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This Saturday: Keep it on the "Mid-Lo" with
the wines of the Middle Loire
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Get Levante-Garde with Los Frailes!
- Saturday's Tasting: The Middle Loire

top Greetings! 

We're so proud of
our customers! 

     We always count ourselves as very fortunate to have such a diverse crowd of adventurous customers who make themselves at home at Wine Authorities.  We're constantly being asked about new arrivals and vintages as well as when old favorites will be returning, so here's the lowdown on what's new and exciting along with a few familiar faces which have just returned!

Recent Arrivals: 
  • Domaine la Bouysse - Corbieres "Roc-Long" 2010 $13.99
  • Bodegas Esteban Martin - Chardonnay 2011 $8.99
  • Akarregi Txiki - Txakoli 2011 $13.99
  • Domaine Duffour - Cotes de Gascogne Blanc 2011 $9.99
  • Domaine Amido - Tavel "Les Amandines" 2011 $19.99
  • Touquinheiras - Vinho Verde "Clemen" 2011 $9.99
  • Ch La Grande Metarie - Entre deux Mers 2011 $11.99
  • Clos Erasmus - Priorat "Laurel" 2007 49.99
  • Montinore - Gewurztraminer 2011 16.99
  • Montinore - Borealis 2011 $15.99 
  • Stuhlmuller - Chardonnay 2010 26.99
  • Jacky Piret - Beaujolais "Le Combe" 2011 $14.99 
  • Jo Landron - Muscadet "Fief du Breil" 2009 $23.99
  • Domaine des Gandines - Macon Péronne 2011 $19.99  
  • Bodegas Los Frailes - Blanc de Trilogia 2011 $16.99 
  • Bodegas Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosado 2011 $9.99
  • Mas Codina - Penedès Rosado 2011 $9.99   
  • Duck Rabbit - Amber Ale $12.99
  • Slingshot Coffee Co. - Cold Brew Ready-to-Drink $5.99

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.  This year's Rosé Garden of is shaping up to be one of the most diverse and ornate thus far! 
Rose Garden 2011 staff
Currently in the Garden: 

Domaine Amido - Tavel "Amandines" '11 $19.99
Robert Serol
"Cabochard" '11 $13.99
Domaine Pinchinat - Venus Rosé '11 $10.99
Ameztoi - Txakoli Rosado "Rubentis" '11 $17.99  
Li Veli - Negroamaro Rosé '11 $11.99
Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosé '11 $9.99 NEW
Peñalba Lopez - Montecastrillo Rosado '11 $15.99
Chateau la Colombiere - Fronton Vin Gris '11 $13.99 

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



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  - Sheila C.     

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Tasty Tuesday 
Discover the Levante-Garde with
Bodegas Los Frailes 
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     This Tuesday, July 31st, 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.
     Spain's "Levante" (or east) is home to some of the nation's hottest specialties.  The southeast in particular and the wines made from its spectacularly rich Monastrell grape (better-known outside of Spain as Mourvedre) have garnered immense respect and popularity over the course of the past decade.  At this week's Tasty Tuesday, we'll be showcasing brand new vintages of the signature daily red and rosé from Valencia's Bodegas Los Frailes as well as the estate's stunningly exotic white.  W.A. exclusives! 
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

  Chinon When a wine region follows a river upstream for 600 miles, there may simply be too much to see (and taste) in a single afternoon, so this Saturday, we've planned  a short getaway to the "Middle Loire," a collection of regions smack in the middle, appropriately, of the Loire Valley which manage to consist of not only the world capitals of Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc but other diverse specialties as well.
   Our tasting this weekend features a spectacular Vouvray Brut (in France, the region's bubbly is even better loved than its internationally famous still wines), a tremendous value in Sauvignon Blanc from Touraine, and both a red and rosé made from the singular star varietal of Chinon, Cabernet Franc!
(MONTHLY WINE:$20 to $49.99)


Uriondo Domaine de la Croix

des Vainqueurs

Vouvray Brut

"Le Bouchet"  

100% Chenin Blanc  

(Loire Valley, France)

 ASIAN PEAR, HAUNTING MINERAL ELEGANCE, EXOTIC BLOSSOMS While Vouvray is certainly one of the Loire Valley's best known and most beloved appellations, we don't encounter its famed and elegant sparkling wines quite as often as we'd like. Stunning examples like this are more than capable of, through sheer deliciousness, making up for their scarcity. Gracefully combining...
On Sale $20.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Petiot! Domaine Ricard 

Touraine 2011

"Le Petiot" 

100% Sauvignon Blanc 

(Loire Valley, France)



Vincent Ricard is the latest generation (of many) to farm his 13 hectares of vineyards, but the first to make wine for sale under the family name. Instead of selling off his grapes to the local co-op, he makes small batches of exotic, impressive...

  On Sale $15.99 [Full Description] 


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Chinon Rosé

Domaine Gouron 

Chinon Rosé 2011

100% Cabernet Franc

(Loire Valley, France)

"Nos vies dans rosé" Our lives in pink! With Gouron's tiny production of Cabernet Franc rosé this dry pink wine is a rare yearly tease. Perfumy aromas of chocolate and cherry make us salivate at the first whiff.  The sexy richness...
On Sale $15.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)

Gouron Chinon Domaine Gouron

Chinon 2009

100% Cabernet Franc

(Loire Valley, France)


This is 100% Cabernet Franc, the red grape most beloved to France's Loire Valley. Five generations of Gourons have made wine at this Chinon estate, and their carefully tended vines yield quality over quantity - grapes that are packed with...

                                               On Sale $15.99 [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):


Clos Lapeyre 

Jurançon Sec   

$19.99 on sale


Virxen de Galir


Via Nova 

$13.99 on sale


Li Veli 

Nero d'Avola Rosato 

$11.99 on sale

Pascal Bonhommé

Viré Clessé 

$24.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Domaine de Colette 


$18.99 on sale


Lake Chalice 

Pinot Noir  

$24.99 on sale



$19.99 on sale

Virxen de Galir  

"Lua Nova  

 $13.99 on sale






Chateau Armandiere 


$9.99 on sale

Podre Elia 

Barbera d'Asti

$16.99 on sale


Domaine la Bouysse 

Corbieres Boutenac 

$23.99 on sale





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  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

 Vande Rose Farms

  • Applewood

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 


Counter Culture Coffee
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  • Espresso   Rustico
  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Nueva Armenia, Guatemala 
  • Jagong, Sumatra
  • Las Milpas Decaf, Mexico                 
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