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...

Riedel Seminar

RIEDEL STEMWARE SEMINAR Tuesday, September 20th, 6:30pm Seating limited to 18 $55 per person (Take Home $60 worth of glassware) BUY TICKETS Ever wonder why some people make such a big deal about their wine glasses? Here’s your chance to see for yourself how big of a difference the wine glass can make in your taste and perception of the wine. Glassware and crystal makers since the mid-1700’s, the Riedel Stemware Company was the first one to demonstrate the size and shape of a wine glass can greatly alter how the wine tastes and is perceived. In the 1950’s Claus Riedel (pronounced like needle but with an “r”) introduced the first wineglasses designed specifically for certain wine varietals. Over the decades since, Riedel has introduced a number of “Varietal Specific” wine glasses and proven to just about everyone that the proper glass can enhance the enjoyment of your wine. We’ll be tasting 5 wines from their proper Riedel glass against the same wine from a non-Riedel “joker” glass and we’ll begin the night with a little sparkling wine. At the end of the night we guarantee that you’ll be amazed how much the glass influences the way your wines tastes AND you’ll get to take your 5 glasses home with you – 1 Sparkling, 1 Chardonnay, 1 Sauvignon Blanc, 1 Cabernet, & 1 Pinot Noir...

Burly at the Barn

BURLY WINE CELLAR DINNER Saturday, Sept. 17 | $150 per person 6pm Social – 7pm Dinner Buy Tickets Here: http://www.angusbarn.com/cart/Burly-Wine-Dinner-Saturday-September-17-2016-P111.aspx The name for BURLY originates from founder Hank McCrorie’s college football days, when he was dubbed “Burly Bear” by the local paper. The nickname stuck among his teammates and given the bold nature of this wine, is more than a befitting tribute. The oak tree display on the label is not only a symbol connecting the McCrorie’s childhoods – Hank growing up surrounded by the beautiful southern oaks of North Carolina and Bernice the sprawling oak trees at the family ranch in Northern California – but also embodies the intrinsic flavors of tannins and oak, balanced by the beauty of its velvety, rich and flavorful layers. Dinner Menu 1st Course: Roasted Quail with Chestnut, Andouille, and Cornbread Stuffing over Collards and Mustard Greens topped with Thyme Jus 2014 Burly, Chardonnay 2nd Course: Slow Braised Pork Belly Salad with Frisse & Rocket Lettuce and Pickled Radishes 2014 Burly, Sauvignon Blanc 3rd Course: Sorbet 4th Course: Black Truffled Beef Medallions served with Smashed Turnip & Yukon Gold Potatoes, Chevere, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, and Baby Carrots 2011 & 2012 Burly, Cabernet Sauvignon 5th Course: Wild Berry Napoleon with Mango & Lavender Cream and Raspberry & Chambourd Puree 2012 Burly, Cabernet Sauvignon, Special...
Taylor’s Private Label

Taylor’s Private Label

TAYLOR’S WINE SHOP PROUDLY PRESENTS… OUR VERY OWN, PRIVATE LABEL WINE! Taylor’s 2013 Porch Pounder Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands $34.99 BUY NOW Once upon a time, Taylor and a few of his wine drinking pals were in California hanging out with the Garys (Pisoni of Pisoni Winery and Franscioni of Roar) and Roar’s winemaker, Ed Kurtzman, and they came up with the idea doing a Taylor’s private label. Ed said that he had a stray barrel or two of fantastic Sierra Mar Vineyard Pinot Noir that he thought would be perfect for us and a taste or two later, Taylor’s Porch Pounder Pinot was born. Now that all the hurdles of of label design, ABC approval, transportation… have been cleared, our first private label wine is here! Ed Kurtzman is one of California’s top Pinot Noir specialists, having made incredible wines over the years for well known Pinot houses such as Roar, Calera, Testarossa and Fort Ross. Ed has delivered another stunner here, and at a great price compared to what many of his wines go for at the “big name” producers. A sensuous dark reddish purple in color, this silky Pinot is highly aromatic, featuring scents of crushed purple grapes, dark berries, spring flowers and black tea. A voluptuous wine with sustained mid palate flavors of sweet boysenberry, blackberry, plum along with notes of cola, smoke and...
French Wine Tasting

French Wine Tasting

BASTILLE DAY FRENCH WINE TASTING Thursday, July 14th, 6:30-8pm at Taylor’s Wine Shop ~ FREE EVENT Most folks consider Italy and France as the cornerstones of the modern wine industry. In honor of France’s “National Day” we’ll be tasting some classic French wines with Kelli Beck of Fine Wine Trading Company. Tasting Lineup: C’Est La Vie Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc $13.99 C’est La Vie Rose of Syrah $13.99 Bichot Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis $25.99 Bichot Savigny les Beaune $25.99 Bichot Fixin Rouge...

July’s Sake Sale

Starting July 1st all Sake’s will be on Sale StoreWide at Taylor’s Wine Shop! This July, Celebrate Sake all Month with Taylor’s Wine Shop and save on some great Sake’s! 10%-15% Off All Sake until July 31st! We even hand picked some samplers below to get you started. You can always shop the sake sale in store or online with 10% off Single bottles and 15% off 4 or more sakes! Samplers will be available online only with free in store pick up or have it shipped. : SAKE SAMPLERS: Intro to “GOOD” Sake Sampler: $39 (reg price $46): BUY NOW If all you’ve ever had is the stuff they heat up and then serve in little carafe’s with thimble sized cups, then you’ve never experienced how wonderful Sake can be. Sake created and meant to be drunk at room temp or colder has an incredibly wind range of flavors and textures that you do not get with hot Sake. Here are some of our favorite “served cold” style Sake that won’t break the bank. Hakutsuru Draft Junmai Sake $5.99 300ml Sawanotsuru “Kimoto Method” Jitsuraku Sake $7.99 300ml Sho Chiku Bai “Creme de Sake” Nigori $5.99 300ml Yoshinogawa “Winter Warrior” Junmai Ginjo Sake $13.99 -300ml Joto “White Heart” Junmai Sake $11.99 300ml “ADVANCED” Sake Sampler: $75 (reg price $91): BUY NOW Already been turned on to the wonderful world of cold sake? Our “Advanced” sake drinkers sampler has some of our best hand crafted Sakes from Japan’s top small breweries. Asahi Brewery Dassai “Otter Fest 50” Junmai Daiginjo $14.99 300ml Maboroshi Brewery “Mystery” Junmai Ginjo $17.99 Tenro Brewery Junmai Daiginjo Koshu...