Sunday, March 30, 2008

Brown Bag Wine Tasting -- April 2, 2008

No foolin'. We're having a Brown Bag Wine Tasting this month. No, you won't be required to bring your own wine. We're going to try something a little different by keeping the wines a secret until near the end of the tasting. We'll still taste 3 reds and 3 whites, and we'll still provide descriptive wine tasting notes; however, the names of the wines won't be included and the wines will be tightly tucked into little brown bags until the time of "big unveiling."
We won't keep the Guest Pourer a secret, though. This month we are pleased to have Ann Hoffman as our pourer. Ann is the new Publisher of The Daily Advance. For those of you who haven't yet met her, this would be the perfect opportunity to demonstrate Elizabeth City's southern hospitality and welcoming nature by stopping by to say, "hello."

Friday, March 28, 2008

March 28, 2008 -- Christopher Palestrant

End your month with a new artist at The City Wine Sellar. Christopher Palestrant will set the stage with his boogie, ballads and Broadway act. The multi-talented Chris will also play up some Billy Joel and maybe a little Elton John, as well as a few folksy tunes and original. It sounds like he will certainly cover the gamut.Music from 7:00-10:00 pm. Deli fare served until 9:00 pm. Non-smoking inside venue.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 21, 2008 -- Jazz with "Connected"

Join us Friday night at The Sellar Wine Bar (located inside The City Wine Sellar) for an evening of Jazz with "Connected." Connected will delight you with a variety of jazz music, standard to contemporary. Come join us and be entertained by the talented trio of Wayne James, Dennis Figgs, and Ellard Forrester.Entertainment is from 7-10 pm. Regular deli menu items served from 6-9 pm. The Sellar Wine Bar is a non-smoking venue. Smoking permitted in the cafe seating area.
Check out the band at

Thursday, March 13, 2008

March 17th Beer Tasting -- 6:00-7:30 pm

Betcha never tasted a Sour Apple Honey Cinnamon Ale! You'll have an opportunity to do so on Monday evening, March 17th (coincidentally, St. Patrick's Day). We're having a home brew beer tasting in cooperation with Elizabeth City Brewing Company. In addition to the interesting Sour Apple Honey Cinnamon Ale, you can try an Irish Pale Ale, a Clover Porter, an Indian Brown ale, an Ein Bien Bitte Bier, and a Kilt Lifter. Personally, I can't wait to check out that last one. Tasting will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm. Light appetizers will be served. RSVP Requested. Call 335-1163 for more info.

Monday, March 10, 2008

March 14, 2008 -- BC of the Drednecks

Keep rocking in March with live music with BC at The City Wine Sellar. BC will keep your toes tapping with rock, reggae, blues, folk, and a few unique originals. You can usually hear BC playing with his band, The Dreadnecks, at such Outer Banks venues as The Brewing Station, Port O' Call, Chili Peppers and The Beach Bread Company. BC offers a CD of his band's tunes for only $10.00
Music from 7:00-10:00 pm; Deli fare served until 9:00 pm.

Beer Tasting March 17, 2008

You seriously can't miss this lucky tasting! The guys from Elizabeth City Brewing LLC will be brewing at least five batches of home brews for us to try. I can tell you from experience, they know what they're doing. And it's on St. Patrick's Day, no less. So, put on those green underwear and sham-rock your hineys on down to The City Wine Sellar on Monday, March 17th. 6:00-7:30 pm. RSVP requested, please. 252-335-1163.
Check out Elizabeth City Brewing's web site at

Other March Entertainers

Jazz with Connected -- March 21, 2008
Boogie, Ballads & Broadway with
Christopher Palestrant -- March 28, 2008

Further Adieu -- March 4, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

Chuck Hodges Friday Night, March 7, 2008

He's a little bit country. He's a little bit rock 'n roll! More specifically, "progressive modern rock and alternative country." The result is a "bluesy-folksy, roots-rockish, guitar-centric sound." Everyone who hears Chuck falls in love with his laid back style. His music has a way of making you feel like all is right with the world.
Chuck will play from 7:00-10:00 pm. Deli fare served until 9:00 pm. Call 252-335-1163 for more info.
Get more information about Chuck at

The No-Cork Wine Tasting with Guest Pourer Jamie Koch -- March 5, 2008 (6:00-7:30 pm) --

Remember Boone's Farm wine? What do you remember most about it? How "economical" it was; that you could find it at some of the very best gas stations in town; or those fancy screw caps that required no cork screw (which was a good thing, 'cause at that age, who really knew how to use one anyway)?
Strawberry Hill aside, I bring up Boone's Farm because I want to point out the fact that our psyche many times makes the automatic linkage between screw caps and cheap (i.e., bad) wine. We need to overcome this mental hurdle. 95% of wines purchased are consumed within 24 hours. So, the argument that corks are necessary for proper aging isn't a convincing one.
At our March wine tasting, we will try to help you conquer your fear of screw cap wine by offering a selection of quality "non-corked" wines. No Boone's Farm allowed.
Our Guest Pourer will be Jamie Koch, Membership Director of the YMCA. 6:00-7:30 pm. $10 per person. Light appetizers served. RSVP Requested, please.