Best Of 2013
This Saturday: Wine Cocktails
for Independence Day
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Go Green with Vinho Verde
- Saturday's Tasting: Summery Wine Cocktails!
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Celebrating Summer?
Overlook Cocktails
Don't overlook 
wine cocktails!
  As tireless advocates of drinking seasonally, we're always quick to lend a hand in helping you pick out not only the ideal wine to pair with meals that you may have planned but also your favorite seasonal activities.  As part of a string of recent and upcoming tastings tailored to summer festivities, our annual pre-July 4th wine cocktail tasting is landing this Saturday.  Read all about this year's lineup below in the Saturday tasting section!
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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, including a tangy Garnacha rosado from the grape's birthplace in Spain.  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 St Croix - Rosé "La Croix Gratiot" 2012  $9.99
  • 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
  • Weingut Michlits - Pinot Noir Frizzante  2011  $16.99
  • Netzl - Zweigelt Rosé "Rosanna" 2012  $12.99 
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Tasty Tuesday!
  Go Green with Vinho Verde... 

  This Tuesday, July 2nd, 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!
Vinho Verde Trio
   Spritzy, refreshingly tart, and the very essence of crisp, summer vibrancy, Vinho Verde simultaneously lives up to its reputation and goes beyond it. Vinho Verde is, after all, not simply a style of wine from Portugal.  It is the country's northernmost region - a region that is stretching its legs and re-evaluating its identity with wines that sometimes replace the spritz with riper, richer flavors.  Join us this Tuesday as we take a closer look at a few of Vinho Verde's many faces! 
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 

Summery Wine Cocktails for the 4th
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It's time again for one of our most anticipated tastings of the year.  Each weekend before July 4th, we like to celebrate by pouring wine cocktails and sangria in place of the standalone wine selections which we typically feature.  This year we have three newcomers to our lineup - a dry vermouth-based delight with grenadine and citrus, a very French and funky shandy, and a spicy treat with explosive aromatics. Our always popular W.A. Sangria will be returning.  Bottoms up!  

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Dolin Dry
Dolin & Jack Rudy

"Country Club Cooler" 

Feat. Dry Vermouth & Grenadine

(+soda, orange & lemon peel)   

Using the same base recipe since 1821, Dolin is the Vermouth of choice. Located in Chambéry, high in the French Alps, this estate still uses real plants and herbs rather than extracts to infuse the base wine for Vermouth.  In this year's wine cocktail tasting, we're blending it with Jack Rudy's Small Batch Grenadine, soda, and orange & lemon peel to create a spritzy refresher for the summer...

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Aliaga & Mas Codina 

Red Sangria 

Feat. Tempranillo & Cava

[click to view recipe] 

Our latest and greatest recipe for a classic Sangria, an indispensable refreshment for the hot weather! We recommend Aliaga's Tempranillo for the red wine base and Mas Codina's Cava Brut to add an invigorating touch of spritz...

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Pigeonelle & Pacory

Saison-Cidre Shandy 

Feat. Farmhouse Ale

& Normandy Pear Cider 


This is a funky-fresh twist on the classic beer cocktail.  We're going half and half beer and cider in our delightfully bright lemonade-infused concoction designed for the beach or back porch...
   Pigeonelle Loirette: On Sale $4.99 [Full Description]

         Pacory Poiré Cidre: On Sale $8.99 [Full Description]


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Giovanni Bosca, Grant,
Berg & Hauck 

"Wild Card"

Feat. Cardamaro, Amontillado,

& Old Time Bitters



Making its world debut at this year's pre-July 4th cocktail tasting at Wine Authorities, this spicy imbibement is both refreshing and satisfying.  It turns up the intensity with...
  Bosca Cardamaro: On Sale $24.99 [Full Description] 
  Grant Amontillado: On Sale $13.99 [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

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

Whites (48˚F):




$19.99 on sale



Garnacha Rosado


$9.99 on sale




$7.99 on sale




$19.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 



"Burgenland Red"  

$13.99 on sale


Chateau Lusseau 

Graves Rouge  

$27.99 on sale


Cooper Mtn. Vineyards 

Pinot Noir

"Cooper Hill" 

$17.99 on sale


Cerasuolo di Vittoria 

$17.99 on sale



Douro Tinto

"Lua Nova"



Mas de Libian 

Rhone Rouge

"Vin de Petanque" 

$11.99 on sale



$11.99 on sale


Chateau La Colombière 


"Coste Rouge" 

 $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
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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