Tastings & Events

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Saturday’s Tasting at the Shop
Saturday, January 31st, 1pm – 4pm

Free!

With the Superbowl upon us, we’ll be doing something a little different this Saturday in the spirit of competition.  For our tasting this weekend, we’re doing a ‘head to head’ comparison of two sets of wines from two different wine regions. Even though each set of wines are made by the same winemakers, from the same grapes varieties, and sourced from the same region, the wines are very different from each other.

The first winery is Sangouard-Guoyt of Burgundy, where they craft several different cuvées of Chardonnay, and all are unique into their own. Although they are made from the same grape, because of the varying climate and soil in the vineyards and the way each wine is treated differently in the winery and in the cellar, we have two very different wines. The second winery is Viña Herminia of Rioja, Spain. Both of the wines here are made from the Tempranillo grape. However, due to the different vintages and different aging, the two wines are worlds apart.

Saturday should be a fun time and a great way to learn a little bit more about how different terroirs, winemaking, and cellaring techniques can create unique styles of wine, that can all be enjoyed, and you don’t have to pick just one favorite!

2012 Sangouard Guyot ‘Authentique’, Pouilly Fuissé, Burgundy, France ($25.99)
2012 Sangouard Guoyt ‘Quintessence’, Pouilly Fuissé, Burgundy, France ($29.99)
2013 Viña Herminia Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain ($10.99)
2006 Viña Herminia ‘Reserva’ Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain ($24.99)

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

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Meet the Winemaker!
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Friday, February 6th, 5pm – 7pm
Free!

The Triangle Wine Experience is a fantastic week of charity events that supports the Frankie Lemmon School. Once again, we are volunteering our time to support these great events and are happy to welcome an old friend and one of the participating winemakers, Nile Zacherle back to the shop for a free wine tasting.NileBWheadshot

Nile Zacherle has winemaking in his blood. Though he doesn’t come from a family line of producers, he first found interest in the craft through his father, a home winemaker. His experiments with winemaking techniques led Nile to believe in the “endless possibilities in terms of creativity and bridging science with artistry” that winemaking provides.Since those early years, Nile has honed his craft abroad in Bordeaux and Western Australia, and at home in the Napa Valley at Barnett Vineyards, Chateau Montelena, and David Arthur Vineyards. Nile now works with David Arthur Vineyards and Montagna, and he also crafts his own micro-production label, Zacherle Wines, where he collaborates with his wife and long-time winemaker Whitney Fisher Zacherle. Stop by on your First Friday crawl and sample a variety of his wines that show the true depth and character that is often overlooked in the Napa Valley.


2013 Montagna ‘Quattro Bianci’ White Blend, Napa Valley ($49.99)
2010 Zacherle ‘Las Tres Hermanas’ Red Blend, Sonoma Valley ($34.99)
2012 David Arthur ‘Meritaggio’ Meritage, Napa Valley ($59.99)
2010 Montagna ‘Tre Vigneti’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley ($59.99)

 

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

feb popup bannerfeaturing Chef Lilly-Gray Warren

and Craig Rudewicz of Crude Bitters

Thursday, February 19th, 7:30pm
$65 per person (plus tax)

Reservations are required and space is limited
Call us at 919.803.5473

lillygraypubBreak bread with us as we break the seasons between Winter and Spring. Our very own multi-talented Lilly-Gray Warren, former Sous Chef at Chef and the Farmer (and seen on the PBS show ‘A Chef’s Life’) and Chef de Tournant at Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, is stepping back into the kitchen to create a delicious five course meal we’ll be serving right here in the shop.

crudecraigWe’ll be starting the evening with a wine-based aperitif to whet your appetite made by our good friend Craig Rudewicz of Raleigh’s own Crude Bitters & Soda.

Lilly-Gray’s innovative menu will move from weightier, warming, wintery dishes into the light and fresh tastes of Spring. We’ll be pouring wines selected to perfectly match each course.

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