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A thoughtful wine collector

Posted on 08/21/2014 by Jean Sexton

Taste and style were two hallmarks of George Vanderbilt’s life, and both are reflected throughout Biltmore—his private country estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Visually stunning...

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Happy Birthday, Cornelia Vanderbilt

Posted on 08/06/2014 by Jean Sexton Comments(1)

On August 22, 1900 George and Edith Vanderbilt welcomed the arrival of their only child—a daughter—who was born in the grand Louis XV Bedroom in Biltmore House. She was named Cornelia...

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Preparing for the vineyard harvest

Posted on 08/01/2014 by Jean Sexton

Though it’s still summer here in Western North Carolina, autumn isn’t too far away. We’re looking forward to a bit of fresh crispness in the Blue Ridge Mountains that signals the...

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Vanderbilt Tea Traditions

Posted on 05/09/2014 by Jean Sexton

Although "taking tea" often seems like a formal affair, our records show that tea time at America's largest home wasn’t always regimented. “We have photos with the Vanderbilts and...

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Mother’s Day Tea

Posted on 05/02/2014 by Jean Sexton

The preparing and serving of tea is an ancient ritual, with different cultures creating different customs over the centuries, from elaborate ceremonies to a simple mug of the refreshing beverage....

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