Admittedly, North Carolina wine has a bad rap for adding to0 much saccharine to your hangover. But Piedmont-born Matthew Poindexter eases our fears with a list of outstanding wines that defy the stereotype. To find the best wines, Emily Wallace whisks us off to the area’s best wine shops (including a gas station) and demystifies the life of a sommelier. And Corbie Hill explains the need for mead in Pittsboro and beyond. Victoria Bouloubasis