Archive for January, 2009

Wine Review: Sacred Stone Master’s Red Blend Cask 004

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Sacred Stone Master’s Red Blend Cask 004 from Pietra Santa A proprietary blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Zinfandel, and Dolcetto. I am assuming that Merlot is the dominant variety since it gets top billing but this may or may not be the case. $10 @ Hope Valley Bottle Shop I first tasted this wine at the […]

90+ Point Wines Below $20 Tasting @ Brandywine Cellars

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

BrandyWine Cellars is hosting a free wine tasting featuring wines that have scored a 90+ from Robert Parker tomorrow night, Friday, January 30 from 6-8pm. Vicar’s Choice Chardonnay, $16.00 Star Lane Sauvignon Blanc, $20.00 Aracauno Pinot Noir, $15.50 Saumur Rouge,  $12.50 Falset Old Vines Grenache, $20.00 Vizcarra Roble Tempranillo, $20.00

Wine, Cheese, and $20 Please @ Metro Cafe

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Metro Café and Lounge in downtown Raleigh and the new Triangle Affiliate of Dress for Success are throwing an after work wine and cheese fundraiser on Wednesday, February 4th from 5:30-7:30pm to provide professional attire and career development tools to help disadvantaged women gain economic independence. For a $20 donation, enjoy wine exclusively from Mebane’s […]

New Feature! Local Wine Reviews!

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Hello everyone! My name is Chris Simmons and I am a local wine connoisseur and consumer. Leandra was kind enough to allow me a place here at to post reviews and evaluations of the wines sold in our beloved local shops: The Wine Merchant, Southern Season, Hope Valley Bottle Shop, Wine Authorities, Brandywine Cellars, […]

Exploring Italy Food & Wine Pairing @ Chatham Hill Winery

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Chatham Hill Winery is hosting the third event in their International Cuisine & Wine Pairing Series, called Exploring Italy, on Tuesday, January 27th from 7-9pm. Personal Chef Warren Slate will prepare Gnocchi with Herb Butter and Mushroom Risotto and Tuscan Soup, while explaining how and why the selected ingredients blend so well together. Samples will […]

Artist’s Reception and Wine Tasting @ Chatham Hill Winery

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Local artist, Phyllis Dyer Weldon, is exhibiting at the Chatham Hill Winery Tasting Room Gallery during the months of January and February. All are invited to meet the artist on Sunday, January 25th from 3-4:30pm. The title of the show is “Exploring the Mediterranean with Watercolors” which includes landscapes, seascapes, people, facades, and scenes from […]

Smooches for Pooches Wine Tasting @ Wine Styles

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Wine Styles in Apex and Pawfect Match Rescue are throwing a wine tasting fundraiser on Saturday, February 21 from 5:30-8:30pm. Your $10 donation includes wine tasting, appetizers and the silent auction. All proceeds go to the support and care of homeless dogs and puppies rescued from high kill shelters in North Carolina. This is the […]

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