Wine & Words... & Gourmet

A World of Good Taste on Main Street

Wine & Gourmet Tastings every Friday 4-7 and Saturday 11-4

  • Affordable & Premium Wines
  • Extensive "Lucky $13 and Under" Section
  • NC Craft-brewed & Imported English Beers & Ales
  • Cheeses & Deli Fare from Around the World
  • The "Words" placeThe "Words" place

  • "Cook's Corner" Specialty Foods
  • Eclectic Selection of New Books at Discounted Prices
  • Discounted music CD's - Jazz, Blues, Classical, World Music
  • Wine Accessories & Gifts
  • Friendly, Knowledgeable Customer Service


We're right off the waterfront, on Main Street in Washington.

When you walk through our door, you'll be greeted with a friendly smile and offered assistance.  Whether you're on a mission to get a particular item or are just browsing to see what catches your fancy, you'll feel right at home in our store.  We love what we do; we care about what we sell; we're here to serve you.

James the Wine Guy and Chef YvonneJames the Wine Guy and Chef YvonneJames McKelvey, "The Wine Guy," and "Chef Yvonne" Sedgwick have over 10 years experience with food and wine. We closed our original Wine & Words store and our Back Bay Cafe in Belhaven, NC at the end of September 2011.  We bring our experience and our love of great food and wine, books and music to our 5-year-old store in Washington.  Come by and see us! 

Business Hours:

  • Wed-Thurs 11:00-5:30
  • Friday 11:00-7:00
  • Saturday 10:00-5:00
  • CLOSED Sun-Tues

Store Location: 220 West Main St. Washington, NC 27889 252-974-2870 Get Directions Here

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