Archive for July, 2009

Blind Taste The Sommelier Way @ Angus Barn

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Angus Barn will be hosting a class called “Learn How to Blind Taste the Sommelier Way” starting at 5pm on Sunday, July 26 with certified Sommelier Henk Schuitemaker. The cost is $50 per person and reservations are required by calling (919) 781-2444.

Heirloom Tomato Wine Dinners @ 18 Seaboard

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

18 Seaboard in Raleigh is hosting two Heirloom Tomato Wine Dinners on Tuesday, July 21 and Tuesday, July 28, both at 6:30pm for $44 a person plus tax and gratuity. The first dinner showcases Alex & Betsy Hitt’s Peregrine Farm tomatoes. The Hitt’s will be in attendance to field any questions. The second dinner will […]

Chocolate Tasting with SugarPunk! @ Hope Valley Bottle Shop (7/31)

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Visit Hope Valley Bottle Shop on Friday, July 31 from 5:30-7:30pm for an encore to the very popular chocolate tasting with Tracey Callison of SugarPunk! desserts. The Wines: Perelada Cava Brut MV Perelada Cresta Rosa Petillant MV Naughty Wines “Racey” Blend 2003 Woolundry Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Naughty Wines “Sticky” Bermester Tawny Port MV

Taste Wines Like The Pros class @ Great Grapes

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Great Grapes in Cary is holding a quality assessment and component tasting class on Sunday afternoon, July 19 with the goal of showing how to identify the components of wine & how they affect each other. The cost will be $10 per person. Please RSVP to for more information (like the time). From the […]

France Versus California Tasting @ Chapel Hill Wine Company

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Chapel Hill Wine Company is hosting a free France Versus California Tasting, tonight, Friday, July 17th from 5-7 pm. Chapel Hill. The Wines: Hubert Brochard Sancerre Silex 2007 Halleck “Little Sister” Sauvignon Blanc Russian River 2007 Regis Bouvier Morey-St-Denis “Vergy” 2006 Roessler La Brisa Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2007 Chateau Malmaison Moulis-en-Medoc 2005 White Cottage […]

Cupcake Classroom @ BrandyWine Cellars

Friday, July 17th, 2009

BrandyWine Cellars will host a wine and cupcake pairing event at 6:30pm on Thursday, July 30. “[U]ntil you experience a cupcake with a perfectly paired wine, do not pass judgment,” owner Brandy Finn writes in her newsletter. “You might find your new little heaven.” Cost is $15 per person, and advance registration is requested by […]

Haw River Valley Wine Dinner @ Panzanella

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Panzanella is hosting a Wines of North Carolina’s Haw River Valley Wine Dinner on Monday, July 20 from 7-9pm. Haw River Valley just received a viticulture designation on the National Register as our newest American Viticultural Area. Located in the Piedmont, this region follows the historic Haw River through Alamance, Guilford, Orange, Rockingham, Chatham and […]

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