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Party at Our New Pad?
This Saturday, from 11:00 to 5:00 pm
@ 211 East Franklin Street, Raleigh! 
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Tempore of Aragón (starring Garnacha)
Saturday Tasting: Zealous Zinfandel, Profound Primitivo
Raleigh, we have liftoff!
Celebrate with us this Saturday!
   Wine Authorities Raleigh is open in all it's spacious glory, and we are throwing the Grand Opening of the Century to celebrate! And it's not just us tapping the wine-kegs and kicking out the jams; we've hauled in a party-bus-load of our friends to help us share the love. Ponysaurus Brewing's Keil Jansen will be pouring some of his small-batch craft beers. Bruno Arricastres of Wine Without Borders will polish his finest cowboy boots to pour wine alongside Jen Vieceli of The Country Vintner and Jay Murrie of Piedmont Wine Imports. Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Baking is bringing the deviled ham and granola with buttermilk while Kelli Cotter of Toast got that vinaigrette up in the house. The Notorious DOCG herself will sample out cheese from our significantly bulked-up selection. The world-renowned food truck, Pie Pushers (parked in propitious proximity) will be peddling pizza pies.
   Oh, and there'll be a magician from noon to two. His name is Captain Kid, and he is nothing short of ASTONISHING! He rolls with a parrot named Jax.
Saturday's Schedule 
Six Hour Party People:
  • Ponysaurus Beers with Keil Jansen: 11:00 - 5:00
  • Bruno's Wine Without Borders: 2:00 - 5:00
  • Jen Viecelli of The Country Vintner: 11:00 - 2:00
  • Jay Murrie of Piedmont Wine Imports: 11:00 - 5:00
  • Phoebe Lawless of Scratch: 11:00 - 2:00
  • Yellow Dog Bakery: 12:00 to 2:00 
  • Kelli Cotter of Toast: 11:00 - 2:00
  • Captain Kid's Creative Comedy Magic: 12:00 - 2:00
  • Pie Pushers: 11:00 - 5:00
  • Lem Butler of Counter Culture Coffee: 11:00 - 2:00 
  • Kate's cheese sampling: 2:00 - 5:00
   We've worked very hard to bring this new Wine Authorities into existence, and we could not be more proud. We're looking forward to building a new community of friends and customers in the Oak City, and an all-day bash seems like a great way to meet new people. So come on down. Let's party. Check our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for the latest updates...


Why, thank you!     
 Real Customer Comments:

"You all are wonderful! You have great knowledge."

  -  Katie A.      


Perfect Post-Holiday

Budget Recovery:

Boxes of Wine!

  Chase away the post-holiday budgeting blues with our unprecedentedly extensive selection of boxed wines!  Old favorites like Domaine Le Garrigon's famous Vin de Méditerranée,  Domaine Pinchinat's Venus Rouge, and Eric Texier's fabulous "Chat Fou" are unarguably all up in the house, but we're most excited about the new additions to our 3 liter menagerie.  Daniel Couston of Domaine Le Garrigon has finally acquiesced and sent us BiBs (short for "Bag in Box") of his Cotes du Rhone. And in a crazy bolt-from-the-blue Box event, Carussin has sent us their delicious Barbera d'Asti in a very nice-looking box. Look for the box with the donkey on it, or as we are calling it, the Boxdonkeydonk.  The newest arrival is Apatagua's "Gran Verano" Sauvigon Blanc from Curico, Chile - crisp, tropical, and delicious! 


  • Apaltagua - Sauvignon Blanc "Gran Verano" 2013  $29.99
  • Heredade do Esporão - Branco "Alandra" NV  $24.99 
  • Domaine Le Garrigon - Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2012  $34.99 [3L]  
  • Domaine Le Garrigon - Vin de Méditerranée 2011  $29.99 [3L
  • Carussin - Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" 2012  $34.99 [3L]
  • Domaine Pinchinat - Venus de Pinchinat Rouge 2012  $29.99 [3L]
  • Eric Texier - Cotes du Rhone Rouge "Chat Fou"  2011 $94.99 [5L!]

And behold our glorious box discounts!

  • 2 Boxes: 10% Off!
  • 3 Boxes: 15% Off!!
  • 4 Boxes: 20% Off!!


Tasty Tuesday!
Bodegas Tempore of Aragón
This Tuesday, January 14th, we present our FREE midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!
  5:00 - 7:00 pm
Aragon's Tempore
   If the phrase "Kingdom of Aragón" evokes thoughts of an imposing landscape filled with ancient castles and fortified cities, then you're on the right track as that's exactly what it was, but there's also a treasure in the hills, and that powerfully purpley quarry is the equally ancient Garnacha grape.  Garnacha (or, as the french call it, Grenache) is a native to these arid northern Spanish climes, and it continues to reach its rich, ripe zenith in this awe-inspiring environment.  Join us on Tuesday for a tangy rosé and two deliciously different reds from the excellent Tempore, a producer whose work has never before been available in North Carolina. Garnacha guaranteed!
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 
in Durham "try before you buy"
our FREE tasting

   Zealous Zinfandel... 

Profound Primitivo! 
  This weekend, we arm ourselves against the cold with one of the world's most comfortingly warming, spicy, and indulgent grapes, Zinfandel...or is it Primitivo?  That depends on whether you're from California or Puglia, the two adoptive homes of the ancient Croation grape, Crljenac Kastelansk (try saying that three times fast).
   Though its even older name, Tribidrag, has been all but forgotten in its native Dalmatia, the grape itself has never had so many admirers.  This week, we celebrate the varietal with a tasting of two examples from Italy's heel-shaped Puglian peninsula and two from the United State's wild western California!
  This week's Saturday tasting will be featured in Durham only (as Wine Authorities Raleigh is having a grand opening party on Saturday).

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Primativo 2011


100% Primativo 
(Puglia, Italy)
The earliest records naming Primitivo in Puglia arise precisely from Gioia del Colle, where the 18th century priest Filippo Francesco Indellicati marveled at how this hardy varietal flourished on the plateaus of Le Murge, ripening early to combat hot days and plummeting temperatures at night.  Mariangela Plantamura's vines were planted by...

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Primitivo 2011

100% Primitivo 

 (Puglia, Italy)

A bold red with blackberry fruit both elegant and rustic. Ninì Palamà is a restaurateur and vinicoltore in the southern Pugliese town of Cutrofiano. His wines are named for his father Michele Arcangelo, and they herald the divinity that rises out of Salento's chalky, clay-rich soil. This luscious...

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Wellington Zin
Zinfandel 2008 

100% Zinfandel 

(Sonoma, California)

The Wellington father and son team come through again, making great value wines that pack a wallop of flavor. Figs and prune flavors with a touch of herbal sage on the finish. This is brambly with wild raspberry and black pepper...

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Cedarville Zin
Cedarville Vineyards 

Zinfandel 2010

{biodynamic} 100% Zinfandel 

(Sierra Foothills, California)

El Dorado is located at the base of the Sierra Foothills, and this vineyard sits at about 2,500 ft above sea level!  Husband and wife, Jonathan and Susan, met in enology school and made it their goal to own a vineyard one day. Cedarville is a modern day ghost town left behind from...


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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
in Durham:
Here's what's on tap, subject to change on a whim or fancy

Whites (48˚F):


Bodegas Los Frailes 

"Blanc de Trilogia" 

$16.99 on sale


Domaine Gandines

Viré Clessé

$24.99 on sale


Domaine Herbauges 


"Moulin d'Argent" 

$11.99 on sale

Domaine Pinchinat

Cotes de Provence Rosé 

$13.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


Eric de Suremain 

Rully Rouge 1er Cru  

$29.99 on sale


Mas de Libian 

Cotes du Rhone


$19.99 on sale


Chateau Peybrun 

Cadillac Rouge 

$19.99 on sale


Garnacha Joven

$10.99 on sale


Poderi Elia 





Chateau Jouclary 


$11.99 on sale

Domaine Largeot

Bourgogne Rouge 

$19.99 on sale


Tre Ricci 

Cabernet Sauvignon  

 $29.99 on sale


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

Whites (48º F):


Campanhia Leziras 

Tejo Branco

$7.99 on sale


Domaine La Grangette 

Picpoul de Pinet 

$9.99 on sale


Domaine Herbauges 


"Moulin d'Argent" 

$11.99 on sale

Domaine Pinchinat

Cotes de Provence Rosé 

$13.99 on sale



Bodegas Los Frailes 

"Blanc de Trilogia" 

$16.99 on sale


Bodegas Los Frailes 

"Blanc de Trilogia" 

$16.99 on sale


Dr. Fischer


"Ockfner Bockstein" 

$15.99 on sale



$26.99 on sale



Reds (65º F):


Companhia das Leziras 

Tejo Tinto


$8.99 on sale


Bodegas Tempore

Garnacha Joven 


$10.99 on sale


Bodegas Los Frailes 


$9.99 on sale


Bodegas Los Frailes 
Valencia Tinto

$13.99 on sale


Pyren Vineyards 


"Broken Quartz" 



Hook & Ladder 


$25.99 on sale

Poderi Foglia i Vignali


$19.99 on sale


Finca Sophenia

Malbec Reserve

 $15.99 on sale


Tre Ricci

Cabernet Sauvignon

$29.99 on sale


Chateau Haut Plantade 

Pessac Leognan 

$45.99 on sale


Mas de Libian  

Cotes du Rhone Rouge 

$19.99 on sale


Mas de Libian 
Rhone Rouge
"Vin de Petanque" 

$11.99 on sale


Domaine du Vissoux 

Beaujolais Nouveau




Shea Wine Cellars 

Pinot Noir

$44.99 on sale


Il Frappato 

$34.99 on sale



Rosso Conero

Uve Montepulciano 

 $13.99 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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