Wine & Beer Blog
Before any wine aficionado takes that first sip of ruby or golden nectar it must first be freed from the glass container in which it has so lovingly been sealed by the winemaker. To do so usually requires the assistance of a corkscrew, something most probably think of as a utilitarian device that languishes in a kitchen drawer until needed.
Early wine bottles were sealed by corks inserted in such a way that a substantial… read more
This past couple of months there have been so many distinctive mentions via articles, awards, recognition of women in the food and beverage industry – it truly warms my heart. It has been a professional career, and dare I say, practiced art (no home economics here) that has been consistently dominated by men. Women are rising to the occasion and occasionally getting well deserved recognition.
Over the last month… read more
Well I don’t mind if I do! We’re gearing up for a Wine and Cheese Festival here at Southern Season. My job was to pick three cheeses from our cheese department any milk, any rind, any region. Hand over the lucky trio to Liz from Wine. A little thought. A little discussion. And Voila! The perfect pairing had been born.
“Bring the cheese and let’s try this out!” I was told by our wine expert. I was intrigued by this particular… read more
It seems spring has finally arrived or just skipped us and we’re straight in to summer here in Richmond.
I always look forward to this time of year. As the vines start budding and waking up, so does our appetite for fresh, bright and sometimes pink wines. Spring is a transitional period for both food and wine, we have plenty of winter vegetables left over while the spring ones slowly make their way on to our plate. This transitional… read more
The Spring Solstice has passed and we are in the time of year that sees the cherry trees blossom and gardens readied for planting. In the vineyard, this is the time of year we look for budbreak – a vulnerable time in the life cycle of the grapevine as spring frosts can happen and wreak havoc. It is also the time of year we look for the release of rosé wine, and in the retail and restaurant business it’s the time we start seeing… read more
March Madness? OK, so not everyone is a sports fan, nor do many understand the stats, standings and brackets that go along with all the “madness.” It’s pretty much all Greek to me. This time of year makes me think Rosé rather than Rutgers and Pinot Gris rather than point guard; but alas there is something in March for everyone.
We are introducing Southern Season’s foray into the March Madness milieu with “Gourmet… read more
Join us as we raise awareness for the American Heart Association and its Mission to fight heart disease by wearing red. To honor this worthy cause, we will be drinking red as well at that evening’s Uncorked wine tasting event (wear red and you’ll receive 20% off admission!)
Chapel Hill: Friday, February 6, 5 – 8 p.m.
Richmond: Friday, February 6, 5 – 8 p.m.
Charleston: Thursday, February… read more
Come into Southern Season and celebrate French culture. All French wine, beer and vermouths on sale at 20% off now through Monday, January 19. Don’t forget our special value Case of the Month for January.
In addition to a great sale on French spirits, check out our Cheese feature and Deli specials:
Vieux Cru des Cremiers – $23.99Made in the Jura Mountains from unpasteurized cow’s milk,… read more
“I’ve always loved New Year’s Day. More than the festivities of the night before, with their requisite planning, expectations, and the very real risk of having to wear high heels, New Year’s Day always feels like a fresh start: a day of optimism, and looking forward, and of making resolutions. But it’s also a day to sleep in and have a big brunch, which to me has always felt like… read more
As the 2014 harvest draws to a close – the winemaker can reflect on the nail biting anticipation that goes along with the lead-up to this flurry of activity. Like almost no other business, the year’s toil is wrapped up into this small, highly anticipated window: a culmination of a year in the vineyard, at the hands of Mother Nature. Each vintage brings with it its own personality. In the words of a good friend and winemaker… read more