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July 4th Big Batch Cocktail

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer

Nobody wants to miss the fun of Fourth of July entertaining by mixing individual drinks for all of your guests. With this red, white and blue Summer Sangria from Weathervane Bar Manager Jess Donnell, you’ll be able to sip and celebrate!
Summer Sangria
In a gallon container, add:
8 cups/66 oz Ouro Vinho Verde
4 cups/33 oz Cannonborough Beverage Co. Grapefruit Elderflower
2 cups/16.5 oz Triple Sec
2/3 cup/ 5.5 oz Owl’s… read more

Willie Byrd Chocolate Sauce – Inspired by Dad

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer, Chocolate

When Ann Colby thinks about Father’s Day, she thinks about chocolate.
Her dad, William Byrd Rawlings – known to friends as Willie Byrd – used to make a dark chocolate sauce so irresistibly delicious that he kept a small silver spoon next to the jar he stashed in the cupboard. And everyone knew to not touch it unless invited.
“You did not get into dad’s jar of sauce,” Colby recalls with a laugh. “He made it all… read more

National Iced Tea Day

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer, Chocolate, Coffee & Tea

It’s said that you can tell a Southerner from their cheerful ability to imbibe sweet tea, which often has a sugar level higher than commercial colas. Likewise, you can spot a newbie from across the room by their shocked expression at receiving sweet tea from a server when mere iced tea was requested.
As we approach Saturday’s observance of National Iced Tea Day, it’s interesting to note that the first known appearance… read more

New Menus at Weathervane

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer, Chocolate, Coffee & Tea, News & Events

Guests at the Weathervane Restaurant and Patio now have few new dining options on new menus that reflect the input culinary vision of Damon Barham, Southern Season’s new corporate executive chef.
“We have a few new dishes and sides, as well as a handful of tweaks to come of our signature dishes,” says Barham, who joined the company in April. “Our goal is to update familiar Southern classics using the best available… read more

Second Video Cooking Lesson with Our State!

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer, Chocolate, Coffee & Tea, News & Events, Learn, Recipes

Whether at our restaurants or deli case, Southern Season customers clamor for authentic country ham. We use Johnston County Country Ham, and there’s nothing quite like its salty goodness on a fresh-baked biscuit. And, oh, what it does to build flavor into classic red-eye gravy.
Chef Jay Pierce of Greensboro’s Marshall Free House appreciates the versatility of country ham, adding it to dishes in ways that go… read more

Come Meet Sara Moulton!

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer, Chocolate, Coffee & Tea, News & Events, Learn, Recipes, Learn, News & Events

We are delighted to welcome popular TV chef and cookbook author Sara Moulton back to our stores Sunday through Tuesday as part of her book tour for Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better. Praised by critics, the cookbook and teaching manual is a must-have for new cooks, making it a practical wedding gift that also is ideal for college graduates embarking on bright futures. Be sure to stash a few copies for… read more

Shake It Up With Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer, Chocolate, Coffee & Tea, News & Events, Learn, Recipes, Learn, News & Events, Recipes

There’s nothing our bar managers like better than a challenge. Can’t decide on a cocktail? Need a suggestion for wine? Maybe something without alcohol that still tastes like a party? They’ve got you covered.
So when we asked them to create home bar-friendly Cinco de Mayo-inspired cocktails for home bartenders– some of them using ingredients from our store shelves – they were all over it.
We’re pleased… read more

Sara Moulton Shares Recipe Before Visit

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer, Chocolate, Coffee & Tea, News & Events, Learn, Recipes, Learn, News & Events, Recipes, Recipes

Sara Moulton, one of our favorite guest chefs, is returning in May to Southern Season! We are proud to feature her in our Cooking School and at book signings for her acclaimed new cookbook and teaching manual, Home Cooking 101: How to Make Everything Taste Better.
Designed for home cooks, Home Cooking 101 shares 150 recipes and techniques that will make even the most inexperienced (or reluctant) cook feel empowered to… read more

Tutored Uncorked

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer, Chocolate, Coffee & Tea, News & Events, Learn, Recipes, Learn, News & Events, Recipes, Recipes, Wine & Beer

At Southern Season, we do more than just merely make the world’s best wines available to our customers. We also work with winemakers to learn about their craft, what makes their wines great, and how they pair with food to elevate a gathering into a memorable celebration.
We’re pleased to share this expertise with you during the want wine tasting and demonstration held each week in our stores. In our Chapel Hill location… read more

Learn to Make Empanadas

by Jill Warren Lucas in Wine & Beer, Chocolate, Coffee & Tea, News & Events, Learn, Recipes, Learn, News & Events, Recipes, Recipes, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes

We are proud to present a special book signing event with Sandra Gutierrez, one of our most popular Cooking School instructors, from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 in our Chapel Hill store.
Gutierrez recently learned that her latest collection, Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America, was selected to receive a 2016 Gourmand International Award in the Single Subject category. It is the Cary author’s fourth… read more