November Wine Sale

November Wine Sale

Off the Beaten Path Wine Sale! Venture outside your Cabernet and Chardonnay comfort zone and try some fantastic wines from unusual varietals. The top 20 or so most popular varietals and blends are off the table for this month’s sale that means: for reds, no – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Malbec, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese; for Whites, no – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Gruner-Veltliner, Moscato. 10% off marked bottles 1-5 15% off marked bottles 6+ Look for colored dots on qualifying selections. Some of our favorite “Unusual Varietal” wines you should try: Post House 2014 Missing Virgin Red $24.99 A Pinotage based blend from South Africa that has become of out best selling reds under $30. Beautiful dark fruit with a hint of smokiness. Liquid Geography 2015 Mencia Rose $11.99 A dry rose from the Bierzo region of Spain from a grape known as Mencia. Strawberry, dried cherry and gravelly minerals. Plus the winery donates 100% of the profits to charity. Elio Perrone 2015 Tasmorcan Barbera d’ Asti $17.99 A sensual nose of roses, violets and purple fruit. A palate to match the aromas plus velvety tannins. Giraudon 2015 Bourgogne Aligote $16.99 Aligote is one of my favorite “outside the box” wines to serve at Thanksgiving (and lots of other occasions too). It always gets a great reaction. Similar to unoaked Chardonnay but with a slight nutty note that makes it great with lots of Turkey Day dishes....
Family Business Award!

Family Business Award!

We are so excited to announce that we have been one of the selected Family Business Awards winners for 2016 in the Triangle Business Journal! You can read more about it here: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2016/10/24/tbj-reveals-first-class-of-family-business-awards.html#i1 Check out the December 2nd print publication of the Triangle Business Journal to learn more about our story. Thank you North Raleigh for making us great, we could not make the impact on the community with you!!...

New Wines!!

Check out some of the NEW ARRIVALS this Fall at Taylor’s Wine Shop! ELEVEN ELEVEN WINES 2012 ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON – $99.99 LAKI’S VINEYARD, OAK KNOLL, NAPA VALLEY – 90 Points – Wine Enthusiast,2/1/2016 BUY NOW “While soft and approachable, this wine also offers a density of black currant and cherry that gives significant power and juicy exuberance. Sizable tannins risk overtaking the fruit, but never do, with the oak imparting a jolt of smokiness on the finish.” – Virginie Boone Gold Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Tasting Notes: This Library Vintage of our Cabernet begins with a beautiful and wildly dark purple rim. Full force aromatics of camphor, crushed herbs, black cherry, rose, violet and cured game exude from the glass, building in volume to reveal nuances of olive, French oak and vanilla. The first sip is striking as you swirl the wine over your tongue. An exciting arrangement of flavors emerge including blueberry, chocolate, espresso and red hard candy. The tannins and acidity are perfectly balanced, and the complexity of the palate will only build over time. Enjoy now through 2029 and beyond. PRODUCTION: 856 CASES Eleven Eleven 2013 Chardonnay (Russian River Valley) – $44.99 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast: Lemon meringue and custard provide decadence to this vineyard-designated wine, the site planted to decades-old vines. It becomes sublime as it opens, spicy and soft in quince and Asian pear. The finish returns to the opening theme, delivering a punch of caramel. Renteria Family Wines 2014 Los Carneros Chardonnay – Taylor’s Bottle Price $44.99 Blended from two fantastic vineyards, the Brown Ranch which the Renteria’s purchased a few...

Switchback Wine Dinner

UPCOMING WINE DINNER featuring Kelly Peterson of Switchback Ridge! Tickets now on sale! $125 per person, all inclusive. BUY TICKETS NOW Join Taylor’s Wine Shop on Friday October 28th, 6:30pm at Margaux’s Restaurant for a Wine Dinner featuring Switchback Ridge. Switchback Ridge is one of Taylor’s favorite Napa Valley wineries, so we’re extremely excited to have the owner of Switchback Ridge here in Raleigh for an event with Taylor’s Wine Shop. We’ll be pouring Kelly’s Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah as well as two white selections from her winemaker Robert Foley’s label. Dinner Menu: Meet & Greet Bubbly: Faire La Fete, 6:30pm 1st Course Goodnight Bros Country Ham & Corn Bread Stuffed Oysters 2012 Robert Foley Pinot Blanc 2nd Course Poached Maine Lobster with Butternut Squash Mustard Fruit Ravioli 2013 Robert Foley White Wine 3rd Course Applewood Smoked Duck Breast Sliced over Wild Mushroom Ragout 2013 Switchback Ridge Petit Syrah 4th Course Filet of Beef en Croute with Foie Gras Farce & Fall Vegetables 2013 Switchback Ridge Merlot & 2013 Switchback Ridge Cabernet...

Walk for Hope

It’s that time of year again! The 28th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk/Run for Hope for The Foundation of Hope is now live and accepting donations. Let’s raise some money together for the Research and Treatment of Mental Illness. You can also join us on October 9th, 2016 at 7:00am for the 28th Annual Walk for Hope which will be at The Angus Barn! Team Taylor’s will be out there and hope you will walk with us for this great cause. The Walk for Hope is an annual 5K/10K walk & run hosted by The Foundation of Hope for Research & Treatment of Mental Illness. 100% of the money raised by participants DIRECTLY funds local mental health research at the UNC Neurosciences Hospital in Chapel Hill. A note from The Foundation of Hope: In 2015, walkers raised over $500,000 for the research and treatment of mental illness, and in 2016 we believe we can raise even more. People are starting to talk about mental health in America: more research projects are being funded. More people are seeking help. More disorders are being detected earlier, and more intervention methods are being adopted. People are talking – and we are listening. At The Foundation of Hope, we are proud to be a part of this new wave of mental health awareness. With YOUR help, we can continue to be a leading donor in mental health research. We can continue to fund projects that are leading to breakthroughs in treatment. And one day, we will fund a project that will lead to a...

Italian Wine Sale

August is all about Italian wines at Taylor’s.  Italy is the largest wine producer on the planet (or tied with France, or 2nd behind France, depending on who’s counting and the vintage) and is certainly one of our favorite “go to” wine regions for food friendly vino and all month long every Italian wine is on sale. Italian Wine Sale  10% off single bottles, 1-5   15% off when you buy 6 or more  Click below to shop our Italian Wine Sale online and enter promo code ITALY10 at checkout to save 10%! A Few Featured Wines from Italy: Bidoli 2015 Pinot Grigio $10.99 A staple since The Haw River Wine Man, JIm Stock first found this little, family owned winery on a trip to Italy and began importing their wines directly to North Carolina 20 years ago. Since then it has remained one of the best Pinot Grigio values around. It always amazes us when people come in and say they don’t like Pinot Grigio because it’s too sweet because they’ve only tried mass produced versions from grocery stores and pizza joints. Good Pinot Grigio is crisp and refreshing with lime citrus, tart apple and refreshing acidity, which is exactly what Bidoli delivers. Casa Contini 2013 Brindisi Riserva – Taylor’s: $14.99 Brindisi is one of the small DOCs located within Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot. The brutish, dark skinned Negromaro grape makes this region’s best wines and that is true here with Casa Contini’s Riserva bottling. The Botter family tames the Negroamaro beast with small amounts of Malvasia Nera and Sangiovese along with liberal amounts of lavish...