Category Archives: Cheers

Tasting South Africa

We believe that the more we know about wine and its origins, the better service we can provide our customers at Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop & Gallery in Southport.  That, and our love of travel, lead to our

Frothy Brews for a Frosty Season

I’ve long felt that winter in eastern North Carolina is a nearly unbearable season. No, we don’t have blizzards—but that’s half the problem for me. If it’s going to be cold and precipitating, it might as well snow. And once

Winter Libations

by Beau Walker Already? The holidays are here again and Southport is a surprisingly festive little town this time of year. We’ve had our first dusting of snow, unpacked our winter coats—and perhaps found that twenty dollar bill from last

No Dilemma

We all have our favorite wines to open for Thanksgiving dinner to share with family and friends.  There is no right or wrong choice if you are drinking what you like. However, there are some wines that, because of their

Autumn Cocktails

Lately I’ve been living with the windows wide open. I don’t mean that as some grand metaphor for living life to the fullest. Rather, who can resist the cool fall breeze? What’s especially lovely during this time of year is

Toast to Autumn

Though the leaves aren’t quite falling, autumnal flavors creep in with the onset of September. Nutty tones occupy seasonal coffees while cinnamon and other spices mingle within bready desserts. Of course, even the mere idea of soon-to-be pumpkin-flavored everything makes

Hot Summer, Cool Drinks

The dog days of summer are upon us. Combining the heat with coastal Carolina humidity, just stepping foot outside is enough to make us sweat. We seek refuge in any way possible: a cool dip in the ocean, lounging on

Summer Wines and Sangria

July is the heart of summer, and there is really no better place to be than here in the Southport-Oak Island area. This month, we have a refreshing Red, White, and Blue Sangria for your July 4th celebration, some seafood-friendly whites,

The Winner’s Circle

What: Brew Club Rate Night When: Thursday, June 25th • 7 p.m. Where: The Grape & Ale 8521 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island Cost: Membership in Brew Club, $15/mo. Info: (910) 933-4384 www.thegrapeandale.com From the establishment of America’s first

Summertime Cocktails

Perhaps nothing salutes the arrival of summer in our area better than relaxing with an ice-cold beverage and a stunning view. Cap it off by indulging in a decadent meal or a bit of light, sea-born fare, and we’ve got

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