Best Of 2013
Happy 4th!!!
This Saturday, Valencia's Los Frailes
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Keep it on the Mid-Lo with Cab Franc
- Saturday's Tasting: Bodegas Los Frailes
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Happy Independence Day!
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  We want to wish everyone a very happy Independence Day filled with fun, relaxation, and safe explosions!  Oh, and don't forget the wine!  Wine Authorities is closed on Thursday, so make sure to visit us today.  We're stocked up with every manner of refreshing treat to make your summer festivities complete.

New July Six for $60!
(click the Red & White links in the
Six for $60 section of the side bar)

Closed July 4th 
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We will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day and will reopen with normal business hours on Friday, July 5th. Have a safe and happy 4th!
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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
  • Bodegas Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosado 2012  $9.99 
  • 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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   Currently beside our front door, you'll find a box waiting to be filled with much needed school supplies for Durham students.  Contributions of any of the following will be much appreciated:
  • Boxed Crayons
  • Glue Sticks
  • Boxed Markers
  • Packages of Pencils
  • Staplers
  • Highlighters
  • Clipboards
  • Copy Paper
  • Notebook Paper
  • Composition Books
Tasty Tuesday:
Keep it on the mid-lo with 
Cabernet Franc!

  This Tuesday, July 9th, 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!
Loire Cab Franc
   Cabernet Franc is far more than simply the lesser-known father of Cabernet Sauvignon.  It's a dynamic, highly distinctive grape in its own right.  While its origins likely lie in the Pyrenees and its Bordelaise offspring are famous around the world, Cabernet Franc seems most at home in the Middle Loire.  This week, join us for three examples from Chinon, Saumur, and Saumur Champigny - each brand new to the store and one never before in the USA! 
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 

Valencia's Bodegas Los Frailes
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Bodegas Los Frailes continually impresses us as a producer with a rare knack for embracing modernity while remaining true to the legacy of its region.  The wines are bold, vibrant, impeccably focused, organic, and (above all) delicious!  Winemaker-owners Miguel Velazquez and his sister Maria José Velazquez are great people.  This Saturday, we're tasting four of their always exceptional wines.  Each demonstrates the estate's penchant for power and finesse.  Monastrell is king, but that won't keep the absolutely unique barrel-fermented Sauvignon Blanc-based blend from attempting to steal the show.  Join us and taste these beautiful wines...

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Bodegas Los Frailes 

Monastrell Rosado

{biodynamic} 100% Monastrell 
(Valencia, Spain)

Wow, this lovely pink colored wine from the almost black Monastrell grape is a dry Rosé for both the white and red wine drinker. Enough body like a red, but crisp like a white. The Los Frailes wines from the Velazquez family are rising stars in...
  On Sale! $9.99 [Full Description] 

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Blanc de Trilogia
Bodegas Los Frailes 

Valencia Blanco 2012

"Blanc de Trilogía"

{biodynamic} 70% Riesling,

20% Muscat, 10% Verdil 

 (Valencia, Spain)

This is a new and very limited white from Los Frailes. Only 500 cases are produced each year from meticulously selected grapes, and the result is every bit as exotic and enchanting as it is rare. With bright tangy fruit reminiscent of...

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Bodegas Los Frailes 

Valencia Tinto 2009


{biodynamic} 50% Monastrell,

50% Syrah 

 (Valencia, Spain)

Bodegas Los Frailes, taking its name from the friars which once inhabited the estate, produces wine with the utmost respect for nature and its vineyards. Monastrell, the premier varietal of Spain's southeast, is clearly their first priority. For the Bilogía cuvée, they blend it with its classic...
  On Sale $13.99 [Full Description]



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Bodegas Los Frailes 

Valencia Tinto 2009


{biodynamic} 70% Monastrell,

20% Cabernet, 10% Tempranillo  

(Marlborough, New Zealand)

Powerful and filled with ripe black fruit, this blend is a bold representative of both Valencia and the adventurous combination of modernization and respect for tradition that continues to make Spain one of the...
  On Sale $19.99 [Full Description] 
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   Many of our customers have expressed delight in our ability to almost magically whip up a great case (or cases) of wine to accompany them on their trips to the beach, the lake, the mountains, or wherever it is that they're going (likely someplace that lacks a decent wine store).

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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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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

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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 


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  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
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  • Espresso Toscano                
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