Tastings & Events

Hidden Gems of Italy
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with James Murrie of Piedmont Wine Imports

Here at the shop, you know that we take our time hand selecting each bottle of wine that comes into the store.  This weekend we invite you to experience this on a whole other level.  Jay Murrie has been to each of the vineyards and has met the families responsible for producing these natural, beautiful, and delicious wines. Artfully crafted, the wines from Piedmont Imports are the definition of small production. They also boast naturally made wines that are cared for on small farms in hidden towns throughout Italy.

Pietralta’s vineyard is tucked away amidst olive groves and wild forests filled with roaming wild boar. The traditional and organic white blend of Caparsa is a testament to old school winemaking; allowing vintage and the natural flavors of these native grapes to decide where the wine takes us. Jay has stayed with the Garbergolio family behind the Carussin label on many occasions, and is treated like family upon arrival to the estate. He can also tell you about how hard it is to find Tenuta l’Armonia through a maze of tiny backroads and driveways.  These wines are definitely ‘off the beaten path’, but we couldn’t be more excited to share them with you.  So come down this Saturday and enjoy some of these delicious wines and the unique stories that accompany each one.

2013 Pietralta Bianco, Tuscany, Italy ($13.99)
2010 Caparsa Bianco di Caparsino, Tuscany, Italy ($17.99)
2012 Carussin ‘Asinoi’ Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy ($16.99)
2011 Tenuta l’Armonia Rosso, Veneto, Italy ($26.99)
Birra Vivente ‘Clan! Destino?’ Blonde Ale, Vercelli, Italy ($14.99/750 ml)

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

First Friday Special Event
‘Jewels & Wine’ Trunk Show

with Geoflora Jewelry

Friday, March 6th, 5 – 9 pm

Geoflora girls

We’re always open late for First Friday, but rarely host an artist, making this First Friday a special occasion as we welcome Geoflora Jewlery to the shop.
ECU alumni and Charlotte natives, twin sisters Margaret and Ellen Hinrichs started Geoflora in 2012, making fun and funky jewelry, doing all of the design and metalworking themselves.
Come check out some of their beautiful, handcrafted pieces and designs as you stop by during your art crawl. While you’re browsing, enjoy a glass, or five out of the WineStation, and as always, all featured wines are available for purchase at 10% off by the bottle. For a sneak peek at some of their jewelry, check them out on Etsy and Instagram.