Best Of 2013
Packing for Vacation?
This Saturday, journey through the Southern Rhone!
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Tuscan Whites!
- Saturday's Tasting: Expore the Southern Rhone
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Planning your getaway?
Vacation Box
  For many of us, this stretch of summer is prime vacation time.  We flock to the beach to soak up the sun and bathe in the Atlantic breeze or we head for the mountains to escape the insistent midsummer heat.  Either way, we want our excursions to be special and filled with wonderful, memorable things.  Unfortunately, most of our favorite nearby travel destinations are sorely lacking in places to buy good wine.  Well, we've put together an assortment of some of our favorite vacation wines, tailored to the season and to our beautifully varied NC landscape - each at home on the beach or mountain cabin porch.  So, as you pack for your vacation, don't forget our essential vacation pack! 
Summer Vacation
Escape Six Pack
An $89 value for only $65!
(27% off the regular price)

or double down...

A $178 value for only $120! 
(32% off the regular price) 
Garrigon Box
You asked for it...Garrigon Cityscape w/ borders 
Daniel Couston has delivered!
  Still limited in supply, the beloved 3 liter Garrigon Box is back in stock!  Rhone vigneron, Daniel Couston, has been generous enough to offer his estate's fans in Durham access to more of this delicious red blend than ever before.  It's here now, so pick up a box today and fall in love all over again!
  • A Syrah/Grenache blend from a favorite Rhone Valley estate.
  • In the past, we've often sold out (200 boxes) in a single day!
  • Organically farmed.
  • It's bottled (and boxed) just for us!  The rest is sold locally in bulk to restaurants and nearby residents.
  • Each box holds the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine!
$29.99 each = $7.50/bottle
buy two and get 10% off
$26.99 each = $6.75/bottle
buy three and get 15% off
$25.49 each = $6.37/bottle
buy four (or more) and get 20% off
$23.99 each = $5.99/bottle!
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Durham Mag's Best
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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
  • Domaine de Pinchinat - Venus Rosé  2012  $10.99
  • Perazzeta - Sangiovese Rosato 2012  $16.99 


Why, thank you!     
Real Customer Comment:

"I've never had bad wine from here!"

  - David R.     

Fill that Bus!
Fill that Bus!
Support Durham Public School
Teachers and Students!
   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:
Bianco di Toscana!

  This Tuesday, July 16th, 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!
Terrazzo Tuscano
   Tuscany's name evokes rolling hills and red wines of every shape and size, but the region is home as well to glimmering whites and picturesque beaches.  As our North Carolinian summer continues to gather momentum, we find ourselves craving whites like the three that we'll be tasting our next Tasty Tuesday.  These wines are mouthwateringly crisp, bold, and very different from one another.  Join us and experience the other side of Tuscany!
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 

Journey through the Southern Rhone 
Southern Rhone w/ borders
As recently as ten years ago, the Southern Rhone (or, as the French call it, Rhone méridional) lingered in the shadows of Bordeaux and Burgundy, a region perhaps held back by its penchant for great value and the immediate appeal of many of its wines.  In recent years, it's rapidly gained recognition not only for its fleet of ripe and ready reds but also for its elegance, diversity, and complexity. Join us this Saturday as we explore a few different facets of this Mediterranean wine paradise, continuing the region's longstanding tradition of value while showcasing the heights that it reliably reaches vintage after vintage.  Vive le méridional!

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Garrigon Blanc
Domaine Le Garrigon

Cotes du Rhone Blanc

{organic} 60% Viognier,
Bouboulenc, 10% Ugni Blanc 
(Visan, Rhone Valley)
Oh, how we love the wines of Domaine Le Garrigon. Daniel Couston crafts  stunning values of amazing versatility and complexity.  This Viognier-driven blend is as lush and aromatic as you might wish it to be but still refreshing enough to cool you by the Mediterranean shore...
  On Sale! $14.99 [Full Description] 

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Petanque de Libian
Mas de Libian 

Rhone Rouge 2012

"Blanc de Trilogía"

{biodynamic} 80% Grenache,

20% Syrah  

 (Southern Ardèche, Rhone Valley)


Stock up! We will blow through this limited production red from sisters Hélène & Catherine Thibon, the dynamic duo behind "next-big-thing" wine estate Mas de Libian. Certified Biodynamic in 2005, this estate established in 1670...

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Plan de Dieu
Chateau Saint Jean 

Cotes du Rhone Villages 

Plan de Dieu 2011

{biodynamic} 65% Grenache, 25% 

Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan 

 (Vaucluse, Rhone Valley)

The Plan de Dieu, "Plan of God" in French, has been renowned since the Roman age, its name bestowed during the middle ages when the churches here were primarily responsible for wine production. This red, from the Meffre family is flamboyant and...
  On Sale $17.99 [Full Description]



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Vitalis Cairanne
Domaine Vitalis

Cotes du Rhone Villages 

Cairanne 2011 

{organic} 60% Grenache,

20% Syrah, 10% Carignan

5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault   

(Vaucluse, Rhone Valley)

  Cairanne is one of the brightest points in the Southern Rhone and, despite its increasingly lofty reputation, somehow continues to remain a source for some of the valley's best values.  Forged predominantly from 100 year old Grenache vines and Syrah planted more than...
  On Sale $16.99 [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!]

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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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