general news is 1 today!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

It’s been one year since we started this little website about wine events in the Triangle and I hope all of our readers have been enjoying our site as much as we’ve enjoyed updating it. We’ve been very fortunate to have made a lot of new friends, both online and in person, thanks to this […]


Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Eric and I have been big fans of Rosé ever since our trip to Spain last year. There is a good variety to these wines, but our favorites trend to the dry and fruity side. Wine Authorities in Durham has the best selection of pink wine in our area and in their newsletter this week, […]

Hope Valley Bottle Shop is online!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Hooray! As a side note: I have a particular stake in this as I designed this website for Drew and Thomas, but now you will be able to get tasting information directly from the source. Please still visit us once in a while though, or we’ll miss you terribly. :)

new wine(ry) shop in Raleigh?

Monday, January 5th, 2009

I was browsing around the web and I stumbled upon this place in Raleigh, Carafe Wine Makers. It looks like they are a micro-winery that gives folks the opportunity to craft their own wine from the available juice, then slap a personalized label on it for parties and special occasions. Catering to a niche market […]

Chapel Hill’s West End Wine Bar to open new location in Durham

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

For those of us who don’t relish the challenge of finding parking on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill, the announcement at Bull City Rising that the West End Wine Bar is opening up a Durham location in the West Village is welcome news. We are pretty lucky to have a great selection of wine […]

your favorite Thanksgiving wines

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Folks are getting ready to hit the road and skies to visit family next week and there hasn’t been much to report on for the last few days. Wine aficionados know that it’s time for the annual Georges Duboeuf release of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau. I’ve never been a huge fan, although I can certainly […]

new wine shop open in SW Durham

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Thomas and Drew, from Hope Valley Bottle Shop @ 4711 Hope Valley Road in Durham, emailed me to say hello and pass along some information about their free wine tastings on Saturdays from 4:30-7pm. (They also friended me on Facebook… talk about people familiar with social media!) We’ll be missing this week’s South Africa tasting […]

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