Best Of 2013
It's Adventure Time!
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: The always groovy Grüner Veltliner
- Saturday's Tasting: Adventure Pack Sampling
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Join us in our quest for
  hidden treasure...
Indiana Jones
    Hot on the heals of our recent unveiling of the Adventure Packs, cases with an eye turned toward rare, esoteric, and (above all) delicious wines, this Saturday's free tasting is set to feature all four of the Adventure Pack wines. This will be a tasting to remember - a fantastic way to begin your Saturday afternoon featuring a line-up consisting of some of our absolute favorites and showcasing beautiful but rare grape varietals and stylistic representations.  See more information on the adventure pack directly below and join us on our quest for hidden treasures this Saturday!

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 quickly 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 
  • Terrasses d'Eole - Ventoux Rosé 2012  $10.99
  • 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
  • Domaine Amido - Tavel 2012  $19.99  


Why, thank you!     
Real Customer Comment:

"I never feel intimidated asking for advice here.  This is perhaps the only wine store like that."

  - Caroline T.     

Tasty Tuesday:
Always Groovy 
Grüner Veltliner

This Tuesday, August 6th, 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!
Groovy Grüner (2nd)
   Austria's superstar grape, Grüner Veltliner, has always known how to strike a balance between the immediate appeal of its refreshing drinkability and the complex elegance of its increasingly world-famous minerality.  This combination is like an intricate (and very groovy) tie dye, all of the wine's intricacies and points of appeal swirling together brilliantly.  Join us this Tuesday as we sample examples from Kamptal, Wagram, and Burgenland! 
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 

   In the Spirit of Adventure... 
Adventure Pack 2013
This Saturday is all about adventure!  Four of our favorite wines (each featured in our current "Adventure Pack") are set to star in the weekend tasting.  These wines all represent something truly rare and exciting, and one even features a grape never before seen in any wine available for purchase in the United States.  Harness your spirit of adventure and saddle up to the bar to discover these beautiful hidden gems!

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Prunelard Blanc
Chateau La Colombière 

Prunelard Blanc 2011

{Biodynamic} 100% Prunelard Blanc 
(Sud-Ouest, France)
When Philippe and Diane Cauvin were researching the history of winegrowing in their local appellation of Fronton, they came across a grape they didn't know existed. Prunelard Blanc, the lost green-skinned sibling of Gaillac grape Prunelard, which is...
  On Sale! $21.99 [Full Description] 

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Il Frappato
Arianna Occhipinti 

"Il Frappato" 2011

{organic} 100% Frappato   

 (Vittoria, Sicily)

From Sicily, the Frappato grape is known for its charm, aroma, and low tannin. Ariana Occhipinti is the "wild child" responsible for this beautiful wine which she crafts from her father's oldest vines and for which she has...

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Doniene Gorrondona 

Txakolina Baltza 2012

100% Hondarribi Beltza 

(Bizkaiko Txakolina, Pay Basque)

From 150 year-old Hondarribi Beltza vines grown in the tiny Aldape vineyard farmed by Gorrondona, this is an extremely rare, obscure wine that is totally delicious, food versatile, ageworthy and distinct. If you are a fan of the grape's close relative, Cabernet Franc, or simply a fan of good food and wine, you...
  On Sale $27.99 [Full Description]



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Leo's Blaufränkish

Blaufränkisch 2011

{organic} 100% Blaufränkisch

(Burgenland, Austria)


As handsome and sturdily-built as former Hugo Boss model turned Austrian wine visionary, Leo Hillinger, this Blaufränkisch has the intense purple fruit and spice which have been admired in the varietal for at least a thousand years. Quintessentially Central European, Blaufränkisch is...
  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



Zweigelt Rosé 


$13.99 on sale


Viña de Martin 

Ribeiro Blanco

$34.99 on sale




$19.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 



Sannio Rosso  

$15.99 on sale


Chateau Lusseau 

Graves Rouge  

$27.99 on sale


Poderi Elia 

Barbera d'Asti 

$17.99 on sale


Cerasuolo di Vittoria 

$17.99 on sale






Mas de Libian 

Rhone Rouge

"Vin de Petanque" 

$11.99 on sale




$10.99 on sale




 $19.99 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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