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This Saturday: Experience the
Summer of Riesling!
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: New & Notable from Spain
- Saturday's Tasting: Return to the Summer of Riesling!

top Greetings! 

Summer is here!
And so is a plethora of cool new wines...
Provence Friend 
     Today is the first full day of summer (its having officially begun at 7:09 last night), and the temperatures outside have made sure that the season's advent won't go unnoticed!  Thankfully, we have not only the Rosé Garden to help stave off the heat but also welcome the beginning of the annual Summer of Riesling, a season-long celebration of the refreshing acidity, bold minerality, and unparalleled complexity that call Riesling home.  At our Saturday tasting this week, we'll be pouring four of our favorite Rieslings, and we'll be featuring wines made from the noble varietal all throughout the course of the next 94 days!  What's more, we have a long queue of exciting new selections from around the globe that we can't wait to introduce to you over the course of the following weeks and months. 
Recent Arrivals:
  • Garciarevalo - Rueda "Casamaro" 2011 $11.99 
  • Bodegas Virxen de Galir - Godello "Via Nova" 2010 $13.99
  • Bodegas Virxen de Galir - Mencia "Via Nova" 2010 $13.99
  • Paul D. - Gruner Veltliner 2011 $10.99
  • Domaine Pas L'Escelette - Terrasses du Larzac Rouge "Petits Pas" 2011 $17.99
  • Chateau la Grolet - Cotes du Bourg 2009 $13.99
  • Goisot - Saint Bris "Maury" 2010 $17.99
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  
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 

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!



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Real Customer Comment:
"Y'all already know how much I adore and appreciate you... but after tonight's class, that adoration has officially matured into pure, unabashed LOVE"

  - Carolyn C. (Via Facebook)    


Tasty Tuesday 
Spain (New & Notable)
     This Tuesday, June 26th, 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.
     Among the many new arrivals nestled throughout our shelves and stacks are some very exciting wines from Spain.  Three, in particular, represent not only some of the Iberian nation's less explored regions (which also happen to be among our favorites) but also unprecedented value.
    Join us for a tasting of a Verdejo from Rueda (one of Spain's true capitals of white wine) as well as both a Godello and Mencia from Galicia.  Each of these wines clocks in at a "daily" or low "weekly" price range, and we couldn't be more excited to count them among the many outstanding Spanish values at Wine Authorities!  
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

     SOR 2012Summer isn't just about running through sprinklers and trying not to burn yourself on the dashboard of your car.  It's about Riesling!
For every garden plant that you struggle to rescue from relentless heat, there's a fabulously refreshing and captivating glass of Riesling waiting just around the corner!
     For our first summer tasting of 2012, we're celebrating
the fifth "Summer of Riesling," an international grassroots movement dedicated to returning Riesling to its rightful place as the most noble white grape of all.  This Saturday, we'll be pouring exceptional examples of the varietal from some of its most celebrated origins including Germany, Austria, Washington State, and New Zealand, so join us for a Riesling-guided world tour!  
(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Jagdschloss Schlossmühlenhof

Riesling Trocken 2010  

(A whole Liter!) 

100% Riesling

(Rheinhessen, Germany)

 FLORAL AROMATICS & LIME, GINGER, PEPPERY MINERALITY Few things in life are more dear to our hearts than delicious dry Riesling by the liter. Since 1846, the Michel family has lovingly tended its hillside vineyards with unwavering respect for nature. The combination of "ecologically healthy" methods, as the family refers to them, meticulous attention to...
On Sale $15.99 (=$11.99 per 750ml) [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Milbrandt Riesling Milbrandt Vineyards 

Riesling 2010


(Columbia Valley, Washington)

Brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted their first vineyards in 1997 along the Wahluke slope, Columbia Valley in Washington. Family farming since the mid-1950s, grape growing was a newer venture. First they sold off their grapes to other wineries, but as the vines matured, the fruit was too good to give up. This Riesling is a textbook example of volcanic...
On Sale $12.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


T Riesling


Riesling 2010


100% Riesling  

(Wachau, Austria)

Get it before he becomes a superstar and his prices go through the roof. Martin Mittelbach is one of the greats right now, but his reputation has not hit the mainstream or the critics yet. This dry Riesling from his terraced, hillside vineyards in the prestigious Wachau is the kind of wine that...
   On Sale $19.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)

Doctors Riesling Forrest Wines 

Riesling 2011

"The Doctors" 

{Sustainable} 100% Riesling 

(Marlborough, New Zealand)

From husband and wife team Drs. John & Brigid Forrest, comes this novel and delicious wine. Picking the grapes slightly early, enough to capture the fruit character but without too much sugar, they partially ferment the tart juice to...

On Sale $18.99 [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):


Ch Tour de Mirambeau 

Entre Deux Mers

$16.99 on sale


Bodegas Ostatu 

Rioja Blanco

$13.99 on sale


Barnard Griffin 

Rosé de Sangiovese 

$14.99 on sale


Jurançon Sec 

$19.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Chateau Tour de



$16.99 on sale



Cabernet Sauvignon 

$39.99 on sale


Francisco Casas 

Toro Tinto

"Gamazo Selección"
$14.99 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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