Events

Events & Tastings

We’ve always thought that the best way to learn what a wine tastes like is to actually TASTE it.  To help or customers learn more about the wines we carry as well as craft beers and other local products we sell, we host numerous events throughout the year including wine tastings, wine dinners, beer tastings, parking lot parties and more.
Due to COVID-19, we cancelled all in store and off site wine tastings, dinners & events. We will be following this crisis closely and monitoring official guidelines. We are looking forward to a time when we can all get together again. In the meantime, we will be hosting virtual wine tastings. See below for the next event!

UPCOMING TASTINGS:

We do not have any upcoming events scheduled at this time, but check pack soon because we are always planning something fun!

 

 

Past Events:

Sake Virtual Tasting Event with International Sake Sommelier Sara Guterbock on May 6, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Standard Time
sake tasting
Modern Innovations Meet Ancient Traditions – How brew-masters & researchers are working together to craft new, dynamic styles of sake!  
 Join us as we take a virtual trip to Japan and explore their intriguing alcoholic beverage, SAKE!  Whether you are a new or experienced Sake drinker, this event will be fun and educational.  We're thrilled to have Sara Guterbock leading us through an informative tasting of 4 of her favorite Sakes.  Her passion for Sake definitely shines through.  Check out her bio below.
Sake should be served cold, so please chill your samples before we begin the event.  We recommend that you have some popcorn and potato chips within arm's reach :)  These are perfect pairings!

 

 

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Oak Farm Vineyards Virtual Tasting with Co-owner/Director of Winemaking,  Dan Panella, on April 9, 2021 at 6:30pm EST

Oak farm vineyard tasting

Oak Farm Vineyards is a family owned and operated estate winery located in Lodi CA.  The property originated in 1860 when William DeVries and his wife Cornelia Crowe farmed wheat and raised cattle. The property has been largely renovated with great attention to its’ heritage. DeVries was an enthusiastic lover of trees, particularly of oaks, and on the home ranch, he never allowed a tree to be cut unless it was a menace. Today, many of the property’s enormous oaks still stand, along with the DeVries family burial plot.   The Panella family arrived in the region in 1936, and began an agricultural journey that ultimately culminated with the purchase of Oak Farm in 2004. As a third generation California Farmer, Dan reveled in undertaking the task of replanting the property’s 60 acres of vineyards in 2012 to fufill the vast potential of Lodi. Dan leads a talented team of agricultural specialists to build a diverse portfolio of wines made from estate fruit and selectively sourced grapes. Please join us on April 9th and meet Dan Panella!  He will teach us all about the history of their Lodi Estate while guiding us through a tasting of his classic wines.

 

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Virtual Tasting with Burly Winery Owner Hank McCrorie on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30pm Eastern Time

Burly wine tasting

We are elated to launch the 2018 Burly Cabernets with a Virtual Tasting event!  We have done wine dinners and in-store wine tastings with Hank from Burly for years, and this Covid-style virtual tasting will be heart-warming and memorable.  The perfect way to break in his new vintages! Hank McCrorie's Burly Wines have a HUGE following in Raleigh, and it's not just because he's a North Carolina native and part time resident.  His Napa Cabernets and Chardonnay are impeccably crafted and delectable.  Hank is full of wonderful stories and is an absolute delight.  We're sure you'll love him as much as you do his wines.