This Saturday, Northeastern Spain!
Next Tuesday, Pump Up the Pinot!!!

In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday (April 8th): Pump Up the Pinot!!!
Saturday Tasting: Catalunya & Aragón
Our Ship is Coming In!
    Like the seasons, we of Wine Authorities are in one of those in-between periods. A literal boatload of our favorite wines is on its way from Europe, and we can't wait for it to get here! But instead of pacing restlessly through the night, we've taken this opportunity to feel tremendous gratitude to our discerning and fun-loving customers. We wouldn't be sold out of a bunch of stuff unless our customers loved said stuff!
   But our shipments (barring storms and pirates) are truly imminent, and enormous container loads of favorites old and new are about to roll into both stores. So keep your eyes on the shelves, and we'll keep in touch!
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Rosé Sale:

20% Still off ALL Still Rosé!

Rosé Thangs
  That's right, baby. There's still time to save with our annual springtime rosé sale, and it's real, real nice...
Rosé Garden Glasses   Yes, the time has come for us to dust off our garden shears (and garden gnomes) in preparation for the monumental marvel of landscape architecture which is the Rosé Garden.  Just thinking about it instills in us an almost unquenchable thirst for this noblest of pink drinks!  Though it's not yet quite time for the Garden, we have a host of wonderfully vibrant rosés in stock to choose from at a deep discount.  All still rosé is 20% off for a limited time, so enjoy and celebrate the arrival of spring!


Tasty Tuesday!
"Pump Up the Pinot" 
This Tuesday, April 8th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm 
   The grapes of the so called "Pinot Family" are a fairly diverse bunch (pun firmly intended), and despite a reputation for caprice they've managed to gain footholds all over the world. Join us on Tuesday as we explore this ancient and mutation-prone grape in it's three most famous forms. We'll start with a juicy Pinot Blanc from Alsace and continue to a rich, orange-hued Pinot Grigio that defies the conventional wisdom. We'll finish with a spicy, cherried-out Austrian Pinot Noir, and the circle will be complete!
And don't forget 
Our 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 & Raleigh
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting
Northeastern Spain:
Catalunya & Aragon
    Just last week, we ventured through Mediterranean France's Languedoc. This Saturday, we pick up right where we left off, crossing the border into northeastern Spain and trading our Occitan for Catalan and Aragonese. We'll begin in the Catalonian province of Barcelona, less than half an hour from the city of the same name, where we'll encounter bubbly Cava and an elegantly racy still white made from the region's signature grapes. Next, we'll venture further inland to Tarragona's Priorat, an appellation increasingly revered as home to some of Spain's most impressive reds. We'll finish the afternoon in southern Aragón, the ancient birthplace of the pan-Mediterranean prime minister of grape varietals, Garnacha (aka Grenache). Salut!

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Mas Codina Cava
Mas Codina 

Cava Brut 

50% Macabeu, 35% Xarel-lo,
10% Chardonnay, 5% Pinot Noir 
(Alt Penedès, Catalunya)
On the last day of a recent trip to Spain, we found this lovely small winery on a "down-low" tip from one of the owners of the top quality estate of this entire region. It ended up being a fantastic find for us, as this bubbly has...

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Can Feixes 
"Blanc Selecció" 2012 

{organic} 49% Parellada,

28% Macabeu, 17% Chardonnay,

6% Malvasia de Stiges 

(Alt Penedès, Catalunya)

From the highest elevation vineyard in all of the Penedès appellation comes this sophisticated white from just outside of Barcelona. This is Spain's answer to the fine, very dry wines of Chablis, Muscadet, and Rheingau. The grapes used are typically those found in Cava, and this still wine shows them as subtle and complex...

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Buil & Giné
Priorat 2011
"Giné Giné" 

60% Carinyena, 40% Garnaxta

(Priorat, Catalunya)

Priorat is known for its often titanic reds - imposingly ripe and typically aged in new oak barrels which may give them a more "respectable" polish but often at the expense of subtlety and complexity. Here we have pure Priorat made from the core grapes, Garnatxa & Carinyena (Grenache & Carignan) but without the...

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Bodegas Tempore
Garnacha 2010

{organic} 45% Grenache

(Tierra del Bajo, Aragón)

Another beautiful take on Aragón's native Garnacha grape from Bodegas Tempore, and this one tips the scales. The iconic "G" only spends four months in oak, which speaks to how naturally luscious and concentrated the juice was before the winemakers plied their trade. Redolent of spice, coffee, and cocoa...
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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.

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Show me the six

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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 Saint Just  

Saumur Champigny 

"Montée des Roches"

$34.99 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


Domaine Vissoux 

Beaujolais Nouveau 

 $12.99 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" 

$12.99 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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