Tastings & Events

Saturday’s Tasting at the Shop
with Shane Angley of Mutual Distributing

Saturday, October 4th, 1 – 4pm

Join Shane Angley this Saturday as he takes us around the world, Old and New, with some delicious wines for the transition into fall and the chillier upcoming months.  

2013 Luis Cañas Blanco, Rioja, Spain ($17.99)
2012 Charles & Charles Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, Washington ($12.99)
2012 Alain Jaume ‘Les Travees’ Cairanne, Rhone Valley, France ($24.99)
2011 Kaiken Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina ($13.99)

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

Meet the Winemaker!
Wednesday, October 1st, 5:00-7:30pm

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Meet a French born winemaker living in Chile, making some of the coolest, tastiest and most unique wines coming out of South America.
We taste a lot of wines around here, but every once in a while a wine and winemaker grab our attention by making wines that are singularly unique and delicious. Louis-Antoine Luyt is one of those rare winemakers.
A native of Burgundy, France, Louis-Antoine traveled to Chile for three months in 1998 to “sharpen his Spanish.” 16 years later he has become a seminal voice in the fight for independent, terroir driven winemaking in Chile.field luytHaving apprenticed with Michel Lapierre in France, a legendary winemaker and fervent supporter of naturally made wine, Louis-Antoine was determined to bring this philosophy back to Chile where mass production wine and use of chemicals in factory wines dominate the scene. Louis-Antoine has achieved his goal by working with small independent farmers that share his philosophy. His work is proof that great, handmade wines don’t have to come from a winemaker’s own estate.Today, Louis-Antoine’s wines stand out from the crowd of South American wines that can be tasty, but are often homogenous in terms of varietals and style. His wines are imbued with depth, elegance and character not often found in the South American section of wine shops and wine lists. As well as crafting great examples of now classic Chilean varietals under his Clos Ouvert label, he also experiments with forgotten and misunderstood varieties rarely planted in Chile under his namesake label.louisadown
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Louis-Antoine and try these delicious wines that are the only wines from South America to have fervent natural wine advocate and importer Louis Dressner’s stamp of approval.2014 Louis-Antoine Luyt ‘Pipeño’ Pais, Portezuelo ($19.99)
2013 Clos Ouvert ‘La Grande Vie Dure’ Carménère ($23.99)
2013 Louis-Antoine Luyt Cinsault, Coelemu ($29.99)
2012 Louis-Antoine Luyt Carignan, Trequilemu ($29.99)
All wines tasted are discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)

Harvest Popup Dinner Party
featuring Chef Sam Bradford & Lilly-Gray Warren of
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Thursday, October 23rd, 7:30pm
$65 per person (plus tax)

Reservations are required and space is limited
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