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Mom-made wines! 
Mother's Day tasting this Saturday 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: West Coast Bordeaux Varietals
- Saturday's Tasting: Mom-made, Estate-grown!

top Greetings! 

Celebrate Mother's Day
with wines made by moms for moms! 
                Mother winemakers  
     Every year, we like to celebrate Mother's Day with a wine tasting.  This year, we have possibly the most mother-centric tasting yet, featuring wines made exclusively by moms!  Four wines, four mothers, all awesome!
     This Saturday, it's our honor to salute moms everywhere by getting you to buy wine for your mother (or just bring her to this tasting), while supporting mothers who make wine!  Read more below.
Saturday 12:00 - 3:00, FREE
Lambrusco & wood-fired pizza at Nana's? YES!
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     Chef Scott Howell has brought the old wood-fired Rockwood Pizza oven back to life in the kitchen of his landmark restaurant Nana's.  The pizzas are better than ever!  Join us for a steady flow of his amazing pizza samples and classic antipasto while we pour a variety of stunning dry Lambruscos for you to enjoy.  Only $20 a person for this perfect match.
Wednesday, May 23rd 5:00-7:00
Call (919) 493-8545
for reservations.
$20 per person

Real customer comments:

"I'm sure that it will be great.  I've never gotten anything here that I haven't liked!"

- Betsy P. 

Tasty Tuesday
"The French Connection" 
French Connection
     This Tuesday, May 15th, 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 tasting wines made from Bordeaux's three most famous grapes, but our examples will be from the West Coast of the United States.  Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc have been among the most important varietals in California and Washington.  Find out why the Bordeaux connection with our West Coast runs as deep as it does and sample some delicious new arrivals!
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

Mom Tattoo
     Join us this Saturday as we celebrate Mother's Day with four wines which are brought to us by very talented winemakers that are also mothers!
     We'll begin with a toast to all moms with a rich Burgundian sparkler (one which is also perfect for celebrating recent graduations!,) before traveling to Austria for one of our first dry Rosés of 2011.  For our reds, we have a knockout value of a fresh, lively New Zealand Pinot Noir, and an powerful Languedoc red made possible not only by a mom but also by ancient (perhaps matriarchal?) vines of Carignan! 
(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Tripoz Cremant Domaine Tripoz (Celine)

Crémant de Bourgogne Brut

100% Chardonnay 

(Southern Burgundy, France)


This micro-production crémant is crafted like many of the finest grower Champagnes, and it shows. Rich and vinous, it is perfectly at home at the table, instead of delegated merely to celebrations. Lush and rich, this is great sparkling wine that happens to be...
On Sale $19.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Netzl Rosanna Netzl (Christina)

Zweigelt Rosé 2011


100% Zweigelt 

(Carnuntum, Austria)

Carnuntum is an emerging region just southeast of Vienna in Austria. Franz Netzl walked us through his vineyards to show off the high quality Zweigelt, it is the region's most important grape. This pink version is named for his daughter Anna Marie. Showing the ripe spicy side of...
On Sale $12.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Old Coach PN

Seifried (Heidi)

Pinot Noir 2010

"Old Coach Road" 

100% Pinot Noir 

(Nelson, New Zealand)

From landmark New Zealand winery Seifried comes this less expensive, more approachable Pinot Noir. As demand increased for the Seifried family's wines and their prices respectfully increased, they saw the need to introduce their wines to...
   On Sale $19.99 [Full description]


(MONTHLY WINE:$20 to $49.99)

Mazérac Boutenac Domaine La Bouysse (Martine)

Corbieres Rouge 2009


Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre 

(Western Languedoc, France)

Wicked old-vine Carignan, like 150 year old, is the base of this Corbieres called Mazerac. Martine Pages uses these ancient vines to great effect, polishing their power with slight aging in small barriques. What comes through is a fantastic expression of Carignan, packed with dried...

On Sale $23.99 [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.

Show me the six

Show me the six

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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



Cotes du Provence Blanc 

$13.99 on sale



Zweiglet Rosé 

$14.99 on sale


Sauvignon Blanc

$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Fattoria Rodano 

Rosso Toscana  


$15.99 on sale



Cabernet Sauvignon 

$39.99 on sale



$11.99 on sale

Francisco Casas 

"Touchuelo Selección"

 $10.99 on sale


Domaine Robert Serol

"Les Blondines"



Domaine la Bouysse  

Hauterive Rouge 

$10.99 on sale

Oratoire St. Martin 

Cotes du Rhone

"Le P'tit Martin" 

$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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