Austrian Wines

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer

Austrian wine is asserting its prominence in US retail stores this year with the first-ever Austrian Wine Retail Weeks occurring from May 8 – June 9, 2013. The promotion will involve over 100 top retail stores across the country; each store will carry at least six different Austrian wines. During this period, Austrian wine will be featured in tastings, promotions and more in select, top-market stores across the country.… read more

Capriole Farmstead Goat Cheeses

by Matt Hart in Wine & Beer, Cheese

Capriole Farmstead has been a favorite at the Southern Season cheese counter as of late. If you’ve paid us a visit in the last month, then I’m certain by now you’ve tasted at least one of their award winning Greenville, Indiana goat cheeses (Sofia, O’Banon, Juliana, Fromage A’Trois, Mont St. Francis). Judy Schad, her husband and their then three young children moved onto an abandoned… read more

The Champagne of Champagne Sales

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer, Cheese, Wine & Beer

Champagne Sale:From April 20 through June 1, we will offer every one of our Champagnes (and the small print here is that we mean only our authentic ‘Champagne’) at 25% off! This is an incredible opportunity to stock up on gifts for the graduation/wedding season! This discount cannot be combined with any other specials.

We’ve Rearranged: Come into the department and check out our new arrangements, we’ve moved… read more

Upcoming wine and beer events not to miss!

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer, Cheese, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer

Sunday Beer Garden at Weathervane
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 4:00pm
Join us in celebration of Cackalacky’s 12th anniversary and the return of spring weather on April 7 from 4-7pm at Weathervane’s first ever Sunday Beer Garden! Sponsored by Durham’s Fullsteam Brewery, this rain-or-shine event will be held on our lovely patio and feature live music by Big Fat Gap and the Rickety Crickets.
Tickets are… read more

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Katie Coleman

Upcoming Classes:
Chinese Dim Sum with Katie Coleman Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:00pm • $45 
Summer Vegetarian Fare with Katie Coleman Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 5:00pm • $45
Girls on the Grill with Katie Coleman Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 5:00pm • $45
Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
Tasting spoon, chef’s knife, wooden spoon, hand blender, microplane
What is your favorite culinary… read more

As Easter nears..

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer, Cheese, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer

As Easter nears, the conversation always seems to gravitate to the question: What does a bunny with a basket of eggs have to do with a religious holiday? With a bit of research, this is what I found: The tradition of bringing and hiding Easter eggs is said to have begun in Europe, in the Holy Roman empire. The regions of Alsace and Rhineland were supposedly the first to practice Easter egg hunts. Early in the 17th century,… read more

The Lee Bros: Charleston Ambassadors

by Marilyn Markel in Wine & Beer, Cheese, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer, News & Events

We are so excited to host the Lee Brothers for a class and book signing this coming month. The class is sold out, but we welcome one and all to come for the book signing from 4-5 pm on March 13. Matt and Ted Lee created a mail order “Boiled Peanuts Catalogue” while attending college in the Northeast featuring some of their favorite boyhood foods from growing up in Charleston. This is their third book on the subject of Charleston… read more

BurdiGala, CLASS and more…

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer, Cheese, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Wine & Beer

Elizabeth Cooper
Lots and lots going on…  On Friday the 22nd, I had the distinct pleasure of winning a ticket to attend the inaugural BurdiGala event at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York City. The contest was through the Guild of Sommeliers asking for an essay explaining what advice you would offer to a prestigious château seeking to make their wines successful in a sommelier-run wine program in the United… read more


Lynn Edgar

Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
Chef’s knife
Poultry knife
Large block wooden cutting board
What is your favorite culinary destination?
I only get one?!  Wow, that’s hard.  I love trying food from all over the world.
My most recent trip of eating my way through the city was New Orleans, so I’ll go with that.  What great food!  I’ve got to say, however, I love trying… read more

Trust Your Cheesemonger

by Matt Hart in Wine & Beer, Cheese, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Wine & Beer, Cheese

Matt Hart
My name is Matt Hart and I’ll be your new Cheesemonger here at Southern Season (if you’ll have me of course). First off, I’d like to apologize for taking so long to introduce myself. I’ve been changing a lot of things at the counter and within the cheese culture (pun intended) here at Southern Season and change, as you all know, takes a great deal of effort, energy, patience and time. Lots… read more