Save the Date: Drink Pink. Fight Cancer!
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Save the Date: Drink Pink. Fight Cancer!

#drinkpinkfightcancer

We are hosting a fundraiser for Pretty in Pink. This is a wonderful charity that helps the uninsured and underinsured pay for life-saving breast cancer treatment.

We will have games, raffles, tastings, and donations! We are working with local vendors, restaurants, breweries, and wholesalers for help and sponsorship. Stay tuned for updates.

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Kermit Lynch Tasting with Adam Greene from Tyron
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Kermit Lynch Tasting with Adam Greene from Tyron

Join Adam Greene as we taste through a few budget-friendly, weekday wines from legendary importer, Kermit Lynch.

Attracted by the Old World wine cultures of Europe, Kermit became a retailer, distributor, and national importer for authentic wines that express their terroir. Much like his close friends, the late food writer Richard Olney and Chez Panisse’s founder Alice Waters, Kermit’s influence has been enduring. He has had so much success shining the spotlight on small, artisan producers that he has won two James Beard awards and was knighted by the French government with their prestigious “Legion d’Honneur.”

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Hirsch Riesling Wine Dinner with Chef Todd of Rue Cler
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Hirsch Riesling Wine Dinner with Chef Todd of Rue Cler

Chef Todd Whitney of Rue Cler will pair a family style meal with a four-vintage, single-vineyard vertical of old Rieslings from Austrian, biodynamic winemaker, Hirsch. These are exceptional wines that reflect the purity of the terroir and the specifics of the vintage.

Tickets are $69. This will be an intimate dinner with limited seating, and we are almost on a wait list.

Call 919-973-2001 or email info@louelladurham.com to reserve your seat today.

The Wine

  • Hirsch Zobing Gaisberg Riesling, Kamptal Reserve 2010

  • Hirsch Zobing Gaisberg Riesling, Kamptal Reserve 2011

  • Hirsch Zobing Gaisberg Riesling, Kamptal Reserve 2012

  • Hirsch Zobing Gaisberg Riesling, Kamptal Reserve 2014

The Menu*

  • Green Beans, Pear, Almond, Comté, Crème Fraiche

  • Austrian Style Bread Dumplings, Mushrooms, Cream

  • Choucroute Garni, Smoked Pork, Sausages, Cooked Sauerkraut, Fingerling Potatoes.

*Please let us know of any dietary restrictions, allergies, or aversions when reserving your seat.

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De Maison Selections | Ostatu Rioja Tasting
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

De Maison Selections | Ostatu Rioja Tasting

Philippe Broom from importer De Maison Selections will be behind the bar for a special Wednesday night pop-up tasting. We will feature the wines of one of our favorite producers, Ostatu.

Ostatu Blanco and Rosado are spring and summer patio pounders. Their Crianza and Reserva are criminally under appreciated, and we are excited to share them with you.

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Pop Up Tasting: Around the World with Sauvignon Blanc
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Pop Up Tasting: Around the World with Sauvignon Blanc

Join Cam for a special weekday, pop up tasting featuring Sauvignon Blanc. We will pour Sauvignon Blanc from regions all over the world. These are fun tastings, because you can walk away with a new understanding of a particular grape as well as the the importance of terroir. Terroir is a french term used to describe the influence of a vineyard’s soils, elevation, aspect, geology, climate on the winemaking process. As always, expect Cam to pull out a special bottle from the cellar.

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Design Bites - Transformational Color
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Design Bites - Transformational Color

Local design firm Charlton Architecture kicks off their monthly series of design talks in the back bar. The talk is free and open to the public. Please RSVP. More information on this and future events can be found on the Charlton Architecture events page.

We want to share with your our passion for the vast landscape of design, and the great and many ways design impacts your life. Our monthly series Design Bites, hosted in local Durham wine shop LouElla, takes a short, deep-dive into design topics of interest.

Join us for a guided tour of colorful tools and techniques used to alter perception. Get inspired by contemporary designers’ use of color to transform space! Relax with a glass of wine among fellow design enthusiasts.

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French Wine Tasting with Barrique Wine Imports
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

French Wine Tasting with Barrique Wine Imports

Jason Tippetts of Barrique Wine Imports will be pouring exciting organic wines from across France. You have probably tasted some of these wines at local Durham restaurants such as the Littler or the Durham Hotel.

  • Domaine des Lauriers “Cuvee Prestige” Picpoul de Pinet 2017

  • Chateau Pouchaud Larque Bordeaux Blanc AOC Entre Deux Mers 2017

  • Vignoble de la Chevallerie AOC Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Rose 2018

  • Domaine Chapelle AOC Bourgogne Rouge 2016

  • Clos de Caveau AOP Vacqueyras “Fruit Sauvage” 2015

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LINI Lambrusco Tasting
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

LINI Lambrusco Tasting

We love Lambrusco! And as summer turns to fall, we want to remind you that Lambrusco is a year round drink. For a lot of folks, us included, LINI was the first artisan Lambrusco epiphany. This is the perfect pizza wine. The perfect everything wine in so many ways. Matt Weiss of Winebow will pour.

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More Than A Riesling: The Wine of Germany
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

More Than A Riesling: The Wine of Germany

German wine is synonymous with Riesling, and for very good reasons. Just ask any of us here at LouElla, and we will go on and on about how we think Riesling is the noblest of all the noble grapes. That said, Germany’s rich wine making tradition goes far beyond just Riesling.

  • Selbach Incline Riesling 2017, Mosel

  • Von Winning Sauvignon Blanc II 2017, Pfalz

  • Hexamer Spatburgunder Weissherbst 2017, Nahe

  • Darting PInot Meunier Trocken 2016, Pfalz

  • Eugen Muller Forster Pechstein Riesling Spatlese Trocken 2017, Pfalz

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Around the World with Pinot Noir
Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Around the World with Pinot Noir

Special Guest Melinda Kate of Bordeaux Fine & Rare will be behind the tasting bar pouring Pinot Noir from Germany, France, & Oregon.

  • Von Winning Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 Pfalz, Germany

  • Hexamer Spatburgunder Weissherbst Halbtrocken 2018 Nahe, Germany

  • Darting Spatburgunder 2015 Pfalz, Germany

  • Domaine Billard Père et Fils Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2017 Burgundy, France

  • Andrew Rich EOLA Pinot Noir 2015

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