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We've got binders full of wine! 
In This Issue:
- Class is in Session!
- Tasty Tuesday: Election Day Bubbly!
- Saturday's Tasting: "Out of Bounds"

top Greetings! 
We're Bringing You Binders Full of Wine!
  Binders Full of Wine  
    This week has seen the arrival of some long anticipated wines to the store, many of which are dedicated "Wine Authorities Selections" and finally available for the first time in the United States.  We couldn't be happier to introduce to you what are sure to become some of the hottest wines this holiday season and new highlights at our shop!

Recent Arrivals:

  • Mas Codina - Cava Brut Rosado  $14.99
  • Mas del Périé (Fabien Jouves) - Rouge "Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées..." 2011 $19.99
  • Bodegas Los Frailes - "After 3" Late Harvest Monastrel 2005 [500ml] $19.99 
  • Bedin - Prosecco Frizzante "Treviso"  $11.99
  • Bedin - Prosecco Brut "Treviso"  $13.99
  • Terrabianca - Favorita "Quattro 20" 2011  $13.99
  • Terrabianca - Dolcetto d'Alba "Custera" 2011  $13.99
  • Terrabianca - Dolcetto d'Alba "Bichet" 2011  $16.99
  • Terrabianca - Moscato d'Asti "Vignot" 2011  $13.99
  • Terrabianca - Moscato Passito "Carlottin" [375ml] 2011  $29.99 
  • Cave Freudenreich - Edelswicker [1 Liter] 2011  $14.99 
  • Cave Freudenreich - Pinot Blanc Alsace 2011  $13.99
  • Cave Freudenreich - Riesling "Terre d'Apollon" 2011  $17.99  
  • Cave Freudenreich - Riesling Alsace 2011  $13.99
  • Cave Freudenreich - Gewurztraminer 2011  $18.99
  • Cave Freudenreich - Cremant d'Alsace  $19.99 
  • Maison Angelot - Bugey Mondeuse 2010  $18.99
  • Robert Serol - Viognier "De Butte en Blanc" 2011  $19.99
  • Robert Serol - Methode Ancestrale Rosé "Turbullent"  $18.99
  • Domaine Charleux - Maranges 1er Cru "Clos des Rois" 2009  $29.99
  • Pierre-Marie Chermette - Brouilly "Pierreux" 2010  $25.99
  • Pierre-Marie Chermette - Moulin a Vent "Les Trois Roches" 2010  $25.99
  • Mas de Libian - Cotes du Rhone 2011  $18.99
  • Domaine Raissac - Languedoc Rouge "Belmont" 2011  $17.99
  • Domaine Raissac - Muscat à Petits Grains Sec 2011  $17.99  
  • Domaine Plageoles - Braucol 2011  $19.99
  • Chateau Grolet - Cotes de Bourg 2009  $13.99 
  • Domaine Herbauges - Muscadet "Prieure de la Fine" 2010  $16.99
  • Domaine Le Garrigon - Vin de Méditerranée 3-L Box 2011 (IT'S BACK!)  $29.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - Venus Rosé 3-L Box 2011  $29.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - Vénus Rouge 3-L Box 2011  $29.99
Eric Asimov
Visit & Signing
Asimov & Book
Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Eric Asimov has had to reschedule his Wine Authorities visit & book signing for December 15th.  Mark it on your calendars!

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"Vine to Wine"
Wine class
Thursday, November 8th from 7:33-10pm
at Wine Authorities
   "Vine to Wine," our in-depth introductory class, is an evening of wine which chronicles a vine's bud break in the spring to each of its grapes being lovingly squeezed into the bottles that we hold so dear.  We cover how vines grow, how wine is made, how to read a label, how to buy wine, how to store wine, how to drink, er, taste wine... and we'll debunk many wine myths throughout this concise two hour class.
Highly acclaimed, valuably educational, completely fun! 
So, bring a friend!
(includes tasting wines, video presentation, handouts, and corny jokes!)
$36 per person (Reservations Required)
(Corkscrew) Operators standing by 919.489.2884 

Tasty Tuesday!
Election Day Bubbly 
  This Tuesday, November 6th, 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!
Super Tuesday Bubbles
   Whether it's a celebration of victory or a drowning of sorrow that's called for, everyone needs a bit of bubbly on election day!  We've got exactly what you need in the form of three brand new sparklers which have just arrived - two Proseccos (one with full-on spritz and one with lighter effervescence) and a lovely Gamay-based rosé from the southernmost reaches of the Loire valley.  We'll have the election returns live on the big screen during the tasting until closing, so swing by and taste the new bubs! 
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 

"France: Out of Bounds!" 
France's complex and inscrutable wine regulations have certainly set the standard for how the world looks at the pedigrees of wines, the provenances of grapes, and the pursuit of quality and specificity.  Unfortunately, it seems that wherever there's regulation, the potential for bureaucracy to get a little heavy handed also exists.  While France's laws protect tradition and help prevent trends and fads from paving over the precious specialties of its treasure trove of unique appellations, they can also end up stripping some truly deserving wines of their titles or pedigrees over trifles like grape percentages or which side of a fence a vine was grown.  This Saturday, we're celebrating a French few wines which break the mold in one way or another.  They don't conform, and we love them for it!
(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Venus Blanc

Domaine Pinchinat 

"Vénus" Blanc 2011

{organic} 100% Rolle  

(Provence, France)

Fresh, crisp, dry and clean, this white is made from Rolle, a grape varietal that's obscure to most Americans, but essential in southern France and even southern Italy were it's known as Vermentino. Considered to be one of the greatest white wines with seafood (especially Bouillabaisse), Rolle has...
On Sale $10.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Serol Viognier

Domaine Robert Serol

Viognier 2011

"De Butte en Blanc" 

100% Viognier 

 (Southern Loire, France)

Viognier, the champion white grape of the northernmost reaches of the Rhone Valley inspires passion, and its rarity only serves to enhance our desire for it. Unfortunately, the grape is all-too-often encountered in caricature, bursting with musky spice and sorely lacking in acidity. This Roannaise offering from Stéphane Serol, however, is tirelessly true to the grape's heritage and...
  On Sale $19.99 [Full Description] 



(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Le Garrigon BOX!

Domaine Le Garrigon

Vin de Méditerranée 2011

{organic} 60% Syrah,

40% Grenache 

(Southern Rhone, France)

(3L BIB = 4 bottles)
This is winegrower Daniel Couston's magnificent table red, never exported outside of France until now! Only sold to local restaurants in the vicinity of the winery, once we tried it, we had to have it. Estate grown, delicious organic red, in a....
On Sale $29.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)



Soirée Mas del Périé 
"Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées" Rouge 2011 

50% Cabernet Franc, 50% Malbec 

(Southwestern France)


Fabien Jouves doesn't just rock the classic style of Cahors. He also makes a few "vins de soif" (quaffers.) This one is half Cabernet Franc, a grape illegal here, thus the "Vin de France" lack of appellation & no vintage on the label. The name....

On Sale $19.99 [Full description]

(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Plageoles Braucol

Domaine Plageoles  
Braucol 2011 

100% Fer Servadou (Braucol) 

(Southwestern France)


Fer Servadou, a Southwestern French grape with broad range but little fame, is clearly capable of heights equal to those of its relatives in Bordeaux. Often called "Braucol" in its home turf of Gaillac, it's typically blended with other grapes (such as Cabernet, Merlot, or the rare Duras). In this case, however, we're dealing with a spectacular solo act - a wine forfeiting its Gaillac pedigree in the name of....
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):


Mas Codina 

Penedès Rosé  

$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

Hook & Ladder 


$23.99 on sale


Laurent Combier 

Crozes Hermitage "L"
$26.99 on sale





Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Farmhand Foods 

  • Fresh & Local

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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