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Book & Wine Pairings

This year, my New Year's resolution was to read more. Now that it's finally getting cooler, and outdoor activities seem more of a hassle, I'll be picking up more books to read under the comfort of my matching down blanket and slippers. I urge you to do the same. I have paired some wines to match up with a couple of books recommended by McIntyre's for the chilly season. Snuggle up by the fire with...



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Drink Barrel Proof

The month of November isn’t just about pumpkin spiced everything and Thanksgiving with the family. For many gentlemen, it’s about growing a sweet beard. And many of those gentlemen, bearded or not, face a persistent, existential question: What bourbon do I drink? It’s an important question, and this list is written to lend a hand. Below is a list of whiskeys available at The Fearrington...



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Wine Tasting

Holiday Wine Offer

Unsure of what wine to get for your holiday feast? Fearrington's wine team is excited to offer Thanksgiving Survival Kits available for purchase at The Goat! The Basic Thanksgiving Survival Kit features three bottles: one sparkling wine, one white wine, and one red wine. This kit is valued at $50, but you can purchase it for only $39.99! Sommariva Prosecco di Conegliano-Valdobbiadene...



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Warm Cocktails

Finally -- our long North Carolina summer has given way to autumn breezes, the smell of fireplaces and the falling of leaves. To imbibers everywhere, this is the sign to swap out the tropical cocktails for heartier, warmer, and spicier cocktails. Spring and summer cocktails are, for the most part, characterized by white liquors, like vodka or white rum. They don’t cut into the fruitiness in...



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Wine Tasting

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving is upon us. Is all of your family coming to town? Were you supposed to have been cleaning the house two weeks ago? Are you short on time? Here is a quick, easy list of wines and beers, that pair well with each major Thanksgiving dish. Print this out for your shopping ease. (Don't forget to get Grandpa a nice stout, and make sure to get something that appeals to your picky...



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Cocoa Cocktails

Just a few days before Halloween is a hallowed day free from the commercialized candy bars and candy corns, and focused on what really matters: chocolate. October 28th is National Chocolate Day, a truly hallowed day for those of us who needed an excuse to go ham on some cacao. It’s no wonder why chocolate has been given a national holiday: chocolate has been a human delicacy for thousands of...



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English Milk Punch

Milk Punch; people who aren’t familiar with the silky, spicy infusion are too often put off, likening the drink to a White Russian, or a Bailey’s. This could not be further from the truth, and while dairy is used in the process, the end result is a clear, amber-hued liquid that is aromatic, silky, and not creamy in the slightest. This concoction has been the bartender’s staple for centuries...



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Wine Tasting

National Pasta Day

National Pasta Day on October 16th gives us an extra excuse to get ready for fall/winter hibernation and stock up on comfort foods. Between The Granary and The Goat, we've got your carb cravings covered. Find these wines in The Goat! At The Granary, you can find our rich Shrimp Ravioli with Herb Cream, Grilled Corn & Roasted Tomatoes. Pair this with a medium-bodied white blend from Côtes...



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