The past year has seen Downtown Raleigh’s specialty shops and beverage retail options expand very quickly. Downtown gained two new beer shops, Tasty Beverage and Tyler’s Bottle Shop. As well, Raleigh Wine Shop added another option on Glenwood South to buy some wine.
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Recently two local marketing guys named Kipp Bodnar and Jeff Cohen started North Carolina Wine TV, an online video show published twice weekly that reviews wines produced right here in North Carolina. To understand the importance of wine in our state, consider that North Carolina is now home to approximately 80 wineries. Kipp and Jeff have now set out to taste wines produced by every one of them. Raleigh in particular is fortunate to have two wineries located within very close proximity, and visiting these wineries for tours and tastings makes for an inexpensive and enjoyable day trip. I recently interviewed Kipp and Jeff. We discussed topics ranging from their favorite restaurant, their favorite things about Raleigh, and of course, North Carolina Wine TV. I hope you find this as interesting as I do. More below the fold…
Think Globally, Sip Locally.