Hello, my name is Megan and I’m going to take you through the world of sweets/candy/shugga’/the goods. This is my first official posting and hopefully it will be everything you want and more (no pressure). I thought for this first one we’d talk about Father’s Day and the different kinds of manly-man chocolate a Father would love.
We’ll (only sort of) dip our toes in the pool of weird and start with none other than… read more
Southern Smoke BBQ is a restaurant and sauce line based in Garland, North Carolina. Owner Matthew Register, a native eastern North Carolinian himself, has barbecue in his blood—one of his sauces is a 100-year-old family recipe that was entrusted to him by his wife’s late grandfather. With his restaurant and sauces, Matthew is aiming to preserve the region’s barbecue tradition for future generations of North… read more
The California Bay Area-based cheese pioneers at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
continue to impress critics and cheese lovers alike with their growing line of artisanal, sustainably-produced cheeses made from milk of the highest quality. In the year 2000, their flagship cheese, Point Reyes Original Blue, was introduced as the first classic-style blue cheese produced in the Golden State (hence… read more
I have, over the years, had many people ask, “Where did you learn about wine and beer?” My standard response is “I drink a lot….” But in all honesty, I personally have not attended any type of school or classes—my “wine education” is based on considerable amounts of self study, travel, tasting and work experience. However, one of the motivating forces that spurred this “self study” was taking… read more
It’s the time of year when our presale gems come in, in fact we have added another 30+ labels in the last couple of weeks in addition to our standing reorder presale wines. It’s always exciting when these new wines arrive!
Here are some of our new rosés:
Chateau Miraval 2013
It’s back! Brangelina’s second vintage from Provence. “The first release of the rosé from their summer residence and wine estate… read more
Calling all Potato Salad pros!
Whether made with creamy mayonnaise or tangy vinaigrette, no Southern barbecue is complete without a bowl of your favorite potato salad. Submit your secret recipe to our potato salad recipe contest to win a gift basket of our favorite barbecue essentials and a $100 Southern Season gift card, a $250 total value!
Potato Salad pros can submit their recipes online or via entry forms in-store.… read more
There are several cheeses I would describe as “destination” cheeses: Comté, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Manchego and aged Gouda are all destination cheeses (to name only a few). We cheese people refer to them as destination cheeses because they are the reason people end up at a cheese counter. When the cheese lover arrives at the destination, it’s then our jobs as cheesemongers to provide them with the best destination… read more
Diners have spoken! Weathervane Restaurant and Patio at Southern Season has been selected a Top 100 Restaurant for Brunch in America by OpenTable diners in OpenTable’s 2014 Diners’ Choice Awards!
Winners were determined by examining over 5 million restaurant reviews submitted through OpenTable for 19,000 restaurants. Read more about the selection process or view the complete list of winners.
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I just returned from an incredible trip to South Africa. It is not the easiest or quickest place to go, but I can assure you it is well worth the time and effort.
The trip was organized through Wines of South Africa (WOSA), which is funded by the government of South Africa to help market their wine trade globally. I traveled with four other retailers from throughout the U.S., as well as the marketing manager of WOSA. These trips… read more