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This Saturday: A Sojourn in the Sud-Ouest! 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Score with our SAT!
- Saturday's Tasting: Sojourn in the Sud-Ouest

top Greetings! 

It's Back!
Quill pen (for writing limericks, of course!)
Rosé Limerick Contest 2012!

    It's time once again to get creative* and express your passion, joy, love, and desire for dry pink wines through the always eloquent, heartfelt, and touching... limerick!
      From Wikipedia: A limerick is a five-line poem in anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (aabba), which intends to be witty or humorous, and is sometimes obscene with humorous intent.  
The following example of a limerick is of unknown origin:

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical,
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean,
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.
* Needless to say, we recommend a glass of wine... or two... to help you gear up (or down?) for waxing limericktic.
Constitution or limerick contest entry?

The Rules:
  1. You must be at least 21 to submit an entry.
  2. Multiple entries are allowed, but each must be in a separate email.  Only poems in true limerick format are eligible to win, but other forms of poetry are welcome.
  3. Only entries submitted via email will be accepted.  
  4. Entries must be "clean enough" to print publicly.
  5. All entries are due by Friday, September 2nd at midnight
What can you win? 
  • 1st prize - $50 Wine Authorities Gift Certificate 
  • 2nd prize - $30 Enomatic Card 
  • 3rd prize - Two bottles of any DAILY-priced rosés 
Our panel of celebrity judges will be announced soon.  Stay tuned for more.
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
Domaine Pinchinat
Provence Rosé '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
Michlits- Pinot Noir Frizzante '10 $16.99 
Domaine la Bouysse - Rosé Hauterive '11 $10.99

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:

"I haven't wasted a dollar on wine since I started shopping here."

  - Dev P.     


Tasty Tuesday!
Get back to school with our
(South American Tasting)
Featuring the continent's unique specialties


     This Tuesday, August 28th, 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.
     South America's vineyards are riddled with distinctive varietals and specialties.  European grapes that had all but disappeared are today happily thriving in both Argentina and Chile.  This week, we're taking a closer look at three such grapes: Carmenere, Malbec, and Torrontes.  If you haven't yet gotten cozy with each of these South American signatures, this will be a great opportunity to taste three very representative examples in the daily price range!
Also Introducing:
Tasty Tuesday 20% 
Mixed Case Discount! 
    After you taste, put together 12 bottles from our Tasty Tuesday lineup, and we'll take an entire 20% off!
This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM  
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

  Sud-Ouest w/ WA Mad about Madiran?  Blowing a gasket for Gascony?  If you're not now, you will be after you taste through the fab five wines that we've selected to represent France's Sud-Ouest.  Join us as we showcase a few of the area's very distinctive grape varietals, regions, and specialties at this week's tasting.  We'll be pouring a rosé, two whites, and two reds - each dramatically different from the last.  So prepare to pass around the Pacherenc and cut loose with Toulouse this Saturday afternoon!
(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Vin Gris Chateau la Colombière

Vin Gris 2011

Négrette, Gamay 

(Southwest France)

 BRIGHT, FRESH SUMMER GARDEN AROMAS, SILKY RIPE RED FRUIT  Philippe and Diane Cauvin are champions of the heat-loving Negrette grape, which is grown almost exclusively in their little corner of France's Sud-Ouest, and they use fully biodynamic farming methods despite the area's fickle climate. The deep black but thin-skinned Négrette is the...
On Sale $13.99 [Full description]



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)  


Duffour Gascogne Domaine Duffour

Cotes de Gascogne 2011

Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng

(Southwest France)


Among the best value wines of its type, this delicious white is bursting with dry, juicy, tropical fruit. Vigneron Michel Duffour is very talented and in possession of some great old vines that yield terrific wine grapes. His vineyard...



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


PdVBs Domaine Labronche Laffont 

Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh

Sec 2010

{sustainable} 70% Gros Manseng,

20% Petit Manseng, 10% Arrufiac   

 (Southwest France)

If you have heard of Pacherenc du Vic Bilh, you deserve a pat on the back. This rarely seen white wine from Madiran, an area best known for its powerfully dark red wines is one of France's best kept secrets. In fact, Christine Dupuy has only one hectare devoted to making this rare and exotic white, producing just...
  On Sale $19.99 [Full Description] 



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Colombiere Reserve

Chateau la Colombière  

Fronton Rouge 2008


80% Négrette, 10% Syrah,

10% Cabernets (Sauv & Franc) 

(Southwest France)

Fronton remains one of Southwestern France's wine frontiers. Despite being situated less than half an hour from the city of Toulouse, the region keeps a low international profile. Its reds team with deep purple fruit and a wholesome spiciness which is striking yet...
On Sale $14.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)

LL MADIRAN Domaine Labranche Laffont  

Madiran 2008

{sustainable} 60% Tannat,

20% Cab Franc, 20% Cab Sauv 

(Southwestern France)

Christine Dupuy took over her family's estate in 1992, lovingly producing hand harvested Madiran from 50 year old Tannat vines in France's Southwest. At the age of 23, she was truly extraordinary in her courage and ingenuity, possessing no previous winemaking experience yet readily taking up the challenge after...

                                               On Sale $19.99 [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):



Jurançon "Mantoulon"

$38.99 on sale





$19.99 on sale


Bodegas Los Frailes

Monastrel Rosado  

$9.99 on sale

Esteban Martin


$8.99 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






Domaine Pinchinat 

Venus Rouge 

$10.99 on sale

Podere Elia 

Barbera d'Asti

$16.99 on sale




$27.99 on sale





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  • Applewood
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  • Applewood

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Fresh Local Sausages 

  • Bratwurst
  • Country Breakfast
  • Spicy Italian
  • Smoked Polish


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Local peanut butters

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8oz Jar - $8.00
16oz Jar - $12.00

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8oz Jar - $10.00

16oz Jar - $15.00 


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