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The proposed fourth American Viticultural Area for N.C. is in the southwest part of the state – encompassing Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina and Towns, Union and Fannin counties in Georgia.

“Patio pounder” may not sound very flattering, but it’s a term wine-profession insiders use to describe easy-drinking, refreshing, warm-weather wines.

When Brad Pitt is on the cover of Wine Spectator magazine holding a glass of rosé from his Chateau Miraval vineyard, it’s confirmation of what anybody selling wine these days already knows:

If you’re interested in North Carolina wines, the next few weeks will make it easy to enjoy that. May is packed with wine festivals, with events continuing the next two Saturdays.

Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend is actually several days of events, with wine dinners, educational classes and a couple of rocking parties.

What does one of the most famed wine producers in France want future American chefs to know about wine from Burgundy?

Catherine Rabb
Catherine Rabb is co-owner of Fenwick's and an associate instructor at Johnson & Wales University.