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Thanksgiving Wine Guide

"Shawn Paul, Foxcroft Wine Co,  suggests, 'Don’t be afraid to splurge Thanksgiving is about family, and food that we likely only eat once a year. Let the same mantra guide your wine buying.. Look for the wines that you love the most, but maybe don’t buy all that often. Don’t be afraid to splurge on a few special bottles that may be a little pricier than you’re used to.' " - Eating Curious 

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10 Perfect Wines And Spirits To Pair With Thanksgiving Dinner

"A crowd-friendly wine is a must, no matter how big or small that crowd ends up being. 'This wine is incredibly versatile - and affordable - making it my go-to bottle for dinner parties and holiday gatherings,' said Keely Rosenthal, Assistant General Manager at Foxcroft Wine Co. Dilworth. The acid cuts through the fat in many popular sauces (such as gravy), and the lighter body and approachable flavors pair well with both lighter proteins as well as roasted vegetables." - Forbes

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We Asked 12 Sommeliers: What’s One Trend in Wine You Wish Would Catch On?

" 'I wish people would learn to trust people — and their own palates — more than numbers or scores. Trust your instincts about what you like, rather than drinking what someone else thinks you should be drinking. … If you’re really interested in learning about all of the different wines and flavors that are out there, try to pick up at least one new bottle every time you shop for wine. Talk to the people who work at your wine store of choice, whether that’s the grocery store or your local wine shop. Tell them what you usually drink, and ask them to suggest something similar, but different, so you can try something new.' —Shawn Paul, Wine Operations Director, Foxcroft Wine Co., Charlotte, N.C. and Greenville, S.C." - Vinepair

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Ten Holiday Buying Trends to Watch in 2020

While “comfort brands” boomed during the pandemic’s first six months, retailers are seeing a renewed and increased interest in exploring new products and regions. “Consumers are looking for diversity, since so many of their other routine things can’t necessarily be done right now,” says Shawn Paul, the wine operations director of Foxcroft Wine Co. in Charlotte, North Carolina. “People seem to want a little more variety and discovery in what they’re drinking.” - SevenFifty

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We Asked 12 Wine Pros: What’s the Best Wine Key?

“After 30 years in the business, my go-to wine tool is the Coutale Sommelier Pocket series. I’ve owned tools approaching $200, and this one (which only costs about $25) works just as well. It features a double clutch that doesn’t dig into the cork too deeply, a svelte worm, and, most importantly, a blade with micro serrations that cut evenly — even through those dreaded German foils. It’s very stylish, and comes in nice brown or black wood or stainless. I open hundreds of bottles a year, and the one I currently have has been a trusty companion for about three years now.” —Gary Mullis, Assistant General Manager, Foxcroft Wine Co. Waverly, Charlotte, N.C. - Vinepair

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The 15 Best Bars in Charlotte

"With locations in Dilworth, SouthPark, and Waverly, this popular Charlotte wine bar sells flights as well as wine by the bottle and glass. There's no corkage fee for wines $30 and up, so it's a great spot for splitting a bottle or two with a group of friends. The kitchen offers plenty of snacks for sharing, including truffle fries, house-made ricotta, and fried donut holes, served piping hot with salted caramel and chocolate sauce for dipping." - TripSavvy

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We Asked 13 Wine Pros: What’s the Most Underrated American Winery?

“I’m a huge fan of Ridge Vineyards, based in Santa Cruz. The sheer quantity of wine they produce, from such a wide range of grapes and vineyards, is truly impressive. Very few wineries can remain so consistent across a broad spectrum as Ridge... Their commitment to organic farming and transparency in labeling is truly impressive and should be a reference point for American wine. They are great communicators and advocates for what’s honest and best about farming and winemaking.” —Shawn Paul, Wine Operations Director, Foxcroft Wine Co., Charlotte, N.C. and Greenville, S.C. - Vinepair

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25 Best Burgers in Charlotte

"What to order at Foxcroft Wine Co. : This top-notch wine bar also serves a signature burger — ground hanger steak, grilled onion, pea shoots, tomato, truffle aioli, and your choice of cheddar or blue cheese." - Charlotte Agenda

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What is Natural Wine? 

"Shawn Paul, Wine Operations Director at Foxcroft Wine Co., adds that it’s more of a 'winemaking philosophy' than anything else. 'Nothing added, nothing taken away,' he explains. 'Natural winemaking is about choosing not to use additives or preservatives to manipulate wine.' " - Parade 

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Recreate the Oyster Happy Hour at Home

"Assyrtiko, especially from the island of Santorini, is best with robust and meaty oysters. If you love Sauvignon Blanc, then you'll enjoy Assyrtiko and recognize similar flavors, plus the salinity which Sauv Blanc doesn't have,” said Shawn Paul, Wine Operations Director at Foxcroft Wine Co." - Forbes

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Celebrate National Wine & Cheese Day 

"For Shawn Paul, Wine Operations Director at Foxcroft Wine Co. in the Carolinas, summer-friendly means refreshing and bright.  'I would choose a beverage that leaves you cooler than you were before imbibing,' said Paul." - Forbes

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Independent Wine Retailers in Charlotte 

"With locations in Dilworth, SouthPark and Waverly, you can probably find a Foxcroft Wine Co. storefront convenient to your commute. Each shop has 1,500 bottles of wine on the shelves from all over the world, including exotic places from Slovenia and Lebanon alongside more familiar bottles. The staff are self proclaimed “wine geeks” and are happy to find you a bottle that you’ll love whether you want to try something exotic or rosé all day." - Charlotte Five

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5 Best Bars in Charlotte

"Foxcroft Wine Co. Dilworth started in 2004 its original goal was to combine the convenience of a retail wine shop with a from-scratch kitchen and the city’s best and most eclectic selection of wines by the glass. After 15 years they are still here but they have refined the model, creating a full-service restaurant offering small plates designed to be shared and an extensive selection of wines. Its concept is deceptively simple, often emulated, but rarely achieved." - Kev's Best 

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Intimidated by Wine? Here's What You Need to Know 

" 'Be honest in your level of comfort in ordering wine. Ask for the sommelier/ beverage director and let them know what you typically drink, or what you typically eat if you are not a wine drinker. It is their job to match your tastes to their selections,' said Sharon Balas, general manager of Foxcroft Wine Co. Southpark." - Charlotte Five

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Wine and Chocolate Pairing with Foxcroft

"What’s better than a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day? A wine and chocolate pairing at Foxcroft Wine Co.! Today on QC Morning, executive chef, Justin Solomon and wine operations director, Shawn Paul joined us in the kitchen. Justin showed us how to make a mint filling for one of their homemade chocolates. And Shawn helped Kristen pick out the perfect wine to sip alongside a delicious piece of chocolate!" - QC Life

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