Best Of 2013
Lots to be excited about!
And this Saturday, German Riesling...
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: "Domo Arigato, Mr. Frappato!"
- Saturday's Tasting: Riesling's Home Turf
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 Sun Report  
     Yes, summery weather has undeniably arrived, but that's not all.  We have a deliriously exciting assortment of new wines from all around the globe (see below), not one but TWO awesomely adventurous sampler packs, (see just a bit further below) and great tastings lined up over the course of the next week (see even further below). Join us, taste, get adventurous, and explore some truly exciting new selections!

Recent Arrivals
Wine Carriages
France & Spain!
  • Domaine Terrasses d'Eole - Cotes de Ventoux Rosé 2012  $10.99
  • Chateau Saint-Jean - Cotes du Rhone Villages "Plan de Dieu" 2011  $17.99
  • Domaine Pas Saint Martin - Saumur Blanc "La Pierre Frite" 2012  $14.99
  • Domaine de Saint-Just - Saumur Champigny "Yves Lambert" 2011  $17.99
  • Domaine de Saint-Just - Saumur Champigny "Montée des Roches" 2010  $34.99
  • Chateau de Brézé - Saumur Blanc 2011  $17.99
  • Chateau de Brézé - Saumur Blanc "Clos David" 2010  $37.99
  • Domaine Gouron - Chinon Rosé 2012  $15.99
  • Domaine Gouron - Chinon Rouge "Cuvée Terroir" 2009  $22.99 
  • Chateau de Chasseloir - Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie "Comte Leloup/Cuvee des Ceps Centenaires" 2007  $18.99
  • Domaine Claude Branger - Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie "Les Fils des Gras Moutons" 2011  $13.99
  • Domaine des Herbauges - Muscadet "Clos de la Fine" 2011  $14.99
  • Domaine des Herbauges - Muscadet "Le Legendaire" Vieilles Vignes 2002  $23.99
  • Buil & Gine - Priorat "Gine Gine" 2010  $19.99 
  • Bodegas Los Frailes - Valencia Tinto "La MoMa" 2009  $29.99
  • Viña Aliaga - Navarra Rosado "Lagrima de Garnacha" 2012  $9.99
  • Mas Codina - Penedès Rosé 2012  $9.99 

Germany & Austria!

  • Stein - Riesling Trocken "Blauschiefer" 2011  $19.99
  • Schlössmuhlenhof - Riesling Trocken [1 liter] 2012  $15.99
  • Rudescheimer - Riesling Sekt "Jagdschloss" $20.99 
  • Netzl - Chardonnay 2009  $19.99
  • Steininger - Grüner Veltliner 2012  $12.99

Greece & Italy!

  • Domaine Skouras - Peloponnese White "Zoe" 2012  $11.99
  • Domaine Skouras - Peloponnese Red "Zoe" 2011  $11.99
  • Terpin - Pinot Grigio (Rosé) "Quinta Quarto" 2010  $23.99
  • Venica - Pinot Grigio 2012  $19.99
  • Antica Masseria Venditti - Sannio Bianco 2011  $15.99
  • Arianna Occhipinti - "Il Frappato" 2011  $34.99
  • Arianna Occhipinti - "Il Frappato" [1.5 LITER!] 2011  $79.99 (very rare, only 12 bottles available for the southeastern US, only available here)


  • Peirano Estate - Petite Sirah "Heritage" 2011  $14.99
  • Brutocao - Merlot "Bliss Vineyard" 2009  $22.99
  • Brutocao - Cabernet Sauvignon "Contento Vineyard" 2010  $22.99
  • Pietra Santa - Sangiovese 2008  $16.99
  • Pietra Santa - Cabernet Sauvignon 2008  $16.99


Pack your spirit of Adventure!
Adventure Pack 2013 
    At Wine Authorities, we've become famous for our curated selection of great value artisan wines - the kind that you can drink any night of the week and still feel like you are having something really special, handmade, and delicious. We steer well clear of corporate producers and their deceptive legions of fake brands. We also avoid the tired cliché of wine exploited as a status symbol or collectible commodity, embracing instead the timeless pleasure of drinking and enjoying delicious but affordable wine.
    Another passion of ours, as a quick look around our shelves should indicate, is adventurous wine education! We never get enough of wines which stray from the beaten path - especially when they contain uncommon grapes or represent seldom-seen regions. In this spirit of adventure, we're proud to offer a case of four wines (three bottles each) that would make any sommelier giddy. There are always gems like these hidden in plain sight on our shelves, but this case bundles them into your own personal wine adventure!
Adventure Pack 2013!
A $335.88 value for only $249.99
(26% off the regular price)

These packs are as limited as the wines that they contain!  Act fast before they're gone. 
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
T-Shirt Sale!
All shirts are $3.00 off 
 You no longer have to go shirtless now that our classic "Durham: Crunchy on the Outside" and "Wine from Farmers not Factories" shirts are currently on sale for only $12.99.  Stock up today and remain clothed throughout the season in cotton t-shirts grown, sown, ginned and printed, all in North Carolina.  So über-local, you'll jump for joy!
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.  As always, a portion of each and every bottle of rosé sold will be donated to the fight against breast cancer.
  • Aliaga - Rosado "Lagrima de Garnacha" 2012  $9.99 
  • Domaine St Croix - Rosé "La Croix Gratiot" 2012  $9.99
  • Bodegas Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosado 2012  $9.99 
  • Laetitia - Brut Rosé 2007  $29.99
  • Anton Bauer - Wagram Rosé 2012  $12.99
  • Domaine de Pinchinat - Venus Rosé  2012  $10.99
  • Perazzeta - Sangiovese Rosato 2012  $16.99 


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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:
Domo Arigato, 
Mr. Frappato! 
The Tale of an Unsung Sicilian Hero...  

  This Tuesday, July 30th, 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!
Domo Arigato, Mr. Frappato w/ Vittoria
   Close to Sicily's sunny southern extreme lies Vittoria (see map above), the adoptive homeland of the Frappato grape. Many of us in the United States haven't often encountered this vibrantly fruity delight whose contribution to Sicily's diverse wealth of wines are famously fresh and friendly reds that are as comfortable relaxing on the beach or patio (listening to Styx?) as the sorts of crisp, refreshing whites and rosés that we usually find ourselves reaching for this time of year.  Join us at this week's Tasty Tuesday as we express gratitude to this great grape and often unsung Sicilian hero.
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 

German Riesling & bratwurst sampling!!
Mosel Slopes
The "Summer of Riesling" continues, and the "31 Days of German Riesling," which many of us still refer to as July, is coming to a close.  This Saturday, we're planning to celebrate the origins of this majestic grape with a tasting of four brilliant Rieslings from the Mosel and Reinhessen.  Bright, minerally, and magically complex, this quartet hammers home the essential character of German Riesling and simultaneously shows off its diversity.  Durham's own Firsthand Foods bratwurst will be sampled as a perfect accompaniment!  Sprechen sie Deutsch?  Not much, but we certainly speak the language of German Riesling!

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Mühlenhof Trocken
Schloss Mühlenhof 

Riesling Trocken 2012


{sustainable} 100% Riesling 
(Rheinhessen, Germany)
Few things in life are more dear to our hearts than delicious dry Riesling by the liter. Since 1846, the Michel family has lovingly tended its hillside vineyards with unwavering respect for nature. The combination of "ecologically healthy"...
  On Sale! $15.99 (equivalent of $11.99 per 750 ml bottle) [Full Description] 

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Stein Blauschiefer

Riesling Trocken 2011


{sustainable} 100% Riesling  

 (Mosel, Germany)

Focused, firm, and with a brilliantly romantic clarity, the "Blauschiefer" offers tremendous value in dry Mosel Riesling.  Hailing from one of the coolest parts of Europe where viticulture is still a sensible thing to pursue, it almost conjures on the palate an impression of the cold waters of the Mosel itself and of the...

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Heyden Halbtrocken
Dr. Heyden 

Riesling Halbrocken 201


100% Riesling 

(Rheinhessen, Germany)

When Dr. Karl Heyden's son, Frank, took over the winemaking at the family estate he catapulted the quality to new heights. With a deep commitment to sustainable agriculture, this estate is a leader in quality and environmentally friendly...
  On Sale $15.99 (equivalent of $11.99 per 750 ml bottle) [Full Description]



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BL Apotheke

Riesling Kabinett 2011

"Trittenheimer Apotheke" 

100% Riesling     

(Mosel, Germany)

Stefan Bollig is an old friend of ours who makes his lovely Mosel Valley Rieslings in the traditional style: juicy, lightly sweet, greatly rich and layered with complex flavors of apples, citrus, and petrol. Through the front window of...
  On Sale $19.99 [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




$10.99 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
  • 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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