Tastings & Events


Springtime in Italy
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with Marilyn Tilley of Piedmont Wine Imports
Saturday, April 29th, 1 – 4 pm


Now that the rains are gone and the sunshine has filled the sky once more, we have snapped out of our temporary hibernations and are ready to get out there and taste some wine again!  This upcoming (sunny) Saturday, we will be hosting Marilyn from Piedmont Wine Imports and she will be pouring a wide range of selections to get us back into that Spring mood, including some fun and fresh Bag-in-Box features!

As we love to do here at The Raleigh Wine Shop, bubbles will be first! We are firm believers that there is not better way to excite your palate than some crisp, tiny bubbles, and ‘Sanguefreddo’ Prosecco from Tenuta Ultimi will fit the bill perfectly. Fresh tangerine and floral aromas, followed by tart green apple on the palate balanced with just a touch of sweetness. Yum!

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Next up will be two wines from producer Centorame – a small operation on the cliffs of Abruzzo fueled by sunshine – literally with solar panels! The Trebbiano is a super fresh style white with a unique floral nose and blossomy citrus, perfect for any light summery dish you may have on your menu.

The next is a big surprise – a 100% Montepulciano rosé in a bag-in-box, and it’s a big box! 6.67 bottles of this delectable, plush rosé go into this sustainable packaged box, which is a perfect warm weather staple that you can stick in the refrigerator and sip on for up to a month after opening.

Finally, for all of our red drinkers out there, Marilyn will sample us all on Carussin ‘Asinoi’ Barbera d’Asti. And this one comes with options! Available by the bottle or another bag-in-box selection, you cannot go wrong with this organically certified, bright, slightly funky, raspberry filled and earthy expression of Barbera.

See you Saturday!

NV Tenuta Ultimi ‘Sanguefreddo’ Prosecco, Veneto, Italy ($15.99)
2015 Centorame Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy ($16.99)
2015 Centorame Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy (5 Liter $39.99)
2015 Carussin ‘Asinoi’ Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont, Italy ($16.99)

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

Upcoming Events

Next Friday is First Friday!
Sip, Shop, Relax & Listen!
Friday, May 5th, 7 – 9 pm

barred owlsNext Friday we’re welcoming an array of local artists and musicians to the shop for a spectacular First Friday. Local massage therapist, Amanda Boles will be here giving 5 minute chair massages for $5 – and trust us, it is the best 5 minutes you’ll spend on your Friday night! Hang out with Amanda and her brother-in-law John Tyler as he displays and sells his beautiful hand-crafted pottery. While you sip, shop, and relax, we’ve also got local musicians, The Barred Owls, performing their own original ’60’s folk meets blue-grass’ style music live at the shop.

It’s a jam-packed First Friday at the shop that’s not to be missed! Check back here next week and on our Facebook page for more details on our artists and this special night at the shop.


Mark Your Calendars!
May 19th – 21st

SirWaltturns 6 half body webJoin us as we celebrate 6 years of being a part of the Downtown Raleigh community with a full weekend of free wine tastings, free tastings of local provisions, special guest winemakers, and deep discounts through the store.

Friends of the shop Cousins Maine Lobster food truck and an eclectic group of winemakers all the way from Italy supported by Piedmont Wine Imports will be here for a Friday Night Kickoff, May 19th, in our parking lot for dinner and wine by the glass served with more free tastings inside.

Plus as a special treat, we’ll be hosting a Sunday Farmers Market and Fundraiser, Sunday, May 21st right in our parking lot to support lnterfaith Food Shuttle and their mission the end hunger in the Triangle.

The party and the sale last all weekend long! There will be more details to come leading up to the event, so check back here and on our Facebook in the coming weeks, but mark your calendars now!