We are receiving new products daily to please your summertime palate for great refreshment during the lazy, hazy days of summer. Pictured to the left are just a few. Stop by and check them out.
Featured Brews of The Week!
Stop by this Thursday from 5-7 p.m. to taste some great new brews with our Guest Pourer, Jason Frizzelle. Jason is a Merchandiser and Craft Beer Specialist based in Wilmington, NC with Mutual Distributing Company.
He fell in love with Craft/Import beer while visiting Germany two decades ago. After 15 years in journalism Jason turned his passion into a career by immersing himself in the growing craft beer industry of Wilmington, NC.
An avid homebrewer, Jason has brewed collaborations with local breweries while working at PALATE Bottle Shop and Waterline Brewing. Though Jason enjoys the exciting and flavorful craft beers the industry is producing, he remains rooted in the traditional styles he learned to appreciate 20 years ago.
While you are here, pick up a six pack and receive 10% off the featured beers.
Featured Wines of the Week
With Heather Smith of Advintage Dist.
Friday, June 23
This Friday we will be featuring two beautiful whites from France, a HUGE juicy Rose` also French born, a Calfornia Pinot Noir and a very big blend of A blend of Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Carignan/Cariñena from Spain! Two of these beauties are Dave Phinney selections (most people recognize the name from "The Prisoner."
2016 Chateau de Breze Clos du Midi Saumur
2016 Chapelle du Bastion Picpoul de Pinet
2016 Fragile Rose`
2015 Heron Pinot Noir
Locations No. 4 "E"
Bring your friends, something to munch on if you like, and be prepared to enjoy yourself.
If you enjoy stretching your literary palate and getting out of your comfort zone, join this group the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4:30 at The Grape & Ale. Discuss the book while enjoying a glass of house wine at $3 per glass.
Selected Reading for 2017
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult - July
The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson - August
Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright - September
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler - October
Still Alice by Lisa Genova - November
Annie Freedman's Fabulous Travelling Funeral by Kris Radish - December
*The Summer Girls is the first in a great beach read trilogy by Mary Alice Monroe. The sequence includes The Summer Wind and The Summer's End. The two books are lumped together in case anyone wants to get an early start and read the entire series before June.
Other Recommended Reading
The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Bachman
The Grape & Ale has "no corkage" agreements with seven restaurants. Simply purchase your wine here at The Grape & Ale, show your receipt and
purchase an entree for everyone in your party, and enjoy no corkage at the following establishments:
Joseph's Italian Bistro - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Mr. P's Bistro - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Ports of Call - Wednesday only
Shagger Jacks - Wednesday and Sunday
The Flying Fish - All Days!
Tranquil Harbor - All Days!
Turtle Island - All Days!
*Remember to tip your wait staff as if you had purchased your wine in the restaurant!
Support Your Local Businesses
SHOP SMALL/SHOP LOCAL EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR!!!
One of the perks of being a Wine or Brew Club member is adding your link to our website. If you are a Grape & Ale Wine or Brew Club Member and would like to add your link to our newsletters and website, please contact me. If you are a business and would like to join our wine club (a great client gift), please contact us as well.
Starting immediately, The Grape & Ale will be switching to our summer hours with the exception of this coming Sunday, June 4. We will be closed for business on June 4; however, we will be open seven days a week beginning June 11. Our hours are: