocktails

You’ve survived another year of trials and tribulations; allow me to be among those to tell you congratulations, and that you deserve a little break. And coffee, for those who enjoy the pep, is a great accompaniment to any break. When a little liquor is included, things get interesting and, arguably, much more delicious. When done right, spirit and coffee marry into something far greater than...



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Wine & Cheese

Do you swoon over the idea of spending hours in your local cheese isle? Do you have lively conversations with your cheesemonger? January 20th happens to be National Cheese Lover's Day, so celebrate with a plethora of your favorite cheeses! Now which wines pair best with these classic cheeses . . . A great rule to start with: what grows together, goes together! I've listed some of the most...



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