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. Though Cam will definitely pour at least one Riesling, and probably something obscene from his personal cellar.

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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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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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Durham Cider Crawl 2019
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Durham Cider Crawl 2019

We are excited to be a part of this year’s Durham Cider Crawl. We will have cider flights behind the bar as well as discounts on retail ciders.

Amie of Botanist & Barrel will conduct a Blind Barrel Tasting Contest from 1:30-2:30 pm. The first 10 contestants to correctly identify the barrel aging on four ciders will win a Botanist & Barrel gift certificate. Plus bragging rights and entry into the cider tasting hall of high fives. $10 is all it takes to get a chance to compete.

Remember, we are but one stop of the awesome train that is Cider Crawl. Come say hi. Get some beverage. Then check out what our friends and neighbors have on deck.

Love cider? Yeah, we do too!!!...so we have put together the Durham cider crawl featuring the best restaurants, bars and bottle shops in Durham, NC. Cider, Cider Cocktails & Food Pairings. Check out the posts on the page as venues and specifics get added. Drink cider, walk/crawl, repeat!

This is a "make your own adventure" and it is a non-ticketed event. There are too many stops to do it all, so you get to pick and choose where you go and how you spend your time. We will publish a google map with all locations, hours and other info a few days before the crawl.

For more information, do facebook things to our facebook page.

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Cider Rosé Tasting
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Cider Rosé Tasting

We can’t wait for Saturday’s Cider Crawl, so we are starting early. Four delicious ciders of the pink variety for your tasting enjoyment:

  • Wolffer Cider Rosé

  • Citizen Cider Brosé

  • Stem Cider Off-Dry Rosé

  • Botanist & Barrel Tart Blueberry Cider

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Austrian Wine Tasting with Cam
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Austrian Wine Tasting with Cam

Cam will be pouring some of our favorite Austrian wines.


Tegernseerhof Durnstein Riesling Federspiel 2017

Tegernseerhof Durnstein T-26 Gruner Veltliner Federspiel 2018

Gobelsburg Cistercian Rose’ 2018

Tement Sauvignon Blanc Klassik 2017

Heinrich Hartel III Pinot Noir Classic 2016

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Tasting with Matt Weiss of Winebow
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Tasting with Matt Weiss of Winebow

Join us as Matt Weiss of Winebow pours some excellent cider, wine, and fortified wines to get you through your next beach trip.

  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard, No. 139 Dry White Cider

  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard, No. 139 Dry Rosé Cider

  • Vins Auvigue, Saint-Véran Moulin du Pont 2014

  • Domaine du Pavillon de Chavannes, Côte de Brouilly Cuvée de Ambassades 2017

  • Caperitif, Kaapse Dief

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Rowdy Drink & Think: Democratic Debate Viewing Party
Jun
27
9:00 PM21:00

Rowdy Drink & Think: Democratic Debate Viewing Party

We will play the Democratic Debate with the sound on in the back bar tonight.

$15 bottles of Pepiere Muscadet and $20 Liters of Sangria will flow all night long.

Fist pumping, cheering, clapping, groaning, face-palming, and yelling at the TV are allowed.

Conversation and debate are encouraged.

Being polite to your neighbors is required.

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Eighth Annual Guglhupf Rosé & Seafood Dinner with Johnny Rosato
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Eighth Annual Guglhupf Rosé & Seafood Dinner with Johnny Rosato

Chef David Alworth is collaborating with Core Sound Seafood on Harkers Island to put out a stunning array of North Carolina’s finest ethically-sourced seafood, prepared with all the care and attention it deserves. Guglhupf’s Patrick Hattaway and LouElla’s Cam Davis have collaborated on a series of excellent wine pairings to delight, challenge, and accent Chef’s amazing meal.

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Boom OR Bust Burlesque Brunch
Jun
23
12:00 PM12:00

Boom OR Bust Burlesque Brunch

Join North Carolina’s premier burlesque troupe, Boom OR Bust, as we inaugurate the Triangle’s first Burlesque Brunch. They will shake and shimmy, bump and grind their way right into your heart.

Tickets to the show are $40 and include a brunch buffet.

LouElla will have Bloody Sherry and Mimosa specials on deck.

Tickets go on sale Sunday, June 9th and can be purchased at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burlesque-brunch-tickets-63062001143

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BTG Takeover & Conservas Happy Hour with Ben Martin of SAWM Imports
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

BTG Takeover & Conservas Happy Hour with Ben Martin of SAWM Imports

Ben Martin, the American half of Spanish-American Wine Merchant (SAWM) Imports will be on hand introducing Durham to the culture and delights of Spanish conservas. He also brings in some killer wines, which will takeover our wine list for the evening.

We will have conservas and snacks on the bar from 6-8 pm as SAWM takes over our by the glass wines for the night.

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