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Tricks & Tons of Treats! 
In This Issue:
- Wine & Chocolate!
- Tasty Tuesday: Muscadet & Oysters!
- Saturday's Tasting: "Trick & Treat!"

top Greetings! 

    Halloween may be right around the corner, but all of our screams are actually due to excitement!  We continue to roll out special events throughout the Autumn including a free Sherry tasting with three producers (TONIGHT!), a great chocolate & wine fundraising event (tomorrow night!), and a fresh local oyster and Muscadet tasting (next Tuesday.)  Details about all three can be found below.  More special guests are on the way, and we'll soon be announcing our upcoming "fall semester" classes.  Stay tuned!    

This Evening (Oct 25th) 
A Special Sherry Tasting! FREE.
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    This evening (from 6-7), it's our honor and pleasure to host three producers of truly outstanding Sherry!  They'll be behind our tasting bar for one hour only, pouring some gorgeous examples of Spain's most majestic fortified wines! Come taste with them and get a copy of our Sherry Simplified zine FREE! 

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.

And afterward, at Mateo...

Mateo Sherry Tasting
     Join the trio of Sherry producers and Spanish wine importer André Tamers (of Chapel Hill) for Sherry flights and tapas pairings.
  The tasting will be carried out in two sessions - the first from 7:30-8pm and the second from 8:00 to 8:30.  Each is $20 and limited to 20 people, so call Mateo right away to make your reservation: 

Mateo (919) 530-8700 
Saturday, November 3rd 
we welcome New York Times wine journalist & author Eric Asimov!
Asimov & Book
    We're thrilled to announce that next week (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. 
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 in-stock 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!      
(Final week!)
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) 
Why, thank you!
Real Customer Comment:

"No one else does what you do.  There is only one Wine Authorities."

  - Franck A.   

Wine & Chocolate class!
For Durham YMCAs
Friday, October 26th from 6:30-8pm
at Wine Authorities


Wine & Chocolate!
    Tomorrow, Friday, October 26th, we're having a Wine & Chocolate class to raise money for the Durham County YMCA.  This mini-class will feature six wines and four types of chocolate over 1 1/2 hours.  This less-formal class is a great way to get your feet wet with food and wine pairing.  Plus, they're two of our favorite things and our classes are always fun and informative.  Spread the word!
$30/person (limited to 30 people max)
Call 919.489.2884 to make your reservation!

Tasty Tuesday! 
A plate of oysters & glass of Muscadet, $15!
Herbauges & Walking Fish
  This Tuesday, October 30th, 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!
Oyster & Choblet
   This week, Jerome Choblet of Domaine Herbauges and Walking Fish team with Wine Authorities to offer a special (and famously ideal) wine and food pairing treat.  Yes, dry, crisp Muscadet and fresh oysters are practically married to each other, so we're celebrating oyster season by offering, in addition to our free Tuesday tasting, a plate of six raw or steamed oysters with a glass of Jerome's Muscadet or Chardonnay for only $15.  Bon appetit!
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
Trick & Treat Each year, we make part of our Halloween festivities the slightly tricky but always treat-filled dispelling of a few wine myths or limiting preconceived notions.  This year, we've selected a few great wines meant to rile up your skepticism simply for the joy of watching the conflict between your anticipated dislike and your newly found love fight it out as you taste (insert maniacal laugh)!  Well, that's not exactly true.  We take great pleasure in helping wines which are interesting (sometimes even quirky) find the audience that they deserve and in helping wine drinkers discover exciting, unfamiliar frontiers (even when those frontiers may at first appear a little scary)!
(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


It's Pinot Noir... BUT IT'S WHITE! NOOO!!!!!!!!!! Paul Anheuser 

"Blanc de Noir" 2011

{biodynamic} 100% Pinot Noir 

(Nahe, Germany)

To some of us, nothing is more terrifying than the unknown... except maybe for those things which defy easy categorization.  Well, welcome to your nightmare.  Paul Anheuser explains how he goes about making a white Pinot Noir. This is the only wine he produces in 100% stainless steel tanks, employing a clear Bordeaux-style bottle to show off the wine's lovely golden depth. Flavors that swarm the palate and enrobe you with unctuous mouth-filling fruit and a rich, powerful...
On Sale $15.99 [Full description]


(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Rosé... or BLOOD RED!?

Mas Codina

Penedès Rosé 2011

70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon 

 (Penedès, Spain)

What's this?  A rosé that's almost as dark as a red!?  On top of that, while certainly not sweet, this isn't exactly "bone dry" either.  We just don't know what to think! Grown high in the Penedes region of the Catalan mountains, this wine is actually of the classic Clairet tradition, originally from Bordeaux and the origin of the English term "claret"...
  On Sale $9.99 [Full Description] 



(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Pinot for $12!


Pinot Noir 2011

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir 

(Colchagua, Chile)

"Be afraid.  Be very afraid."  It's not just the tagline from a David Cronenberg film, it's exactly what that little voice in your head ought to be saying whenever you see a $12 Pinot Noir.  This, however, is one that you can really sink your teeth into! Black fruit and an enveloping impression of spicy roundness from a kiss of new oak merge seamlessly in a friendly and elegant package....
On Sale $11.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Rich dry red with a little spritz.  SPRITZ!?

Bera Vittorio e Figli 
Piemonte Barbera 2011 

{biodynamic} 100% Barbera

(Piemonte, Italy)

A serious red with faint effervescence?
This can't be happening!  Well, before you decide that you've wandered into the Twilight Zone, consider that the Bera family produces small tiny amounts of this slightly effervescent Barbera in the classic spritzy style of Monferrato. Sure, go ahead and give it a gentle chill for about 20 minutes in the fridge. How cool to taste a red wine with tannin and bubbles. A seriously fun wine for your Italian dinner tonight....
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):


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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 North Country 

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Farmhand Foods 

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Vande Rose Farms

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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
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  • Penut Pecan 

8oz Jar - $10.00

16oz Jar - $15.00 


Counter Culture Coffee
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