Join Giovanna from SourGrapes as we explore more great wines from the guys at Omen Winery. We’ll be trying their new chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and pinot noir. As they say on their website-”We may not be able to tell you if a cat crossing your path is good luck or bad, but we can tell you one thing with certainty. We see great wine in your future! OMEN wines are hand-crafted with care from high-quality fruit that comes from “hidden gem” AVA vineyards.” Come and join us!!!
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!
We are excited to welcome Avery Carson from J. Lohr Vineyards and Winery here at BottleMixx for a Tasting on Tuesday Night wine tasting!
Avery will be pouring four selections from the J. Lohr Vineyard Series. These wines are “limited, small-lot production emphasizing site and a ‘sense of place.’ J. Lohr Vineyard Series releases showcase the highest caliber fruit from the best, carefully delineated, small vineyard blocks that J. Lohr has farmed for decades.”
We will be tasting -
Chardonnay, October Night - Arroyo Seco (2016)
Pinot Noir - Fog’s Reach - Arroyo Seco (2016)
Petite Sirah - Tower Road - Paso Robles (2015)
Cabernet Sauvignon - Hilltop - Paso Robles (2016)
This is a free tasting and we invite you to join us.
J. Lohr Wines - “Founded five decades ago and still family-owned and operated today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines has established itself as one of the industry’s most respected wine brands. Jerry Lohr’s remarkable career continues in close, hands-on partnership with his children and co-owners Steve, Cynthia and Lawrence. One of America’s favorite wineries is poised for its next exciting, pioneering chapter. “ Click here for more about J. Lohr Vineyards and Wine
Avery is the North Carolina & Tennessee Area Manager for J. Lohr and oversees sales for both on and off premise markets. She works with her distributor and retail partners to share the J. Lohr story. Avery too, shares the passion of Jerry Lohr and his vision for wine, which she will enthusiastically tell you.
Tournament time is almost here! Whether your team made it to the big dance or not, we guarantee you’ll have fun playing in our bracket challenge and watching some games here at BottleMixx!
Rather than give away one prize to the overall winner, we will be awarding gift cards for each round of the tournament! Just like the points awarded per round, the gift card values will increase with each round as well. The overall champion will be awarded a BottleMixx gift basket that we’re going to load up with all kinds of goodies and swag!
The challenge is free to enter, limit one bracket per guest. Must be 21 to play.
The teams will be announced on Sunday 3/17 at 6:00pm on CBS. We are excluding the “First Four” play in games on 3/19 and 3/20 (unless you want to roll the dice on a 16 seed to cut down the net… you want to win. Don’t you?)
The tournament tips off at noon on Thursday 3/21. The official BottleMixx bracket MUST be picked up BottleMixx. Sit down and have a pint or a glass of wine and fill it out. Can’t hang out for long? No worries! Take the bracket home with you and fill it out. Be sure to return it to us at BottleMixx by Wednesday night though! Brackets will NOT be accepted after the close of business, 8:00pm Wednesday 3/20.
We will have brackets at BottleMixx on display that we will update throughout the tournament with the advancing teams and the prize winners of each round. Since this is a community event, we ask that those participating in the bracket challenge please come to BottleMixx to review your score and claim your prize. As fond as we are of you, we can’t field phone calls all day to update you on your current standing! We will contact the winner(s) of each round to let you know you have a prize waiting for you.
Want to score along at home? It’s easy!
We’re using a “non-traditional” points system to dial back the chance of multiple ties after the Second Round. Correct guesses in the first round are worth 1 point each, the second round is 3 points, the regional rounds are 6 and 10 points, the Final Four is 15 points, and 20 points for each team that makes it to the Championship game. 25 points will be awarded to those who pick the National Champion. We will be using this exact formula for our “Master” bracket here at BottleMixx. We will provide 2 brackets for you when you enter the challenge; one for our records, and the other for you to keep and score at home. Don’t worry. There will be no shenanigans with the scoring. If Jameson were allowed to participate he’d be walking away with these prizes anyway.
If we have multiple ties at the end of the First and Second Rounds we will award up to FIVE $5 gift cards. If there are more than five players tied, we’re just going to keep it simple and draw names from a hat to determine the five winners of those two rounds.
When you fill out your bracket please be sure to include your name, phone number, and email address. Also, for the championship game, you will need to include a score for each team and total of these scores. This will serve as a tie breaker if need be. Whoever’s point total is closest to the actual score of the game (without going over it) will be declared the winner.
Gift cards will be available for pick up the day AFTER each round ends. The $5 and $10 gift cards have sales tax included if you would rather use it for our draft beer!
Saturday 3/23 – First round $5.41 gift card (That covers a $5 draft + tax!)
Monday 3/25 – Second Round $5.41 gift card
Saturday 3/30 – Regional Semifinals $10.83 gift card (That covers 2 $5 drafts + tax!)
Monday 4/1 – Regional Finals $10.83 gift card
Sunday 4/7 – Final Four $25 gift card
Tuesday 4/9 – Champions gift basket
Good luck! And cheers!
Start to get ready for spring!!! We’ve been working diligently to find a couple of new friends for your spring evenings and, the best news, we found them!
Our pal Nate will be here pouring these great wines that we are sure you’ll enjoy. He’ll be here from 3-6 pm expertly guiding us through these wines with a bit of fun thrown in.
There will be a $5 tasting fee for this event, but spend $25 and get your $5 back - it’s almost like we validate!
Jess Petrosky from Highland Brewing Company (Asheville, NC) is coming by to help us tap and enjoy the super limited Barrel Aged Imperium Imperial Stout.
“Emerging from the depths of our barrel room after a long year of waiting, this smooth and rich barrel-aged take on Imperium melds together vanilla, coconut, and coffee and delivers big flavors of chocolate and bourbon.”
Surely not a beer to be missed.
Also on tap for the evening:
Imperium Stout (this year’s release)
Starchaser Wit ( a new year round release)
Come and spend this Friday with friends!
Ricky from D9 Brewing (Lake Norman, NC) will be here guiding us through flights of four different D9 sour beers. Each beer will be 6 ounces served in tulip glassware and are $12 + tax. Flight Presentation will be every 20 – 30 minutes.
Discover D9 Brewing
D9 Brewing Company, in Lake Norman, N.C., was started by two engineers and a doctor, with a mission to inspire and support community through the creation of exciting and original crafted ales. Since our inception in late 2014, we have invested in the scientific exploration of the natural world to produce the highest quality, and unquestionably original, crafted ales. D9 Brewing is striving to become the leading producer of mixed wild fermented beer in the southeastern United States, and has been awarded multiple prestigious medals in the sour and mixed-wild categories at the Great American Beer Festival (2016/2018).
Mark your calendar to join us for the 300th episode of Tales From The Cask being recorded live at BottleMixx!
“Tales From the Cask is an award-winning weekly podcast about the world of craft beer hosted by Chip Mims & Jenn Balik from Raleigh, NC's Mims Distributing. In each episode we share beer news, drink great brews, and have fun talking with people in the business or who love great beers.”
We’ll have some special beers on tap, light snacks and a great group of awesome local craft beer industry folks stopping in to celebrate this milestone.
Check out the Tales From The Cask website here or download the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher - you’ll be glad you did!
Vinny and Ronald are going outside the good ol’ US of A more and more finding some fantastic wine selections that they really want to share with you.
This Saturday, Vinny is tasting 5 picks - all have various ratings of 90+ points and all retail under $20 making for some great wines at great prices.
Stop in from 3 - 6 pm. and do a little exploring yourself!
Yes, we know it’s Valentine’s day so some of you may have to make a very tough decision!
At 5:30 we’ll tap Sexual Chocolate Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Stout (2018) from Foothills Brewing Co. and when it’s done, it’s done!
Join us….or not!
As it happens, the east coast sales team from Rogue Ales is in town and they are “popping in” At The Mixx doing what they do! Come join us from 5-7 and sample and drink some Rogue Ales and maybe pick up some free swag!
BatSquatch – Hazy India Pale Ale- Dedicated to the legend!
Dead Guy Ale – German Style Maibock – A nod to Flagship February!
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
"Paws & Pours"
A Wine Tasting Event
For Second Chance Pet Adoptions at BottleMixx
Saturday, February 9th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Tickets are just $25 per person and 100% of all ticket sales go to the animals!
If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s date, a fine new wine to savor, or even just a fun and interesting activity, Paws & Pours is the way to go! Come and meet some of our adoptable animals while enjoying some light hors d'oeuvres (while they last).
A big thank you to Jared from Johnson Brothers-Mutual Distributing and BottleMixx for donating the wine so all the ticket sales dollars go to the animals. Can’t arrive at 3:00 or stay until 6:00? No worries–this 3-hour window allows you to come whenever you want.
Enjoyed the wines from the tasting? Then be sure to take some home! The featured wines will be discounted all day. You’ll receive 10% off single bottles, 15% off 6 or more bottles, and 20% off 12 or more bottles. What a GREAT deal!
You know we love your furry friends, but please leave them at home for this event because
we will be so busy space will be limited.
FIRST TIME ON TAP AT THE MIXX!
Come on out and drink some awesome beer from Modern Times Beer!
We’ll have 3 selections on tap from this iconic San Diego, CA brewery.
Orderville Hazy IPA
City Of The Sun IPA
Fruitlands Passionfruit Guava Gose
The beers will be on tap at 5:00 pm!
For a little more info on Modern Times Beer, click here.
Lorea Amatria with Lan Wines will be here pouring 3 selections from their collection. We'll be sampling their Santiago Ruiz Albarino, Crianza, and Reserva. These three choices, all from Rioja, will be wonderful expressions of the region. Come and join us after work next Thursday and take a quick trip to Spain, if only in a glass!
Calling all Caniacs!
If you like talking about the Carolina Hurricanes, you’ve probably listened to the the Cheaters Never Win podcast hosted by Derek and Mike!
And even if you haven’t, we invite you to join us on Saturday, Feb 2nd as we host the guys for their second LIVE podcast here at BottleMixx as they talk all things Hurricanes!
Like last year, we’ll have great guests along with raffles for Section 328 merchandise and swag and two BottleMixx Gift Cards! Last year our event raised $1,000 for the (then) Kids ‘N Community Foundation and we’d like to beat that number this year!
It’s free to attend but to help us anticipate the crowd, please CLICK HERE to get your FREE tickets
Or you can click here to find out more about Section 328 and / or subscribe to the podcast.
LET’S GO CANES!
Welcome to February - a short month but packed with a lot of happenings!
For us, we start the month with our First Friday Wine Tasting!
Ronald and Vinny work hard to find new and interesting wines for us to have available. We open up these bottles on the first Friday of every month for you to try and better yet, we have these on sale all month long!
So stop in and taste some great new additions to our wine selections!
Winter Cab Fest 2019
Holy cow - it’s already been a year since we did our Winter Cab Fest back in January of 2018. It was a heck of a fun day for tasting and buying cabs!
Time flies as they say.
So here we are and like last January, we are tasting six domestic Cabernet Sauvignons that retail for under $25 a bottle. We’ll include the top seller from last year’s tasting along with new selections that will make it onto our shelves. We’ll see which comes out on top this year!
And since this is a Cab-Fest right after the holidays, we’ve got great discounts for any Cabernet Sauvignons for the entire day:
10% off any single bottle of Cab
15% off 6 or more bottles of Cab
20% off 12 or more bottles of Cab
***DISCOUNTS ARE LIMITED TO IN STORE STOCK ON HAND ONLY***
Join us from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for this free tasting!
BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY
Beer Can Appreciation Day recognizes the great day in 1935 when beer was first sold in cans.
In celebration of Beer Can Appreciation Day, we're giving away free can coozies to help you protect and keep cold your cans of beer! No purchase necessary and available only while supplies last! One per customer and you must be 21 years of age to enter our store unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Join us at the Mixx as Patrick with Fine Wine Trading Co. introduces us to some of the wines from Dashe Cellars. Each of these 5 wines will be unique, interesting, and fun to sample. It’ll be so much fun you’ll have trouble deciding which one to take home with you! Heck-why pick? Get one of each!!! See you then!
“THE BEER BEER WOULD DRINK IF BEER COULD DRINK BEER”
Come out and be social with Woody from Ponysaurus Brewing Co. (Durham, NC) as he describes exactly what a Ponysaurus is! (He may or may not have actual photos of Ponysaur-i). Then sample and drink some Ponysaurus Beer. Then buy some to take home!
Ponysaurus Brewing Co. is a forward-thinking, backward-tasting brewery, creating beers that are meant to be savored, appreciated, contemplated, philosophized, studied, nuzzled, and mindfully guzzled.
AT THE MIXX FOR THE FIRST TIME!
EDWARD TEACH BREWING CO.
Come check out some great beers from Edward Teach Brewing of Wilmington, NC!
Kim, Zach and Allan from the brewery will be here with beer samples, a PIRATE TRIVIA GAME and some swag!
On the taps, we’ll feature:
Callisto Double IPA
Belgian Double Wit
Peg Leg Porter
Join us and come be social At The Mixx!
Today, BottleMixx proudly taps Resilience Butte County Proud IPA.
Disaster strikes and the beer community responds. Please click here and take a moment to read how and why this special beer came to existence. Sometimes, this is how things get done. Then, while there, take an extra minute to review the North Carolina breweries that signed on to participate in this endeavor (thank you!). Cheers friends - come have a pint!
By the way, the Resilience Butte County Proud we have was brewed and packaged in Mills River, NC.
Have a holly jolly Christmas…Eve!
We’re open 10 am until 3 pm and guess what? We’ll have Highland’s Cold Mountain on tap when the doors open!
We hope you have a little time to stop in, say hey, and let us wish you a Merry Christmas!
P.S. - Growler fills of Cold Mountain are okay!
The real Christmas morning is just two days away but as far as great beer is concerned, we’re making it happen this day!
Join us as we tap two of the season’s finest releases from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery -
CHRISTMAS MORNING - IMPERIAL MILK STOUT WITH COFFEE & SPICES
”Hardywood Christmas Morning lends a cheerfully heightened decadence to our Gingerbread Stout through deep conditioning on locally roasted Mexican Chiapas coffee beans from Black Hand Coffee Co. Hints of sweet honey and oven baked gingerbread greet the comforting nuances of freshly brewed morning coffee in this imperial milk stout. Skip the leftover cookies and milk and awaken your senses with this delightful holiday tradition.”
KENTUCKY CHRISTMAS MORNING - BARREL AGED MILK STOUT
”Hardywood Kentucky Christmas Morning is liquid proof that good things come to those who wait. Our original Gingerbread Stout takes an initial transformation through months of aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels, reaching new levels of maturity with layers of vanilla, coconut, and toasted oak. Before bottling, the barrel aged stout is cold filtered through heaps of freshly cracked locally roasted coffee beans, showcasing the nostalgic joys of Christmas Morning. Treat yourself, it’s been a long year”
‘Tis the Thursday before Christmas, and all through the store, we’re as anxious as ever, to tap this beer once more…
And so we shall. We are tapping the 2018 release of Silent Night, an Imperial Stout aged in oak barrels. A favorite of ours from Mother Earth Brewing Co. (Kinston, NC). “Silent Night offers a coffee aroma and the taste of an exceptionally rich malty flavor. Robust yet smooth and black as coal, each sip is a delightful gift.” Proudly brewed using counter culture coffee.
Join us for a little holiday socializing!