Piedmont Wine Imports Paired Dinner at Rue Cler Tuesday, August 8

We are excited to announce our upcoming dinner with local wine rock star, Jay Murrie, of Piedmont Wine Imports. We remember Jay from Schoolkids Records on Franklin Street, back in the day, and have known him throughout his rise in the wine world. Among other things, Jay ran the wine department at A Southern Season, taking it to a whole new level, before leaving to run 3 Cups. When he left to start Piedmont we were a bit apprehensive… did the wine world really need another boutique importer? The answer, in Jay’s case, is a definitive yes!

Jay has a distinct palate and philosophy about wine that shines through in the small growers he represents. They make very pure, unadulterated wines that speak clearly of where they are from, without any obscuring make-up. Jay has been a champion of just these kinds of wines for almost 2 decades.

The dinner begins at 7pm on Tuesday, August 8 and is priced at $69 per person. There will be limited quantities of Jay’s wines available for purchase, at special prices. Seating is limited. To reserve yours, please call the restaurant directly at 919-682-8844


The menu for the dinner is as follows:

Alla Costiera Prosecco 2016
House-Made Antipasto

Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spatlese Feinherb 2015
Jambon de Bayonne and Melon, Marcona Almonds, Roasted Chili Crème Fraiche

Vallana Gattinara 2007
Duck and Mushroom Gnocchi, Fontina

Caparsa Chianti Classico Riserva “Caparsino” 2006
Skirt Steak, Lemon, Rosemary, Anchovie Butter, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

Franco Terpin Jakot 2010
Plateau de Fromages: Boxcarr Cheese Makers Campo and Rocket’s Robiolo