Southern Season Hosts Food & Wine Festival Through Sept. 29

Landmark Gourmet Food and Gifts Store Invites Public to Savor September with Gourmet Food, Wine, Music and More

Chapel Hill, NC, September 14, 2013 --( Southern Season, the South’s premier destination for local and international fine food, wine, specialty gifts, cookware and cooking classes, is hosting its September Food & Wine Festival now through Sunday, Sept. 29 at 201 S. Estes Drive. Each week during September, the store will highlight different wine trends and the delicacies that best complement them, including specialty deli and cheese selections, with in-store samplings and demonstrations. Recently renovated and expanded, Southern Season’s wine department features a wide array of local and international wines to suit any palate. The free event will also feature live music by local artists.

In addition, Southern Season will host “Fridays Uncorked” each Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the month, with tickets available for $15 by registering in person or calling (919) 913-1205. These events will focus on the unique marriage of wine and food. The Fridays Uncorked offerings include the following:
- Friday, Sept. 13 – The Wines of Tuscany
- Friday, Sept. 20 – The Wines of Bordeaux
- Friday, Sept. 27 – The Wines of Spain

Each day in September, select gourmet food offerings will be paired with Southern Season’s wines. The pairings include:
Monday, Sept. 9 to Sunday, Sept. 15 – The Wines of Tuscany
- Monday, Sept. 9 – tomato mozzarella bites
- Tuesday, Sept. 10 – fig prosciutto bruschetta
- Wednesday, Sept. 11 – pasta with sauce
- Thursday, Sept. 12 – olive oil tasting
- Friday, Sept. 13 – pesto truffles with bread
- Saturday, Sept. 14 – vendor selection
- Sunday, Sept. 15 – Roman gazpacho

Monday, Sept. 16 to Sunday, Sept. 22
- Monday, Sept. 16 – baked brie with topping
- Tuesday, Sept. 17 – onion tart
- Wednesday, Sept. 18 – pâté
- Thursday, Sept. 19 – French onion soup
- Friday, Sept. 20 – lentil salad with goat cheese
- Saturday, Sept. 21 – vendor selection
- Sunday, Sept. 22 – charcuterie with assorted mustards

Monday, Sept. 23 to Sunday, Sept. 29
- Monday, Sept. 23 – Spanish ham and manchego
- Tuesday, Sept. 24 – olive oil tasting
- Wednesday, Sept. 25 – paella
- Thursday, Sept. 26 – chorizo stuffed dates wrapped in bacon
- Friday, Sept. 27 – Two Sisters cooking sauce with meatballs
- Saturday, Sept. 28 – vendor selection
- Sunday, Sept. 29 – fingerling potatoes with smoky aïoli

The Weathervane, Southern Season’s award-winning restaurant, will feature a weekly three-course dinner and meat and cheese plate to accompany the wine picks of the week. For more information, visit

“We are excited to give visitors a taste of the best Southern Season has to offer during our September Food & Wine Festival,” said Gena Sarrocco, general manager of Southern Season. “This event is a great way to sample a variety of locally sourced products, from cheese and sweets to a wide variety of palate-pleasing wines and more. The Food & Wine festival will also give visitors an opportunity to experience our newly renovated and expanded wine department, one of the hallmarks of our store.”

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About Southern Season:
Southern Season is the South’s premier destination for local and international fine food, wine, specialty gifts, cookware and cooking classes. Since 1975, the Chapel Hill, N.C.-based store has been a favorite of residents and visitors alike, and prides itself on supporting and promoting local vendors and products. Knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to assist guests in selecting from more than 70,000 items, including Southern Season’s famous gift baskets, sold in-store and online. Southern Season is also home to the award-winning Weathervane restaurant, boasting a seasonal menu featuring contemporary cuisine with a Southern flair. For more information, visit
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