Thursday, May 26, 2016

Taylor’s Wine Shop hosts Parking Lot party


By Jennifer Primrose | May 25, 2016

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North Raleigh’s best kept secret … or is it?  It was several years ago that I first learned about Taylor’s Wine Shop from an article in the paper.  I believe the headline read something along the lines of wine and bait shop?  A unique destination where you can gas up your car, pick up your bait for the fishing trip, stumble upon a wine tasting and peruse the shop for locally-made items, craft beer, and an extensive wine selection – one of the best in the area, in my opinion. One stop shop that brings with it dedicated North Raleigh locals.

On Saturday, May 21, Taylor’s hosted its first Parking Lot Party of the season.  From wine tastings to beer tastings, coffee to tea tastings, food trucks,  live music and vendors, Taylor’s knows how to do it right.  

Adoni Uroz from Uroz Beverage Company was on hand with a selection of wines from Spain and Portugal.  Ranging in price from $8.99 to $19.99, guests were treated to a Santola Vinho Verde, Esporao Monte Velho White, Cataregia Gran Reserva, Xenysel Monastrell and Dory Lisboa Reserve.   The wine bar inside had a steady flow of people while we were there.  Glasses of wine were available for purchase as well as bottles at a discount.  

Outside, Railhouse Brewery was serving up some samples of FCA IPA, Ka-Bar Brown, and Mastiff Oatmeal Stout.  From the time we arrived, to the time we left, Cousins Maine Lobster had a steady flow of anxious patrons waiting in line to bite into a lobster roll with a side of tots!  The George Fuller band kept the mood festive and Not Just Icing, Inc. Cupcakes added just the right sweet options to top off the day.

Other vendors on hand were Norm’s Farms with jellies and jams, Carrboro Coffee Roasters with coffee samples, Joe Van Gohg with tea samples and Dixon’s Dollops with chocolate/peanut butter samples.

The next Parking Lot party is scheduled for June 18 with more music, food trucks, beer tasting from Double Barley, wine tasting from Freedom Beverage and more!

Other upcoming events include:

  • Free Spring Wine tasting on 5/27
  • Free Beer tasting with Lonerider on 5/28
Taylor’s has been in business for over 35 years and is located off of Six Forks road, just north of 540.