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A Super Saturday Tasting
for the Super Bowl!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Craig's Tour de Loire
Saturday Tasting: Super Bowl Tasting!
The Most Super of Bowls!
    It's time once more for that most American of traditions. We're referring, of course, to the Puppy Bowl. Or perhaps we mean the ascendant Kitten Bowl, which is poised to give the Puppy Bowl a run for its money. We understand that there is a football contest of some importance scheduled as well. Either way, Sunday is definitely a day for sitting in front of the TV, which can be thirsty work.
   Whether you choose to spend the day watching frolicking baby animals or grown men vigorously smashing into each other, you're going to need libations. Fortunately, we've got your wine and beer needs covered. We'll even spot you some good financial field position in the form of a great Saturday only discount, which you can read about later in this fine email!
Wine Authorities Raleigh
   Wine Authorities Raleigh is in full swing!  We're looking forward to building a great new community of friends and customers in the Oak City.  Stay tuned to our pages at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news!

Wine Authorities Raleigh Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday:  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday & Saturday:  10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Sunday:  Noon - 5:00 PM 
Classé is in Session:
Our first class of 2014!
At our Durham Location
     The wines of the Bordeaux region have influenced the world of modern wine more than any other.  Do you know what Moulis, barrique, noble rot and "cru classé" mean?  How was the historic popularity of Bordeaux influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic coast?  We'll reveal these answers and more in our focused class on the history, taste, jargon and geography of this important region and its amazing wines.
     Included: A fun evening of wine education, tastes of 7+ wines, a nibble to eat, maps and handouts.
     PS: No vaccination is necessary when we expose you to the noble rot!
 Class starts at 7:33pm Tonight: Thursday, Jan 30th
2501 University Drive
Durham, NC
$48 per Person


Call the Chateau Wine Authorities hotline
at (919) 489-2884 to reserve your seat! 

Monsieur Contraste
Jean-Christian Rostagni

The Carrack Modern Art
February 19th through March 1st
   You're invited to the film and photography exhibit of the documentary Monsieur Contraste by award-winning film maker Rodrigo Dorfman featuring the work of Jean-Christian Rostagni.  Wine Authorities is proud to present wines from Rostagni's Rhone Valley homeland.  Seats are limited to 50 for each night's screening at 7:30.  Check out the event's Facebook page for more information.


Why, thank you!     
 Real Customer Comments:

"Wine for us, Legos for him.  We have a new
happy place at Wine Authorities."

  -  Jennifer S. (via Twitter)    


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.  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 Apaltagua's "Gran Verano" Sauvignon Blanc from Curico, Chile - crisp, tropical, and delicious! 


  • Apaltagua - Sauvignon Blanc "Gran Verano" 2013  $29.99
  • Herdade do Esporão - Branco "Alandra" NV  $24.99 
  • 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!
Craig's Tour de Loire 
This Tuesday, February 4th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

  5:00 - 7:00 pm
  Those of us who've been following the Wine Authorities Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts have probably noticed that our Grandest of Poobahs has been traveling through France over the course of the past week - spending much of his time in the gorgeous (albeit seasonally chilly) Loire Valley.  At our next Tasty Tuesday, we'll retrace his steps over the vineyards of a few of our favorite producers from the Middle Loire (or "Mid-Lo," as we enjoy calling it).  Expect Chenin Blanc and two glorious examples of Cab Franc!  Gratuitous food photography not included...
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 and Raleigh 
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting

We'll spot you 15... PERCENT OFF!
   For Saturday's tasting, we're giving you a chance to kick off your Super Bowl party with a distinct advantage. The 45 yard line is a pretty good spot to start an offensive series, so we're offering a Super Bowl Party Pack for $45; all three wines from the tasting, plus a six-pack of the Foothills Brewing Co. beer of your choice! We'll be pouring an All- American chardonnay from Washington State (natch), a manly blend from Portugal, and a Chilean Carmenere that is the ultimate match for chili and other hearty snacks. And in the wine tasting equivalent of a fake punt (why don't we see more fake punts?), we will round out this super tasting with Foothills' delectable India Pale Ale!

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Milbrandt Chardonnay

Chardonnay 2012


100% Chardonnay 
(Colombia Valley, Washington State)
 After generations of farming the rolling hills of Washington's Columbia Valley, brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted grapevines in 1997. After seeing the wineries who purchased their grapes getting great accolades for the fruit of their labor, they began producing a limited amount...

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Casa Santos Lima 
Lisboa Tinto 2011

Camarate, Castelâo,

Tinta Miúda, Touriga Nacional 

 (Lisboa, Portugal)

A four-varietal blend showcasing the fresh, juicy appeal of the Camarate and Castelâo grapes, the Cigarra layers comforting dimensions of ripe fruit with spicy aromatic appeal, maintaining a lovely affability without compromising the rich dried berry flavors and mouth filling...

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Viña Apaltagua
Carmenere Gran Reserva 2011

93% Carmenere, 7% Cab Sauv 

(Colchagua, Chile)

With its origins in Carmenere vineyards planted more than sixty years ago, this robust and multifaceted cuvée demonstrates both the signature characteristics of the grape's distinctive personality and the finesse which...



India Pale Ale


Munich & variety of Crystal Malts,

Simcoe & other American Hops  

(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

A North Carolinian champion of a beer, the Hoppyum IPA is powerful, balanced and dynamically refreshing with its citrusy bite and sublimely aromatic hoppy bitterness....


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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):


Domaine Chiroulet 

Cotes de Gascogne Blanc
"La Cote d'Heux"  

$16.99 on sale


Domaine Gandines

Viré Clessé

$24.99 on sale



Tejo Branco 

$7.99 on sale

Domaine Pinchinat

Cotes de Provence Rosé 

$13.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


Chateau Haut Plantade  

Pessac Léognan  

$45.99 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



Orvieto Classico 

"Terre Vineate" 

$15.99 on sale

Bodegas Los Frailes 

"Blanc de Trilogia" 

$16.99 on sale


Dr. Fischer


"Ockfner Bockstein" 

$15.99 on sale



Grüner Veltliner 

"Grand Grü" 

$26.99 on sale




"Tenuta del Cavaliere" 

$19.99 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


Hyatt Vineyards 

$11.99 on sale


Ancient Peaks 




Hook & Ladder 


$25.99 on sale

Poderi Foglia i Vignali


$19.99 on sale


Anton Bauer 



 $14.99 on sale




$13.99 on sale


Chateau Haut Plantade 

Pessac Leognan 

$45.99 on sale


Mas de Libian  

Cotes du Rhone Rouge 

$19.99 on sale


Domaine du Vissoux 
Beaujolais Nouveau
"Pierre Charmette" 

$14.99 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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