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Explore the Fringes of Northern Italy &
Southern France from East to West... 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: East to West in Southern France
- Saturday's Tasting: The Fringes of Northern Italy

top Greetings! 
Kick off this weekend with
Klaus Wittauer: 
Austrian Importer Extraordinaire  
Taste with him this Friday, May 4th,
from 5:00 to 7:00 PM!

     By now, you're familiar with the fact that Klaus is indeed "in da haus."  He's one of Wine Authorities' key importers as he specializes in precisely the same sort of producers that we do: small, up-and-coming, family- owned wineries which make estate-grown wine.
     As one of Austria's true ambassadors of its diverse wine culture, he is a fountain of knowledge and extremely passionate about his homeland - educational and always entertaining.  You know that you're in for a treat whenever he begins to share his wines and tales of the people behind them.  Stop by tomorrow evening and join Klaus in a concise tour through Austria with a few selections from his delicious portfolio! 
The latest Six for $ixty is available!
Click the links in the upper right to see them.
From dirt to shirt:
"Wine From Farmers Not Factories"
   newshirt2Tee shirt weather is here!
$15.99 each (Awesomeness!)
     Our new t-shirts have arrived and they're the stylish and comfy way to say you don't drink junk!  You prefer artisan wines from the farmers who work the land themselves.  And maybe you even like our little wine shop too.  ; )
     Our shirts are made with cotton grown in North Carolina and the shirt itself is made in North Carolina, then printed by our friends at T.S. Designs in Burlington, NC.  Sooo soft and pre-shrunk, you have to touch one of these with your own hands.
Available in "Brick" (a gentle red) or "Cement" (dark gray) with off-white images.


    Also back in stock are our Durham - "Crunchy on the Outside..." shirts (available this time in Blue or Red.)

 Real customer comments:

"Dear Wine Authorities: Thank you for being you and for being here in Durham.  You make this Durhamite very happy on a weekly basis.

- Carolyn C. via Facebook

Tasty Tuesday
Southern France
From East to West
Lavender - Southern France
     This Tuesday, May 8th, we present our weekly "Tasty Tuesday" FREE wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!  From 5:00 until 6:30, we host this FREE bonus tasting of three wines to get you through the early week and land you safely on hump day.
      This week, we're beginning in Provence to taste a clean and very aromatic maritime white, hopping over to the central Languedoc for one of the world's truly first class companion wines for seafood (not to mention springtime's balmy warm weather), and settling upon Gascony, where we'll finish with an earthy, sublimely rustic Merlot.  Salut!
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

     Join us this Saturday as we explore the fringes of northern Italy, beginning in the far northeastern region of Friuli close to the country's border with Slovenia.  This is the contemporary home to some of Italy's best and brightest whites, and we'll be tasting a knockout Pinot Grigio and an example of the unique Friulano grape.
     Next we'll be traveling to the westernmost reaches of the country for a taste of two energetic (and very spring-friendly) Piemontese reds - a chiseled, snappy Grignolino and a richly purple, very aromatic Dolcetto!      
(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Fantinel PG Fantinel

Pinot Grigio 2010

"Borgo Tesis"

100% Pinot Grigio 

(Friuli, Italy)


Bright, clean, and representing the intense minerality that Italy's northeastern region of Friuli has become famous for, this Pinot Grigio owes a debt both to the stony vineyards of Grave and to the three generations of hard and passionate work put forth by this estate. Fantinel was modestly established in 1969 on the cusp of... 
On Sale $15.99 [Full description]


(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Bidoli Friulano Bidoli

Friulano 2011

100% Friulano Bianco 

(Friuli, Italy)

Brother and sister, Arrigo and Margherita are the team behind Bidoli. He handles the vines and she is the business end. They rebuilt a brick factory into a super modern Cantina to produce extreme, modern style wines with incomparable... 
On Sale $11.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Cantamessa Grignolino

Giorgio Cantamessa 

Grignolino d'Asti 2010

"La Partia Granda" 

100% Grignolino   

(Piemonte, Italy)

Bright, refreshing, and with a decidedly athletic build, Grignolino is a Piemontese hallmark that woefully few people have the opportunity to try outside of its region of origin. It fills a youthful niche similar to that of...
   On Sale $16.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)

Verduno Dolcetto Castello di Verduno 

Dolcetto d'Alba "Campot" 2010

100% Dolcetto  

(Piemonte, Italy)


Taking its title "Campot" from a local term which refers to the uppermost reaches of a sloping vineyard, this Dolcetto is a contemporary example of what the grape is able to achieve. The varietal's typical acidity and tart berryish appeal melds with a lushness which is...

On Sale $19.99 [Full description]



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Six for Sixty
6 for Sixty
Here's our deal this month; a package of six reds or six whites for $60 plus tax.  You can double down and buy two: one of each or two of one for $110 plus tax.  Sorry, no other discounts apply.

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Here's what's on tap, subject to change on a whim or fancy

Whites (48˚F):




$26.99 on sale



Sauvignon Blanc  

"Old Coach Road" 

$14.99 on sale


Domaine Gragnette

Picpoul de Pinet 

$9.99 on sale

Domaine Pinchinat

Cotes de Provence 


$13.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Enzo Mecella 

Lacrima di 

Morro d'Alba 

$19.99 on sale



Cabernet Sauvignon 

$14.99 on sale



$11.99 on sale

Mas de Libian 

"Vin de Petanque" 

 $11.99 on sale


Domaine Robert Serol 

"Les Blondines"



Domaine la Bouysse  

Hauterive Rouge 

$10.99 on sale

Domaine de Mirail 


$16.99 on sale



Pinot Noir

$29.99 on sale



Farmhand Foods

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Fresh Local Sausages 

  • Bratwurst
  • Country Breakfast
  • Spicy Italian
  • Smoked Polish


Big Spoon

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Local peanut butters

  • Peanut  

8oz Jar - $8.00
16oz Jar - $12.00

  • Peanut Cashew
  • Peanut Almond
  • Penut Pecan 

8oz Jar - $10.00

16oz Jar - $15.00 




Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 Loveless Café

  • Country Smoked
  • Jalapeño

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

 Vande Rose Farms

  • Applewood
Counter Culture Coffee
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  • Espresso   Rustico  
  • Idido, Ethiopia 
  • Jagong, Sumatra
  • Frontera, Decaf, Peru
  • La Golondrina, Columbia                
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