Our First Wine Dinner of The Year

Thanks so much to Kimberly and Mose` , the lovely owners of Castucci's, an Italian Bistro, for a wonderful evening of great food and fellowship.  Also, thank you for trusting us on this journey and working alongside us to make this event such a shining success.

In addition, a special thank you goes out to Mike Lane of Epiphany Wines and Sommelier for his brilliant expertise and assistance in pairing the wines for this event and his presentation.  

Our next dinner on Monday, January 14 at Castucci's is sold out; however, if you would like to get on a waiting list in case someone wants to sell their tickets, please give us a call.
Mardi Gras Mask
Turtle Island will Host Our Next Wine Dinner - Mardi Gras Style.

We are pleased to announce that we are returning home to Turtle Island where we held one of our very first wine dinners in 2008.  

Join us the evening before Fat Tuesday for a Cajun style menu paired with some wines from our newest distributor, Woody French of 3 Keys Distributing.

Tickets are now on sale for $50 pp* for the event that will be held on Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m.  The menu and wine pairings will be revealed in next week's newsletter.

*Tickets must be purchased in advanced.  All sales are final.


We are trying something new and fun at The Grape & Ale this winter.  Beginning, Wednesday, January 9 from 1-5 p.m. we will be playing and teaching the game "Hand and Foot".  Hand and Foot is a form of Canasta and the rules vary from group to group.  We will be playing using the "Official Grape & Ale Rules"  

If you would like to join us and learn to play, we will have a few seasoned players on hand to coach you.  You may also pick up a copy of the rules anytime at The Grape & Ale  beginning Thursday, January 3.  

Disclosure - we play for fun, not money.
Winter Hours

Happy New Year everyone.  We have changed our winter hours until the bridge opens up.  Whenever that happens, we will return to our normal hours.  Until that time, our hours will be as follows:

Sunday and Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday - 11-6
Thursday - 11-7
Friday - 11-8
  • Captain Lawrence Powder Dreams IPA
  • Bells Arabicadabra Stout
  • Deep River Donkey Sauce IPA
  • Founders Dirty Bastard
  • North Coast Brewing Prangster

WINE TASTING - Friday, January 11, 2019

Join us this Friday from 5-8 p.m. to taste some amazing new wines with Woody French from 3 Keys Distributing.

* Cesani Vernaccia
* Sierra Del Mar Sauvignon Blanc
* Cesani Chianti
* Cochon Whole Hog Red Blend
* Guardian Chalk Line Red Blend

Due to the bridge closure, we are initiating a new delivery option to Southport and St. James every Wednesday.  Simply give us a call at 910-933-4384 and place your orders.  This service also includes soup orders from Sreat Side Take Out for consumers on Oak Island.  Soup orders need to be placed by Monday at 6 pm.
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The Grape & Ale has "no corkage" agreements with six restaurants.  Simply purchase your wine here at The Grape & Ale, show your receipt and
purchase an entree for everyone in your party, and enjoy no corkage at the following establishments: 
  • Castucci's - Thursday
  • Joseph's Italian Bistro - Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Mr. P's Bistro - Monday,  Tuesday, and Wednesday
  • Ports of Call - Wednesday only
  • Shagger Jacks - Wednesday and Sunday   
  • Tranquil Harbor - All Days!
  • Turtle Island - All Days!  

*Remember to tip your wait staff as if you had purchased your wine in the restaurant!

Support Your Local Businesses
One of the perks of being a Wine or Brew Club member is adding your link to our website.  If you are a Grape & Ale Wine or Brew Club Member and would like to add your link to our newsletters and website, please contact me.  If you are a business and would like to join our wine club (a great client gift), please contact us as well.

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Brunswick Marketplace

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Jimmy Hall & Sons Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electrical
Allen Kinney Electrical

Candace & Jamie Hobbs
The Grape & Ale
Hours:  11-6 Tu-W and Sat.
11-7 Thur
11-8 Fri
Closed Sunday and Monday