Artist Larry Earley will be at the shop from 6 - 8pm on First Friday. His mostly black and white prints capture rolling landscapes and the whispering of trees. Larry has also written several books including “The Work Boats of Core Sound” and “Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of an American Forest.” Come chat with Larry about his work that is currently showing at the shop. And to learn more about his work, visit his website.
To help celebrate, enjoy half off bottles of wine and $3 tap beer specials.
Join us for our monthly Drink & Draw event. This is a free social drawing event generally held on the 1st Monday of each month. It is an opportunity to come together and create. We will provide artist paper and pencils but please feel free to bring you own supplies.
$3 Firesale beers and $5 select glasses of wine all day. Check out our full wine and beer menu.
And while here, contribute to our oil pastel community canvas. Here is a previous sample.
Come meet artist Abie Harris whose works are currently showing at the shop. Abie was the University Architect at NC State University from 1966 until 1998 and lives near by at Cameron Park. He visits for his afternoon latte on most days. To learn more about Abie, check out his website: abieharris.com
Come talk art with Abie and enjoy half off select bottles of wine and $3 beer specials.
In our most recent classes, we've talked mostly about the classic wine regions and their grapes. The topic of non-classic regions and grapes always seems to work its way into the conversation and we spend a fair amount of time discussing and lamenting the fact that 15-20 grape varietals account for 95+ percent of wine sales here in America while there are literally thousands of different grape varietals out there capable of producing delicious wines. Join us as we take a trip "off the beaten path" to explore some wonderful wines made from grapes you've never heard of and probably from wine regions you've never thought about before.
Wine classes are held the 4th Monday of each month. The classes are casual and interactive and are led by our resident wine and beer expert, Cory Lyerly. The fee is just $15 per person. Each 1.5-2 hour class will start at 7pm and focus on a specific wine related theme and feature five wines, snacks, and reading material.
Sign up Online, at the shop or give us a call (984) 200-6184 to reserve your spot.
Old World VS New World Wines:
If you read about wines at all, you're bound to come across the terms
"old world" and "new world" to describe both where a wine comes from and
the style in which it is made. So what do these terms mean?
Simply put, old world wines come from Europe and new world wines come
from everywhere else, which is simple enough. When you begin to talk
about the stylistic differences, things become a little more complicated
and interesting. Join us as we sample Chardonnay, Red Blend, and Pinot Noir
from both old world and new world winemaking countries and explore their
stylistic differences. Six wines will be tasted.
Wine classes are held the 4th Monday of each month. The classes are casual and interactive and are led by our resident wine and beer expert, Cory Lyerly. The fee is just $15 per person. Each 1.5-2 hour class will start at 7pm and focus on a specific wine related theme and feature six wines, snacks, and reading material.
Sign up online here.
Come meet the artist, Anna Podris, whose paintings currently grace our walls. This show consists of Anna's newest body of paintings. They are abstract landscapes with a focus on architecture.
Drinks Specials: Half Off Select Bottles of Wine & $1 Off Draft Beers
Our free tasting is informal so drop by between 6:30pm - 9pm to taste. We will pour several selected wines and our resident wine expert, Cory Lyerly, will be your guide. Cory has over 20 years of experience in the wine business as a buyer and educator. He is a great wine resource so bring your questions.
Our full wine menu is here.
France’s Rhone Valley
The Rhone River Valley produces much of France’s best “bang for the buck” wines. That doesn’t mean that the region is known only for inexpensive, every day type wine as districts like Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cote-Rotie, and Hermitage produce some of the country’s most sought after and expensive bottlings. The most popular red wine varietals grown there are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre with significant plantings of lesser known grapes such as Carignan, Counoise and many others to be found as well. The white wines of the region are made from a number of varietals with Viognier dominating plantings in the northern areas and a wide variety of grapes being planted in the southern Rhone and Languedoc. The most popular white varietals for producing full bodied whites are Marsanne, Roussannne and Viognier with Grenache Blanc, Picpoul and Clairette being the most common ones used for production of lighter style whites.
Tonight we’ll introduce you to wines that exemplify the region and the styles of wines that have made the Rhone Valley so popular among wine lovers.
Sign up Online, at the shop or give us a call (984) 200-6184 to reserve your spot.
The guys from Pine State Coffee will be tasting their various roasts via pour overs from 8 - 10 am. Pour overs are the quintessential method for enjoying the finesse of the bean. It is time consuming and Larz will be here to command the show. Drop by to taste and grab a cup.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the world's most widely planted grape varietal and also the world's most recognizable red wine. While is was long suspected, it wasn't until 1996 that a UC Davis scientist, Carole Meredith, proved that Cabernet Sauvignon was indeed the offspring of the two famous varietals Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Come and explore why Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of grapes and why it makes great, drinkable and age worthy wines.
- Killibinbin - Langhorne Creek, Australia
- Terre Noble - Colchagua Valley, Chile
- Braai - Western Cape, South Africa
- Lacroix - Bordeaux, France
- Seven Falls - Wahluke Slope, Washington State
- Sivas-Sonoma - Sonoma, California
Our classes are casual and interactive and led by our resident wine & beer expert Cory Lyerly. Cory has over 20 years of experience in the wine business as a buyer, consultant and educator. The classes will be held on the 4th Monday of every month and are limited to 10 participants. The fee is just $10 per person to cover the cost of the wines and pre-payment is required to hold your seat. Each 1.5 to 2 hour tutored class will start at 7pm and focus on a specific wine related theme and will feature five wines (six for this class for added value), snacks and reading material.
Sign up via our Online Store, at the shop or give us a call (984) 200-6184 to reserve your spot.
Your First Friday circuit needs to start at Liquid State.
We will have new art by landscape painter Nancy Hughes Miller! Nancy is NC native and graduated from NC State's Design School. Her contemporary landscapes evoke deep tranquility and sets the mood for contemplation. Check out her website: www.nancyhughesmiller.com
Come and meet Nancy and enjoy half off select bottles of wine!
Please come and meet the current artists: Pat FitzGerald and his daughter Effie. Pat is a professor at NCSU in the College of Design. His current show is comprised of storyboards with intricate subject twists. Effie has a couple of pieces up also. Come, chat and take in these works as they will be rotated out on January 28th.
To help celebrate, our wines will be half off bottles. We are holding the door open until 9pm for this special event.
$1 Off Glasses of Wine. We have 30+ wines and 22 of them are poured by the glass. Our resident beer & wine expert Cory Lyerly hand picked each wine on our list for expressiveness, affordability and terroir. Cory has over 20 years of experience in the wine business as a buyer, consultant and educator.
Also, regarding wine:
* 25% off all wines to-go (Any quantity. Can also order your favorites. Mixed cases too)
* Free monthly wine tasting on every 2nd Monday @ 6:30pm
* Monthly wine class on the 4th Monday of every month. $10/person. Sign up at the register or online
The grand re-opening of the Gregg Museum is on August 26th. To celebrate, we are coordinating with the Gregg to offer the following specials:
25% off - All coffee drinks
50% off - Bottles of wines (in-house)
Please walk across the street to Liquid State for refreshments during your visit to the Gregg. From our front door, you will also be rewarded with the panoramic view of the Bell Tower and the Gregg Museum.
It has been a year since we welcomed our first customer. To help celebrate the anniversary, we are providing FREE drip coffee all day and 25% off all wines and beers. The folks from Carrboro Coffee will be here from 9am - 3pm to talk coffee and help pour. Additionally, we will have raffles for a gift basket and a $100 gift card. Please stop by and grab a free cup of coffee.