Wine Authorities in Raleigh and Durham are hosting rosé wine garden parties at each location from noon-3 p.m. Saturday.
The stores will offer a variety of roses and offer even more for purchase by the ounce and glass through their Enomatic (an Italian wine dispensing machine), at both stores.
Beyond wine, the stores also will be serving fried fish from Walking Fish, a community-supported fishery that sources seafood from the North Carolina coast. Billy Cotter of Toast and the soon-to-open Dashi in Durham will be cooking at the Durham location. Drew Shephard of Raleigh’s Stanbury will be cooking at the Raleigh location. Customers will enjoy a free tasting of four rosés, then can pick a glass of one for $15 as well as a fish or oyster plate. Farmstead cheese plates also will be available.
Customers wearing fancy garden party-style hats and bow ties could win a $100 gift certificate for the best Rosé Garden Party costume at each store.
Wine Authorities owner Craig Heffley announced that both stores are donating a percentage of their total rosé wine sales for the year to the Chapel Hill Breast Cancer Foundation, which helps support cure research at UNC, Duke, and Wake Forest Universities.
The Raleigh store is 211 E. Franklin St. and the Durham store is at 2501 University Dr. Info: wineauthorities.com