December 2016/January 2017

Best of the Sporting South

Made in the South Awards

2016 Drinks Category

With Irish roots and North Carolina soul, Ollie Mulligan’s mellow single malt will warm your winter nights

Made in the South Awards

2016 Food Category

A tasty by-product of the rice-polishing process becomes a best seller for a family of Mississippi farmers

Made in the South Awards

2016 Home Category: Overall Winner

Glassblower Colin O’Reilly crafts elemental barware as singular as the whiskey it’s designed to hold

The Southern Agenda

Southern Agenda: December 2016/January 2017

Goings-On in the South & Beyond


The Year in Music

From outstanding female newcomers to a railroad ode to a Blue Ridge fest filled with surprises, a look back at the best of 2016


Good Winter Brews

North Carolina is a craft beer paradise––so it’s no surprise that its winter beers are a cut above

Arts & Culture

Going “Fried” Green

The film that brought to life Fannie Flagg’s beloved novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café turns twenty-five in December. Here are five ways to celebrate the milestone

Editor's Letter

Riding Out the Storm

Weathering Hurricane Matthew and looking ahead to winter fun

21 Slideshow


Inside Louisa Pierce’s Nashville Home

Get a taste for Louisa Pierce’s in-demand style from her Nashville home


Breakfast at George’s

Morning, meet happy hour

Made in the South Awards

2016 Made in the South Awards

A look at the winners of our seventh annual awards

Made in the South Awards

2016 Outdoors Category

A Tar Heel outdoorsman makes decoys the old way, preserving a proud water-fowling tradition

Made in the South Awards

2016 Style Category

Vintage botanical prints turn colorful made-to-measure skirts into wearable art

Made in the South Awards

2016 Crafts Category

With his world-class instruments, luthier John Montgomery carries on a centuries-old practice

28 Slideshow

Gift Guide

Holiday Cheer Leaders

Thirty-three festive gifts for everyone on your list—from the sportsman to the food lover, and even the gundog