THE TRIANGLE WINE EXPERIENCE 2017

COMING TO TAYLOR’S WINE SHOP ON FEBRUARY 1ST

Benefiting the Frankie Lemmon Foundation

The Triangle Wine Experience is the Triangle and Carolina’s premier wine event encompassing tastings, dinners, and a Grand Gala with Fine Wine Auction over a three day period. Winemakers and Wineries from all over the world participate in this truly amazing event.

All proceeds from the Triangle Wine Experience benefit the Frankie Lemmon Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and support of children with special needs.

We are proud to participate and join forces with the Triangle Wine Experience and will be hosting and sponsoring Tastings & a Dinner!

TWE KICK OFF WINE TASTING WITH SAM LANDO

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST, 6:30PM – 8:00PM AT TAYLOR’S WINE SHOP

Awesome Free Wine Tasting with Sam Lando of Lando Wines! Killer deals just for this special event to kick of the Triangle Wine Experience Weekend! 

Sam Lando started his career working for some of the large global wine producers, and soon identified his true love of working with and enjoying Pinot Noir.

While his emphasis was sales and marketing, he realized early on the need to understand as much as possible about differing winemaking and viticulture techniques. After working with and becoming friends with some of the best new world wine producers, it was a natural evolution to begin hobby winemaking.

After working for five years with Kosta Browne Winery, he departed at the end of 2012. His work with dear friends was a deeply rewarding experience…personally and professionally. They worked (and played) so well together because of a love and passion for what they did. In addition to their shared affliction for Pinot, they enjoyed the company of great people and food.

In the middle of the 2012 vintage, Sam and his wife Jennifer decided to take the leap and take the winemaking hobby to the next level. They borrowed against their savings and began building the foundation to develop a small Pinot Noir focused winery. The goal is to make intense, yet elegant and balanced wines from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. They push themselves to make great wines they enjoy drinking and take great pride in sharing with their dear friends.

TWE WINE DINNER featuring Reynolds Family Winery and Italics Winegrowers and Steadfast Wines

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND AT FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE (sold out)

We are proud to be a sponser of another amazing wine dinner with Reynolds Family Winery and Italics Winegrowers and Steadfast Wines at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar during this years Triangle Wine Experience!

The Reynolds Family interest in wine started when the youngest boy, Steve Reynolds, was living in Germany as a young teenager. Wine was always part of his daily life and his father often took the whole family on wine tasting trips through Europe. He is grateful to his father for sharing his passion and infecting him with his enthusiasm for wine. Steve and his father dreamt of building a winery together and their vision became reality when he and his wife, Suzie, traded their dental practice for the life of wine growers in 1994.

The winery is Tuscan style, one of Steve’s father’s favorite wine growing regions, and is surrounded by 10 acres Cabernet Sauvignon, planted in 1996. Their first vintage was produced in 1999, and they now create eight wines, including a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, two Pinot Noir’s (from the Russian River Valley and Los Carneros), a Merlot, the Estate Cabernet, a Reserve Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon and a red wine Bordeaux blend appropriately called “Persistence” TM. Steve Reynolds, Winemaker and Owner, has long championed the Triangle Wine Experience and the children of the Frankie Lemmon School.

SIP, SHOP & SIGN – FREE TASTING EVENT!

 

FRIDAY, FEDBRUARY 3RD, 4:30PM – 7:00PM AT TAYLOR’S WINE SHOP!

This is a killer Free Wine Tasting event with 5 amazing winemakers! This is your chance to sip, shop and sign and only happens once a year!! This is a great way to participate in the Triangle Wine Experience and help support the Frankie Lemmon Foundation!!

 

Check out some of the winemakers we will have at the shop:

Steve Reynolds – Winemaker for Reynolds Family Wines & Italics Winery
Cristina Hudson – Owner Hudson Wines
Helen Keplinger – Owner/Winemaker Keplinger Wines
Bryan Weil – Assistant Winemaker for Alexana Vineyards

 

WINES FOR THE TASTING:

KEPLINGER:
2014 Vermillion Red Blend- $39.99
2013 or 14 Keplinger Lithic- $92.99

HUDSON:
2014 Estate Chardonnay, Carneros- $76.99
2013 Pick Up Sticks Red Blend- $46.99
2013 Old Master Cab Franc/ Merlot Blend- $149.99

ITALICS WINERY:
2014 Italics White Blend (Chardonnay/ SB Blend)- $53.99
2012 Sixteen Appellations- $104.99

REYNOLDS FAMILY WINERY:
2014 Chardonnay, Napa- $37.99
2012 Los Carneros Pinot Noir- $50.99
2013 Persistance- $68.99
2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon- $64.99
2012 Stag’s Leap Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon- $129.99

 

ALEXANA VINEYARDS & REVANA VINEYARDS:
2015 Estate Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley- $23.99
2014 Terroir Selection Chardonnay, Willamette Valley- $24.99
2014 Terroir Selection Pinot Noir- $29.99
2014 Estate “Revana Vineyards” Pinot Noir- $46.99
2013 Revana “Terroir Series” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley- $104.99