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Events at the Grapes of Taste

Last week I mentioned broadening the business horizons at the shop and this week I ask if you would like to broaden your palate and appreciation of wines…

Discover wines and beers from other countries? Become an enthusiast? Or maybe start a vintage cellar? 

Starting May 1st, Grapes of Taste will be offering Wine Clubs for our customers who would like to experience wines from all over the world. 

Newsletters about the wines, winemakers and wineries, food pairings and recipes for the wines will be provided with each monthly selection.  Discounts on all purchases, free passes to our Mini-Festivals in the shop and chances to win free wine trips and tickets to wine festivals are other perks to the memberships. 

Three wine clubs and one beer club are offered:

  • Discovery Club features two bottles (red, white) each month ~ $29.99
  • Enthusiast Club features three bottles (red, white, rose or mixed) each month ~ $39.99
  •  Vintage Club features two upper level reds each month ~ $59.99
  • Craft Beer Club features seasonal selection of craft beers each month ~ $19.99

Details about each are available in the shop.  You can even choose when you would like to have the payments made.

Wayne and I hope that everyone has a wonderful and meaningful Easter Sunday with your families. Let’s hope Mother Nature gives us a pleasant one!  The grandchildren are already looking forward to the egg hunts.

Friday, April 18th Beer Tasting ~ 5:30 – 7:00 pm ~ Wayne will be tasting the Devil’s Backbone beers that did not get delivered to the shop last Friday.  He will also be tasting some new beers – Fat Cat – which were deliveredon Tuesday of this week.  We have their Lager, Beale Street Brown Ale, Sultans of Wheat and Shaw Shank’s Injunction Pale Ale.  The Fat Cat beers are already a hit with Wayne and Jay (Jennifer’s husband).

Saturday, April 19th Wine Tasting 4:00 – 7:00 pm ~ Wayne will be back in the shop tasting the following wines which we hope will be suitable for any Easter celebration:

·         Graham Beck Brut (South Africa)

·         Altos Cumbres Sauvignon Blanc (Argentina)

·         Four Bears Chardonnay (California)

·         Noble House Riesling (Germany)

·         Graham Beck Rose (South Africa)

·         Villa Medoro Montepulciano (Italy)

·         Graham Beck Gamekeeper Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa)

Replenished wines ~ Butterfly Kiss Pinot Grigio.

Community Events

Saturday, April 19 ~ 3rd Annual Mayberry Days in Bowling Green, 9 – 4.  Visit:  for more information.

Saturday, April 26 ~ 7th Annual Festival of Feet Memorial Race in memory of First Sergeant Mark Haygood of the Virginia State Police, 1964 – 2008.  The race will be held in Bowling Green and is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. Register online at

Saturday, April 26 ~ Spring Festival / Bazaar at St. James Baptist Church on Sparta Road, 10 – 3, featuring yard sales, homemade ice cream, health screenings, good food and a car show.  For more information, please call LaVarro at 633-7132.  To rent a space, call 633-7183.  Rain date – May 10th.

Friday, May 2 ~ Friends of Caroline Library “Evening with Patsy” featuring Patsy Godley impersonating Patsy Cline at Bowling Green Town Hall.  Start the evening at 5:30 with some fine wines (Democracy Vineyards will be there and James River Cellars is checking their schedule), delicious foods at 6:30 and wonderful entertainment at 7:30 all in support of the Caroline Library. Tickets are $20.00 per person and available in the shop.

July 9 – 12 ~ Caroline County Agricultural Fair.

Do you have a civic or community event you would like us to advertise?  Just send an email with the specifics and we will include it in the weekly email.


Kay and Wayne


If you have an event you would like us to help promote, please shoot me an email and
we will add you to the list of events.

Taste of Grapes Wine Shop ~ Kay Brooks, Owner
18196 Jefferson Davis Highway ~ Ladysmith, Virginia ~ Phone: 804.448.8008
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