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Autumn arrives!
In This Issue:
- Wine dinner at L'Uva Enoteca
- Tasty Tuesday: Which world are you from?
- Saturday's Tasting: Rheinhessen & the Nahe

top Greetings! 
It's time to say goodbye
to another hot NC Summer...  
  Autumn alley  
...helloooooo Autumn! 

     Don't worry, the Rosé Garden isn't going anywhere just yet, but autumn is indeed upon us (officially beginning this Saturday morning at 10:49) and we're already fantasizing about all of the fun we're gonna have on these crisp evenings with bold, spicy reds.  One of the great things about living in North Carolina is the distinct seasons, and the beginnings of Spring and Autumn are truly invigorating!
   There's nothing quite like a enjoying glass of Cabernet Franc while watching the sunset in October or sharing a bottle of Syrah over dinner with friends on a chilly November evening.  Take time to savor these gorgeous transitional days and pair them with your favorite reds.  
Summer of Riesling Wraps Up 
     The end of summer also ends another excellent "Summer of Riesling," but we wouldn't want anyone to think for a second that this noblest of white grapes is going out of season!  In fact, Riesling is about as perennial as it gets - crisp and refreshing when it's hot out and a truly phenomenal companion to hearty winter fare when cold weather rolls around.
     So, currently on the Enomatic, we're introducing a brand new arrival from Fred Prinz - a glorious (and dry) example from 2007 of how gracefully Riesling tends to age.  We're also happy to unveil one of our all- time favorite values in it's new 2011 vintage, Weingut Binz's dry 1-Liter masterpiece. Prost! 
Check out this month's great
Six for Sixty! 
See the links at the bar above and to the right... 
Rosé Limerick Contest: 
Winners to be announced next week!
Constitution or limerick contest entry?
The Rosé Garden 
Showcasing our fondness for juicy, dry, pink wines.
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  
Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosé '11 $9.99
Aliaga - "Lagrima de Garnacha" 2011  $9.99
Michlits - Pinot Noir Frizzante  2011  $16.99 New

Peñalba Lopez
- Montecastrillo Rosado '11 $15.99
Jean Paul Brun - Rosé d'Folie '11 $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've purchased a lot of wines here, and there's never been anything I haven't liked."

  - Jonathan M.


"You've set the standard."

- Phoebe L.  

Wine Dinner!
at L'Uva Enoteca
with Armando Castagnedi
of Tenuta Sant'Antonio

  Join us Thursday, October 11th, at 6:30pm as Armando Castagnedi from Veneto estate Tenuta Sant'Antonio hosts a wine dinner featuring several of his fantastic wines, including Amarone and Valpolicella, paired with the lovely Italian cuisine at L'Uva Enoteca.  $60/person + tax/tip 
Assorted cured meats and cheese (paired w/ Scaia Bianco 2011)
White bean, pancetta and salt cod bruschetta (paired w/ Scaia Rosso 2010)
Gorgonzola gnocchi with roasted cauliflower (paired w/ Valpolicella Superiore "Monti Garbi" Ripasso 2009)
Filetti di maialino with prosciutto, arugula, roasted winter squash and fig sauce (paired w/ Amarone "Antonio Castagnedi" 2008)
Almond and pear tart (paired with Passito "Colori d'Autunno" 2001)
Please call L'Uva Enoteca for reservations 919.688.8181

Tasty Tuesday!
Which world are you from?

  This Tuesday, September 18th, we present our mid-week FREE wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty! From 5:00 - 6:30, we host this bonus tasting of three wines to get you through the early week and land you safely on hump day!
Which world are you from?
   In talking about "New World" and "Old World" wines, the core idea is that the classic wine regions of Europe tend toward subtlety, higher acid, and terroir while the wines of the United States and the Southern Hemisphere make priorities of power, ripeness, and varietal character.  At this week's Tasty Tuesday, we'll be sampling three great values in the low weekly price range that smudge the boundaries of the Old World-New World divide.
    Beginning in Washington State, we'll visit a Pinot Gris which is a dead ringer for its cousins in northern Italy.  Next, we'll sample a beautifully balanced Merlot from California which isn't a far cry from its Bordelais ancestors and finish with a bold red from Portugal's Douro which is every bit as muscular and extroverted as the big reds popularized by the New World.  
And don't forget:
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
Germany's Rheinhessen & Nahe  

Rheinhessen & Nahe This Saturday's free tasting features four of our all-time favorite selections from Germany, and not a moment too soon!  We've been eagerly awaiting the return of these elegant and unique wines for over a year, and now that they're finally available again, we're eager to share them with you!  Hailing from the Nahe and Rheinhessen, each of these four whites shows a distinct set of attributes all its own.  First, we'll sample a boundlessly bright Pinot Blanc and a Pinot Noir vinified as a white wine.  Next we'll sample a luminously crisp dry Riesling and an exotic blend starring the illusive Kanzler grape. Fantastisch!

(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Binz Pinot Blanc Weingut Binz 

Pinot Blanc 

100% Pinot Blanc 

(Rheinhessen, Germany)

Seated at a wooden table inside the winery, we were poured this delightful "Weissburgunder" by Manfred Binz himself. Bright melon and stone fruit aromas began to fill the air immediately. The estate is...
On Sale $16.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Paul Anheuser

"Blanc de Noir"

100% Pinot Noir (vinified white)  

 (Nahe, Germany)

Paul Anheuser explains how he goes about making a white Pinot Noir. This is the only wine he produces in 100% stainless steel tanks (so there are no oak flavors to be found) and then employees a clear Bordeaux-style bottle to show off the wine's lovely golden...
  On Sale $15.99 [Full Description] 



(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Binz Riesling (1-L)

Weingut Binz

Riesling Trocken 


100% Riesling

(Rheinhessen, Germany)

Half a decade ago, we visited this winery while on a German wine-buying trip. Five years later, we can still confirm that the Binz estate is responsible for some of the Rheinhessen's (and Germany's) greatest values. Located on the "red slope" between Nackenheim and Oppenheim, beautiful red earth-atop-limestone vineyards give...
On Sale $14.99(equivalent of $11.99 for 750ml) [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)



"The Chancellor" 

Kanzler, Kerner, Riesling  

(Rheinhessen, Germany)

The Schafer winery is dark, wet and cold. Perfect for creating crisp elegant whites of character. We tasted through the usual suspects like Riesling and Sylvaner, when they presented this odd white blend called...
On Sale $14.99 [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):


Weingut Binz  

Riesling Trocken

$14.99 on sale




$13.99 on sale


Fred Prinz

Riesling Trocken  

$16.99 on sale


"First Hill" White 

$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Robert Serol 

Les Blondines 

$18.99 on sale


Tre Donne 



$20.99 on sale


Domaine le Garrigon 

Cotes du Rhone
$11.99 on sale

Adega de Pegoes 

Setubal Tinto  

 $10.99 on sale






Domaine Pinchinat 

Venus Rouge 

$10.99 on sale


Montecarlo Rosso 

$14.99 on sale



"Red 3"
$19.99 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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  • Espresso   Rustico
  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Nueva Armenia, Guatemala 
  • Jagong, Sumatra
  • Las Milpas Decaf, Mexico                 
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