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On the Shelves of George Vanderbilt’s Library

Posted on 01/04/2017 by Amy Dangelico

The Library of Biltmore House is a favorite room among guests and employees alike. It also happens to be the room that best reflects George Vanderbilt’s intellect and personality. At the...

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A Gem in George Vanderbilt’s Library

Posted on 12/23/2016 by Amy Dangelico Comments(2)

Once termed “one of the best read men in the country” by New York media, George Vanderbilt amassed a personal library of more than 22,000 volumes at Biltmore House, each of which he...

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Creating Christmas at Biltmore takes a village

Posted on 11/28/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

During the holiday season, gingerbread is usually the most popular building material for houses and villages. Topped with gumdrop roofs and powdered sugar snow, such charming creations are too...

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Biltmore Becomes a Port Authority

Posted on 11/01/2016 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

If you think the phrase “any old port in a storm” also applies to port-style wines, think again: the pleasure of sipping a fine port makes it worth the effort of selecting something...

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A renaissance for Roussanne

Posted on 10/18/2016 by Jean Sexton

Receipts in Biltmore’s archives document that George Vanderbilt purchased and consumed wine on a regular basis, both at Biltmore and during his travels. Records of some trips, including one...

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