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Local Wine Specials to Celebrate National Wine Day

While it still may be awhile before you’re comfortable sipping wine at a restaurant, you can still celebrate National Wine Day (May 25) at home with deals from these local spots.

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One of the most exciting holidays — National Wine Day — is quickly approaching on May 25. Even though your favorite restaurant or winery isn’t open, you can still celebrate by grabbing a bottle via curbside pickup. From 50% off to deals on full boxes, you can get your fix of red, white and sparkling wines while still supporting local at these popular spots.

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Amélie's French Bakery & Café

Location: Uptown: 380 S College St., Park Road: 4321 Park Road, Carmel Commons: 7715 Pineville-Matthews Road, #34B
Hours of Operation: Uptown: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Park Road: Daily, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Carmel Commons: Daily, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

This local bakery is known for its delectable French pastries and colorful desserts, but it also has delicious rotating wines as well. For May, you can select from seven French wines including three red wines: a Bordeaux Rouge, Côtes du Rhône and Pinot Noir; three white wines: Bordeaux Blanc, Chardonnay and Muscadet; and one sparkling. Stop by for a walk-in or takeout order.

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Assorted Table Wine Shoppe

Location: 224 E. 7th St.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

This 7th Street Public Market Shop offers a comprehensive collection of international fine wines, art and collectibles, and hosts wine and cheese pairings. Members get 15% off retail price. You can also get news about wine specials by signing up for their email newsletter.

Place an order by calling or texting 704.277.3234 or by filling out the order form online. Curbside pickup is available or you can get free delivery on orders over $100 within a 10-mile radius of Assorted Table Wine Shop. You must be home at the time of delivery with a valid 21+ ID to accept.

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The Bohemian: A Wine Bar

Location: 1319 Pecan Ave.
Hours of Operation: Sunday-Tuesday, noon-6 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday, noon-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m.

Pre-pandemic, The Bohemian was a space to learn about and sample wine in a laid back environment in Plaza Midwood. For now, order the “Boho Trio” each Monday, which includes a flatbread, salad and bottle of wine starting at $35+. In addition, the restaurant offers a discounted bottle of wine weekly. Stop by for curbside pickup, or order for delivery if you live within 3 miles of The Bohemian.

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The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Location: 4310 Sharon Road
Hours of Operation: Daily, noon-8 p.m.

Whether you’re craving a massive milkshake, juicy burger or a glass of wine, you can find what you’re looking for at The Cowfish. Get 50% off bottles of wine to-go daily. Stop by for curbside pickup.

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eeZ Fusion and Sushi

Location: 16925 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. STE F
Hours of Operation: Daily, noon-7 p.m.

This Birkdale Village spot serves inventive sushi creations and Asian-fusion fare. Stop by for curbside pickup and order 50% off wine to-go, which is offered every day of the week.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Location:6801 Northlake Mall Dr., 3920 Sharon Road, 7716 Rea Road
Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

This American restaurant and steakhouse is known for its scratch kitchen and fresh seafood. There’s nothing better than a good meal than pairing good wine along with it. Now through May 22, make sure to take advantage of discounted wine. The restaurant also offers curbside pickup during this time.

Fran’s Filling Station

Location: 2410 Park Road
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m.

Since 2009, Fran’s Filling Station has been dishing out eclectic meals with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients Stop by for takeout or curbside pickup and sip from 50% off wine bottles Tuesday through Thursday. Delivery is also available with advanced notice.

Leroy Fox Kitchen & Cocktails

Location: 1616 Camden Road, Suite 150 & 705 South Sharon Amity Road
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.

If you’re feeling casual Southern fare like fried chicken, shrimp and grits and burgers, Leroy Fox should be your go-to spot. Get 25% off all bottled wines daily and 50% off bottles on Monday. Curbside pickup and takeout are available.

Max & Lola

Location: 1501 S. Mint St.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday, 2-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-6 p.m.

This South End staple offers a variety of delicious craft cocktails, craft beers and wine. Get 25% off all wine and a free $10 gift card when you spend $25 or more. Call 980.237.7809 to place your order.

New South Kitchen and Bar

Location: 8140 Providence Road, #300
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday, 3:30-8 p.m.

This contemporary restaurant is known for its locally sourced Carolina food, wine and beers. Stop by for curbside pickup and order your choice of wine, which is 25% off.

NoDa Company Store

Location: 3221 Yadkin Ave.
Hours of Operation: Daily, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

This part gallery, part art bar, part beer and wine pub is located in the heart of NoDa’s entertainment district. Order the NoDa Otter Wine Club box of 12 bottles for $120 (normally a $150+ value). Choose between a box of reds, whites or a mix of both by ordering online for curbside pickup or delivery.

Reid’s Fine Foods

Location: 2823 Selwyn Ave. & 4331 Barclay Downs Dr.
Hours of Operation: Myers Park: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. SouthPark: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

This specialty foods store is known for its meats, wines, fresh produce and regional provisions. Redirect your travel plans with a mixed six-pack of Locations by Dave Phinney wine, available for 10% off six bottles (one of each) or 5% off three bottles. There will also be a virtual tasting featuring all six wines plus one mini cooking demo and recipe on May 22.

Call the Myers Park 704.377.1312 or the SouthPark 704.377.7686 locations to place an order or email mary@reids.com. Curbside pickup and delivery are also available.

Ruru’s Tacos + Tequila

Location: 715 Providence Road
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon-8:30 p.m.

Known for their tapas and spacious outdoor patio, this restaurant also offers a selection of wine and clever cocktails. Certain bottles of wine are now 50% off. Takeout is available.

The Suffolk Punch

Location: 2911 Griffith St., Suite A
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, noon-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Both a brewery and a coffee bar, The Suffolk Punch offers something for everyone, including craft beer, gourmet coffee and a hearty food menu. On Tuesdays, bottles of wine are 50% off. The takeout window is open daily. You can order at the window, call ahead to have your order ready when you arrive, or get it delivered via Postmates.

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Village Tavern

Location: 4201 Congress St., #190
Hours of Operation: Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Known for its extensive wine list, Village Tavern is a sleek spot to get a bite and a glass of wine. During this time, receive 50% off all bottles of wine, an extension of half-price Wine Wednesdays. Stop by for curbside pickup with a valid ID.

The Wine Loft

Location: 2201 South Blvd.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Thursday, noon-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-9 p.m.

The South Charlotte wine bar offers over 30 wine selections by the glass, 100 by the bottle and a full menu of small plates and desserts, as well as craft cocktails and beer. Most wines are half-off, including all by-the-glass wines. Stop by for no-contact curbside takeout or have it delivered within a 5-mile radius of the restaurant.