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Saturday's Tasting: Burgeoning Burgundy
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: That's how the Roannaise (Sé)roll...
- Saturday's Tasting: New arrivals from Burgundy
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Fall is Tentatively Upon Us
Autumn 2013 
    The weather is still riotously sunny and warm, porches and parks remain inviting, and the pleasures of crisp white wines and luscious rosés are as captivating as ever. But still...fall is in the air. It's marked by a certain clarity of sunlight, a tinge of crimson on the leaves, and a distinct lack of soaked Rorschach patterns across our Wine Authorities t-shirts (still on sale for $12.99, by the way).
   Expect some seasonally appropriate changes around here in the coming weeks. The Rosé Garden has recently welcomed two spectacular late-bloomers while clearly attaining a sort of dignified end-of-summer majesty, but soon it will have to make way for wines that go better with woodsmoke and cold nights...and certain important holiday meals that are right around the corner.
   For now, however,  keep soaking up rays and drinking the pink! We've got wines for all seasons, after all, and for the various moments in between.
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    Hot off the heels of the recent celebration of our sixth birthday, we couldn't be more excited to fill you in on the status of our impending second location in Raleigh!  Our original Durham store will remain unchanged and occupied by the same staff that you've come to know and trust. In mere weeks (let's say 6 to 8, fingers and toes crossed), our Capital City home at 211 E Franklin Street in the Person Street Plaza will open its doors and welcome friends new and old to a space which will be familiar to anyone who knows Wine Authorities but with a few exciting new tricks up its sleeves (more details to follow soon)!
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Triangle Localista / Google+ Contest
Local blogger, Kim A (aka Triangle Localista) has teamed with Google Local to offer a $250 Wine Authorities gift certificate to the writer of the best local business review.  We're honored to have been chosen as a representative local business!  Below are more details from her website:

"Ready to get started? Click here then follow the directions to sign into your Google account and start writing reviews on Google+ Local. Each new review you write is a new entry and chance to win. The entrant who writes the overall best review during the contest period is the winner - style counts, people! Consider:
  • Originality - how creative or original is your review style?
  • Capturing the spirit of the places - how well do you describe the atmosphere?
  • Unique viewpoints - do you bring unique or different viewpoints?
  • Writing style - how well written is your review? 

The contest ends on September 30, 2013. Remember, each new review is a new entry and a step closer to winning that great prize to indulge at one of our area's best shops for beverages of many persuasions and artisan foods."

Tasty Tuesday:
 That's just how we (Sé)roll...

This Tuesday, October 1st, 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! 
Serol of the Roannaise
    The Cote Roannaise is an off-the-beaten-path pocket of the Loire Valley renowned for two things: the delicious, expensive meat of the Charolais cow and Gamay plantings that rival Beaujolais in age and quality. Domaine Robert Sérol sits right in the middle of this fortuitous area. In the capable second generation hands of son Stéphane, it has become one of the top Gamay specialists in the Loire Valley. Its output is a beloved feature at the 3 Michelin Star restaurant Troisgros in nearby Roanne, celebrated for 40 years as one of the best restaurants in town ("town" in this case meaning "The World"). On Tuesday, we'll taste the brand new vintage of the estate's crisp rosé and two outstanding reds, so (Sé)roll on up to the bar and join us!  
And don't forget:
Tasty Tuesday 15%
Half-Case Discount!
   After you taste, put together 6 bottles from our Tasty Tuesday lineup, and we'll take an entire 15% off!

This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM 
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting 

"Burgeoning Burgundy"
    We're thrilled to report that currently in stock is a rather spectacular lineup of brand new Burgundies which are also exceptional values. The birthplace of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is often celebrated for its greatness but seldom for its affordability. Our tasting this Saturday afternoon aims to change all that with a line up of four fantastic selections including not only classic representations of the region's dynamic duo (Pinot and Chard) but the illusive Aligoté grape as well - all clocking in at oh, so obtainable prices! 

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Domaine Berthenet 

Bourgogne Aligoté 2012

100% Aligoté   
(Central Burgundy, France)
Born in the vineyards of the Cote Chalonnaise's Montagny appellation, a mere half-hour south of the Aligoté grape's zenith zone of Bouzeron, this gorgeously restrained white is a Burgundian niche classic.  Equally appealing as carefree aperitif or intellectual...
  On Sale! $16.99 [Full Description] 

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Noblet MF
Domaine Gilles Noblet

Macon-Fuissé 2012

{sustainable} 100% Chardonnay

 (Southern Burgundy, France)

From the warmer southern reaches of Burgundy and the meticulously tended old vines of a dedicated fourth generation vigneron comes this delicate and expressive unoaked Chardonnay. Gilles Noblet has carried the torch of...

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Largeot Bourgogne Rouge
Daniel Largeot

Bourgogne Rouge 2011 

100% Pinot Noir

(Northern Burgundy, France)

In the northern reaches of Burgundy's Cote de Beaune, Daniel Largeot tends his vineyards in the esteemed appellations of Savigny, Aloxe-Corton, and Chorey-lès-Beaune.  As many lovers of Burgundy (red or white) would attest, this stretch of the Cote d'Or is home to some of the region's...
  On Sale $19.99 [Full Description]



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7 Terroirs
Domaine des 7 Terroirs

Bourgogne Rouge 2010

100% Pinot Noir

(Southern Burgundy, France)


Burgundy this exquisite, at this price, very rarely rears its head, so when it slides into our sights we take the shot. Named after the seven different chalky vineyard plots owned by the Thevenet family, this wine presents...
  On Sale $18.99 [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):




$44.99 on sale



Sangiovese Rosato


$16.99 on sale


Domaine de Bidalere

Gascogne Blanc 

$10.99 on sale


Grüner Veltliner 

$13.99 on sale


 Reds (65˚F): 


Pietra Santa 

Cabernet Sauvignon 

$16.99 on sale




$26.99 on sale


Chateau Saint Jean 

Cotes du Rhone

Plan de Dieu 

$17.99 on sale


"Third Generation" 

$12.99 on sale






Mas de Libian 

Rhone Rouge

"Vin de Petanque" 

$11.99 on sale




$10.99 on sale


Mas Bruguiere

Pic Saint Loup

"La Grenadiere" 

 $39.99 on sale


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Fresh Local Sausages 

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Firsthand Foods 

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8oz Jar - $10.00

16oz Jar - $15.00 


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