Rosé, rosé, rosé,
special guests, and a timeless rivalry!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Rosé Featurette (pt. 1)
Special Wednesday Tastings: Far-Flung Friends
Saturday Tasting: "A Timeless Rivalry"
Warm Weather Approaches...
We Have Great Whites 
And Radiant Rosés!
    As things finally begin to heat up, keep in mind that we have enough great whites to satisfy...well, a great white. Of equal importance is that we also have a healthy population of bright, lithe, streamlined rosé. To make them still more irresistible and easier to catch, we've gone and put them thangs on sale. We're offering a 20% discount on all the non-sparkling rosé in the store! Come on down and take a big chomping bite out of some seriously delicious pink.
Rosé Garden Glasses
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Tasty Tuesday!
Rosé Featurette pt.1:
"Impending Spring"
This Tuesday, March 11th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

  5:00 - 7:00 pm 
        Pink blossoms are around the corner, and we have the perfect lineup to prepare our palates for arrival of spring.  As all still rosés throughout the store are currently a whoppin' 20% off, we're celebrating this Tuesday with a curated exhibit of three classics. We'll begin in France's promised land of rosé, Provence, for a typically light, bright, and brilliantly crisp example of exactly why the pink wines of the region are known the world over. Next, we'll hop, skip, and jump our way to the countryside north of Toulouse for a creamier offering made from the Negrette grape. We'll end our pre-vernal crusade in southern Valencia where we'll soak up the deeply colored, juicy Monastrell rosado from Bodegas Los Frailes. Think pink!
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!
Next Wednesday:
Special Guests!
Far-Flung Friends from
Argentina & California 
Next Wednesday, March 12th, we present special
tastings (and guests) in Durham & Raleigh

5:30 - 7:00 pm
    We're on our very best behavior these days, because it seems like it's this time of year that our out-of-town wine friends come to visit and share their delicious offerings with the greatest frequency. On Wednesday March 12th we welcome emissaries from two of our favorite New World producers. At our Durham location, we will host Roberto Luka, owner of Argentina's high-altitude Finca Sophenia, pouring Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and his winery's stunning Malbec. In Raleigh, please join us as we extend a welcome to Mike Sinor, winemaker from the calcareous soils of the Ancient Peaks Winery of Paso Robles, home to some of the best values in Californian wine that we've encountered. Both tastings are free and will run from 5:30-7:00 pm. We love it when friends visit!
  • Durham: Roberto Luka of Finca Sophenia
  • Raleigh: Mike Sinor of Ancient Peaks  

This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM
in Durham & Raleigh
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting
Bordeaux vs. Burgundy 
A Timeless Rivalry
   This Saturday, inspired in part by an infamous crosstown basketball rivalry, we'll take a good look at one of the wine world's most timeless (not to mention tastiest) pair of arch nemeses.  Why is it that as soon as we've recognized that two entities are exceptionally good at something, we set about straight away trying to determine which is better?  Thankfully for us, neither Bordeaux nor Burgundy will ever truly be crowned champion in their tireless battle for the hearts and palates of wine lovers the world over.  In fact, in this competition, it's the drinker/taster who wins every time.  So, as tempted as you might be to pick sides, take the wiser route of sitting back and enjoying the epic clash between Burgundy and Bordeaux this Saturday afternoon.  Game on! 

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Chateau Magneau

Graves Blanc 2012 

{sustainable} 45% Sauvignon Blanc,
45% Semillon, 10% Muscadelle 
(Southern Bordeaux, France)
The estate goes back to 1400 AD, the times of Henry IV,and today it is owned by the Ardurats family. With a mere 40 hectares of vines, and just 25 of them planted to white varietals in gravel soils, this Graves Blanc is...

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Gandines MP
Domaine Gandines
Macon-Peronne 2012

{organic} 100% Chardonnay

 (Southern Burgundy, France)

FULL & FLAVORFUL, LEMON, HAZELNUT, CARAMEL. SERIOUS! Gandines really surprised us with this compelling, and serious White Burgundy. Fully ripe and lush, but with juicy acidity and complex minerality. This kind of power usually comes from the big boys north of the...

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Cépage Pinot Noir
Chitry 2012
"Cépage Pinot Noir"

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir 

(Northern Burgundy, France)

The limestone soils surrounding the ancient fortified town of Chitry gently exert their influence on the Pinot Noir grown in the area. Wines like this beautiful and structured Burgundy benefit from this particular soil chemistry...

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C'est Lussac, baby.
Ch Rocher Cap de Merle
Bordeaux Supérieur 2011

{organic} 80% Merlot, 10% Cab Franc,

10% Cabernet Sauvignon 

(Right Bank Bordeaux, France)

Size doesn't matter...Philippe Durand owns just one hectare of vines for this estate. Technically this wine is a Montagne Saint-Emilion, but since he brings the harvest to his Rocher Corbin winery up the road for vinification, he has to...
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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


Campanhia das Lezirias 

Tejo Branco


$7.99 on sale


Chateau de Brézé 

Saumur Blanc 

$17.99 on sale

Domaine Serol

"Cabochard" Rosé

$13.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


Domaine Vissoux  

Beaujolais Nouveau

"Vieilles Vignes" 

$13.99 on sale


Mas de Libian 

Cotes du Rhone


$19.99 on sale


Domaine Pinchinat 

"Venus Rouge" 

$10.99 on sale


Abbaye Sylva Plana 
"Les Novices"  

$17.99 on sale







Castello di Verduno 



$25.99 on sale

Anton Bauer 



$14.99 on sale


Ch Haut Plantade 

Pessac Léognan 

 $45.99 on sale


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

Whites (48º F):


Terrasses d'Eole 

Ventoux Blanc 

$12.99 on sale


Domaine Pinchinat 

"Venus Blanc 

$10.99 on sale


Domaine Mirail 

Cotes de Gascogne Blanc


$11.99 on sale


Pinot Gris

$17.99 on sale


G.M. Machmer



$15.99 on sale





$33.99 on sale


Domaine Herbauges 

Muscadet Vieilles Vignes 

"Le Legendaire" 

$23.99 on sale



$15.99 on sale



Reds (65º F):



Douro Tinto 

"Lua Nova"

$11.99 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 




Stolpman Vineyards 


$26.99 on sale




$28.99 on sale


Anton Bauer



 $14.99 on sale




$13.99 on sale


Chateau Bel Air 

Sant Estephe 

$41.99 on sale


Domaine Le Garrigon 

Rhone Rouge

"Vin de Méditerranée" 

$10.99 on sale


Domaine du Vissoux 
Beaujolais Nouveau
"Pierre Charmette" 

$14.99 on sale


Domaine du Vissoux 

Beaujolais Nouveau

"Vieilles Vignes"



Marcel Giraudon 

Bourgogne Rouge 

Chitry Pinot Noir

$17.99 on sale

Fattoria Rodano 

Chianti Classico Riserva 

$34.99 on sale



Barbera d'Asti 


 $16.99 on sale  


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