Wine Dinner - Castucci's, An Italian Joint - Monday, January 7 at 6 p.m. - SOLD OUT! However, We Have Scheduled January 14! Tickets Now Available
Without even posting the menu and the wines we are pairing with it, we have already sold out for our first wine dinner of the year. That means one of two things:
Everyone knows how great our wine dinners are; or
Castucci's has such an awesome following, everyone was clamoring to enjoy their menu with some exciting new wines..
Either way, we are so happy for Castucci's and The Grape & Ale that we have scheduled another dinner there for Monday, January 14. The special guest for this event will be Matthew Carroll from European Cellars. The price is the same, the wines will be different.
Mike Lane with Epiphany Wines will be our guest Sommelier for January 7. We have put together some exciting dishes and pairings for your enjoyment. Jamie and I along with Mike Lane and his wife Gennifer were there last night for a test run of the pairings. OMG...those of you who purchased tickets are in for a treat!
Parmigiana Reginano & Pear
Fresh pear and cheese drizzled with balsamic reduction.
paired with Andreola Verv Prosecco X Dry Venento
Wine Retail Price $16.99
Tender octopus seasoned with lemon & olive oil.
paired with Breglia Gavi LaMerrena, Piedmont
Wine Retail Price $22.39
Pollo Al Limone
Chicken seasoned with basil, oregano, and garlic in a white wine and lemon sauce
paired with Alovini Greco, Basilicata
Wine Retail Price $19.19
Tender homemade gnocchi in a hearty Italian meat sauce
paired with Camigliano Brunello d'Moltuciano
Wine Retail Price $47.99
Italian ice cream desert
paired with Accordini Amarone
Wine Retail Price $71.99
With wines at those prices, what a deal...Right? The price is only $50 per person for an evening of perfect pairings with Castucci's Cuisine. All tickets will be presold in advance (all sales final), and may be purchased at either The Grape & Ale or Castucci's.
Beer Tasting Thursday, December 6 from 5-7 p.m.
Jamie is looking forward to sharing some great new brews with you this week. Please stop in, say hello, and BUY BEER!
Terrapin Wake n Bake
D9 Defying Gravity #7 Delta V
Ithaca Flower Power
Edward Teach Peg Leg Porter
Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas
WINE TASTING - Friday, December 7, 5-8 p.m.
Lauren with Country Vintner returns this Friday for our wine tasting. Come say hello, taste and purchase some great wines (tastings are free; however, purchasing wine helps defray our costs), and meet and make new friends!
*Charles Vove, Methode Traditionnelle Brut
*Alain Normand, Macon La Roche-Vineuse
*Chateau Haut-Monplaisir Cahors Tradtion
*Ghost Block, Oakville Zinfandel Pelissa Vineyard
DELIVERING TO SOUTHPORT AND ST. JAMES EVERY WEDNESDAY
Due to the bridge closure, we are initiating a new delivery option to Southport and St. James every Wednesday. Simply give us a call at 910-933-4384 and place your orders. This service also includes soup orders from Sreat Side Take Out for consumers on Oak Island. Soup orders need to be placed by Monday at 6 pm.
The Grape & Ale has "no corkage" agreements with six 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:
Castucci's - Thursday
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
Tranquil Harbor - All Days!
Turtle Island - All Days!
*Remember to tip your wait staff as if you had purchased your wine in the restaurant!
Now Serving Crab and Tomato Bisque, Cream of Mushroom, and Corn and Sausage Chowder from StrEAT Side Eats
$12/pt; $20/qt. plus tax. Call by the end of business day on Monday and pick up your soups on Wednesday after 4 p.m. We are unable to accept credit cards for the soup but we do accept checks, and of course cash.
Change of Hours
From now until December 31, our hours will be Monday through Wednesday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 12 noon until 5 p.m.
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Wine & Proses Book Club
Looking for a good read? Here are the selections for the 2018 Wine & Proses Book Club.
While the venue has changed, the group is still the same. You can join them the 3rd Monday every month at The South Harbor Village Clubhouse at 4:30. All are welcome.
January 15th The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
February 19th Tuesday Night Miracles by Kris Radish
March 19th Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger
April 16th Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
May 21st The Courage Tree by Diane Chamberlain
June 18th State of Wonder by Anne Patchett
July 16th Sweet Grass by Mary Alice Monroe
August 20th Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
September 17th The Loop by Nicholas Evans
October 15th The Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddy Ratner
November 19th Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
December 17th I feel Bad About my Neck Nora Ephron
Support Your Local Businesses
SHOP SMALL/SHOP LOCAL EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR!!!
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