WA Newsletter banner 2012
We're rolling out this year's
first round of holiday wines! 
In This Issue:
- Toast Wine Dinner: Marche & Abruzzo!
- Tasty Tuesday: In Alsace with Cave Freudenreich
- Saturday's Tasting: Thanksgiving Selections pt.1

top Greetings! 
Time For Turkey Day?
    They don't call it "Turkey Day" for nothing, but whether you're planning to celebrate Thanksgiving this year with the traditional trappings (including the aforementioned  goliath bird) or going out on a limb with something more exotic, we are at the ready to make recommendations and help you select the perfect wines for your meal!

    We have a large display of our favorites for this year's great feast - chosen for their food-friendliness, versatility and, of course, deliciousness!  Immediately inside the front door we have nine ideal wines ranging from value-priced DAILY wines to festive and gorgeous MONTHLY-priced ones. And, if none of these tickle your fancy, there are dozens more on the shelf, including many that are even more exceptional.  Just ask!

This year's top Thanksgiving picks: 
  • Hofstatter - Lagrein  $19.99
  • Baileyana - Pinot Noir "Firepeak" 2011 $22.99
  • Binz - Riesling Trocken [1 Liter!] $14.99 
  • Mas Del Périé - "Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées..." Rouge $19.99
  • Bedin - Prosecco Brut "Treviso"  $13.99
  • Jean Paul Brun - Rosé d' Folie  $16.99
  • Schafer - "The Chancellor" White $14.99
  • Vinae Mureri - Garnacha "Xiloca"  $12.99
"How much is that meatstick in the window?"
Giacamo Salami
Limited Edition 2012! 
Giacomo LTD Salame
    With the approach of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, we always look forward to the yearly arrival of Giacomo's Wine Authorities exclusive holiday Salami!  It has arrived, and if we may say so, it's quite possibly the best yet!  Spicy, succulent, and indulgent, these masterpieces of Abruzzo/Marche-inspired goodness are merely $24.99 and available only for a few short weeks!
This year it's a spicy one, 1 3/4 pounds, made with Marchetti Montepulciano, red pepper, aged pecorino, sun-dried tomatoes, and fennel.  Only 250 were made, so get them soon before they are gone.
Le Garrigon
Has Returned
Garrigon Starburst
    How often is it that you can find beautiful quality and bountiful quantity wrapped up neatly together in a single, seamless package?  Domaine Le Garrigon's majestic 3 liter box of delicious red wine from the Southern Rhone is precisely such a package, and it's currently in stock!  Normally, we only receive a few hundred of these much sought-after bundles of joy a year, but we've been fortunate enough to bring it another round just in time for the holidays!

$29.99 each = $7.50/bottle


buy two and get 10% off
$26.99 each = $6.75/bottle


buy three and get 15% off
$25.49 each = $6.37/bottle


buy four (or more) and get 20% off
$23.99 each = $5.99/bottle!
Eric Asimov visit 
December 15th! 
Asimov & Book
   On Saturday, December 15th, 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 from 1:00 to 3:00 as we perform our free weekly Saturday tasting!  Put it in your calendar.

Why, thank you! 
Real Customer Comment:

"I love the fact that I can come in here with ten minutes to spare and get a great case of wine with your good advice."

  - David R.   

First in a series
Toast wine dinner #1
"Marche & Abruzzo"
Saturday, December 1st at 7:00pm
     It's a perfect storm of tastiness; One of the country's best value chef-owned restaurants, with the Triangle's favorite wine shop.  For the first in a series of Italian wine dinners, we'll be bringing together a focus on regional cuisine and wine, with seasonal ingredients. Toast wine dinner #1 will focus on Marche & Abruzzo on eastern Italy's Adriatic coast.  Five courses, five wines, and a mini-class. All in one amazing evening at Toast!


Only 34 seats available, so call immediately!
$50per person (+ tax & tip) 
(Reservations Required)
(Corkscrew) Operators are standing by 10:00am-7:00pm

Tasty Tuesday!
"Tuesday in Alsace" 
With Cave Freudenreich 
  This Tuesday, November 13th, 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!
Alsace - Pfaffenheim
   This week, journey with us to one of France's most heralded regions for white wine and one which has strangely joined the ranks of its most underrepresented.  Alsace is famous for the minerality, ethereal perfume, and age-worthy acidity often found in its wines, and we've fallen in love with these traits (as well as exceptionally great value - including our newest liter-sized bottle) in the wines of Cave Freudenreich.  Join us this Tuesday as we showcase a trio of these great new wines!   
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 

Thanksgiving Selections 2012: Part One

It's time again for the some of the biggest gatherings of the year!  Thanksgiving celebrations are, by design, tests of endurance and indulgence, and they're so much the better when paired with the right wines.  This year, we've selected an ensemble of returning holiday champions and exciting new arrivals (don't worry, they get along together splendedly!) to accompany you to this year's festivities.  This line-up has its sights honed on classic Thanksgiving fare but will gladly rise to the occasion of more unusual and adventurous meals.  Join us this Saturday to taste!
(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Treviso Brut


Prosecco "Treveso" Brut

100% Prosecco

(Veneto, Italy)

 CRISP WHITE PEACH & FRESH APRICOT, CLEAN & REFRESHING  Prosecco, a Venetian grape associated almost exclusively with sparkling (and semi-sparkling) wines has captured the hearts and tongues of wine-drinkers the world over. Originating from a single contiguous hillside vineyard, Bedin's Brut brings the bubbles, the refreshing elegance, and the fun...
On Sale $13.99 [Full description]


(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)




"Young" 2011

70% Grüner Veltliner, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Muscat 

 (Kamptal, Austria)

One of the wackiest people I know is an Austrian guy named Peter who completely reverses the stereotype of Germans and Austrians as serious, methodical types. I feel the same way about this wine. As the generalization about Austrian wine goes, they are supposed to be serious, subtle and mysterious. This wine is...
  On Sale $11.99 [Full Description] 



(DAILY WINE: $11.99 or LESS)


Binz Riesling 1L


Riesling Trocken 2011

100% Riesling

(Rheinhessen, Germany)  

(1L = 33% MORE!) 
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....
On Sale $14.99 [Full description]


(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)



Xiloca Vinae Mureri 
Garnacha 2011

100% Garnacha 

(Aragón, Spain)

In Jiloca at Pago de la Moratilla, the locals claim this is the birthplace of the Garnacha (Grenache) grape. José Antonio Martín returns to his hometown to work the high altitude, very old, low-yielding Garnacha vines of his forefathers. Coaxing juicy raspberry fruit from vines growing.... 
On Sale $12.99 [Full description]

(WEEKLY WINE: $12 to $19.99)


Hofstätter Lagrein

Lagrein 2010

100% Lagrein

(Alto Adige, Italy)

Italy's Alto Adige/Südtirol has seen it's fair share of friction and political dispute, so this excellent Lagrein stands even more poignantly as a beacon of beauty and harmony. If good Lagrein is all about structure, then this example from J. Hofstätter is comparable to the work of architect Mies Van Der Rohe: clean, sleek....
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):


Jean Paul Brun 

Rosé d' Folie 

$16.99 on sale


Domaine Serol  


"De Butte en Blanc"

$19.99 on sale



Riesling Trocken 

$14.99 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



Pinot Noir
$22.99 on sale

Vinae Mureri  

"Xiloca" Garnacha   

 $12.99 on sale






Mas del Périé 

Tu Vin Plus Aux Soirées 

$19.99 on sale



$19.99 on sale


Mas de Libian 

Cotes du Rhone

"La Calade"
$39.99 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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