Best Of 2013
This Saturday, the hills are alive in Campania!
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: Go all the way with Beaujolais!
- Saturday's Tasting: The majestic hills of Campania
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Head for the Hills!
Beaujolais Hills
    Our next two tastings are both punctuated by lovely wines which are brand new to the store and hail from picturesque, undulating landscapes in Italy and France.  First, this Saturday features Campania, the site of ancient Rome's favorite wines and some of today's most unique Italian gems.  Then, next Tuesday, join us as we go for a stroll through the beautiful vineyards of Beaujolais for a taste of our newest rosé arrival and a pair of sublimely August-friendly reds!
Rosé Limerick Contest!
Rosé Limerick Contest  
   It's time once again to get creative* and express your passion, joy, love, and desire for dry pink wines through the always eloquent, heartfelt, and touching... limerick!
   From Wikipedia: A limerick is a five-line poem in anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (aabba), which intends to be witty or humorous, and is sometimes obscene with humorous intent.  
The following example of a limerick is of unknown origin:

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical,
But the good ones I've seen
So seldom are clean,
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

* Needless to say, we recommend a glass of wine... or two... to help you gear up (or down?) for waxing limericktic.

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The Rules:
  1. You must be at least 21 to submit an entry.
  2. Multiple entries are allowed, but each must be in a separate email.  Only poems in true limerick format are eligible to win, but other forms of poetry are welcome.
  3. Only entries submitted via email will be accepted.  
  4. Entries must be "clean enough" to print publicly.
  5. All entries are due by Friday, September 6th at midnight.
What can you win?
  • 1st prize - $50 Wine Authorities Gift Certificate 
  • 2nd prize - $30 Enomatic Card 
  • 3rd prize - Two bottles of any DAILY-priced rosés 
Our panel of celebrity judges will be announced soon.  Stay tuned for more.
Celebrate the Dog Days
this Summer!
    Our fellow Sustain-a-Bull member, Clare Reece-Glore has a passion for our canine companions and for helping us be better companions and owners to them.  Through Yay Dog, she offers a variety of classes and coaching services.  She'll be present during our Saturday Tasting this week to answer questions about training, health care, and nutrition as well as telling us more about her upcoming DTCC seminar, "Living Happily with a Dog."

Last Week
For the Vacation Pack! 
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 topless 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
  • Mas Codina - Penedès Rosé 2012  $9.99
  • Weingut Michlits - Frizzante 2012  $16.99
  • Domaine de Pinchinat - Venus Rosé  2012  $10.99
  • Perazzeta - Sangiovese Rosato 2012  $16.99
  • Domaine Amido - Tavel 2012  $20.99  


Why, thank you!     
Real Customer Comment:

"Having an account here has been a life-saver this summer!  I can look up all the wines I've had and recommend them to friends."

  - Bryce C.     

Tasty Tuesday:
Go all the way
with Beaujolais! 

This Tuesday, August 27th, we present our FREE midweek 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! 
   The southernmost portion of Burgundy makes its famous specialty the bold and bright Gamay grape.  At our next Tasty Tuesday, uncover three examples of this marvelous region's lively and lovely wines including a brand new rosé, a red that we've long counted among our very favorites, and an elegantly affable example of Régnié, one of the prized cru designated villages of Beaujolais (the newest to be recognized, in fact).  We're going all the way!
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 

     The hills of Campania have long been associated with vine-friendliness and wine-wonderfulness, providing ancient Rome with the wines most prized by aristocracy and the average Joe (or average Giuseppe?) alike. The region, today, continues to produce some of Italy's most interesting wines, remaining less famous than the center's Tuscany or the north's Piemonte but a plentiful home to excellent grapes and exceptional volcanic terroir.  Join us this Saturday as we taste four of our favorite selections from southern Italy's shin guard-shaped paradise of the vine - three of which have never before been featured at one of our tastings.  Bellissimo!

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Antica Masseria Venditti 

Sannio Bianco 2011

{organic} Greco, Cerreto    
(Campania, Italy)
Nicola Venditti's mission is to produce wines of the highest quality that showcase the unique varietals of Campania. Here he blends Greco di Castelvenere with the Amalfi rarity, Cerreto, to produce aromatic whites that...
  On Sale! $15.99 [Full Description] 

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Cantine Antonio Caggiano 

Irpinia Bianco 2011


70% Fiano, 30% Bianco 

 (Campania, Italy)

DRIED TURKISH APRICOT & WISPY ACACIA, PEAR, WAXY PISTACHIO Two quintessentially Campanian grapes, Fiano and Greco, are not only among the most important grapes of Italy's shin-shaped eno-paradise, they're also responsible for some of the the country's most striking whites. Previously reputed to...

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Roccamonfina IGT
Poderi Foglia i Vignali

Aglianico 2011
Roccamonfina IGT

100% Aglianico

(Campania, Italy)

Aglianico is a grape famously described as the "Nebbiolo of the south."  Typically, this refers more to a parallel in quality than to any specific similarity or strength shared by the two unrelated grapes.  This Aglianico, however, exhibits the firm elegance and...
  On Sale $19.99 [Full Description]



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Paulo Palumbo 

Leterre Rosso 2012

Aglianico, Piedirosso, Sciacinoso  

(Campania, Italy)

You might be familiar with this Lambrusco-esque wine if you spend your days strolling the back alleys and piazzas of Naples, but to us North Carolinians it's a rare, fresh, and exciting...
  On Sale $17.99 [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!]

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

Whites (48˚F):



Grüner Veltliner  

$24.99 on sale


Los Frailes

Monastrell Rosé

$9.99 on sale


Domaine Cassagnoles

Gros Manseng 

$12.99 on sale

Anton Bauer



$19.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 



Sannio Rosso  

$15.99 on sale



"La Cuadrilla" 

$24.99 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 

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Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Firsthand Foods 

  • Fresh & Local
Vande Rose Farms
  • Applewood
  • Caraway Rye 


  • Sorghum Sesame

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Local peanut butters

  • Peanut  

8oz Jar - $8.00
16oz Jar - $12.00

  • Peanut Cashew
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  • Penut Pecan
  • Chai Spice (8oz size only)  

8oz Jar - $10.00

16oz Jar - $15.00 


Counter Culture Coffee
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