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"When in the Rhone..."
& an exciting announcement!
In This Issue:
- We're Sharing the Sherry!
- Tasty Tuesday: Leo Hillinger
- Saturday's Tasting: When in the Rhone...

top Greetings! 

Saturday November 3rd, 
we welcome New York Times wine journalist & author Eric Asimov!
Asimov & Book
    We're thrilled to announce that in just over two weeks (on Saturday, November 3rd), we'll be joined in store by none other than Eric Asimov, impassioned New York Times wine journalist and author of the critically acclaimed (and beautifully titled) book, "How to Love Wine," which he'll be signing as we perform our free weekly Saturday tasting!  Stay tuned for more information on this and other upcoming events throughout the fall.

New Arrivals
Recent Arrivals!

  • Clos Troteligotte - Cahors "Knom" 2009  $12.99
  • Chateau Gasparets - Corbieres 2011  $10.99
  • Jean Paul Brun - Beaujolais Blanc "Terres Dorees" 2011  $17.99
  • Chateau Semonlon - Haut Medoc 2010  $18.99
  • Bera Vittorio e Figli - "Arcese" 2010  $14.99
  • Bera Vittorio e Figli - Barbera "Le Verrane" 2009  $14.99
  • Fontaleoni - Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2011  $15.90
  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio - Valpolicella Ripasso "Monti Garbi" 2009  $22.99
  • Tenuta Sant'Antonio - Amarone "Antonio Castagnedi" 2008  $49.99
  • Valle Dell'Acate - Insolia "Case Ibidini" 2011  $12.99
  • Bodegas Abad - Bierzo "Abad Dom Bueno" 2009  $18.99
  • D. Ventura - Ribeira Sacra "Viña do Burato" 2011  $18.99
  • Steininger - Pinot Noir Sekt 2009  $29.99
  • Lemelson - Pinot Noir "Thea's Selection" 2010  $29.99
  • Porter-Bass - Chardonnay 2009  $44.99
  • Buitenverwachting - Sauvignon Blanc "Beyond" 2012  $11.99
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 being sent to a single destination.  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:

"You have a wonderful store!  We come from Hillsborough to buy our wine here."

  - Christa W.   

Special Evening Tasting
Featuring 3 Sherry Producers
Free! Thursday October 25th from 6-7


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    Next Thursday, it's our honor to host three producers of outstanding Sherry!  They'll be behind our tasting bar for one hour only, pouring some gorgeous examples of Spain's majestic fortified wine!

Our Guests from Jerez:

Ignacio Hidalgo of La Cigarrera
Pouring a fantastic Manzanilla - pale, fresh, & very dry. 

Cesar Florido   
Sharing with us a classic Moscatel - citrusy, sweet & spicy.


Ana Cabestrero of El Maestro Sierra 
Featuring a Pedro Ximenez - decadent & unforgettable.  

Tasty Tuesday! 
Leo Hillinger

  This Tuesday, October 23rd, 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!
   Leo Hillinger, a champion of independent Austrian wine (and consummately sharp dresser), has always impressed us with his iconic wines and forward-thinking knack for innovation.  Recently, he's wowed us with the sheer deliciousness of a few new cuvées as well as the current vintages of some old favorites.  This Tuesday, join us as we sample a stunning Sauvignon Blanc-based blend, a vibrant red which can be counted among Leo's greatest hits, and an example of Austria's Blaufrankisch grape! 
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
"When in the Rhone...
WA Rhone Map 3 This Saturday, we're touring the Rhone Valley, and making some unexpected stops along the way.  We'll begin with two distinct faces of Southern Rhone white (one spicy & minerally; the other floral & ethereal) before meeting a great red which originates a mere stone's throw across the river from Chateauneuf du Pape and another which delivers both enormous value and immense character from the valley's northern reaches. Oui merci!

(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Samorens Blanc Ferraton Pere & Fils 

Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2011


{biodynamic} 60% Grenache Blanc,

40% Clairette  

(Southern Rhone, France)

Ferraton founded their winery in 1946 in the Hermitage area of Northern Rhone. Today they produce great CDR along with high end Hermitage wines. Now the son runs the winery and is converting to biodynamic farming. They came up with the clever name Samorens by blending family names. It's a name Cuvée! Gravelly, pebbley...
On Sale $11.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Marjolet Blanc

Chateau de Marjolet

Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2011

{organic} 70% Roussanne, 

30% Viognier  

 (Southern Rhone, France)


Located in Laudun (just across the Rhone River from Chateauneuf du Pape), Chateau de Marjolet's strikingly stony vineyards may remind the casual onlooker more of a lunar landscape than a cradle of viticultural excellence, but the...
  On Sale $13.99 [Full Description] 



(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)



Chateau de Marjolet 

Cotes du Rhone Villages 2010


{organic} 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah  

(Southern Rhone, France)

Like many of the best producers of the Southern Rhone, Chateau de Marjolet crafts wines which are deft performers of a balancing act, finding that delightful middle ground between power and finesse. With the precision of a tightrope walker, this red from...
On Sale $15.99 [Full description]


(MONTHLY WINE:$20 to $49.99)


Combier Crozes

Laurent Combier  
Crozes Hermitage 2011

{organic} 100% Syrah 

(Northern Rhone France)

Laurent Combier, a second generation vigneron, passionately continues the work begun by his father, Maurice, an organic pioneer who established the estate in the early sixties. What began life largely as pear and apricot orchards with a smattering of vines now includes fifty acres of dynamic...
On Sale $26.99 [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





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  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Farmhand Foods 

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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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  • Nueva Armenia, Guatemala 
  • Jagong, Sumatra
  • Las Milpas Decaf, Mexico                 
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