WINE TASTING - RICKETY BRIDGE WINERY - FREE
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

WINE TASTING - RICKETY BRIDGE WINERY - FREE

Join us as we welcome Andy Woolgar, the US Ambassador for Rickety Bridge Winery here at BottleMixx for a Thursday evening wine tasting.

Established in 1797, the winery is located in the beautiful Franschhoek appellation, South Africa and is known for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Semillon varietals.

The Franschhoek wine estate, Rickety Bridge, has a winemaking history dating back to the 17th century. It was once part of the original La Provence farm granted to the first French Huguenots who settled in Oliphantshoek (Elephants Corner) and renamed the area, Franschhoek, or ‘French Corner’. Over the years La Provence was subdivided and in 1797 the land which is now known as Rickety Bridge wine estate was granted to the widow, Paulina De Villiers, and she planted the first vines there.

See you here!


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BOTTLEMIXX 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

BOTTLEMIXX 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

It’s our 7 year Anniversary Celebration and we’re saying THANK YOU to our BottleMixx friends and family. We’ve got a lot of fun on tap for the day and here’s what’s happening:

All Day Activities

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Double Wine Discounts - ALL WINES

Purchase 6+ Bottles for 10% off your wine purchase

Purchase 12+ Bottles for 20% off your wine purchase

Mixx and Match, 750mls

*limited to in-store inventory only, no special orders, excludes any previous purchase
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$7 Crowler Fills 

Take home a 32 ounce crowler can of Goose Island Beer Co. Next Coast IPA for just $7 a can!  That’s two pints of this American IPA that you can enjoy at home or your next tailgating event.Goose Island Next Coast IPA -  “It’s 7%, but totally crushable — it’s not quite like any other IPA you’ve had. Big, bracing, piney hop flavors meet a tropical bouquet of Eureka, Nugget, Mosaic Citra, and 06277 hops. There’s a balanced bitterness that blends seamlessly into the light to medium body. Sip it or rip it. Whatever. We’re not your mom.”  No Limit!
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Special Pricing For a Special Wine

We’ll have 2018 The Prisoner Red Blend at a price so good we’ve been asked to not publish our anniversary sale price.  We’ve only got 3 cases so we’ll need to limit this to 2 bottles per person (and yes,they can be included in the case discount pricing). 

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Corks and Caps

Guess how many Corks are in the jar* and win a $20 BottleMixx Gift Card
Guess how many bottle caps are in the jar* and win a $20 BottleMixx Gift Card
*Closest without going over the actual count.  Winners will be notified by 11/1.

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Tips for Second Chance Pet Adoptions

We will be DOUBLING our tip match up to $500. If your tips add up to $250 for the day, we add $500. That's $750 for Second Chance in 1 day!  In the last 6 years BottleMixx, because of YOU, has donated more than $84,500 to local animal rescues.

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OTHER EVENTS:

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10:00 am: Beer Cellar Sale

Featuring 200+ bottles of hard to find beers from breweries such as Tilquin, Prairie, Drie Fonteinen, Founders, Funky Buddha, Wicked Weed, Jester King,  AND MORE!

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10:00 am: Duck Donuts

Free Duck Donuts….while they last!

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10:00 am:  On Tap - BottleMixx & Brewery Bhavana Anniversary Collaboration Beer!

BottleMixx’s resident home brewer, Chris Nadeau, collaborated with our very good friends at Brewery Bhavana to create this year’s anniversary beer - It’s a yet to be named Breakfast Stout brewed with Counter Culture Coffee and cocoa nibs from Videri Chocolate Factory, this breakfast stout is one to be enjoyed during our anniversary celebration and beyond. We suggest getting a growler or crowler fill on this one as you won’t find it anywhere else!

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12:00 pm-6:00 pm: FREE Wine Tastings

We’ll have Jack, Ronald and a few of our distributor partners pouring wine samples from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.  There will be some new wines to try that could be great picks to add to your wine case!

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12:30pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm - Free Schwag Giveaways

We will be raffling off beer tack, shirts, and much more throughout the day! No purchase necessary but you must be at least 21 years of age and be present to win!

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
Brush up on your Rocks Paper, Scissors strategy because we’re having an R/P/S Tournament.  While there is no purchase required and this is open to those 21+ years of age, there will be an entry fee of $5 to participate, the proceeds of which will be donated to Second Chance Pet Adoptions.  The winner will get a $30 BottleMixx Gift Card, the runner up receives $15 Bottle Gift Card. Check out www.bottlemixx.com for rules and updated details (coming soon).  

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2:00 pm: Free Food

Come and enjoy a free food buffet -while it lasts. Vegetarian options will be available.

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4:00 pm: 2019 Foothills Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee Infused Sexual Chocolate Stout Keg Tapping

First come, first served. Please line up by the bar register starting at 3:45pm.

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5:00 pm: Bourbon County Brand Stout Variant Bottle Drawing
Win the opportunity to purchase 2018 Bourbon County Vanilla and / or 2018 Bourbon County Bramble Rye -1 ticket per person, must be 21 and be present to claim your bottle to purchase.

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OTHER INFO:

You know we love our four-legged friends, but we do ask you leave them at home for our Anniversary celebration because we will be so crowded.  We will give them double treats the next time we see them!

Sorry, but no alcohol is allowed outside.

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS TOURNAMENT RULES

Tournament Format

This will be a double-elimination tournament, each round will be a best-of-three “sets”. The first player to win two “sets” will win the match. The championship round will be best-of-five “sets”.

Rules of the Contest

Each player will start with their arms out in front of their body with their elbows bent.

Players can either close their eyes or look at their opponent’s face or eyes, but NOT at their opponent’s hand.

Each set will start off with an official saying “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Shoot” while the participants pump their fists to deliver their final hand position.
o Hands must be closed in a fist position during the arm pumping.
o All players in the tournament will “Shoot” at the same time.

Each player will put out one of the following on “Shoot”
o Rock = closed fist
o Scissors = index and middle finger extended outward from a fist and spread apart from each other
o Paper = flat, open hand with palm facing down and fingers together

If a player hesitates and doesn’t put out one of the above on “Shoot”, the official will declare a rethrow. o This will be declared as a fault on the player. 2 faults will result in an automatic loss.

Scoring

Rock beats Scissors; loses to paper and ties with rock.
Paper beats Rock; loses to scissors and ties with paper.
Scissors beats Paper; loses to rock and ties with scissors

 Prizes

Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Second Chance Pet Adoptions, but the winner gets a $30 BottleMixx Gift Card, the runner up receives $15 Bottle Gift Card.

To register:

Details on how to register will be posted soon so please check back.

Brackets

Brackets will be randomly drawn and posted prior to the start of the tournament at 1:00pm. If an opponent is not present, then the match will be a forfeit and the player present will advance. If the person not present for the original match is present for the loser’s bracket, they may participate.


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***SOLD OUT*** AFTER HOURS WINE CLASS - FRENCH WINES AND NC CHEESES
Oct
30
8:30 PM20:30

***SOLD OUT*** AFTER HOURS WINE CLASS - FRENCH WINES AND NC CHEESES

Please note that this class is sold out! We are taking names to add to the waiting list should there be a cancellation. Please watch for our next after hours class coming in January!

So many of you have responded to our after hours events, sit-down events and educational classes to let us know how much you enjoy them so we've lined up another! Jack Hicks, BottleMIxx Wine Manager, is taking it to the next level this time and pairing premium French wine selections with local NC cheese made by our friends at Boxcarr Handmade Cheese in Cedar Grove, NC.

Beginning at 8:30pm, Jack will walk you through what’s on the label (how to read it) and what’s in the bottle (the grapes, the terroir, the winemaker’s touch) as we taste and learn about wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Rhone valley. We'll pair each of these wines with handmade farm cheeses from Boxcarr.

Reservations are needed for this class and tickets are $30 each (plus tax). To reserve your spot, call us at the store (919-615-1703) or stop by and get registered. Seating is limited to 26 so make your reservation soon! We understand plans change and any cancellations must be made by 5:00 on Sunday, October 27th. Apologies, but no refunds after this date.

Wine Selections For The Evening

2017 Francois Servin Montee de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru
paired with ‘Winsome’ mild aged goats and cows milk cheese with a beautiful beeswax rind

2016 Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves
paired with ‘Cottonseed’ soft creamy bloomed goats and cows milk with creamy herbal tones

2016 Domaine Henri Delagrange Pommard Les Vaumuriens Hauts
paired with ‘Cottonbell’ all cows milk with almond, truffle and grass elements

2016 Saje Chateauneuf-du-Pape
paired with ‘Redbud’ aged goats and cows milk cheese with an earthy spicy pimenton rub

2010 Pastourelle de Clerc Milon Pauillac
paired with ‘Rocket's Robiola’ ash ripened all cows milk cheese, chalky, tangy, doughy, luscious


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Travel in a glass -  with Wine Guy Jack
Oct
12
3:00 PM15:00

Travel in a glass - with Wine Guy Jack

Join our own @wineguyjack as we travel, via wine in the glass - with some of the latest and greatest wines we have to offer from around the world. Get an early jump on that Halloween party, and make sure you have something besides Apothic Red to drink! Or, do you have something for everyone attending Thanksgiving dinner this year? We will have a vintage Pfister Cremant d’Alsace Blanc de Blancs open (a great and affordable alternative to Champagne), the new Penner Ash Viognier from the legendary Willamette Valley producer, a perfectly aged 2009 QP Rioja Reserva Tempranillo, a 370 case production Cabernet Franc from some of Columbia Valley’s best vineyards, and your new favorite super Tuscan clocking in under $20!! Stop by, join us, travel in a glass. Next destination - flavor station. ($5 tasting fee)

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FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!

FIRST FRIDAY NOTES October 2019

We know shopping for good wine at other places can be scary, so we’ve selected 5 wines for the month of October that you can try - then put them all on sale this month to take the fear out of the process.

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Gorghi Tondi Coste A Preola Grillo - Preola is a World Wildlife Federation sanctuary and Tenuta Gorghi Tondi is an organic winery working within. Up keeping the history and heritage of this pristine environment is at the forefront of what they do and what they’re about. Grillo (pronounced GREE-lo) is about as hot as it can get, with Italian production increasing nearly 200% in the last decade. It is a heat-hardy grape and can produce stunning examples when the yield is kept in check. Vineyards closest to the sea produce wines with pronounced saline notes. Hailing from Sicily, Grillo produces crisp and savory wines. This has tangerine, citrus blossom, peach nuances, and some herbal sensations reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc. It’s perfect for sushi night, clams, green aromatic herbs and soft fresh cheese.

Chateau de La Greffiere Macon La Roche Vineuse  - Let’s get the language barrier out of the way. Macon La Roche wines are produced under the Macon appellation (the geographical name of a region, village, or vineyard under which a winegrower is authorized to identify and market wine) within the communes of La Roche-Vineuse, Chevagny-les-Chevrieres and Hurigny in Southern Burgundy, France. La Roche-Vineuse (the vinous rock) covers white wines produced exclusively from the Chardonnay grape variety. These are 40+ year old Chardonnay vines grown on precious limestone soils that produce some of the finest examples of the grape we know of. Aged gently on oak, rolling with lush, ripe golden apple, pastry and mineral flavors and focused by the bright structure of tangy acid, it is a classic, year after year. It finds it’s perfect matches with crab, halibut, and creamy runny cheeses. Also nice with falling leaves!



Massimo Rivetti Vigna Serraboella Barbera D’Alba One of those wines we are really lucky to get! With 5 generations of history, the Rivetti family makes high quality wine by starting in the Serraboella, a Southwestern facing hillside vineyard with meticulous attention paid to every step in the process with respect for the environment. From using no herbicides, to only using organic fertilizers on the white clay and stone soil, to being the first winery in the area to control pests with the use of natural pheromones for “sexual confusion”, and finally the careful selection of high quality fruit by hand harvesting every bunch of grapes. The Barbera d'Alba Serraboella is aged 20 months in wood and 6 months in bottle (minimum), made only in the best vintages, and in a very limited quantity. Dark berries, mocha, iris, pipe tobacco, baked plum, cherry, leather, clove, star anise… A perfect complement to charcuterie, an oven baked pizza, or creamy, meaty, protein laden dishes.

Constant Disruptions Zinfandel Pagani Ranch - Pagani Ranch vineyard lies along Highway 12 in Sonoma Valley near the town of Kenwood. Before it was a vineyard, this land was part of the Wildwood Dairy Farm. Felice Pagani purchased it in the late 1880’s and planted the many small vineyard blocks that make up the ranch. Today, the site is tended by the fourth generation of the Pagani family. It is one of very few vineyards comprised primarily of 100 year old vines. This is a tiny three barrel production packed with red fruit flavors, elegance, and a balancing firm tannic structure. Red cherry jam, pomegranate, mint, rose petal, spice and grip.  Fire up the grill, and rip into this!

Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Hailing from estate vineyards in the Anderson Valley located about 100 miles north of the San Francisco bay and 10 miles from the Pacific. The valley is perfectly positioned and shaped to funnel ocean breezes and fog in from the Pacific coast. Rain is also plentiful, keeping vineyards cool. An attractive spicy incense and herbal tea aroma lead to beautiful reduced red cherry and ripe pomegranate flavors that expand with each sip. The texture is pliantly tannic and polished, supported by a near perfect acidity that keeps the dreamy fruit flavors sharp and focused. Let this wine bring out your inner gourmet! Duck Breast with cherry mostarda, Squab with spiced plums, Grilled Quail with chanterelles, or Salmon with a ginger-maple reduction.

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Oktoberfest Beer & Sausage with Weeping Radish Brewery
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Oktoberfest Beer & Sausage with Weeping Radish Brewery

Join us at the Mixx and meet Pat Murphy from Weeping Radish Brewery as we pour some awesome German style beers and sample some hand crafted sausages from the Weeping Radish Butchery!

Pat will be grilling up some Beer Brat and Andouille Sausages for you to sample while enjoying Weeping Radish Beers - Oktoberfest, Black Radish and My Pilsner will be on tap and just $4 a pint!  And if you love the sausage, you can order some while you’re here!

The Beers on Tap:

Weeping Radish Oktoberfest
“Our Marzen (Oktoberfest)is brewed in March and lagered until packaging in August. An elegant, malty amber lager brewed in the Bavarian tradition. This beer drinks smooth due to the extended lagering that encourages another drink.”

Black Radish
“A dark German Lager; Clean lager character featuring mild hop bitterness with complementary roasted malt notes. Listed as a standard for Schwarzbier in the American Beer Judging Guide.”

My Pilsner
“Light bodied; Golden straw color, with spicy and floral hop presence.  A pale malty lager beer with a carbonated, dense head.”

The Sausages:

Beer Brat
“Made with our award winning Black Radish beer, this sausage is a bolder, richer take on the traditional German standard.”  Available to order - $7.99 / lb

Andouille Sausage
“Our version of this Cajun classic includes all of the flavor of its Low Country cousin with a less intimidating level of heat.”  Available to order - $8.29 / lb

If you’ve had their sausage and would like to pre-order some and pick it up during the event, just send an email to bruce@bottlemixx.com with your full name and phone number and what you would like to order.

About Weeping Radish:

Uli Bennewitz came to North Carolina in the early-1980s and decided to open a microbrewery similar to the ones he’d left behind in Bavaria. The only problem was that it was illegal in North Carolina for a brewery to sell beer directly to the consumer. Working with State politicians Uli changed the law in North Carolina allowing microbreweries to sell their beer on site. A movement was created.  North Carolina is now one of the leading microbrewery States with over 120 open and many more under construction.  In 1986 The Weeping Radish Restaurant and Brewery opened its doors. At that time there were less than 100 breweries remaining in the United States, now there are thousands again.

Since the beginning the Weeping Radish has brewed beer according to the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot Purity Law of 1516 which states that beer must be brewed using only four ingredients: Hops, Malt, Yeast and Water. No additives, chemicals or preservatives may be used.  Click here to read more about the brewery and butchery.



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OKTOBERFEST FLIGHTS (And $1 from each flight goes to Second Chance Pet Adoptions)
Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

OKTOBERFEST FLIGHTS (And $1 from each flight goes to Second Chance Pet Adoptions)

It’s time to join the Oktoberfest celebration!  While we’re not in Munich where it all began to celebrate the nuptials of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese of Saxe Hildburghausen in 1810, we still enjoy this time of the year and the festival that for us, marks the post summer beer styles!

Stop in and enjoy a flight of 4 different Oktoberfest / Marzen style beers. You can compare each one against the style description as defined by the Beer Judge Certification Program (see below) to see how they stack up.

The flight will be $7 (+tax) and BottleMixx is donating $1 from each flight to Second Chance Pet Adoptions!

Prost!

Oktoberfest Style according to the Beer Judge Certification Program:

 3B. Oktoberfest
Aroma:
 Rich German malt aroma (of Vienna and/or Munich malt). A light to moderate toasted malt aroma is often present. Clean lager aroma with no fruity esters or diacetyl. No hop aroma. Caramel aroma is inappropriate.

Appearance: Dark gold to deep orange-red color. Bright clarity, with solid, off-white, foam stand.

Flavor: Initial malty sweetness, but finish is moderately dry. Distinctive and complex maltiness often includes a toasted aspect. Hop bitterness is moderate, and noble hop flavor is low to none. Balance is toward malt, though the finish is not sweet. Noticeable caramel or roasted flavors are inappropriate. Clean lager character with no diacetyl or fruity esters.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, with a creamy texture and medium carbonation. Smooth. Fully fermented, without a cloying finish.

Overall Impression: Smooth, clean, and rather rich, with a depth of malt character. This is one of the classic malty styles, with a maltiness that is often described as soft, complex, and elegant but never cloying.

Comments: Domestic German versions tend to be golden, like a strong Pils-dominated Helles. Export German versions are typically orange-amber in color, and have a distinctive toasty malt character. German beer tax law limits the OG of the style at 14?P since it is a vollbier,although American versions can be stronger. “Fest” type beers are special occasion beers that are usually stronger than their everyday counterparts.

History: Origin is credited to Gabriel Sedlmayr, based on an adaptation of the Vienna style developed by Anton Dreher around 1840, shortly after lager yeast was first isolated. Typically brewed in the spring, signaling the end of the traditional brewing season and stored in cold caves or cellars during the warm summer months. Served in autumn amidst traditional celebrations.

Ingredients: Grist varies, although German Vienna malt is often the backbone of the grain bill, with some Munich malt, Pils malt, and possibly some crystal malt. All malt should derive from the finest quality two-row barley. Continental hops, especially noble varieties, are most authentic. Somewhat alkaline water (up to 300 PPM), with significant carbonate content is welcome. A decoction mash can help develop the rich malt profile.

Commercial Examples: Paulaner Oktoberfest, Ayinger Oktoberfest-Märzen, Hacker-Pschorr Original Oktoberfest, Hofbräu Oktoberfest, Victory Festbier, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Spaten Oktoberfest, Capital Oktoberfest, Gordon Biersch Märzen, Goose Island Oktoberfest, Samuel Adams Oktoberfest (a bit unusual in its late hopping

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HOP NIGHT WITH LYNNWOOD BREWING CONCERN
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

HOP NIGHT WITH LYNNWOOD BREWING CONCERN

Come join us at BottleMixx Thursday, Sept. 26th from 6:00-8:00pm as we host Lynnwood Brewing Concern and tap a keg of their big, bold Imperial IPA, Hubris! We’ll also have an old favorite Hop On Top IPA on draft that evening as well.

Our wonderful LBC rep Andi will be here to hang with us and will have goodies and swag for you to win if you play her table top ring toss game! She’ll also be pouring samples of other LBC beers including their Farmhouse Saison, Oso Malo! Come try some new beers while you hang and hear what’s on the horizon for one of our favorite local breweries!

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WINEMAKER TASTING - ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS
Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

WINEMAKER TASTING - ANDREW MURRAY VINEYARDS

We are delighted to welcome Winemaker and Owner Andrew Murray of Andrew Murray Vineyards to BottleMixx for this special wine tasting. We hope you are able to join us for an evening of wine conversation and education with Andrew, the guy that makes what goes in the bottle.
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This tasting’s selections:

Andrew Murray Enchante 2017
Andrew Murray Esperance GSM 2016
Andrew Murray Tous les Jours Syrah 2016
Andrew Murray Roasted Slope Syrah 2017

Light hors d’ouevres will accompany the tasting
There is a $10 Tasting Fee for event participation

Our own @wineguyjack says “Stop in and taste some shining examples from one of the most ideal wine growing sites and vineyards in the world. The winery isn't swayed by fads, and is a really cool balance between classic wine making an embracing technology.”

About Andrew Murray Winery

“Andrew Murray fell in love with the emerging Rhône varieties, Syrah and Viognier, in the late 1980’s while traveling through France’s Rhône Valley. Leaving his UC Berkeley paleontology and English literature studies behind, he pursued his new mistress, Syrah, with an internship in Australia. His three-month tryst evolved into a 11-month romance with the famed Australian Shiraz. Returning to the states, he earned a bachelor’s degree in viticulture and enology from UC Davis’ renowned wine program, and concurrently founded his eponymous Santa Ynez Valley winery and vineyard. He sought out growers who shared his passion for excellence and who dared to farm their vines to perilously low yields with the most advanced viticultural methods in the industry. This uncompromising winemaker’s lucid philosophy is summarized succinctly in three words: Passion – Wisdom - Courage; the Passion of an unflagging love affair with Rhone varieties; the Wisdom gained with 20 years of winemaking; and the Courage to seek even the most subtle nuance out of each vintage.”
Click Here for more details about Andrew Murray Vineyards

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BEER & CEREAL PAIRING - A RALEIGH BEER WEEK EVENT (UPDATED!)
Sep
20
4:00 PM16:00

BEER & CEREAL PAIRING - A RALEIGH BEER WEEK EVENT (UPDATED!)

Go back to earlier this year when Smartmouth Brewing Company brewed up a new IPA using marshmallows just like those colorful, dehydrated chunks of sweetness you'd pick out of the Lucky Charms box. That got us to thinking, well, we’ve had beer and donut pairings in the past (and you all loved it) so why not “Mixx” it up a little bit for this year’s Raleigh Beer Week Event at BottleMixx. Sounds a little silly at first… but we promise we have done all the pairings perfectly! The idea is to have a sip or two of beer and then munch a little cereal. If you want to put the beer on top of the cereal, we won’t stop yoU!

Jameson, Chris and Ari munched on so many handfuls of cereal and carefully compared notes to come up with the following pairings:

HIGHLAND CLAWHAMMER OKTOBERFEST & HONEYCOMBS
Highland’s Clawhammer Oktoberfest Marzen Lager is smooth and malty and will go nicely with the savory sweetness of Honey Combs

FAT ORANGE CAT CORPORATION T-SHIRT & FRUIT LOOPS
Fat Orange Cat’s Corporation T-Shirt New England IPA will be extra juicy with a handful of Fruit Loops (and the Fruit Loops will be extra fruity!)

MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BARREL AGED STOUT & CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH
Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Coffee is the perfect way to start your day (we’re not here to judge or argue!) and we’re pairing with an all-time classic Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Think Turkish Coffee… with a dash of Bourbon!

EDMUND’S OAST BLACKBERRY RASPBERRY SOUR & LUCKY CHARMS
“Sour” and Lucky Charms sounds wild, we know… but the grain cereal pieces will help tame that tart bite from the sour and the marshmallow pieces with their lactic sugar will enhance the fruit flavors in the beer.

The paring flight cost is just $12 per person and the fun begins at 4:00 p.m.

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JACK'S BACK WINE PARTY - FREE WINE TASTING!
Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

JACK'S BACK WINE PARTY - FREE WINE TASTING!

Our wine manager Jack Hicks aka @wineguyjack has been off on some exciting wine adventures, but he’s back - FULL TIME and we’re going to party!! He’s selected 5 wines from his travels and beyond (with a special bonus pour for the first 20 to arrive). We are here for THAT. Stop by, drink, hang, blow your mind, and show your love.

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WEEKNIGHT WINE TASTING - FREE!
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

WEEKNIGHT WINE TASTING - FREE!

Come taste the latest and greatest wares from one of our favorite distributors! Focusing on small lots, natural wines and family owned producers Sour Grapes always has really exciting wines to taste and learn about. So stop in, take a load off and travel to exotic locales through some delicious tastes.

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FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!

The months just keep on rolling by. But with school back in session, while still blazing hot outside, it just seems like a different time of year. Time to kick back and enjoy some fabulous wines.

Ronald and Vinny taste a lot of wines each week with our distributor partners - always looking for something new and exciting to put on our shelves. And when they find them, we like to have you try them at our First Friday Tastings. And better yet, we run these wines on sale for the whole month.

Come and join us - try something new!

SEPTEMBER PICKS

2018 Forchir Pinot Grigio - From Friuli, Italy, this wine has delicious aromas and flavors of white peach, pineapple, citrus, kiwi, honey, lychee, orange blossom, Meyer lemon and mango. Full-bodied and bright at the same time.

2018 Es Okay Pinot Gris - Hand harvested. 80% went straight to press and cold settled for 3 days and transferred to tank. Fermentation in tank and racked off to another tank and cold settled until bottling. 20% of the fruit was foot treaded and naturally fermented on skin for 5 days, then pressed off and finished fermentation in neutral oak. 80% of the wine aged in tank and 20% aged in neutral barrels for 6 months.

2016 Diora Pinot Noir - This is an expertly delivered steak house Pinot Noir, with big, booming aromas and flavors. Concentrated, intense tones of Bing cherry and boysenberry are lifted by star anise and a strong floral character on the nose. The palate brings flavors of boysenberry pie and vanilla, with bright acid and smooth but hearty tannins.

2015 Killer Drop Red Blend - This Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah, & Merlot blend has a vibrant deep purple coloring reveals velvety red raspberries, wild blueberries and cassis. Gathering in intensity with silk notes of black cherry, chocolate and dark plum. Enticing and sensuous the wine finishes with harmonious tannins.

2017 Bonanza Cabernet Sauvignon by Chuck Wagner - Medium ruby-red, opens with scents of currants and dried roses, grape pomace, and freshly tilled soil. The nose is nuanced with toasty oak imparting a subtle smoked meat character. Flavors of blueberries and blackberries mix with the warmth of vanilla and toasted bread. Silky tannins and striking smoothness. lengthy finish trails off with the taste of unsweetened chocolate and cassis..

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WINE TASTING-FREE!!!!
Aug
30
5:30 PM17:30

WINE TASTING-FREE!!!!

Help us celebrate the last weekend of summer at the Mixx! At this free tasting, we’ll be taking a trip to La Playa-La Playa Wines that is…

Viña La Playa S.A. of Chile is a partnership between the Axelsen family of California and two prominent Chilean winemaking legends: the Sutil and Errázuriz families. The winery encompasses 600 acres of prime property in the Colchagua Valley, plus 200 acres in Limarí Valley and additional vineyards in such highly desirable areas such as Curicó Valley, Bío-Bío and Maule Valley.

We’re going to taste 5 of their offerings:

2018 La Playa Rose

2018 La Playa Chardonnay

2017 La Playa Merlot

2016 La Playa Carmenere

2017 La Playa Cabernet

The wines are wonderful-and just wait til you see the prices!!! See you on the 30th!

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BREWERY BINGO!
Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

BREWERY BINGO!

Gather your friends and come join us at BottleMixx while we play some good old fashioned Bingo! Brewery Style!

We’ve replaced the standard letter and number format with brewery logos. We’ll call ‘em out, you line ‘em up, and…. BINGO!

It is free to play and we will have prizes for the winners of each round.

The first round will start at 5:30 and we’ll play as many rounds as we can until 7:30.

Don’t forget that Tuesday is draft special day too!

What a great way to spend a hot summer evening with friends!

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WINE TASTING - FREE!
Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

WINE TASTING - FREE!

“BTS”

We all know what these three letters represent - that time of the year where, kids or no kids, our minds are geared to the Back To School season. Lots of shopping, hustling and preparing.

So, take a breath. Come and try some wine. It’s a free tasting from 3 to 6.

The Lineup:

Tattoo Girl Rose - 2018 - Columbia Valley, Washington
This Rosé offers a refreshing style with flavors of strawberry & watermelon; it wine has well-balanced minerality, soft acidity & a long finish complimented by aromas of strawberries and melon delivering vibrant aromas and flavors of strawberry, kiwi, Skittles candy, guava and citrus. The palate is brightened by lively acidity. It's a cornucopia of fruit that is captivating.”

Knuttel Family Chardonnay - 2017 - Kate’s Pas de Deux - Russian River Valley- California
“This bright, expressive wine is well-articulated with flavors of lemon custard, tropical fruits, & orange blossom. A viscous, firmly structured palate adds notes of nutmeg, ripe lemons & spicy oak, all merging in an elegant finish. Besides being delicious, is how rich it is as well as the ripe tropical fruit quality. Expect baked golden delicious apple smothered in butter along with spicy oak & lemon custard.”

Niner Wine Estates - 2016 Red Blend - Paso Robles, California
On the nose bright red fruit is infused with cozy aromas baking aromas of toasted sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. This palate is instantly gratifying, following up the warmth of the nose with a full bodied and fruit driven finish accented by soft tannin, and excellent acid that provides structure and contrast.”

Knuttel Family Cabernet Sauvignon - 2017 - Sebastian’s Infinite Limits - Sonoma, California
“Eighteen months of aging in French oak, 30% of it new. Aromas of black cherry and ripe plum mesh with blackberry spice and violets. Flavors explode on the palate, with velvety tannins and elegant acidity seamlessly integrated into the finish. The balance of the wine makes it extremely versatile, pairing equally well with salads and cheeses as well as grilled vegetables and roasted red meats.”

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MEET INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER AUTHOR - HEATHER WEBB
Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

MEET INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER AUTHOR - HEATHER WEBB

Heather Webb is the award-winning and international bestselling author of historical novels Becoming Josephine, Rodin's Lover, The Phantom's Apprentice, and Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of WWI. In 2015, Rodin's Lover was a Goodread's Top Pick, and in 2017, Last Christmas in Paris became a Globe & Mail Bestseller and also won the 2018 Women's Fiction Writers Association STAR Award. To date, Heather's books have sold in multiple countries worldwide, received national starred reviews, and have been featured in print media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Elle, France Magazine, and more.

Next up?

She has joined with her collaborator, Hazel Gaynor, a second time, for Meet me in Monaco set to the backdrop of Grace Kelly's royal wedding, featuring a French perfumer and a British press photographer, whose fates are linked with Grace's over twenty years of friendship, love, and tragedy. The book releases July 23, 2019. (HarperCollins).

For more info, click here.

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WICKED WEED TOTAL TAP TAKEOVER!
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

WICKED WEED TOTAL TAP TAKEOVER!

TEN TAP TAKEOVER

Saturday, August 17th - 10:00 am - 7:45 pm


Wicked Weed Brewing takes over all 10 taps and Kevin Pelham, our Wicked Weed area manager extraordinaire will be here to talk beer, brewing and Wicked Weed.  

On the taps:

Coastal Love - New England Style IPA (Gold Medal 2010 U.S. Open Beer Championship)

Pernicious - American IPA

Watermelon Dragonfruit Burst! - Session Sour

Dark Age - Russian Imperial Stout

Appalachia - Session IPA

Chien de Ferme - Foeder-aged Brett farmhouse ale

Marina - Blonde Sour aged in wine barrels with peaches & apricots

Black Angel - American Wild Ale aged in Kentucky's finest bourbon barrels on obscene amounts of tart cherries

Sir Walter - Pale Ale (collaboration with Sir Walter Miles Running Club)

Uncle Rick’s - Pilsner

Kevin will be here from 2-6 pm talking more about beer, Wicked Weed and giving away some brewery gear! 


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***BEING RESCHEDULED**** WICKED WEED SOURS CLASS AFTER HOURS
Aug
16
8:30 PM20:30

***BEING RESCHEDULED**** WICKED WEED SOURS CLASS AFTER HOURS

HEY FRIENDS,
APOLOGIES TO ALL THAT SIGNED UP FOR THIS YEAR’S WICKED WEED SOURS CLASS, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, WE WILL HAVE TO RESCHEDULE THIS PARTICULAR EVENT TO A FUTURE DATE THIS YEAR.

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED, WE WILL BE CONTACTING YOU THIS WEEK TO PROCESS YOUR REFUND. AGAIN, WE DO APOLOGIZE FOR NEEDING TO MOVE THE DATE.

IT’S A WICKED WEEKEND!

Last year, our Wicked Weekend with Wicked Weed Brewing Co was sold out!  We heard so much positive feedback about it we couldn’t wait to do it again this year, and now, we have the dates set for this year’s Wicked Weekend event.

Sour Class After Hours and a Ten Tap Takeover

Sour Class After Hours
Friday, August 16th 8:30 pm.

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Highly regarded in the world of sour ales, Wicked Weed Brewing continues to produce outstanding sours that are delightful to pair with food or drink on their own. Their barrel and kettle sour programs use techniques that are copied by breweries all across the country. Join us for a special after-hours event with the rare opportunity to learn about these techniques and future plans with the Wicked Weed Sour Program. Like last year, we’ll have five different sours, pouring in a progressive flight format (6 ounce pours) as Greg Little and Kevin Pelham from Wicked Weed share their sour expertise with you while taking you through the characteristics and making of each beer in the flight.  Light snacks will be available.

Beers for the Sour Class:

Watermelon Dragonfruit Burst - Session Sour

Chien de Ferme - Foeder-aged brettanomyces farmhouse Ale

Marina - Blonde Sour aged in wine barrels with peaches & apricots

Malecasta - Barrel-aged American sour ale fermented with blackberries

Framboos Morte - Barrel aged American Sour fermented with raspberries 


Tickets are $35 per person (plus tax) and seating is limited to 34 people. 

Reservations are required and can be made by calling BottleMixx at 919-615-1703 or simply stop by the store and reserve your spot.

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Popsicles & Prosecco !
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

Popsicles & Prosecco !

Tired of all the hot weather? Looking for something different to cool you down? Join us at the Mixx on Saturday, August 10th for POPSICLES & PROSECCO. It's the perfect summer treat!!! Buy a glass of our featured prosecco and select from a range of popsicles to complement the bubbles. Feel free to put the popsicle in the prosecco or eat it on its own-it's up to you!!! We look forward to seeing you on the 10th!!!!

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SOUR SATURDAY
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

SOUR SATURDAY

What’s a Sour Saturday you ask?

Well, on Sour Saturdays we’ll have a flight offering of sour type beers available all day.

Selections may include barrel or foeder aged sours, kettle sours, goses, Berliner Weisse, Brett beers and others that may be just sour or funky enough to be included.

What a great way to try beers from this unique category of beer…so pucker up and join us!

This month we are featuring :

Heavy Seas - Red Flag Barrel Aged Sour Ale

Lindemans - Framboise Lambic Beer

Sierra Nevada - Estate Farmhouse Ale

Cascade - Cuvee Du Jongleur

The flight will be $20 plus tax

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FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

FIRST FRIDAY WINE TASTING - FREE!

August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days.

That’s great to know but it’s also a new month and that brings more wine to show off. So we hope you are out and about for our First Friday wine tasting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. We so enjoy having you here!

Ronald and Vinny taste a lot of wines each week with our distributor partners - always looking for something new and exciting to put on our shelves. And when they find them, we like to have you try them at our First Friday Tastings. And better yet, we run these wines on sale for the whole month.

Come and join us - try something new!

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IPA DAY & NEW ANTHEM BEER PROJECT
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

IPA DAY & NEW ANTHEM BEER PROJECT

Since 2011, the first Thursday of August has been designated National IPA Day. Given the domination of the India Pale Ale in the craft beer world, the IPA is indeed deserving of it’s own special day.

And as it happens on this day, we’ll have 5 awesome beers from New Anthem Beer Project (Wilmington, NC) on tap for the day, 3 of which are IPA’s. Here’s the tap lineup:

Last Caress - Hazy IPA with Irish Pale and Oats. Amarillo, Eldorado, Simcoe and Cashmere

Socks With Sandals - On the White IPA Side. Hoppy Wheat Pale Beer with Simcoe, Ekuanot and added coriander.

Stuffed In Your Pockets - Irish Pale and a boatload of Oats. Mosaic... with a big Galaxy Double Dry Hop.

Strike The Root - Big DDH Pale with Citra, Ekuanot and Calypso. Irish Pale malt and Oats.

Heart Shaped Hot Tub - Balanced Blonde Crusher. All Strata Hopped.

So come in and hoist a glass of an IPA and give a salute to National IPA Day.

Beer - It’s for all occasions!

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WINE SALE!
Jul
27
to Jul 28

WINE SALE!

So what’s fun to do in the middle of summer?  Have a mid summer wine sale of course!

Stop by on Saturday July 27th from 10 am until 8pm or Sunday July 28th from 12pm until 5 p.m and stock up on some of the great wines we have in the store.  

We’ll have several of our distributor friends here throughout the day on Saturday sampling out some of our favorites along with some new selections that you’ll want to try.

Wines will be discounted as follows:

10% off 1 - 5 bottles of wine

15% off 6-11 bottles of wine

20% off 12 or more bottles of wine

This is will be your only chance to load up on wines at these discounts until our 7th anniversary celebration in October so don’t miss out.

The sale is limited to in store inventory only and does not apply to any previous purchase or special order items.


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BREWERY BINGO!
Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

BREWERY BINGO!

Gather your friends and join us at BottleMixx while we play some good old fashioned BINGO - NC Brewery Style!

We’ve swapped out the traditional letter and number format for North Carolina brewery logos. We’ll call ‘em out, you line ‘em up, and…..BINGO!

It’s free to play and we’ll have prizes for each winner.

The first round will start at 5:30 and we’ll play as many rounds as we can until 7:30.

Don’t forget that Tuesday is draft special day!

What a great way to spend a hot summer evening with friends.

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SOUR SATURDAY 7/13
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

SOUR SATURDAY 7/13

What’s a Sour Saturday you ask?

Well, on Sour Saturdays we’ll have a flight offering of sour type beers available all day.

Selections may include barrel or foeder aged sours, kettle sours, goses, Berliner Wiesse, Brett beers and others that may be just sour or funky enough to be included.

What a great way to try beers from this unique category of beer…so pucker up and join us!

We have selected for this month -

10 Barrel : Cucumber Crush

Natty Greene’s : American Sour

Deschutes : The Ages

Brouwerij Verhaeghe : Duchesse de Bourgogne

Flights for this event will be $20 plus tax.

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BONUS WINE TASTING!!!!
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

BONUS WINE TASTING!!!!

We’re bringing in 3 new roses to the Mixx and our friends from Sour Grapes are going to pop in and sample you on them. Swing by after work, see what the buzz is about, and find that perfect new rose for the weekend or for your next trip to the beach. We look forward to seeing you!!!

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TRIPLE TAP TUESDAY FEATURING BURIAL BEER COMPANY
Jun
25
11:00 AM11:00

TRIPLE TAP TUESDAY FEATURING BURIAL BEER COMPANY

We’ve got three limited kegs coming our way from Burial Beer Company (Asheville, NC) and we are lining them up for a Triple Tap Tuesday. Here’s what pouring:

This Immortal Coil India Pale Ale
I've been circling myself for years. This paradox of existence and fiction is becoming mundane. These are merely frozen scepters, known to the world as portals into a cold, broken soul. I hear the hymn amid the breakers. Yet I'm as puzzled as the newborn child. My lair is filled with dreams, but they were placed there. And now, I'm as riddled as the tide. Made in celebration of things we find curiously enigmatic, with the creators at Wayfinder Beer. Made from a decoction of rice flour and barley, fermented cold with lager yeast, double dry-hopped with Ella, Galaxy, Wai-Iti and Vic's Secret hops and then re-fermented for conditioning with active Pilsner. These are the journeys we were not meant to find. 

Krystal Artifakts West Coast Style India Pale Ale  (Collaboration with Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub)
Redemption time. Sometimes the sheer force of memory shatters the bones that stand up our present. So while the wreckage lay in wait of revival, there are luminous visions of brightly vivid clarity. And we turn, ever so briefly towards the beckoning beams of our yesteryear.  Dry-Hopped intensely with Citra, Amarillo, Denali and Azacca hops, and then finshed with Amarillo Cryo. Concocted through a shared love for Kolsch yeast, with our friends at Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub.  

Skillet Doughnut American Stout
Cold black iron. Never decaying, it is held to the fire to unearth impeccable flavor from whatever it holds. Never prejudicial, it welcomes all ingredients. The Skillet is our most trusted and daring tool of culinary ingenuity. And it is the perfect banner-carrier for this rich black ale. This breakfast stout is made from a blend of 9 barley malts, a healthy scoop of oats, molasses, milk sugars, and our favorite blend of freshly roasted Counter Culture coffee beans. Welcome the day with rich chocolate and caramel maltiness and an abundance of diverse coffee aromas unlike any other.

These beers will be on tap starting at 11:00 am. and growler fills ARE allowed!

Join us!

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