Italics Wine Dinner

Italics Wine Dinner

Upcoming Wine Dinner with Italics Winery and Tickets are Now on Sale! Italics’ Managing Partner Taylor Martin will be joining us to guide us through the latest offerings from the winery.  He’ll also be screening portions of the documentary Decanted which featured Italics winery and their winemaker Steve Reynolds.  This promises to be a fun and unique winery dinner you won’t want to miss. Wines for the event: Sparkling Wine starter 2014 Italics White Wine- $54 2013 Reynolds Family Pinot Noir Carneros- $51 2013 Italics Sixteen Appellations Red Wine, Napa Valley- $83 2013 Italics Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley- $105 Wednesday, December 6th at 7pm Fleming’s Steakhouse (Crabtree Valley Mall) $110 per person, all inclusive (dinner, tax,...
Taylor’s Band of Blends Private Label

Taylor’s Band of Blends Private Label

It’s Here! Our newest private label wine has arrived! Taylor’s Wine Shop presents the Band of Blends, 2014 Paso Robles Red Wine Blend, Lot #1 Band of Blends 2014 Paso Robles Red Wine Blend Lot #1 Normal Price: $50-$60, Taylor’s Label: $34.99 The Taylor’s Porch Pounder Pinot is almost gone, and we had so much fun with that first private label wine, we knew we had to do another one. So we turned to our favorite hunter of exceptional wines at incredible prices, The Treasure Hunter himself, Hunter Vogel. A blend of 43% Grenache, 38% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 9% Petite Sirah, this is a bold and spicy blockbuster you won’t believe. Hunter knew that we have loved the Moon Duck Red that he did a couple years ago with Saxum assistant winemaker Mark Adams, so he went in search of another winner from Paso Robles for the Taylor’s wine lovers and came back with this absolute stunner. As usual, Hunter can divulge the original source (otherwise the original winery couldn’t get away with charging premium pricing for their label) but he can say that it’s from a “big name,” mailing list only winery who’s stuff normally isn’t available in NC unless you’re one of the lucky few on their list. He also says that the 2013 version of this wine under the main label got 95 points from the Wine Advocate. Beautiful deep crimson color, offering up notes of black raspberries, cassis, hints of bacon fat, liquid violets and pepper. Full-bodied and concentrated, yet showing surprising finesse with a silky finish that has a beautiful purity of fruit...
Johnson’s Family BBQ Sauces

Johnson’s Family BBQ Sauces

WE LOVE BBQ SAUCE!! Thanks to Johnson’s Family BBQ, we not have More Tasty Sauces to Offer you BBQ Lovers! Check out these new BBQ Sauces from our friends over at Johnson’s Family BBQ! Big Woody’s Eastern Carolina Sauce Johnson Family BBQ’s homemade sauce. Use it on BBQ, other pork, collards, fries… You know, it’s just easier to say it’s a great vinegar based sauce you can use for just about everything! Big Woody’s Chicken & Rib Sauce Johnson Family BBQ’s homemade tomato-based, spicy sauce we cover our ribs and BBQ chicken in. Use as a sauce for pork or chicken, or as a dip for anything that needs a little spice with a lot of...
January’s Wine Sale!

January’s Wine Sale!

January is after dinner and aperitif wine month. Fantastic wines to cozy up by the fire with on sale all month long. Take 10% OFF 1-3 Bottles & 15% OFF 4+ Bottles! Sweet wines often get a bad rap from many so called “wine connoisseurs,” but if you’ve been dismissing a whole class of wines because they contain some residual sugar, then you’re missing out on some of the world’s most complex, profound, sought after, sometimes expensive, and delicious wines. So skip the chocolate cake and finish your meal off with an after dinner wine instead. Just a little of these delicious nectars goes a long way (a 2-3oz pour is typical), and with a 2-3 week shelf life (after opening), it’s easy to finish off a bottle of your favorite before it goes bad. We’ve also included aperitif and digestive wines in with this month’s sale of non-table-style wines, which includes sherries, vermouths and dry ports. The dry, briny minerality of many aperitif wines are perfect for getting the salivary glands primed for a good meal and many believe the botanicals used in digestif wines help aid the digestion process. Ports also suffer somewhat of an image problem as many picture stodgy old guys sitting in their clubs with cigars when they think of port, but Port and Port style fortified wines are great with many cheeses, desserts, mixed to create a Port cocktail, or alone at the end of a meal or evening. Port is also a great base for many fantastic sauces. The Most Common Types of Dessert Wines The folks over at one of our...