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This Saturday, experience the autumn-friendly
flavors of Italy's Piemonte! 
In This Issue:
- Tasty Tuesday: "The New Zealand Primer"
- Saturday's Tasting: Autumn in the Piemonte
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  Save the Date(s)! 
    The holiday crunch is still weeks away, but we ain't slackin' here at Wine Authorities. Got to keep in shape! For us, this means extra reps of palate pushups,
aroma- detecting "nose yoga" exercises, and basic strength training like tossing full cases back and forth across the store to the dulcet tones of "Eye of the Tiger".  For you, this means extra chances to meet some of our international friends and participate in educational opportunities.  In addition to our regularly scheduled FREE Tusday and Saturday tastings, we have some very exciting events lined up for the immediate future!
    Our main focus at Wine Authorities, as you may have noticed, is good wine.  However, a little knowledge goes a long way in adding depth and variety to your wine-drinking pleasure, and learning about wine is fun! Happy October!
(See more details below...) 
Wine Class!

Vine to Wine

On October 24th, we present our in-depth introductory wine class.  

7:33 pm

   Join us for a fun and educational evening of wine which chronicles a vine's bud break in the spring to each of its grape's being lovingly squeezed into the bottles that we hold so dear.  We cover how vines are grown and wine is made as well as how to read a label, how to buy wine, how to store wine, how to drink, er, taste wine... and we'll debunk many wine myths throughout this two hour class.
(includes tasting wines, video presentation, and handouts)

Thursday, October 24th at 7:33 pm
$36 per person
Reservations required
(Corkscrew) Operators are standing by:
(919) 489-2884 
The Wines of
Leo Hillinger

Tasting & mini-class w/ special guest

Michael Höffken

Friday, October 18th @ 7:33 pm
   If you've spent much time wandering our aisles, you've probably noticed that we're ardent admirers of both Austria's traditional specialties and its bold spirit of adventure.  Leo Hillinger's offerings from the country's Burgenland serve as a perfect example of this balance.  The estate's Michael Höffken, assistant winemaker and traveling guru of all things Hillinger, will be joining us to share his first-hand knowledge of Burgenland's wines.
The event features five wines, catered hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to purchase the wines of Hillinger at a bonus discount.  Prost!
Friday, October 18th at 7:33 pm
$10 per person
Call us to register 
(919) 489-2884
Wine Authorities Raleigh
   We're very 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. This fall, 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 should be familiar to anyone who knows Wine Authorities but with a few exciting new tricks up its sleeves! More details are soon to follow... 


Why, thank you!     
Real Customer Comment:

"I love your store!  I recommend it to
everyone I know.  It's such an unpretentious
place to buy wine."

  - Susan J.     

Tasty Tuesday:
"The New Zealand Primer"

This Tuesday, October 15th, 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 New Zealand wine industry has gone through many changes over the past few decades.  Factory winemaking and corporate beverage company ownership undermined what began as a grassroots winemaking culture, and of course there was that unfortunate business when Saruman tore up all the vineyards to create an army of bloodthirsty super-orcs.
    But today, there is an increasing number of fantastic estate offerings from Middle Earth...uh, New Zealand, and our friend, Eric Platt of Pacific Prime Wines, will be here on Tuesday to pour a few of them. We'll be tasting a Grüner Veltliner from the venerable Seifried family as well as the classic NZ Sauvignon Blanc from their "Old Coach Road" imprint. Also featured are a beautiful bruiser of a Pinot Noir from Carrack and a delightfully subtle Riesling from Forrest Wines' innovative "The Doctor's" lineup. Eric always mixes fun with education, so come prepared to learn about what it means to make great wine in New Zealand.
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 

Autumn in the Piemonte
    This Saturday, we're venturing into Italy's dynamic northwestern vineyards, which are home to some of its most striking specialties.  These famously firm offerings range from crisp, refreshing whites and juicy, youthful reds to powerful, long-lived delights which can practically cellar indefinitely.  Join us this weekend as we explore this sublime, subalpine land of the vine.

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Moncalvo Cortese
Borgo Moncalvo 

Cortese 2012

100% Cortese    
(Asti, Piemonte)
Cortese, a grape which many wine lovers associate exclusively with the small Piemontese region of Gavi, actually has a fairly wide northwestern Italian range. This example from less than 40 miles further west has many reminiscences of Gavi's classic hallmarks but a significantly lower price tag...
  On Sale! $11.99 [Full Description] 

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Dolcetto d'Alba 2011

100% Dolcetto

 (Alba, Piemonte)

Here we have a profoundly delicious Dolcetto from Terrabianca - a richer and more powerful example than one typically finds. This is a vivacious and approachable wine with added depth, length, and...

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Elia Barbera
Poderi Elia

Barbera d'Asti 2010 

100% Barbera

(Asti, Piemonte)

Fruit from 90 year-old vines is interesting on its own, but Barbera this intense is cause for a double take. In this case, 18 months in French oak adds to the grape's innate depth, matching a soft, modern texture with typical...
  On Sale $17.99 [Full Description]



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Verduno Nebbiolo
Castello di Verduno 

Nebbiolo 2011

100% Nebbiolo

(Langhe, Piemonte)

Ripe and solid, Castello di Verduno's Nebbiolo from the estate's vineyards in Langhe (and more specifically Barbaresco) represents a rounder and more modern representation of the esteemed grape while sacrificing none of its classical elegance or structure. Generous strawberry and dried cherry...
  On Sale $26.99 [Full Description] 

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Moscato d'Asti 2011


{sustainable} 100% Muscat 
(Asti, Piemonte)
A great finish to a meal or a fantastic start to one? You decide, as this lightly sweet Moscato is one of the very best we've tasted. Spritzy, tangy and exploding with orange blossom, apricot, cedar and flowers, it's a wine that... 
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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):




$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


Firsthand Foods


Fresh Local Sausages 

  • Bratwurst
  • Country Breakfast
  • Spicy Italian




Artisan Bacon



  • Applewood 
  • Garlic

 North Country 

  • Applewood
  • Peppered

Firsthand 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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  • Rustico
  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Union El Triunfo, Mexico    
  • Finca Mauritania, El Salvador
  • Haru Buna Ababa, Ethiopia 
  • Espresso Toscano                
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