Littler has a wine and provisions box!
The wine and provisions boxes are $175.00.
We are very excited to offer a wine box to you while simultaneously supporting local businesses here in our fantastic culinary community!
In the box we will include six wines, delicious locally handmade cheese from Boxcarr Creamery, and it wouldn’t be from Littler if Chef Amanda didn’t make you a little something from our kitchen too. This case will have Amanda’s mushroom paté with shallot and golden raisin marmalade.
Pickup is June 13th or 14th from 10am to 2pm.
We are selecting wines with the same ethos as the wines you may have had at Littler before. These are terroir driven wines that speak to a place and the people that created them. We look to support small independent wineries. We search for wines that are environmentally sustainable, good with food, and delicious!
This box will focus on two local Durham wine importers that we have worked closely with throughout the years—Piedmont Imports and Barrique Wines—who import from France and Italy. They help make and keep our wine world here of the highest caliber, exciting and fresh!
Piedmont Wine Imports
Jay Murrie is the owner of Piedmont Wine Imports, a Durham NC based company dedicated to purchasing organic wines from small family farms in Europe and distributing them to independent wine retailers and chef-driven restaurants in America. He worked in the triangle’s food and wine community for 13 years before starting Piedmont Wine Imports in 2012. After years as beverage director for Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill, as wine buyer at A Southern Season, and as owner/wine buyer for 3CUPS, Jay took to the back roads of Italy, building a portfolio based on traditional farming, indigenous grapes, and sustainable agriculture performed on a human scale. Jay is a UNC grad with degrees in Journalism and Latin American Studies, an inveterate food writer, and grandson of Mississippi farmers.
Jason Tippetts, owner of Barrique Wines, started his wine import business in 2011. His goal since the beginning has been to directly source very good, organically produced French wines from small wineries and connect them with locally owned restaurants and small retail shops. Jason studied Art History and Philosophy eventually earning a Masters degree in Philosophy from University College London. During this time he spent much time traveling the vineyards of France inspiring the beginning of his wine career. He also runs fantastic wine and culinary tours in France, putting his Art History background to good use. His love of all things French, be it philosophy, literature, art, food or wine are all embodied by the biggest Francophile we know.
The family established Boxcarr Farms in 2009 with dreams of working with each other and with their slice of Southern red clay to create something wonderful, meaningful and delicious. They brought together a talented CIA-trained chef, a graphic design artist, and a seasoned cheese-maker. This first-generation farming family includes (but is not limited to) Austin Genke, his wife Dani, and his sister Samantha. They take inspiration from small Italian farmstead creameries. The local milk is sourced from a few small family-owned dairies who raise their cows with the greatest of care and highest standards. Milk from their own loved herd of mixed-breed dairy goats is also part of the mix! In addition to supporting these small dairy businesses, they employ a handful of locals, teach through internships, and employ youth through Orange County Second Family Foundation.