Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Growing Hope Fundraiser Nov 17

Need a night to relax before the holidays kick-in?

For a mere $15, you can help support Growing Hope while sampling some delicious wine and food.

Where: Pot & Box 220 Felch St
Date: Thursday, November 17
Time: 6:30p-8:30p

Tickets can be purchased at Everyday Wines (734.827.9463) or at the event.

And, as an added bonus, Pot & Box will be hosting an open house (artisans' wares, thanksgiving centerpiece previews, amazing food by brad greenhill, browsing amongst Metal's stunning showroom, coffee from Roos Roast...)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Take the Free Tasting Test

If you answer "yes" to the questions below, you're invited to our tasting this Saturday Nov 12 from 4pm to 5pm.

1) Were you born before November 13, 1990?
2) Do you remotely like wine?
3) Are you willing to try new things (you can always spit and/dump)?
4) Are you willing to taste wine for free?
5) Do you promise to smile and nod at anything we say to make us feel good after a long day in the store?

Hope we'll see you Saturday
p.s. OK. If you don't smile and nod, we'll still let you taste.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wednesday Tastings

We sample wine(s) every Wednesday from 6pm - 7pm (with the exception of August 17).

Upcoming Tastings

Aug 10: Loire Valley

Aug 17: No tasting but shopping our store is encouraged

Aug 24: Dry delicious rosés
(Little known fact: drinking rosés makes summer last longer)

Aug 31: Spain (Bierzo Region)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Bastille Day Event Sat July 16

We realize that Bastille Day is officially on July 14. So, we'll be a tad bit late with our celebration on Saturday, July 16. But, the French wine and pâté (made by Taylor over at Durham's Tracklements) will be worth the wait.

As an added treat, we'll have Ed and Barbara Addiss, owners of Wine Traditions Imports, to talk about the people behind the wines. They import French wines produced from independent, family owned great prices! And, they're only at Everyday Wines.

Profits from this event will go to a great organization, the Legacy Land Conservancy. The Legacy Land Conservancy protects forests, prairies, farms, wetlands and waters-today and forever.

So, here's the deal:
Saturday, July 16
Kerrytown Courtyard

$20/ticket for 3 or more purchased
$15/ticket for 6 or more purchased

Call us or stop by the store. As always, we take Visa, MC, Amex, and cold hard cash.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Solstice Event Sat June 18

It's that time of year again when we get to celebrate the sun and summer with wine, beer, sangria and really delicious food from our friends at Durham's Tracklements and Smokery.

Yes, it's Solstice time. Every year we plan a party to help Growing Hope raise money. Growing Hope is a wonderful local nonprofit that helps people improve their lives and communities through gardening and healthy food access.

Wanna join us? Here's the info you'll need to make it happen. Tickets need to be purchased in advance. We wish the Kerrytown Courtyard was expandable but unfortunately, it has it's limits.

Saturday, June 18
Kerrytown Market & Shops Courtyard

Call us or stop by to purchase tickets. 734.827.9463. We take Visa, MC, Amex and of course, cold hard cash. All profits benefit Growing Hope.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Putnam's Killer Sangria

It's that time of year again. Many have asked us to provide the recipe that was used to make sangria for last year's Summer Solstice fundraising event for Growing Hope.

So, here it is. Our very own Putnam Weekly came up with this stellar sangria recipe, which he's been generous enough to let us share.

25 oz. (1 bottle) red wine
6 oz. FRESH SQEEZ'D orange juice
5 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
4 oz. triple sec
2 oz. lime juice
1.5 oz. decent brandy (christian bros, vsop, pisco, vs cognac etc.)
1.5 oz. carpano antica
1 oz. simple syrup (2 fluid oz. sugar + 1 oz. water)

Add the fruit of your choice (strawberries, limes, mangos, whatever)
Yes, the secret ingredient is the Carpano Antica, available at Everyday Wines. It comes in a big bottle, but don't worry, you'll find plenty of good uses for it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tasting Saturday May 21

Finally. Sunshine and blue skies are here. And, what are we doing to celebrate? We're asking you to come inside...we know that sounds odd. But, it's for a good reason.

Come by Saturday, May 21 from 3:00p - 4:30p and enjoy samples of three wines...for free. Yep, we'll pick-up the tab if you'll come inside for a bit.

And you might just find a wine or two (or three) that is a perfect match for sunshine and blue skies.