Best Of 2013
This Saturday: Californian Adventure! 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Pink Austria!
- Saturday's Tasting: Californian Adventure!
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Best of?
Indy (Best of) Star 2013
Thanks again to you, 
our loyal customers! 
    Allow us to take a moment and express our gratitude to our lovely customers in Durham, the Triangle, and beyond for once again voicing your affection for us and what we do.  We promise not to tear up or get too schmaltzy on you, but we are deeply touched, and we can't express how much we appreciate your receptiveness to us and to our mission! You've voted Wine Authorities the Best Wine Store of the Triangle in the Independent Weekly for the fifth time in five years.  As we approach our six year mark, we know unequivocally that we have the best friends and customers that anyone could wish for, and we thank you! 

Six for $60!
The June assortment is here
and ready to go home with you!
Take a look at the links above
and to the right...
The 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 every 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
  • Robert Serol - "Turbullent" Methode Ancestrale Rosé 2011  $18.99


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  - Carolyn C.    

Tasty Tuesday!
Austria in Pink!

  This Tuesday, June 11th, 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!
Pink Austria (w/border)
   Austria's flag is comprised of bold bars of red and white.  Mix them together, and what do you get?  Pink!  Join us at our next Tasty Tuesday for three of the first 2012 rosés to make landfall (just in time for our increasingly summery weather). Hailing from Carnuntum, Wachau, and Wagram, this trio of glimmeringly bright, zesty pink wines plucked fresh from the Garden will be the perfect accompaniment to a balmy Tuesday evening and the approach of summer! 

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 

Californian Adventure!
This Saturday, we're journeying to the wild wild west, harnessing our spirit of adventure in the name of showcasing adventurous Californian wines.  While North America's wine capital has clearly made a name for itself with bold Cabernet, big, creamy Chard, and sumptuously spicy Zinfandel, there's much more to contemporary Cali vino!  At this week's tasting, we'll uncover dry rosé, exotic whites made from grapes that we typically associate with France's Loire Valley and Austria, and a red which dares to ask what would happen were the Rhone Valley and Tuscany to collide!  This isn't Cali 101.  These are the deep cuts, and they're spectacular!

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Rosé 2012

 Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon,

Cabernet Franc   

(Napa, California) 
This small family estate has been in Napa with the Hendry family since 1939. This rosé is made in the traditional French method called, Saignée, in which red grapes are pressed and some pink juice is bled off, before fermenting the...
  On Sale! $15.99 [Full Description] 

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Zocker GV

Grüner Veltliner 2011

{sustainable} 100% Grüner Veltliner 

 (Edna Valley, California)

Grüner Veltliner from the United States? The Niven family established Zocker for the specific purpose of bringing Grüner to California, and the "Paragon Vineyard" of Edna Valley, with its cooler climate and extended growing season, provides...

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Husch Chenin

Chenin Blanc 2012

100% Chenin Blanc  

 (Mendocino, California)

This is a lovely, aromatic white from cool-climate Mendocino Valley in Northern California. Chenin Blanc is a tart grape that is sometimes left lightly sweet to balance that high acidity. The variable sweetness in these wines can be anywhere from...
  On Sale $15.99 [Full Description]



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La Cuadrilla
Stolpman Vineyards

"La Cuadrilla" 2011

{sustainable} 60% Sangiovese,

32% Syrah, 8% Grenache 

(Santa Ynez, California)

Santa Ynez Valley's Stolpman focuses largely on the grapes of France's Rhone Valley. In fact, one of the estate's vineyards is a life-sized monument to Cote Rotie. For the cuvée "La Cuadrilla," however, the crew at Stolpman set their sights on central Italy, bringing Tuscany's Sangiovese...
  On Sale $24.99 [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):


Quinta Touquinheiras 


$18.99 on sale




$12.99 on sale




$19.99 on sale

Borgo Moncalvo


$11.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 



"Burgenland Red"  

$13.99 on sale



Langhe Nebbiolo 

$21.99 on sale




$11.99 on sale


Anton Bauer 

$14.99 on sale



Douro Tinto 

"Lua Nova"



Labranche Laffont 

Madiran "Tradition" 

$19.99 on sale



$11.99 on sale


La Casaccia 

Barbera del Monferrato  $14.99 on sale


Firsthand Foods


Fresh Local Sausages 

  • Bratwurst
  • Country Breakfast
  • Spicy Italian




Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Farmhand Foods 

  • Fresh & Local

The Pig 

  • Carolina Bacon
Vande Rose Farms
  • Applewood
  • Blue Moons
  • Caraway Rye 


  • Sorghum Sesame

Big Spoon

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Local peanut butters

  • Peanut  

8oz Jar - $8.00
16oz Jar - $12.00

  • Peanut Cashew
  • Peanut Almond
  • Penut Pecan
  • Chai Spice (8oz size only)  

8oz Jar - $10.00

16oz Jar - $15.00 


Counter Culture Coffee
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  • Espresso Rustico
  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Nueva Llusta, Bolivia   
  • La Golondrina, Colombia
  • Espresso Toscano                
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