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This Saturday: Provisions from Provence! 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Rosado
- Saturday's Tasting: Provence

top Greetings! 

It's Back!
Garrigon Starburst
The Garrigon 3-Liter Box
has returned!

     For an unprecedented second time in one year, the favorite French celebrity of Durham has returned! Although we usually receive only 400 of these each year, we were able to sweet talk vigneron Daniel Couston into sending us another 200 as a special summer surprise.  Durham rejoice!!! As of this morning, just over one hundred of these rare and beautiful boxes of Southern Rhone goodness remain, so act fast!  

Each box holds the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine.
$29.99 each = $7.50/bottle
buy two and get 10% off
$26.99 each = $6.75/bottle
buy three and get 15% off
$25.49 each = $6.37/bottle
buy four (or more) and get 20% off
$23.99 each = $5.99/bottle!
Wine dinner at Guglhupf
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"Sparkling Wines & Local Farms"
Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00pm


     Join us for another fantastic evening at Guglhupf Café where we'll be pouring a diverse selection of sparkling wines, including excellent examples of Cava, Sekt, Crémant, Lambrusco, Moscato, and more - all from artisan farm wineries!  Chef Dave Alworth will be working closely with local farms and featuring their produce and meat in an inspired five course menu built around the diversity of sparkling wine.  $65 per person, limited seating.


Call 919.401.2600 for reservations
The August Six for $ixty
is getting all kinds of good feedback.  Check them out via the links
at the upper right.
The Rosé Garden 
Showcasing our fondness for juicy, dry, pink wines that are arguably the best flavor of wine during a Carolina summer.
Rose Garden 2011 staff
Currently in the Garden: 

Domaine Amido - Tavel "Amandines" '11 $19.99
Robert Serol
"Cabochard" '11 $13.99
La Croix Gratiot - "Roséphine" '11 $9.99
Tegernseerhof - Zweigelt Rosé '11 $14.99  
Li Veli - Negroamaro Rosé '11 $11.99
Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosé '11 $9.99
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!


 Why, thank you!

Real Customer Comment:

"You probably hear this a lot, but the way that you present everything makes a huge difference.
It's one of the reasons that I shop here."

  - Lee H.     

Tasty Tuesday
A Rosé by Any Other Name  
Frame o Spain
     This Tuesday, August 21st, 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.
     A Rosé by any other name would be just as dry!  We have proof, not needing to look any farther than Spain, where these crisp pink wines are called Rosado.  Join us as we pour samples of Garnacha from Navarra, Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, and Monastrell from Valencia.  You know how good they look in red, so come and find out how pretty they are in pink. ¡Ole!   
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

  Provence This Saturday, we have a diverse tasting lined up of four wines from Provence.  France's southeast may just be one of the most beautiful corners of the earth, and it has the wines to match.  This week, we're excited to be showcasing both a red and rosé from one of our favorite producers, Domaine Pinchinat as well as an intoxicatingly aromatic Viognier from picturesque Luberon and a firm, juicy red from the sloping vineyards of Ventoux!
(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Vénus Rosé Domaine Pinchinat 

Rosé 2011

"Vénus de Pinchinat" 

{organic} Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault 

(Provence, France)

Although the vines for this wine are within the Cotes de Provence appellation and meet all of the criteria including the correct grapes, they are at the bottom of the hills that get that designation. This wine is a stunning...
On Sale $10.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Canorgue Viognier Chateau la Canorgue 

Cépage Viognier 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Viognier  

 (Luberon, France)

Two hours south of Condrieu, the birthplace of Viognier, Luberon is situated at the scenic crossroads of the Southern Rhone and Provence. Its paradise-like Mediterranean climate has, in this case...
  On Sale $16.99 [Full Description] 



(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Vieux Clocher Ventoux

Vieux Clocher by Arnoux 

Ventoux Rouge 2010

75% Grenache, 10% Syrah,

10% Carignan, 5% Cinsault 

(Ventoux, France)

The Arnoux family's entrée into winemaking can be traced back to 1717 when the Count of Vacqueyras granted the family a small parcel of land. Today, three centuries later, they attentively farm a mere 40 hectares and produce top value Rhone wines - intensely flavored reds with naturally low yields from mountainside vineyards. The hillside's sounds are reminiscent of...
On Sale $8.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)

Provence Rouge Domaine Pinchinat 

Cotes de Provence Rouge 2003

{organic} Syrah, Cabernet

Sauvignon, Mourvedre 

(Provence, France)

Alain de Welle is a kind, peaceful man. As the owner and manager of Pinchinat, it's his vision that is expressed in each glass of his wine that is served these days. Although his family has farmed this vineyard for over two centuries (and the land back into pre-history), his father broke...

                                               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):


Gutierrez Colosia 

Fino Sherry 

$11.99 on sale




"La Garrocha"  

$13.99 on sale


Gutierrez Colosia


"Sangre y Trabajadero" 

$17.99 on sale

El Maestro Sierra

Pedro Ximenez 

$15.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Robert Serol 

Les Blondines 

$18.99 on sale


Lake Chalice 

Pinot Noir  

$24.99 on sale


Domaine le Garrigon 

Cotes du Rhone
$11.99 on sale

Virxen de Galir  

"Lua Nova  

 $13.99 on sale



Pinot Noir 



Domaine Pinchinat 

Venus Rouge 

$10.99 on sale

Podre Elia 

Barbera d'Asti

$16.99 on sale




$27.99 on sale





Artisan Bacon



  • 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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  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Nueva Armenia, Guatemala 
  • Jagong, Sumatra
  • Las Milpas Decaf, Mexico                 
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