Tastings & Events
with Robin Bodwin of Proof Wine & Spirits
Saturday, February 25th, 1 – 4 pm
Spring has sprung early this year and personally, we are ready for it! For this Saturday’s free tasting Robin from Proof Wine and Spirits will be here pouring a refreshing variety of wines from both California and France. Our domestic selections will be a little out of the ordinary, but from two of our shop favorite domestic winemakers Chris Brockway and Kenny Likitprakong – a Chenin Blanc and a Gewürztraminer, both of which will pair perfectly with this transitioning weather.
Did we mention that Saturday is going to be 80 degrees out? Well, it is, and here at The Raleigh Wine Shop we think that is weather that just begs for a glass of rosé and as luck would have it, Robin will be pouring a deliciously fresh new arrival 2016 rosé from French producer Gauthier – no 2015 closeout rosé here!
For all of the red fans out there, we haven’t forgotten you or the fact that is still February, so we will be offering a taste of a splendid Côte du Rhône Village red for you too from the exciting Domaine Piaugier. Reward your taste buds after a long week and come soak in the sunshine on our patio and taste some vino with us!
2015 Broc Cellars Chenin Blanc, Paso Robles, California ($29.99)
2016 Banyan Gewurztraminer, Monterey County, California ($14.99)
2016 Laurent Gauthier Gamay Rosé, Beaujolais, France ($14.99)
2014 Domaine Piaugier Sablet Rouge, Côtes du Rhône, France ($19.99)
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The Lioco Standard
Wine Dinner with Matt Licklider of Lioco Wines
at Standard Foods Restaurant
205 E. Franklin Street, Raleigh
Tuesday, March 7th, 6:30 pm
$75 per person (+ tax & gratuity)
Call 919.307.4652 for Reservations
We are excited to announce that co-founder of Lioco, and our good friend Matt Licklider, will be in town in a couple of weeks. Furthermore, we couldn’t be more thrilled to pair his delicious wines with a unique menu from Executive Chef Eric Montagne of Standard Foods. Revamped and relaunched to glowing reviews in the fall of 2016 under the guidance of Chef Eric, Standard Foods Restaurant has become a staple in the Raleigh community for their artisanal and locally-focused menu. This is an event we are very proud to be a part of and can’t wait to share this intimate evening with y’all.
Lioco, a winery out of Santa Rosa California, was the brainchild of two longtime wine industry friends who were frustrated with the heavy-handed style of California wines that were so prevalent throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s. In 2005, Kevin O’Connor and Matt Licklider decided that they wanted to create wines based on “old world” stylings using California’s own unique terroir to showcase the nuances of the area’s grapes in a more elegant and refined way than was the trend at the time.
Currently, Licklider and his wife, Sarah, purchase grapes from local growers in an area spanning famed California wine regions such as Santa Cruz, Sonoma, and Mendocino. While Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Carignan are among those varietals that Lioco bottles each year, they are always searching for other grapes in the area to create unique and intriguing wines that speak of place and represent all that California truly has to offer.
Standard Foods takes great pride in being the sole presence of its kind in the Raleigh area – a grocery store meets butchery meets farm-to-table restaurant. They provide shoppers and diners with a unique experience of being able to dine on high quality, ethically raised meats and produce that they are able to buy from the butchers counter and grocery to take home and experiment, or have prepared for them as part of the tasty menu Chef Eric has cooked up inside the restaurant.
With Raleigh City Gardens situated to the right of the building and a large garden space that solely produces for Standard Foods, vegetables abound and that is obvious from the diverse menu where seasonal vegetables play an integral role in creating creative, locally inspired dishes from Chef Eric.
Chef Eric Montagne, a native of eastern North Carolina, followed a cooking path that took him from his grandparents kitchen to Colorado and back again. Eric is an alumni of Vivian Howard’s eclectic Boiler Room Oyster Bar in Kinston and of Chef Jeff Osaka’s highly regarded “12” in Denver. Eric’s style of working with responsibly fished seafoods, sustainably raised meats, and other locally sourced ingredients and then crafting them into unpretentious, delicious plates influenced by Southern history and modern technique is garnering more and more praise by the day.
Photo: Baxter Miller, Bit & Grain
At Standard he breathes new life into the menu and focuses on the all important farm-to-table movement that makes the restaurant and our Raleigh community so vibrant.
Paired by house sommelier Tristan Pennell, the wines of Lioco shine across this four course menu, plus a take home dessert treat. Tristan studied under, and worked closely with, Master Sommelier Fred Dexheimer on the initial launches of RX Wine Labs and Standard Foods. ‘Big Red’ as he’s known in the wine world, has created a wine list that is global with specific focus on small productions and sustainable techniques. The wines of Lioco are the perfect match for this philosophy as well as the foods of Chef Eric.
Check out the details of the menu here and since reservations are limited for this intimate evening with Matt Licklider and Standard Foods, make sure to call the restaurant to book your seats now.
To make reservations for this exciting and tasty event,
please call Standard Foods at 919.307.4652
Chamber Music Raleigh’s 76th Season
at The Raleigh Wine Shop
Thursday, March 2nd, 6 – 8 pm
Music and wine lovers – unite! Raleigh’s oldest classical music presenter, Chamber Music Raleigh, unveils its ‘Music at the Museum’ series to the public with a fun and free tasting and performance here at the shop!
Starting in Fall 2017, the North Carolina Museum of Art will be CMR’s home for all concerts. Next season will feature a Grammy award winning quartet, a virtuosic pianist, and many more surprises. So stop by the shop, enjoy some beautiful live music, a free wine tasting, and some light appetizers from our friends at Mitchell’s Catering! Join us and help the Chamber Music Raleigh celebrate 76 years of bringing intimate, exceptional chamber music to the Oak City.
For more details check back here and on our Facebook event page!