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This Saturday: "Black Wine,"
Local Craft Beer, and hearty snacks!
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: "Take Us to Your Liter"
- Saturday's Tasting: Cahors w/ Emmanuel Rybinski

Cahors K-lloge
The birthplace of Malbec
     Five hundred years ago, it was revered by the British as "the black wine" and famous as "Kagor" among Russian aristocracy.  Scheming merchants in Bordeaux became jealous of its dark and delicious intensity and acted to limit its distribution abroad.  These days, its ancient grape, Malbec, seems to grow more famous by the minute, but many of us haven't yet gotten to know the region of Cahors quite as well as we might like.
    This weekend, we welcome a forward-thinking and dedicated representative of the Southwestern French appellation to our shop.  Emmanuel Rybinski of Clos Troteligotte will be pouring his wines at our free tasting this Saturday from noon to three.  We'll also be featuring a couple of classical snack pairings for these masterful Malbecs, so stop in, taste, and don't even let us catch you browsing Bordeaux.  This Saturday belongs to Cahors!

  also featuring... 
Beer Selections from 
Luke Studer of Bull City Burger & Brewery will be at the store from noon to three pouring samples of three of the brewery's truly outstanding beers.  BCBB never fails to impress with its knack for both stylistically classic, true-to-form brews and the occasional delicious experiment.  Come out this Saturday to sample (or revisit) what have become a few of their best-loved beers - a pilsner, bitter, and oatmeal stout.  Cheers, mates! 
   And in one week...
 March 7th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Castello di Verduno 
Special Free Thursday Tasting! 
Verduno (Castello di)
Hosted by the estate's Marcella Bianco
     The Piemonte's Castello di Verduno is a small family estate with picturesque vineyards in both Barolo and Alba. In one week, we welcome young Marcella (pictured in the family portrait above on the left) as she pours five of the castello's fabulous wines from 5:00 to 7:00 during a special free Thursday tasting!  In the four years that we've carried the estate's wines, we've often noted that each and every offering we taste from them is stellar, and here we have a great opportunity to sample five of these gems all at once!
End of Winter Rosé Sale!
Rosé Garden Glasses
All Still Rosé 20% Off
For a Limited Time
    The time has come for us to once again dust off our garden shears (and garden gnomes) in preparation for the monumental marvel of landscape architecture which is the Rosé Garden.  Just thinking about it instills in us an almost unquenchable thirst for this noblest of pink drinks!  Though it's not yet quite time for the Garden, we have a host of wonderfully vibrant rosés in stock to choose from at a deep discount.  All still rosé is 20% off for a limited time, so enjoy and celebrate the approach of spring!
It's time to vote for your favorite Triangle businesses
(including "Local Wine Shop" in case you have a favorite, hint, hint.)
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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.  Every vote counts, and voting ends today!  Click on the badge below to vote and on the "Tastiest Town" banner above for more information.
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Real Customer Comment:

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  - Kat W.     

Tasty Tuesday!
"Take Us to Your Liter" 

  This Tuesday, March 5th, we present our FREE mid-week 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!
Boston WA
  Sometimes, you just have to break that liter barrier!  It's almost time for picnics, and it's always a good idea to stock up on some fabulous wines in larger-than-liter format.  At next week's Tasty Tuesday, in fact, one liter is just the beginning!  We'll start with a liter of crisp off-dry Riesling from Germany's Rheinhessen.  Next, we'll graduate to the big 1.5!  From southern Bordeaux's great-value cradle of white, Entre Deux Mers, a Sauvignon Blanc based blend is prepared to knock your socks off with razory citrus and delicate herbs.  Finally, we'll hit up Provence for a lush yet energetic red in illustrious three liter bag-in-box!  Oh yeah!

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 

K-Pow!  It's Cahors!!
With Emanuel Rybinski 
Emmanuel Rybinski
This Saturday, at our free tasting, we welcome a truly dedicated and forward-thinking ambassador of Southwestern France's Cahors to our shop. Emmanuel Rybinski of Clos Troteligotte will be pouring three of his wines, begininning with a couple of his firmly structured, mineral-rich cuvées (the "K-nom" and the "K-or") grown organically and vinified without oak aging. The third and final wine is the simultaneously sumptuous and very solid "K-price," whose generous flavor and powerful oak-aged physique are not to be missed! We'll also be featuring a couple of classical snack pairings for these masterful Malbecs including Bleu d'Auvergne cheese an indulgent paté from The Pig... 

(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99)



Clos Troteligotte 

Cahors "K-nom" 2009

{organic} 85% Malbec, 15% Merlot 

 (Southwest France)


Emmanuel Rybinski is fresh out of oenology school, yet his experience in winemaking has taken him from France to Australia to California to learn first hand winemaking techniques around the world. Now settled in southwest France's Cahors, he turns out some fantastic Malbec based...
  On Sale! $12.99 [Full Description] 

(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99)


Clos Troteligotte  

Cahors 2009


{organic} 100% Malbec  

 (Southwest France)

Emmanuel Rybinski knows that great wine is made on the vine, and he devotes most of his time to carefully farming his small vineyard (which of course makes us at Wine Authorities get all swoony). Debudding and judicious pruning means that his Malbec bunches have...

(WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99)


Clos Troteligotte

Cahors 2008


{organic} 100% Malbec

 (Southwest France)

Perhaps somewhat frivolous in its name but undeniably stern in its constitution, Emmanuel Rybinski's "K-price" (a play on the word "caprice") reveals its deliciously dark aura from the very first sip. This very contemporary representative of the famously "Black Wine" of Cahors is indeed very black in both flavor and...
  On Sale $19.99 [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.

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on the Enomatic:  Enomatic
Here's what's on tap, subject to change on a whim or fancy

Whites (48˚F):



Jurançon Sec

$19.99 on sale



Saint Pourçain Blanc

"Le Vin d'Alon"

$15.99 on sale




$19.99 on sale

Domaine de Mirail

Gascogne Rosé  

$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Albrecht Schneider


$15.99 on sale


Domaine de Colette 


$18.99 on sale




$14.99 on sale

Chateau le Bost

Bergerac Rouge

 $12.99 on sale


Laurent Combier 

Crozes Hermitage 



Chateau la Colombiere

Fronton "Réserve"

$14.99 on sale




$18.99 on sale


Chateau Lusseau 

Graves Rouge 

"Cuvée Barriques"
$27.99 on sale





Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Farmhand Foods 

  • Fresh & Local

The Pig 

  • Carolina Bacon
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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