Tastings & Events

Saturday’s Tasting at the Shop
with Brad Beavers of The Country Vintner


 Saturday, October 25th, 1 – 4pm

We’re happy to have Brad Beavers back behind the bar pouring wines from all over the world.  Some are recent additions to the shop, so stop in, try something new, and maybe find your new favorite!

2013 Biohof Pratsch Grüner Veltliner, Niederösterreich, Austria ($12.99)
2013 Excelsior Chardonnay, Robertson, South Africa ($9.99)
2012 Cantina Nalles ‘Galea’ Schiava, Alto Adige, Italy ($13.99)
2012 Zuccardi ‘Serie A’ Bonarda, Santa Rosa, Argentina ($14.99)

All wines tasted are discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)

5th Annual International #ChampagneDay
Free Tasting & Storewide Sparkling Wine Sale!

Friday, October 24th, 6 – 8 pm

Friday Only!
All Sparkling Wine in the Store:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)

Bubbles in October? Why not?! Champagne isn’t just for New Year’s Eve. October 24th is the 5th Annual International Champagne Day and we want you to join us in celebrating with a free Champagne tasting. We’ll be offering a special discount on Friday only of 10% off any bottle of sparking wine from around the world and 15% off any six sparkling wines throughout the store!

As part of an annual social media event hosted by the Bureau du Champagne, sparkling wine lovers around the globe will be raising a flute and toasting to the fine bubbles of that only comes from Champagne, France. Use the hashtag #ChampagneDay to join in on the fun and show off your enthusiasm for the delicious bubbles!


Not just for special occasions (although there is no better way to celebrate than popping a bottle of bubbly), Champagne and sparkling wines are a great choice year round for parties, aperitifs, and is a suprisingly versatile food wine to match with sushi, fried foods, or even buttered popcorn.
Get a head start on the holidays and grab a special bottle or stock up for all the celebrations and dinners to come. Cheers!

Champagne to be tasted:
NV Collon Brut ($34.99)

NV Drappier ‘Carte d’Or’ Brut ($44.99)
NV Charles de Cazanove Rosé ($44.99)
2004 Pierre Legras Millésime Brut ($69.99)


Harvest Popup Dinner Party
featuring Chef Sam Bradford & Lilly-Gray Warren of


Thursday, October 23rd, 7:30pm
$65 per person (plus tax)

Although our Harvest Pop-up Dinner has sold out, if you are interested in attending, give us a shout and we’ll put your name on our wait list to call if we have a last minute cancellation.
Call us at 919.803.5473

ScarecrowWaltAfter the success of our Summer Popup Picnic in the shop back in August, we’re excited to announce our fall popup dinner, with an ‘Autumn Harvest’ theme.

We’re co-hosting this event with the talented crew from our Glenwood South neighbors, Plates Neighborhood Kitchen. Their motto, ‘Globally inspired, locally produced,’ rings true throughout their menu, where they use locally sourced ingredients and craft elegant, worldly dishes that stay true to the culinary style of the American South.

We’re excited to work with Chef Sam Bradford and Chef du Tournant (our very own) Lilly-Gray Warren, as they have put together a classic holiday menu with a few fun twists. Chef Sam Bradford is a North Carolina native and has worked in restaurants in the Triangle for over 10 years, including time at The Umstead Hotel & Spa. Now he has the opportunity to share with you, in the shop, his passion for combining global and local flavors for our Harvest Pop-up Dinner party.

The menu will be a play on classic fall and holiday fare, and we will have wines to match with each course. Both chefs will be on hand to tell you about each dish from this five course, sit down meal and we’ll be here to chat about the wines. It will be a great opportunity not only to enjoy a fun evening, but to experience some great wine pairings with flavors you’re sure to see a few times throughout the holidays.

Seats are limited for this special event and reservations are required so check out the menu below and give us a call to book your seat.

Click here to see the full menu