Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fresh Flowers, Wine, Cheese and More!

It is no secret that some of my favorite things are fresh cut flowers, wine and cheese.
This past weekend, before meeting our friends for dinner we popped into an old Charlotte market, that just moved to a new location under new ownership.
I was a big fan of the old Reid's Fine Foods in Uptown, but they closed over a year ago to much dismay.
Since then, the owner sold it and they've relocated to Myers Park off Selwyn Avenue.
When we pulled up to the shopping center we noticed the wine bar inside.
When we walked in I was instantly IN LOVE!
All of my favorite things displayed so beautifully!
Fresh cut Spring flowers for purchase.
Nothing better than a bouquet of hydrangeas!
Huge selection of beers from all over for purchase.
Their selection is awesome!
An incredible selection of wine!
Reid's has always been know for their wine selection.
Their former owner, Chuck, prided himself on it. He even helped us with a few tours here and there on Brad and I's first trip to Napa.
We're told Chuck still stops by the store on a regular basis and of course he's remembered throughout the store.
When the old Reid's Uptown was closing they sold a lot of their wine at discounted prices.

I went crazy in there!
I must have bought a case!
The new location has just as good of a selection.
Including a bottle of Mt. Veeder Cab.
Brad and I bought a 1997 bottle of this on said trip above, and proceeded to drink it a couple of weeks later when we got engaged.
There is also an assortment of deli meats and fresh meat for sale.
You can find all your ingredients to put together an entire gourmet meal by stopping by Reid's
And, as I mentioned it's all beautifully displayed.
The staff is something to behold too.
A true neighborhood market!
They even offer cooking classes just like the old location!
Brad and I would LOVE to do something like this.
Their next one is Springtime Hors D’oeuvres.
Click here for more information
$65 per person for a class from 11am to 2pm
So, if you're ever in Charlotte or live here stop by Reid's.
I PROMISE.PROMISE you won't regret it!!


Tricia said...

This place looks perfect. I'm right there with you with flowers, cheese and wine! I always have fresh flowers in my house. I'm excited to hear if you take the cooking classes. I've always wanted to try one of those classes, and lord knows I could use some help in the cooking department. :) Thanks for the b-day wishes. Have a good day!

KatiePerk said...

How cool! I could get into some serious trouble in there!

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Lovely store.

Kate said...

My mother and aunt would go nuts in this store -- it's so up their alley! I just bookmarked it... thanks for sharing!!

MCW said...

I love neighborhoods markets. Makes me want to have a party to buy fun cheeses and wines!

donna said...

That place looks so cool!

April of Smidge Of This said...

Love, love Reid's! Ian went there before I did and came home to tell me how much he knew I would love it. We've made dinner before out of their prepared foods section. And how cute is that wine bar!

jas said...

absolutely lovely place!


Impulsive Addict said...

Wow! I love it!

I've ALWAYS wanted to take a cooking class. It's on my goals for this year (and last year and the year before). I just can't seem to find the motivation to search out a venue offering it. Maybe I will this summer!!

Who doesn't love cheese and wine? And those flowers were gorgeous!

Jo said...

Wine, cheese and flowers? Sign me up, I'm on my way!!! This is my kinda shop ~ I may never leave :)

Hope all is well with you ~ crazy busy here:)


Unknown said...

I love hydrangeas!! My cousin is getting married in June and the maids are wearing navy & carrying white hydrangeas! Oh I die...love!

Wiz said...

This place looks incredible!! My husband and I would go nuts over this place. I love wine and cheese!