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This Saturday, a Swami's Tour! 
Next week, tender romance (and great wine)... 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: "Blushing for Valentine's"
- Saturday's Tasting: A Swami's Tour!

top Greetings!

Be our Valentine?
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     We have a very fun (and very romantic) week planned at the store.  Not only does our annual "Lovin' Bubbles" class fall smack on the evening of Valentine's Day this year, but our upcoming Tasty Tuesday features a trio of sparkling rosé heartthrobs to help spread the love. 
     Speaking of love, you can now vote for your favorite Triangle businesses (including wine shop - hint, hint) by clicking on the Indy's "Best Of" banner below! Remember, there are many people out there voting who think McDonald's is the best burger, and Harris Teeter is the best place to buy wine.  Do your duty, and support the little guys who really make your community special, by giving them your vote!  It can really make a difference and keep them afloat. 
Indy Best Of 2013
(click here)  
Romance is in the Air!
(or more precisely, in the carbon dioxide)

"Lovin' Bubbles" 

Lovin' Bubbles Class

On February 14th, you'll swoon over our 

Valentine's class on sparkling wine & chocolate.

7:33 pm

     Bubbles have been terribly misunderstood... until now. Don't know your Cava from your Sekt? Just what is the difference between Spumante and Frizzante?  Why must Champagne always be so French? Well, this class will take you through the world of sparkling wines (and feature bubbly from around the world).
     We'll dispel myths, defy logic, and drink fizzy drinks. The evening will conclude with dessert sparklers and exceptional chocolate. If you've been afraid of effervescence, fear no more!  We'll show you the good stuff that won't cost you a monk and a leg.
Thursday, February 14th at 7:33 pm
$48 per person*
Reservations required


(Smooth) Operators are standing by:
(919) 489-2884

*All jokes are free.
Vote For Durham!
The South's Tastiest Town
     Southern Living magazine has named Durham one of "The South's Tastiest Towns," which is quite an honor!  However, we suspect that you'll agree that Durham deserves to be named The Tastiest, so it's important that we passionate Durhamites voice our opinions and vote for our fair city.  As always, every vote counts!  You can vote once a day and every day, so put your love of our fantastic town and its cuisine to work and get voting! Voting ends on February 28th.  Click on the badge below to vote and on the "Tastiest Town" banner above for more information.
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Thursday, February 7
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Science of Eats 
The Science of Eats! 
Museum of Life + Science: AfterHours

     Hot on the heels of previous years' "Science of Wine" events, this is the science of food and drink!  Local chefs, bartenders, scientists, and more will greet you at the Museum of Life and Science to demonstrate the various techniques of culinary physics and ancient ways of preserving foods.  We'll be there pouring wine and conducting an experiment surrounding the dynamics of taste perception.  Click on the image above for more info! 

For adults (21+) Only
$15.00 for Museum members
$18.00 for general public

Call for Reservations at 919-220-5429 x313



Why, thank you!     
Real Customer Comment:

"I appreciate how professional you are in making everyone feel comfortable no matter how much they know."

  - Florence N.  

Tasty Tuesday!
"Blushing for Valentine's" 

  This Tuesday, February 12th, 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!
Rosé Toast (3)
    What's more romantic for Valentine's Day than a dozen roses?  Three sparkling rosés, of course!  Join us this Tuesday as we sample a diverse trio of blushing bubblies.  We'll start with something slightly sweet and tartly sassy from France's Loire before getting cozy with a refreshing and elegantly earthy treat from Austria's Burgenland.  We'll wrap things up in California's Arroyo Grande with a truly Champagne-class sparkler made from Pinot Noir that you'll hardly be able to stop smooching when the tasting ends.

And don't forget:
Our 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 

Swami in the Southeast Join us this Saturday as Craig takes us through a recap of his recent travels in the wine regions of southeastern France. He'll tell you about his experiences and, more importantly, pour samples of delicious wine for you to taste! We'll begin close to France's center, in the Cote Roannaise for a lighthearted sparkler which couldn't be more appropriate for kicking off a Saturday afternoon tasting!  After a quick detour to Provence for an aromatic and versatile Mediterranean white, we'll find our Swami in the southernmost reaches of Burgundy, where he'll share with us a vibrant and elegantly youthful red from the Beaujolais cru of Régnié.  To conclude the tasting, we'll settle down in the Southern Rhone for a sample of the most recent vintages of reds from a pair of our all-time favorite producers.  Bon Voyage!

(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99)



Domaine Robert Serol 

Methode Ancestrale Rosé 


{organic} 100% Gamay 

 (Southern Loire, France)

This is Robert Serol's most fun take on Gamay. Delightful effervescence belies some serious thought and effort. Made in the méthode ancestrale, this lovely sparkling wine comes from 100% hand-harvested...
  On Sale! $18.99 [Full Description] 

(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99)


Pinchinat Blanc Domaine Pinchinat

Cotes de Provence Blanc 

{organic} 80% Rolle (Vermentino),

20% Clairette 

 (Provence, France)

Pinchinat is great for so many reasons. For one, the combination of Rolle (called Vermentino in Italy) and Clairette is a perfect match, made in heaven. Secondly, the combination of historic vineyards, clean, simple...

(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99)


Colette Régnié
Domaine de Colette

Régnié 2011

{organic} 100% Gamay 

 (Beaujolais, France)

Fresh and juicy, yet broad-shouldered and with a deliciously serious (and seriously delicious) structure, this Régnié from Jacky and Evelyne Gauthier embodies the contradiction between guzzlable lightness and admirable complexity shared by...
  On Sale $18.99 [Full Description] 


(DAILY WINE™ $11.99 or LESS)


Le Garrigon CDR Domaine Le Garrigon
Cotes du Rhone 2011

{organic} 60% Grenachce,

30% Carignan, 10% Syrah 

(Southern Rhone, France)


From organic winegrower Daniel Couston comes this youthful and classically styled Rhone red with dark berry flavors, lightly smoky black tea, and loads of the estate's namesake garrigues - aromas of wild thyme, rosemary, lavender...

(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99)


Mas de Libian 
Cotes du Rhone 2011
"Lost Vintage" 

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache,

10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre    

(Southern Rhone, France)


A "lost vintage"? Not quite. Though a faulty tank compromised a hefty percentage of their harvest, Mas de Libian pulled out all the stops and not only salvaged what could be salvaged but delivered a wine every bit as excellent as their admirers (such as ourselves) have come to expect...
On Sale $18.99 [Full description]  
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Six 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):


Dr. Heyden 

Riesling Halbtrocken

$15.99 on sale


Domaine Raissac 


$11.99 on sale




"First Hill"

$11.99 on sale

Tenuta Sant'Antonio

"Scaia" Bianco


$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Chateau Jouclary 


$11.99 on sale


Domaine de Colette 


$18.99 on sale




$14.99 on sale


Cerusuolo di Vittoria 

 $17.99 on sale



Montecarlo Rosso  



Chateau la Colombiere

Fronton "Réserve" 

$14.99 on sale




$14.99 on sale


Chateau Lusseau 

Graves Rouge 

"Cuvée Barriques"
$27.99 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
  • Valle del Santuario, Peru  
  • Jagong, Sumatra
  • Buziraguhindwa, Burundi                  
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