It’s a Wino’s Week in Charlotte! Here are our picks on where to eat and drink in Charlotte this week.


Aria Tuscan Grill & The Wine Vault Ceretto Wine Dinner

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Join Aria Tuscan Grill and the Wine Vault for the Ceretto Wine Dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7pm with special guest Andrea Pace. Ceretto has been making small production beautiful wines since the 1930s. They own three of the most important and hard to find single Cru vineyards for Nebbiolo in the area that garner huge scores consistently. Aria is thrilled to host them with 6 fabulous wines and a 3 course menu. $100 all-inclusive, only 30 seats available, please RSVP to 704-548-9463.

First Course
Farmers Daughter Kohlrabi Salad with apples, toasted pistachios, dried cranberries, shaved pecorino, with house made flatbread.
Ceretto Arneis Blange

Second Course
House made tagliatelli pasta with a carbonara sauce with pancetta, soft boiled egg and cracked black pepper
Ceretto Barbaresco (94 James Suckling)
Special tasting of the Ceretto Barberesco Bricco Asili (95+ Wine Advocate)

Third Course
Rack of Wild Boar with risotto of vino rosso
Ceretto Barolo
Special Tasting of the Ceretto Barolo Brunate (95 Antonio Gallino)
Special Tasting of the Ceretto Moscato



Reid’s Fine Foods Coho Wine Dinner

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Wednesday evening Sept 14, join Coho Wines owner Gary Lipp for a three course dinner at Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark. The cost is $65 per person. Guests will enjoy three dinner courses paired with four Coho wines in the wine room at Reid’s SouthPark. Call Reid’s SouthPark and ask for the wine department to make your reservations. Phone: (704) 377-7686

In other food news this week, Reid’s Fine Foods is now offering Sunday restaurant service at its Myers Park (Selwyn Avenue) location. The all-day menu, featuring a mix of brunch, lunch and dinner items, will be available from 11am – 7pm in the wine bar. Mimosas wine and beer will also be available.


WP Kitchen + Bar Canines + Cocktails

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Bring the pup to WP Kitchen + Bar’s patio on Saturday, Sept. 17 for Canines + Cocktails. WP Kitchen + Bar will provide complimentary small bites for humans and housemade treats for the dogs. The event takes place from 2 – 5pm. Reservations are welcome by calling WP Kitchen + Bar: (704) 295-0101


Corkbuzz BYO Wine Dinner 5


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It is time again for Corkbuzz Charlotte‘s popular monthly BYO wine dinner,  at 7:00 pm on Wednesday Sept 14th. It’s a simple plan: bring your favorite bottle (or 2) and know that everyone else will be doing the same, all with an eye to sharing and good cheer. Corkbuzz will be opening some big bottles of their favorite collectible wines to get the evening started. It’s always fun to see what people bring in and share. (just for reference, typically the wines people bring are around the $60 price range).

The BYO Wine Dinner 5 Menu:

1st Course
Olde Salt Oysters, tomato, lemon granita, horseradish crackers
2nd Course
Wild Striped Bass, braised field peas, country ham, collard green dashi
3rd Course
Pork Tenderloin, smoked potato puree, kale, scrambled egg Bearnaise
4th Course
Goat Cheese Cakes, mint gremolata, marcona almonds, cherry

$75 per person plus tax and 18% gratuity. Click here for details 


Ballantyne Hotel Gallery Bar Live Music on Saturday Nights


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Enjoy live music every Saturday from 9 p.m. until midnight.

9/17       Kevin Jones band

9/24       Dante Lewis band

10/1       Kevin Jones Band

10/8       Mike Frost Trio band

10/15     Groove Masters band

10/22     Dante Lewis band

10/29     Buff Dillard

The inviting bar features savory small plates and an unrivaled single malt Scotch and whiskey collection, including personal selection bourbons from Maker’s Mark and Woodford Reserve. Handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list round out the mix.


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