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Back to back wine dinners with Italian winegrower ($60) & French wine importer ($55)
PLUS: bonus free tastings with each at the store!
In This Issue:
- Charles Neal Wine dinner at Guglhupf
- Tasty Tuesday: "The Black Wine"
- Saturday's Tasting: Tenuta Sant'Antonio

top Greetings! 

Two great wine dinners &
two great wine tastings! 
Autumn in Verona
1) with Tenuta Sant'Antonio's
Armando Castagnedi
    At the very thought of autumn, its crisp evenings, and colorful leaves, we begin daydreaming about gorgeously enveloping reds, their bold fruit, and mysteriously spicy bouquets.  It couldn't be more serendipitous that this week, when autumn is so very much in the air, we have a guest from Valpolicella!  Armando Castagnedi from Tenuta Sant' Antonio is joining us for our free tasting this Saturday, and he'll be showcasing a few of his phenomenal wines.  So, before you get too carried away with your Halloween decorating, swing by and taste some great wine!   
L'Uva (green)
    And join us tonight (Thursday, October 11th) at L'Uva as Armando hosts a wine dinner featuring the wines that he and his brothers produce in the beautiful province of Verona.

6:30pm $60/person + tax & tip

Assorted cured meats and cheese
Scaia Bianco 2011   

White bean, pancetta and salt cod bruschetta
Scaia Rosso 2010


Gorgonzola gnocchi with roasted cauliflower
Valpolicella Superiore "Monti Garbi" Ripasso 2009


Filetti di maialino with prosciutto, arugula, roasted winter squash and fig sauce
Amarone "Antonio Castagnedi" 2008


Almond and pear tart
Passito "Colori d'Autunno" 2001


Reservations Required 
Please call L'Uva Enoteca:
20% off Rosé Sale!
  The Garden  
    Did you know October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month? To spread the word, and raise more money for research, we're gonna sell a ton of pink wine this October!  Rosé never really goes "out of season" but it's time once again to make room for our autumn favorites and holiday selections.  Throughout the month of October, all rosé (both from the Garden and beyond) is a full 20% off.  As always, a portion of every rosé sale is contributed directly to the fight against breast cancer.  With your rosé-lovin' help we've raised over $12,000 so far!      
Free shipping
throughout October!

     We're gearing up for the big "shipping season" and the approaching holiday season with an entire month of free ground shipping on any order over $200.  Send your out-of-state friends and family some love via Wine Authorities!
 (In stock items only, destination must be outside the Triangle) 
New Store Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm!!

     Why, thank you!

Real Customer Comment:

"I don't make it in as often since I'm not in the area, but I still always shop here when it's for something important."

  - Marion Y. (Swansboro, NC)  

  2) Wine Dinner at Guglhupf
& Special Free Wednesday Tasting 
with author & importer of French wine 
Charles Neal!

   Join us at Guglhupf next Wednesday, October 17th, at 7:00pm as we welcome author and artisanal French wine importer, Charles Neal. Guglhupf has planned a decadent four course meal based around a few of Charles's great wines and local and foraged mushrooms!
Reservations Required
$55 per person + tax & tip
(details follow below the image)

Free Tasting w/ Charles Neal from 5-7pm

    But first, meet Charles here at Wine Authorities, where he'll be pouring a few of our favorite selections from his brilliant portfolio.  He's a wealth of knowledge, and his passion and discerning palate practically guarantee that any wine you taste with him will be exceptional.

Charles Neal & Guglhupf
Guglhupf Dinner Program:

Gruss aus der Küche
Local shiitake and oyster mushroom fritter with house-made quark
C & F Pacory Poiré Domfront (Pear Cider) 

French horn & lobster mushroom strudel with local chèvre and a petite 4 Leaf Farms spicy mesclun salad
Domaine Chiroulet Cotes du Gascogne
Gros Manseng "La Cote  d'Heux 2010 


Zweiter Gang 
Jäger schnitzel: pan fried all-natural pork cutlet served with herb spätzle and hen of the woods mushroom gravy   
Domaine du Grand Montmirail Vacqueyras 2010 


Chanterelle & wood ear mushroom goulash with acre station bacon lardons and house-made noodles  
Laurent Combier Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2011


Roasted pecan and pumpkin marjolaine with maple mushroom duxelles
Domaine de Pellehaut Armagnac Reserve


Please call Guglhupf for reservations: 
(919) 401 - 2600 

Tasty Tuesday! 
"The Black Wine"

  This Tuesday, October 16th, we present our mid-week FREE wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty! From 5:00 - 7:00, we host this bonus tasting of three wines to get you through the early week and land you safely on hump day!
Cahors et Valentré
   Five hundred years ago, it was revered by the British as "the black wine" while lauded as "Kagor" in Kiev and beyond by the Russian Orthodoxy.  Today, it exists more in the shadows while its ancient grape, Malbec, grows more famous by the minute.  Southwestern France's Cahors is a region with a rich history.  This Tuesday, we'll taste three very distinct reds, and take a trip down memory lane while looking to the future with Cahors.  Also, find out from Mic (who learned the hard way) exactly why Cahors, smart cars, and wild boars simply don't mix... 
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
Tenuta Sant'Antonio Tasting  
Armando! This Saturday, we welcome a special guest behind our tasting bar. Armando Castagnedi of Valpolicella's Tenuta Sant'Antonio is visiting the triangle, presenting his family's wines at L'Uva for a Veronese-styled wine dinner (see details above) and joining us here at W.A. to showcase a few of our newest arrivals from his estate.  We'll begin with an exotically perfumed daily white and a closer look at Valpolicella's signature Corvina grape (with the help of one of the most succulent red values that we've recently brought in).  Next, we'll unveil the tenuta's Ripasso, an elegantly powerful representative of one of Valpolicella's most famous specialties.  The grand finale is an Amarone, one of the true kings of Italian wine!

(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Tenuta Sant'Antonio  

Veneto Bianco 2011


60% Garganega, 40% Chardonnay 

(Verona, Italy)

Exotic in its perfume and mouth-filling fruit, this intense white is equal parts refreshing cocktail wine and provocative head turner. Between the loving care of the brothers Castagnedi and the unusually fine...
On Sale $11.99 [Full description]


(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)



Tenuta Sant'Antonio 

Corvina 2010


100% Corvina 

 (Verona, Italy)

Corvina, best known as the perennial headliner grape in the wines of Valpolicella, here shines in a solo role and layers its famously black fruit with lush autumnal spices, pink peppercorn, and freshly steeped black tea. Sumptuous and bold but consummately affable and easy to drink, this phenomenal value...
  On Sale $11.99 [Full Description] 



(MONTHLY WINE:$20 to $49.99)


Tenuta Sant'Antonio

Ripasso 2008

"Monti Garbi" 

70% Corvina & Corvinone,

20% Rondinella,

10% Croatina & Oseleta 

(Verona, Italy)

Named for the mountainous vineyard which served as the birthplace for this deeply-colored red, the "Monti Garbi" is a beautiful example of the "Ripasso" style of Valpolicella. Ripasso can be seen as a kind of protege to Amarone, utilizing the...
On Sale $22.99 [Full description]


(MONTHLY WINE:$20 to $49.99)


Tenuta Sant'Antonio 
Amarone 2008
"Antonio Castagnedi"

70% Corvina, 20% Rondinella,

5% Croatina, 5% Oseleta  

(Verona, Italy)


Amarone, the undisputed epitome of Veronese reds isn't exactly known for its restraint. Vinified from the essence of grapes left to slowly dry in specialized attics over the winter months, these dark, concentrated wines can be relied on to...
On Sale $49.99 [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):


Bodegas Los Frailes 

Monastrel Rosado 

$9.99 on sale




$13.99 on sale



Loibenberg Riesling   

$31.99 on sale


"First Hill" White 

$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Robert Serol 

Les Blondines 

$18.99 on sale


Domaine de Colette 



$18.99 on sale


Jacky Piret 

$24.99 on sale

Adega de Pegoes 

Setubal Tinto  

 $10.99 on sale


Domaine la Bouysse 




Domaine Pinchinat 

Venus Rouge 

$10.99 on sale


Valtellina - Grumello 

$27.99 on sale


Laurent Combier 

Crozes Hermitage "L"
$26.99 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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