Events & Tastings

We’re so excited to have in-person WINE EVENTS on the books!  Join us for some wine tastings and wine dinners, and share a glass with us.  


Wednesday, August 18:  Wine Dinner with Steve Reynolds of Reynolds Family Wines at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Raleigh at 6:30pm    $135 per person, all-inclusive

Steve Reynolds




Thursday, August 26:   In-Store Tasting at Taylor’s Wine Shop with Kimberly Jones, importer of some amazing French selections 7:00-8:30pm

Saturday, August 28:   Wine Dinner with Charlie Plummer of Amulet Estate (Formerly Tuck Beckstoffer Estate) at Mandolin in Raleigh at 6:30pm

$135 per person, all-inclusive




Thursday, September 16:  Wine Dinner with Hank McCrorie of Burly Wines at Margaux’s Restaurant in Raleigh at 6:30pm

$135 per person, all-inclusive



Friday, September 17:  In-Store Tasting at Taylor’s Wine Shop with Kim Woodward of Powell & Son (Barossa Valley) - Time TBA 



Saturday, November 6: Vineyard 36 Launch Party with owners Jason Earnest, Cam Ward, and Tim Gleason at Mandolin Farm - 13520 Durant Rd. Raleigh 27614 - Time 4:00pm-6:00pm - $115 per person, all inclusive

v36 launch party

Taylor's Wine Shop is so excited to offer this opportunity to our awesome fans of Fine Wine and the Carolina Hurricanes. These gents (Jason, Cam, and Tim) have been raising the bar since the inception of their Vineyard 36 Winery. Help us celebrate the 2019 vintage launch with a Food and Wine Party! They have added some killer wines to their lineup. The King's Storm Cabernet Franc and their new single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the esteemed Misterons Vineyard. Here's your chance to taste these new releases, mingle with Cam, Tim, and Jason, and enjoy some fantastic bites from our friend Chef Sean Fowler at his Mandolin Farm in North Raleigh. This will be an outdoor event with covered space, held rain or shine. The venue is beautiful!

Launch Party Wines:
Vineyard 36 AVS Sparkling Brut Rosé
The Foundation Red 2019
The Black Aces Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
The King's Storm Cabernet Franc 2019
Misterons Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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!






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.




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.