Salisbury Wine Shop | 106 South Main Street | Salisbury, NC 28144

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday
August 21, 2018
Wines From The Eastern Bloc
Don Kokes, Ararat Imports

Friday, August 24
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
We are always searching for unique wines from areas that are not normally considered major wine producers. We found some great ones for this tasting: wines from the Eastern Bloc countries of Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia and Lebanon. Although these countries have relatively small wine production, their history of wine making goes back thousands of years:

► Armenia is considered to be the birthplace of wine dating back over 6,100 years ago.
► Lebanon dates back to about 4,700 years ago. The country's 20 wineries make about 6 million
bottles of wine each year.
► Bulgaria also has a long history of about 6,000 years. Bulgaria was the world's fourth largest wine
exporter in 1980's, but the industry declined after the collapse of communism.
► Georgia has been identified as the oldest place of wine grape growing and dates over 8,000
years ago.

Don Kokes will be our guest this Friday and show you some wonderful wines you would have probably never considered.

Wine List

  • Chateau Ksara Rosé (Lebanon)
  • Chateau Ksara Reserve du Couvent Red Blend (Lebanon)
  • Manastira Ilaya Mavrud Reserve (Bulgaria)
  • Revah Pomegranate (Armenia)
  • Merani Kindzmarauli (Georgia)
Black Oystercatcher Wine and Food Event
With Winery Owner
Dirk Human

Wednesday, September 5
6:30 P.M.

Prepaid Reservations

Join us for a special evening with Dirk Human, owner of Black Oystercatcher winery of Cape Agulhas, South Africa. Cape Agulhas is the Southern most tip of the African continent ... if you want to go further South, the next stop will be the Antarctic. Cape Agulhas is not only where there the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet, but it also a place of wonderful wines. We'll not only have some wonderful wines but also hors d'oeuvres of seafood, cheeses, fruit and more to go with the wines.


  • Meet & Greet with Rickety Bridge Blanc de Blanc Sparkling N/v
  • Black Oystercatcher White Pearl Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc White Blend
  • Black Oystercatcher Sauvignon Blanc
  • Black Oystercatcher Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot Rosé
  • Black Oystercatcher Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc Red Blend
Wine & Pizza Dinner
with Sommelier Mark Orsini
at Salisbury Wine Shop

Thursday, October 4 @ 6:30 P.M.

Prepaid Reservations
Mark Orsini, one of the most knowledgeable people we know regarding wine, has agreed to join us for an evening of wine and pizza. This will be a "laid back" event where Mark will discuss each wine with you as you help yourself to a variety of pizza styles. We have limited space so make your reservations early.

Wine List

  • Carra Coviello Prosecco (Italy)
  • Domaine Demuere-Pinet Jacquere Savoie Sauvignon Blanc (France)
  • Fontanassa Gavi "Ca' Adua" (Piedmont, Italy)
  • Piane di Maggio Montelpulcino (Abruzzo, Italy )
  • Morellino di Scansano Sangiovese (Roggiano, Italy)
Upcoming Tastings
Friday, August 24: Eastern Bloc Wine Tasting with Don Kokes, Ararat Imports

Friday, August 31: Labor Day Weekend Wines Tasting with Stephanie

Wednesday, September 5: Black Oystercatcher of South Africa Wine Tasting and Food Event with Winery Owner Dirk Human

Friday, September 7: Wine Tasting with Alexis Mutter, Grapevine Distributing

Friday, September 14: Wine Tasting with Ethan Chapman, Advintage Distributing

Friday, September 21: Wine Tasting with Mark Orsini, Orsini Wines

Thursday, October 4: Pizza and Wine Dinner with Mark Orsini, Orsini Wines