Before we moved to North Carolina, my husband and I had no idea that we really liked wine or beer. Back in Texas most of our wines are dry reds or whites with a sharp, almost sour aftertaste… not to ever knock Texas, that would be a sin. When we ventured to take a wine tasting in the little town of Cameron we learned, to our delight, that North Carolina offers some very smooth, very sweet, Muscadine wines. Thus began our education. Why not try beer too? Why not try Mead?
For a lot of information on booze in one place, we found Bob and Sheree’s Beer and Wine Shoppe. At first I thought we were stepping into just another liquor store or class six, boy was I wrong about that! Not only was I shocked by the variety, but next to each wine or beer was a hand-written index card rife with information about flavor, grapes, possible pairings, and location of vintage. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and could help us find beers to our liking, even though we didn’t know what sort of beer we liked. They also offer free wine tastings!
I must admit that Bob and Sheree’s is on the pricey side, but considering most of their drinks are hard to find in good ole’ Fayetteville, I would say that it is worth the expense. They often hold our favorite Duplin wine, which is really hard to find, called Mothervine. We snatch that bottle up any time we happen to see it. Also for the beer snobs out there, this is one of the few places in town to find a ‘decent’ beer.
Next door to Bob and Sheree’s is a pub called “The Office” (to my husband’s nerdy delight). We haven’t checked it out yet, but they serve a lot of the same beers offered in the shop.
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