Newsletter Banner Best Of 2012
Tonight : the final wine class until this fall!
This Saturday: Taste with Thomas Meunier 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: All Mixed Up!
- Saturday's Tasting: Taste Fabulous French Wine with Local Importer, Thomas Meunier

top Greetings! 

We won!! 
Thank you very much for voting us the Best in Durham 2012, and the Best of the Triangle 2012!
Bests of 2012      The polls are closed, and the votes have been tallied.  You've done it again, darn you.  You've voted Wine Authorities the Best Wine Store of the Triangle in the Independent Weekly for the fourth time in four years, and you've also voted us the Best Wine Store in Durham in Durham Magazine on the first appearance of that category.  We can't thank you enough, but we'll try.
     We are so honored and humbled by our customers' enjoyment of this place, our staff, and our quirkiness.  We truly love what we do, and we love our customers!  Thanks for voting for the little guy.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
     Now we're off to Acupulco to spend all of our winnings!  See you suckers later!!  {maniacal laughter} Ahh, ha, ha, Ha!  What?  No cash prize?  Just a little glory and a plaque?  Okay, we'll take that.
Recent Arrivals:
  • Anton Bauer - Zweigelt Rosé 2011 $12.99 
  • Domaine Vincent Stoeffler Riesling 2010 $22.99
  • Chateau la Colombiere Vin Gris 2011 $13.99
  • Chateau la Colombiere Fronton Rouge "Vinum" 2011 $12.99 
  • Domaine la Bouysse Carignan 2010 $11.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat Venus Rosé 3L BOX! 2011 $29.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat Venus Rouge 3L BOX! 2011 $29.99
  • Hillinger First Hill White 2011 $14.99
  • Hillinger Sauvignon Blanc 2011 $24.99
  • Ostatu Rioja Blanco 2011 $13.99
  • Avinyo Petillant "Vi d'Agulla" 2011 $14.99
  • Herbauges Chardonnay "Classic" 2010 $11.99
The Rosé Garden 
is in bloom once again!

It's growing new blossoms every week, so check in frequently to discover which new pretty and pink selections have emerged since your last visit.  2012 will see one of the most diverse and ornate gardens thus far!
Rose Garden 2011 staff
Currently in the Garden:

        Domaine de Pinchinat - Venus Rosé '11 $10.99
Netzl - Zweigelt Rosé "Rosanna" '11 $12.99 
Anton Bauer - Rosé '11 $12.99 New! 
Barnard Griffin - Rosé of Sangiovese '11 $14.99
Tegernseerhof - Zweigelt Rosé '11 $14.99
Peñalba Lopez - Montecastrillo Rosado '11 $15.99
Chateau la Colombiere - Fronton Vin Gris '11 $13.99 New!

Pink RibbonA portion of all of our dry Rosé sales are being donated to the fight against breast cancer.  So far you've helped us raise over $12,000!


     This Sunday, starting at 10:00am, artisan biscuit and donut café Rise will be givingRise Biscuits Donuts away (FREE!) samples of over 1000 donuts along with free coffee and smoothies at their "Donut Lab" inside Durham Catering at 3710 Shannon Road, Durham, next to Only Burger.  Come try them out and give them some feedback.
And, at the end of July, we'll be doing a FREE biscuit, donut and wine tasting here at Wine Authorities.  Stay tuned!


Real Customer Comment:
"I am blown away!  I'm visiting friends and all they talked about was how great your store is.  Coming from California, in the wine country, I didn't know what to expect.  This is way better than anything in the Central Coast!  Truly great."


                            -Chris from Pacific Grove 

Tasty Tuesday
Feat. Mix-Master Mic
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     This Tuesday, June 12th, 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 mixing things up a bit with a theme dedicated to the ancient craft of blending different varietals together in pursuit of harmony, complexity, and balance.
     A trio of grapes with a particularly strong affinity for each other in Mediterranean France and Northern Spain will once again demonstrate their synergistic cooperation (with a little help from us back at the tasting bar), so join Mix Master Mic for a wine-blending and mind-bending experiment much tastier than any you might remember from high school chemistry class!  
Last chance to sign up for tonight's class!
Vine to Wine
Our final class before Summer break!
Tonight, June 7th, we present our in-depth introductory wine class.  7:33 - 10:00pm
     An evening of wine chronicling a vine's bud break in the spring to each of its grapes being lovingly squeezed into the bottles that we hold so dear.  We cover how vines grow, how wine is made, how to read a label, how to buy wine, how to store wine, how to drink, er, taste wine... and we'll debunk many wine myths throughout this short two+ hour class.
(includes tasting wines, video presentation, and handouts)
$36 per person
Reservations required
(Corkscrew) Operators are standing by:
(919) 489-2884
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

Thomas Meunier
     Thomas Meunier, an importer of estate-tastic French wines based right here in the Triangle, will be joining us this week behind our Cellar Door tasting bar. He'll not only be pouring samples of some of our very favorite selections from his outstanding portfolio, he'll give you the low down on how he chooses the producers he works with and why respect for nature and harmony in the vineyards are among his top priorities.   
(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Amphibolite Joseph Landron 

Muscadet 2010

"Amphibolite Nature" 

100% Melon de Bourgogne 

(Western Loire, France)

When Joe Landron visited us recently in Durham, we fell in love all over again - not only with his wines, but with his generosity, modest pride, and (most impressive of all) his glorious mustache! His mustache, perhaps, betrays what seems to be an aromatic priority in...
On Sale $19.99 [Full description]



(MONTHLY WINE:$20 to $49.99)


Stoeffler Riesling Domaine Vincent Stoeffler 

Riesling 2010  

100% Riesling   

(Alsace, France)

Vincent Stoeffler's passions lead him to use only the most environmentally friendly methods in his vineyards while facilitating the most specific expressions that his land is capable of, and his reverence for nature and balance serves this Riesling very well. Its unmistakably Alsatian personality is...
On Sale $22.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)



Emmanual Rybinski 

Clos Troteliogotte 

Cahors 2008

"La Formi" 

85% Malbec, 15% Merlot    

(Southwest France)

Emmanuel Rybinski is fresh out of oenology school, yet his experience in winemaking has taken him from France to Australia to California to learn first hand winemaking techniques around the world. Now settled in southwest France in Cahors, he turns out some fantastic...
   On Sale $12.99 [Full description]



(MONTHLY WINE:$20 to $49.99)

Galevan CDP Domaine Galevan

Chateauneuf du Pape 2009

90% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre 

(Southern Rhone, France)

Coralie Goumarre passionately manages her small, ninth generation family estate with an eye turned toward the celebration of pleasure and life. Her approach to the family craft couldn't be more appropriate when considering the...

On Sale $46.99 [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

[click links to see this month's selection!]

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

Whites (48˚F):


Cooper Mountain 

Pinot Gris

$17.99 on sale


Domaine de Bidalere 

Cotes de Gasogne Blanc 

$10.99 on sale



Zweiglet Rosé 

$14.99 on sale



$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Chateau Tour de



$16.99 on sale



Cabernet Sauvignon 

$39.99 on sale



$11.99 on sale



 $11.99 on sale


Castello di Verduno




Domaine la Bouysse 


$11.99 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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