BurdiGala, CLASS and more…

by Elizabeth Cooper in 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

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


Christy Quirk

Upcoming Class:
Taste of the Triangle: Bull Street Gourmet and Market — March 21, 2013 6:00 PM • $35 
Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
Chef’s knife, mandolin, immersion blender, fish spatula, coffee grinder.
What is your favorite culinary destination?
Portland (though there are so many greats to choose from!).
What smell evokes a wonderful memory?
Almond extract.
What do you have that… read more

Whew, what a night!

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

If any of you out there did not make it to the Beer Extravaganza, here is a quick recap:  We had well over 500 guests in the store the evening of the event and many, many new faces took advantage of the opportunity to sample beer from Fullsteam, Mystery Brewing, Starpoint, Carolina Brewing, Triangle Brewing, Aviator, Duck Rabbit and Natty Greene’s –visitors were also able to sample many of our in-store products, like… read more

Beer Extravaganza!

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

This week’s blog is all about beer. More specifically, our first ever Home Brew Competition and Beer Extravaganza. On Friday, February 8th we will be hosting several local breweries, brewers and vendors to celebrate the culmination of our home brew competition. Starting at 5PM on Friday we will have a selection of local craft breweries on hand to sample their selections: Mystery, Fullsteam, Starpoint, Triangle,… read more


Nick Malgieri

Upcoming Class
Italian Easter Baking–Saturday March 15, 6pm                        Sign up here!
Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
My KitchenAid mixer; a straight, plain boxwood rolling pin; offset serrated knives; a 55-pound capacity postal scale with a pull-away readout to accommodate large bowls; and a collection of metal and plastic scrapers.
What is your favorite… read more

Bringing on a new face to the Southern Season Team!

by Alexander Kast in Wine & Beer, Cheese, Wine & Beer, Wine & Beer, Cheese

Let me be the first to introduce you to our new Cheese Monger & Cheese Buyer, Matt Hart!  He joins our team after four years at Whole Foods Chapel Hill following time at the acclaimed Pasta Shop in San Francisco.  Matt brings with him a wealth of knowledge, an incredible palate and a terrific eye, showcasing beautiful displays of grandeur.   To top it off he is an avid home-brewer (He gave me a Christmas Ale over the… read more

Updates from the Wine Department

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

With so much excitement from the holidays I thought it worthwhile to recap a few things that have been happening in the store.  First, and most importantly from my end, our first-ever Home Brew contest.  If you haven’t started your brew yet, you still have a couple days to get going. The entry forms are available online and at the store. I’d love to hear some feedback from those who have already entered… read more

Happy New Year!

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

Happy New Year!
I hope everyone has started the New Year off with a great bubbly, good friends and a wonderful meal.  Coming out of the holiday season, we have made some changes to our regularly scheduled events.  We have decided to try a different format for Fridays Uncorked over the first three months of the year.  So, without further ado, here is the plan: we will have a free tasting on the wine department floor every… read more