News & Observer’s Shop Talk features new Wine Authorities store in Downtown Raleigh

Virginia Johnson, the News & Observer’s editor of the Shop Talk column, published a nice full-length feature on Downtown Raleigh’s latest wine retailer, Wine Authorities, yesterday:

The East Franklin Street store, which opened near the Oakwood and Mordecai neighborhoods in Raleigh in January, emulates the original Wine Authorities in Durham that opened in 2007.

Both locations have large and colorful hand-painted maps that hang on the walls to denote the home region of wines displayed below. The floors of both stores are cork, and wine shelves roll to the side to make room for classes.

Read the full article here:

(Image via @WineAuthorities on Instagram.)


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