Hey ho! Yours truly (Sean) will be on WUNC radio's The State of Things at noon today to discuss "drinking local." If you'd rather hear the show at your convenience, I believe there will be a podcast avaiable online later in the week.
I'm leaving in just a few minutes for the show, but if you'd like to nominate a special word or phrase for me to sneak into my ramblings ("broccoli," "Wilfred," "Boom goes the dynamite") -- please post it in the comments.
I have confirmed that today's subject matter is not, in fact, "drinking loco." That would be 30 minutes of on-air fun!
Can We Interest You in a Local Beverage? The Triangle's robust eat-local scene with its markets, grocers and farm-to-table restaurants means thoughtful consumers can know where their food is coming from. But what about their drinks? Is it possible to "sip local" when you're enjoying coffee, wine, tea or beer? Host Frank Stasio talks to Lex Alexander, founder of Wellspring Grocery and owner of 3Cups, about the past and future of the local-food movement in the Triangle. We'll also meet Dorian Bolden, a young, Durham-based coffee shop entrepreneur; Margo Knight-Metzger, head of the N.C. Wine and Grape Council; and Sean Wilson, who successfully led the Pop the Cap movement to loosen state laws regulating beer. He has a new North Carolina-themed brewery in the works. (32:00)