December Sale

Shop Taylor’s Wine Shop December Sale! This month we have some great markdowns just for you! Whether you are looking for the perfect gift, wine to serve with the holiday dinners, stocking stuffers or something to bring to your host on Christmas, we have it all!   ALL CABERNET SAUVIGNON’S ARE ON SALE ALL MONTH! 10% OFF 1-5 BOTTLES UNDER $100 15% OFF 6 OR MORE BOTTLES UNDER $100 15% ALL CABERNET’S OVER $100 Looking for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer?? Larry’s Coffee Rockin’ Holiday Blend 12oz Bags ON SALE $12.99 BUY...
Local Honey

Local Honey

It doesn’t get more LOCAL than Local Honey from a few miles up the street from the shop! We now have more honey, more products and more sizes for all your honey desires!   We love Heaven Scent Honey, because we truly feel it is Heaven sent! Every day it seems like there is a new article or study touting the benefits of consuming honey from local hives. Some of the reasons to consume local hive honey: Allergy Protection & Prevention Rich in Antioxidants and Phytonutrients High in important vitamins and nutrients It’s a natural digestive aid Here are some of the Heaven Scent Honey products we carry:   Buy Heaven Scent Honey Buy Heaven Scent Honey Lip Balm     Our newest local artisan crafted product is The Pleasant Bee honey. Al and Sarah Pleasants get fresh honey from their local hives to create honey bases lotions and soaps, and the tastiest pure honey you’ll find in Raleigh. Buy Pleasant Bee Honey –...
Monthly Wine Tastings

Monthly Wine Tastings

Welcome to November!  It is November and Time for some Fun as we move into the Holiday Season! All Wines from Portugal are On Sale throughout November at Taylor’s Wine Shop! 10% OFF 1-5 Bottles and 15% OFF 6 or More Bottles NOVEMBER’S EVENTS: Free Wine Tasting Event November 4th 6:30-8:00pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop We will have owner/winemaker Kenneth Juhasz of Auteur Winery at the shop and tasting some of his amazing wines! FREE WINE TASTING Wines of Portugal with Andoni Uroz Friday, November 20th from 6:30 – 8pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop All wine lovers know Portugal is responsible for one of the world’s classic after-dinner treats, Port, but not nearly as many people realize that Portugal also produced fantastic dry, table wines too. All wines from Portugal are on sale for the month of November, but you can “try before you buy” at our Portuguese Wine Tasting on November 20th with Andoni Uroz. Wines for the Tasting: Passaros Alvarinho/Trajadura – Poucu Comum Alvarinho Dory Red Blend – Quinta do Enconatro – Veedha Red Blend Free Wine Tasting November 24th 6:30pm-8:00pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop Deb Williams from Freedom Beverage will be with us to taste some great Wines to serve with Thanksgiving! October is Packed full of Fun at Taylor’s Wine Shop! North Raleigh, Get Ready for Some FUN!!! (Scroll Down to See Event Schedule) Check out our Oktoberfest Sale:     October’s Event Schedule: Winemakers Dinner with Gallica & Priest Ranch Wines at Fleming’s ~ October 7th, 2015 @6:30pm Taylor’s Fall Charity BBQ Fundraiser for Walk for Hope ~ October 10th, 2015,  11am – 2pm Free Wine Tasting, Small Import/Italian...

Walk for Hope Fundraiser

Taylor’s Wine Shop’s 2015 FALL CHARITY BENEFITS WALK FOR HOPE Join Team Taylor’s in the 27th Annual Thad & Alice Eure Walk/Run for Hope October 11th, 2015 at 10AM CLICK HERE TO DONATE/REGISTER for the WALK FOR HOPE   BBQ FUNDRAISER BENEFITS WALK FOR HOPE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 11AM-2PM AT TAYLOR’S WINE SHOP $10 per BBQ Plate CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Our 2015 Fall Charity BBQ benefits Walk for Hope. As always, BBQ will be made by our very own Pit- Master Bill Brown and each $10 plate includes pork BBQ, potato salad, slaw and roll. There will also be a selection of homemade desserts available if you want to end on a sweet note. Bring the family and your lawn chairs as we’ll have a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy and you can also enjoy a cold beverage from our cooler. For information call (919) 847-3069 TAYLOR’S FALL CHARITY RAFFLE BENEFITING THE FOUNDATION OF HOPE WIN A TREK 820 MOUNTAIN BIKE! CLICK HERE FOR RAFFLE TICKETS Help a great cause AND win cool stuff! In addition to sponsoring “Team Taylor’s”and/or joining us for our BBQ on October 10th from 11am-2pm, you can now buy a $10 raffle ticket and be entered to win so cool prizes. Not 1 but 2 lucky winners will the grand prize, a Trek 820 mountain bike, valued at over $500. Also up for grabs are Wilson NFL footballs, a gourmet food and cookbook basket and all kinds of Taylor’s...

Learn Spanish Wines Part 2

Learn Spanish Wines and Regions Part 2 – Spain’s Top Regions and Their Wines   Rias Baixas Rias Baixas (REE-ez BUY-shez), a small region of Galicia in the northwestern corner of Spain, is responsible for the countries’ most exciting, sought after, and expensive white wines. For centuries, the Spanish palate has preferred their wines well aged in oak barrels, even for white and rosé wines. This practice yielded what many wine consumers considered dried-out, oxidized, earthy, musty and flat wines, unpalatable years ago and utterly unfathomable to modern consumers used light, crisp and fresh fruit flavors. Rias Baixes led the charge in modernizing the white wine industry in Spain with their stainless steel fermented Albarinos. Penedes Catalonia is one of the most dynamic regions in all of Spain, and the same holds true for its wines. Equally praised for reds, whites and SPARKLING wines, everything in the region is dynamic: politics, language, art, food & wine. International varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have their largest foothold here in the Penedes region of Catalonia. The most well known wine to come out of Penedes is by far the sparkling Cava, Spain’s word for sparkling wines made in the traditional champagne method. While Cava can be made in any of 6 different regions spread over a wide area of Spain, Penedes accounts for 95% of Cava production. Rioja It might be a toss-up between Cava and Rioja as to which Spanish wine is more well known the world over, but for red wine drinkers, the answer is clear – Rioja. When phylloxera wiped out the vineyards of...

Learn Spanish Wines Part 1

Learn Spanish Wines & Regions Part 1- History of the Spanish Wine Industry   Spain & Wine Much like the rest of Europe, the Spanish people consider wine an essential part of life and a nourishing food more so than a simple beverage. Spanish culture revolves around family, food and enjoying all that life has to offer, but at a relaxed pace. At lunch Sangria and lighter wines are served, and in the evenings fuller bodied reds and whites are served in the cafes, restaurants and homes. Ancient Times What we now know as Spain has a long and prestigious wine history. 3,000 years ago the ancient Phoenicians prized the wines of Xera (modern Jerez) and 2,000 years ago the invading Romans used their “modern” winemaking techniques to make highly sought after wines from the native varietals. Vineyards flourished under Moorish rule, but mainly for eating purposes rather than winemaking. In 1492 Spain became a united county and, as prosperity flourished, wine became an increasingly important commodity.   Modern Spain Modern Spanish winemaking really begins with the devastation of the French wine industry during the late 1860’s. Trade with America had introduced a root louse known as phylloxera to French vineyards, and the destruction of the vineyards in much of France was almost complete (especially in Bordeaux). France and the rest of the world needed a new source for their wine and nearby Spain stepped up to fill the void. An influx of capital and winemaking talent revolutionized the industry, but the goal was to make lots of good wine, not necessarily great wine. By the turn of the...