A Man on a Mission

Earlier this year, the News & Observer published a great in-depth piece on Wine Authorities’ new Downtown Raleigh location – the second for the local wine retailer. This part struck a chord in me: the new place helps Heffley increase the impact of Wine Authorities’ larger mission: to only buy from and support independent, family-owned farms in […]

{New Boutique on the Block} Bunches of New Ways to Buy Bottles

While not exactly “boutiques”, wine and craft beer shops make for great local shopping. And in case you haven’t taken inventory lately, there are lots of new places in town now, and coming soon, to purchase beer and wine from locally-owned retailers. Have you been to any of these great new businesses yet? Bottle Revolution […]

Nothing like seeing Sir Walt all decked out for the holidays…

Ah, nothing like seeing ol’ Sir Walt decked out for the holidays. And oh yeah, the gang at The Raleigh Wine Shop {Downtown Raleigh} have put together a handy shopping guide for the adult beverage lover on your list, too! Click here to view their latest email newsletter, complete with recommendations for the wine lover, […]

{Sale Alert} Pick Up the Thanksgiving Wine & an Outfit, Too!

Well look what I found in my email this past weekend – a special win-win offer from The Raleigh Wine Shop {Raleigh | Facebook} and Revolver {Raleigh | Facebook} – thanking customers for supporting local businesses! Until Thanksgiving, take your Raleigh Wine Shop receipt upstairs to Revolver and receive 10% off your entire Revolver purchase […]

More Black Friday and Weekend Shopping Updates that Didn’t Make the Thanksgiving Email…

…but I wouldn’t let you guys miss out! I’ll be keeping a running list here, too – so feel free to send me any new updates that you come across, too. First things first, a little noteworthy buzz from the office of the Governor of NC (by way of Sue Stock’s blog): http://projects.newsobserver.com/taking_stock/gov_perdue_declares_small_business_saturday Showing support […]

Mark Your Calendar: October Must-Shop Events

Wednesday and Thursday – October 13th and 14th Lela Rose Trunk Show at Vermillion Spring 2011 collection from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Vermillion is at 4321-102 Lassiter at North Hills Ave., Raleigh. 787-9780, www.VermillionStyle.com Saturday through Saturday – October 16th through 23rd Jules Reid’s dresses and separates […]

Congratulations to Seaboard Wine!

Many, many congratulations are due to the gang at Seaboard Wine & Tasting Bar (one of my local wine retail favorites) on their approaching retail milestone – ringing up their 200,000th customer! I love this promotion they’ve come up with to celebrate and you can bet I’ll be stopping in often to see if I […]