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Old 01-02-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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I just heard about this place. Looks like it opened this past September. I hear they do tastings on Saturdays at 2pm. Has anybody been there yet? It looks like it is close to the Heritage community. I would love to hear about it as I am always looking for new places to check out wines and pick up a few bottles.

More Info: Wine 101

FYI, for you wine enthusiasts out there in other parts of the Triangle, other places to check out with good wine selections and tastings on Saturdays are:

Anytime Wines in Cary
and
Seaboard Wine Warehouse in downtown Raleigh
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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I've met the owner, at a wine tasting outside his store (at a friend's house)- he seems like a knowlegeable oenefile, passionate about the products he carries -- and an overall nice guy. Haven't been to the store though. It is adjacent to Heritage.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:19 PM
 
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i drive by there every day and have yet to be in. let me know if you go in! Or i should just stop in there and post a review for ya.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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there's also wine n things on creedmoor road in raleigh. i knew the old owners okay and the new owners quite well and its a great store!!
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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Just got back from my first trip to Wine 101. It is a great little place run by good people. They had a good crowd of friendly people there enjoying the free tasting. After the free tasting we bought a tasting card for the "wine tasting station" they have set up for tastings and full glasses for a anytime you want which is pretty darn cool!

Here is a video of how their wine tasting station works:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhd4RZJzqO0

They have a good selection of wines at various price ranges at this store. My wife and I picked up a great bottle of Sauvignon Blanc that is chillin' in my fridge as I write this. Looking forward to opening it in a few hours.

I will definitely be a regular at this place!

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Old 01-03-2009, 11:12 PM
 
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Just got back from my first trip to Wine 101. It is a great little place run by good people. They had a good crowd of friendly people there enjoying the free tasting. After the free tasting we bought a tasting card for the "wine tasting station" they have set up for tastings and full glasses for a anytime you want which is pretty darn cool!

Here is a video of how their wine tasting station works:
YouTube - WIneStation Tutorial

They have a good selection of wines at various price ranges at this store. My wife and I picked up a great bottle of Sauvignon Blanc that is chillin' in my fridge as I write this. Looking forward to opening it in a few hours.

I will definitely be a regular at this place!

The biggest problem I have with wine tasting's, is I don't taste, I drink! I'm an old Wine enthusiast myself, if you can believe that. I've got a fairly large collection, knocked down a little after the holidays, so I'm looking to rebuild some. As long as they have a large selection of Pinot Noir, I'll be happy.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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I hit Wine 101 again yesterday for a tasting. I'm really enjoying this place and can see me frequenting it often. It was very busy which I was happy to see. It has a neighborhood joint feel to it as many of the customers appeared to be on a first name basis with the owner.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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I hit Wine 101 again yesterday for a tasting. I'm really enjoying this place and can see me frequenting it often. It was very busy which I was happy to see. It has a neighborhood joint feel to it as many of the customers appeared to be on a first name basis with the owner.
I like the owner a lot. Very nice guy who remembers people well.

That being said...at least one of their staff could use a little more knowledge and I dislike how there always seem to be kids running around making noise when I've gone in there.

However, the owner and the selection almost make up for that.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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Here is a brief demonstration of the wine sampling station at Wine 101. Interesting concept....


YouTube - WIneStation Tutorial
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:29 AM
 
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We really like wine 101. I haven't been to any of hte tastings but we buy wine there frequently.
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