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....

Thanksgiving Wines

Thanksgiving Wines Here are some great wines for Thanksgiving to serve, gift or simply relax with.  Hillinger Pinot Noir (Austria) $19.99 – A fantastic Pinot from a somewhat unusual source, Austria’s Burgenland region. If your Thanksgiving will be featuring smoked turkey or ham, this would be our top pick. Dark cherry fruit with notes of cherry cola, velvety portobello mushroom, all-spice and smoky tannins. Marie-Pierre Germain Bourgogne Rouge (Meursault, Burgundy) $23.99 – It’s been a while since we’ve come across a French Pinot Noir this good under $25. Fresh Morello cherry and crushed strawberry bouquet that shows impressive clarity, with a smoky tincture developing with a little air. The palate is nicely balanced with clean, fresh tannins and fine acidity, coming off light and airy with a twist of sour cherry and strawberry pastilles lingering on the finish. Lando 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast, CA) $66.99 – Sam Lando obviously learned a great deal about making world class Pinot Noir during his time at Kosta-Browne. Thankfully pricing wasn’t one of them, since the KB stuff is all now $100+. Deep and piercing black berry fruit on the nose and fresh blueberry notes come through on the palate along with nuances of cocoa, minerality and a silky Shitakii mushroom finish. Domaine Terre Davau (Rhone Valley, France) $11.99 – We were tempted to mark this great Cotes du Rhone at $15 or $16, figuring no one would believe us that we could offer a family owned, organically grown, hand-harvested and absolutely delicious CDR for just $12. But here it is, a blend of 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah, 10% Cinsault. Meaty blackcurrant, red cherry,...
November Wine Tastings

November Wine Tastings

NOVEMBER EVENTS at Taylor’s Wine Shop:   Free Wine Tasting Event with Winemaker  Kenneth Juhasz of Auteur Winery Wednesday, November 4th, 6:30-8:00pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop Taylor’s is proud and excited to welcome Auteur owner and winemaker Kenneth Juhasz for a special tasting of his hand-crafted Chardonnay’s and Pinot Noir’s. Kenneth is one of California’s premier Pinot Noir winemakers and crafts the wines for some of the region’s most sought after and respected wineries, including: Donum, Pali, Robert Stemmler, Gary Farrell as well as his own Auteur Wines. In addition to being a fantastic winemaker, Kenneth is also a UNC graduate. So help us welcome Kenneth back to the Tarheel state and taste some fantastic Pinot Noir’s and Chardonnay’s. FREE WINE TASTING Great Wines to Serve for Thanksgiving with Deb Williams of Freedom Beverage November 24th, 6:30-8:00pm FREE EVENT! Pulling off a fantastic dinner can be a stressful proposition for many folks. So no matter if you are the chef responsible for the entire meal, making your favorite dish to contribute to the festivities, in charge of the beverages, or just grabbing a bottle or two for a host/hostess gift, let us make things easier by trying a few of our favorites before you...