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Vive La France!
Bordeaux 6-packs and tasting, plenty of Rosé, and a legion of brand new arrivals!
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Rhone Méridional (+)
- Saturday's Tasting: Bordeaux, Bordeaux Everywhere!
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It's getting really French in here... 

    We have a legion of exciting new arrivals from the land of the rising baguette, and we can't wait to share them with you.  The Southern Rhone is especially plump at the shop at the moment, and we'll be pouring three of these brand new (and exclusive) wines at next week's Tasty Tuesday.  In other Francocentric news, we've just bundled together two fabulous mixed Bordeaux 6-pack specials! 
Bordeaux Map
Take Your Pick of these 6-packs:
"2009 in Saint-Émilion"
"Graves-Box: Chateau Lusseau"

   In typical Wine Authorities fashion, we've concocted two crazy great 6-pack sets of of Bordeaux, each showcasing some of our very favorite selections.  One is an assortment of Saint-Émilion from the illustrious 2009 vintage.  It contains three wines (two bottles each) which showcase the region's and vintage's strengths.
    Another box focuses on the recent return of a producer that has long been dear to our hearts, Chateau Lusseau, hailing from the southern stretch of the Left Bank, Graves.  This set includes the chateau's two red cuvées (three bottles of each).  You can enjoy them all in the immediate future or ration them out over the course of the next few years and watch (or taste) them evolve.  Enjoy!

Click on the links below for more information
and an ordering link (found at the bottom of each page)

$149.99 (Regularly $202.04) 
$119.99 (Regularly $154.74)

Interested in both together? Ask about an even better 12 bottle deal!
Recent Arrivals:
  • Domaine Magellan - Hérault Rosé "Le Fruit Défendu" 2012  $10.99
  • Domaine Magellan - Hérault Rouge "Le Fruit Défendu" 2012  $10.99 
  • Domaine Vitalis - Cotes du Rhone Villages Cairanne "Vieilles Vignes" 2011  $16.99
  • Mas de Libian - Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Vin de Petanque" 2012  $11.99
  • Mas de Libian - Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Vin de Petanque" (1.5 LITER BOTTLE!) 2012  $25.99
  • Mas de Libian - Cotes du Rhone Blanc "Cave Vinum" 2012  $18.99 
  • Domaine Le Garrigon - Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2011  $14.99
  • Domaine de la Bastide - Cotes du Rhone Blanc "Les Figues" 2012  $12.99 
  • Peres de l'Eglise - Chateauneuf du Pape "Le Calice de Saint Pierre" 2010  $39.99
  • Domaine des Cassagnoles - Gros Manseng Cuvée "Reserve Selection" 2010  $12.99 
  • Billard - Hautes Cotes du Beaune Rouge 2011  $20.99 
  • Billard - Beaune Rouge "Le Bon Feuvres" 2011  $32.99
  • Clos Cibonne - Tibouren Rosé "Cru Classé" 2011  $22.99 
  • Domaine Pinchinat - "Venus" Rouge" (3-LITER BOX) 2012  $29.99

And More...

  • Tempore - Garnacha Joven "Terrae" 2012  $10.99
  • Tempore - Rosado de Garnacha "Terrae" 2012  $9.99
  • Tempore - Garnacha "G" 2011  $17.99
  • Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosado 2012  $9.99
  • Los Frailes - "Blanc de Trilogia" 2012  $16.99
  • Los Frailes - Valencia Tinto "Trilogia" 2009  $19.99
  • Tegernseerhof - "Mittelbach" Zweigelt Rosé 2012  $13.99
  • Kurt Angerer - Grüner Veltliner "Kies" 2011  $19.99
  • Anton Bauer - Rosé 2012 $12.99
  • Netzl - Zweigelt Rosé "Rosanna" 2012  $12.99
  • Reverdito - Nebbiolo Langhe 2010  $21.99   
  • Antica Masseria Venditti - Sannio Rosso 2010  $17.99 
  • Cordero di Montezemolo - Arneis 2012  $17.99

...and, believe it or not, even more.  Stop by to see what else is new! 

Rosé Garden
Rosé Garden 2013!
     It's here at long last!  The pink oasis that refreshes our mouths and nourishes our souls is once again in bloom!  The Rosé Garden has arrived, and speaking of fresh, we're kicking off the garden this year with selections that include a couple of brand new, never-before-in-the-US, Wine Authorities exclusives - a tangy Garnacha rosado from the grape's birthplace in Spain and a most juicy Mediterranean thirst quencher (watch out!) made entirely from Cinsault.  As always, a portion of each and ever bottle of rosé sold will be donated to the fight against breast cancer.
  • Tempore - Rosado de Garnacha "Terrae" 2012  $9.99 
  • Domaine Magellan - Hérault Rosé "Le Fruit Défendu" 2012  $10.99
  • Tegernseerhof - "Mittelbach" Zweigelt Rosé 2012  $13.99 
  • Barnard Griffin - Rosé of Sangiovese 2012  $14.99
  • Anton Bauer - Wagram Rosé 2012  $12.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - Cotes de Provence Rosé 2011  $13.99 
¡Hay Txakolina!
Txakoli Fest!
It's TxakoliFest!
Saturday, June 1st
     It's the one day of the year that Durham breaks out its secret stash of porrons and is transformed into an unlikely sister city to San Sebastián complete with spritzy Basque wine, oysters, and pintxos (tapas.)  This is one of the greatest celebrations in town, and it's become the largest festival of Txakoli in the United States. 
    You may think that you know TxakoliFest, but you've never seen it quite like this.  As usual, Durham's Basque transformation is scheduled to take place in two fabulous "sessions," but this year the first session is a tasting and food extravaganza which is also a fundraiser for the Housing for New Hope charity.  The second session is an all out party where all wine and food is available for separate purchase.  Get your tickets for either session via Six Plates or Wine Authorities. 
    Join the festivities and experience at least seven unique Txakolis available by the glass (the glass, itself, is a Basque souvenir that you'll take home with you), fantastic food, and live music from Andrew Kasab and Newkirk! 
6 Plates Txakoli
TxakoliFest @ Six Plates Wine Bar
Saturday, June 1st, 2013 
2812 Erwin Rd
Durham, NC 27705

1st Session - 1:00 to 4:00pm 
Fund Raiser: Homes for New Hope
$75 per person
2nd Session - 4:00pm to 12:00+ am 
General Admission
$15 per person


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Tasty Tuesday!
Southern Rhone (+) 

  This Tuesday, May 21th, 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!
Les Galets du Rhone
   We're currently up to our necks in the delicious and diverse wines of the Southern Rhone and Languedoc!  Join us at our next Tasty Tuesday as we present three of these brand new and exclusive selections.  We'll begin with one of the newest rosés to join the ranks of our elite fleet of pink.  It's from just south of the Rhone Valley and vinified entirely from Cinsault, a grape responsible for some of the best rosés Southern France has to offer.  Next, we'll sample one of the three delicious (and totally new) Viognier-based blends that we're currently stocking from the Southern Rhone.  Our grand finale this week comes in the form of an exquisite red hailing from one of the best corners of the Rhone-Villages region, Cairanne.  Vive le Méridional!

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 

Bordeaux Map
We take the stuffiness out of Bordeaux with this tasting!
Join us this Saturday as we make a pilgrimage to one of the best loved cradles of wine excellence, Bordeaux!  This week, we're, rolling out not one but two(!) Bordeaux boxed 6-packs featuring the famed and fabulous reds of Saint Émilion and Graves.  At our free tasting this week, we'll sample one ambassador from each of these bodacious boxes of the Bordelaise kind as well as two very expressive (and very different) whites from the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon-centric appellation, Entre-Deux-Mers.  It'll be like a party all along the banks of the Garonne and Dordogne.

WEEKLY WINE™ $11.99 or LESS 


Chateau La Grande Métairie 

Entre-Deux-Mers 2011  

{sustainable} 60% Sauvignon Blanc,

20% Sauvignon Gris, 20% Muscadelle 

 (Bordeaux, France)

Consistently one of the best values in white Bordeaux, this crisp, aromatic white gives so much, and costs so little. The Buffeteau family has now been farming this estate for three generations and over the last...
  On Sale! $11.99 [Full Description] 

MONTHLY WINE™ $20 to $49.99


Ch DLH Blanc
Chateau de L'Hoste

Entre-Deux-Mers 2010

"Vieilles Vignes Blanc"

60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc,

20% Sauvignon Gris

 (Bordeaux, France)


At a time when Sauvignon Blanc's dominance in the dry whites of Bordeaux may have reached an all-time high, this decidedly Semillon-centric blend is a welcome breath of fresh, orange citrus-perfumed...

WEEKLY WINE™ $12 to $19.99


Ch Lusseau Berengere
Chateau Lusseau 

Graves Rouge 2010

"Cuvée Berengere" 

{organic} 65% Merlot,

35% Cabernet Sauvignon 

 (Bordeaux, France)

 Just 7 hectares of gravely, clay soil vineyards, this estate is tiny and part of the family since the 1800s. High density plantings and short pruning concentrate and focus the flavors in...
  On Sale $19.99 [Full Description]



MONTHLY WINE™ $20 to $49.99


Beynat SE
Chateau Beynat 
Saint Émilion 2009 

{sustainable} 60% Cabernet Franc,

40% Cabernet Sauvignon   

(Bordeaux, France) 

From its humble beginnings just shy of a century ago to its current status as a producer of imposingly elegant and deliciously singular reds, the legacy of Chateau Beynat spans four generations of devotion among the descendants of...
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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!]

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

Whites (48˚F):


Quinta Touquinheiras 


$18.99 on sale




$12.99 on sale




$19.99 on sale

Chateau la Grande Métarie

Entre Deux Mers

$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Castello di Verduno 

Nebbiolo d'Alba 

$26.99 on sale


Domaine de Colette 


$18.99 on sale




$11.99 on sale


Anton Bauer 

$14.99 on sale



Douro Tinto 

"Lua Nova"



Labranche Laffont 

Madiran "Tradition" 

$19.99 on sale


"Syrah - Syrah"

$11.99 on sale


Chateau Bergey 

Bordeaux Rouge 




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