The Glasshalfull Wine Shop is Carrboro’s best-kept secret, and we believe it’s time to let the secret out! We offer a meticulously curated selection of nearly 300 wines with a focus on the Old World, especially France, Italy, Spain, and Austria, as well as the best of the New World, from California and Oregon to Chile and South Africa. You’ll find benchmark producers alongside rising stars, representing the wine world’s classic regions as well as emerging hotspots.

We offer competitive prices on every bottle, in addition to providing a 10% discount on purchases over $100 and a 15% discount on purchases over $150. As an added feature, you can enjoy a glass or taste of any of the approximately 25 wines on the restaurant wine list and then purchase a bottle at retail pricing to take home!

Altogether, Jim and Michael have spent over 50 years in the wine industry. Take advantage of our expertise as well as our passion for wine, and we’ll share our personal favorites and most exciting discoveries with you. You can be sure that any bottle that has made it past us to find a home on our shelves is worth sampling, and at least one of us will always be on hand to help guide your selection.

Jim started in the wine business at New York City’s Plaza Hotel, first as supervisor of the wine cellar, then as beverage manager. After moving to North Carolina, he spent 15 years in wine retail, then 11 years as a partner in a wine wholesale and import company before opening Glasshalfull with long-time business partner Mickey Maloney.

Michael began learning about wine while working in several fine-dining restaurants, then spent 7 years managing a retail wine store. He is active in the Court of Master Sommeliers, currently working toward Advanced certification, and is thrilled to be back in a local restaurant and retail setting after spending several years working with a wine importer and distributor.

We look forward to seeing you at the Glasshalfull Wine Shop! The shop opens at 11:30am Monday through Saturday and, unlike most local wine shops, remains open late each day, until the restaurant closes at 9:30pm Monday through Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday.

We are pleased to introduce the Glasshalfull Wine Club.

Membership includes a monthly package of curated wines and information about each selection, special perks and discounts, a free six-bottle tote, and advance notice and discounts on our wine dinners. 

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