Get All Provençal with Pinchinat! 
Go Green with Vinho Verde!! 
In Two Weeks, a Rosé Garden Party!!!
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Go Green w/ Vinho Verde!
Saturday Tasting: Provisions from Provence's Pinchinat!
It's a Party 'round the Garden!
(In Durham & Raleigh) 
Seurat in Durham
Photo by Larry Gottschalk
   PAAAAARRTTTYYY! Garden Party, to be exact, in honor of the annual blooming of our Rosé Garden, often referred to by historians as The Greatest Thing on Earth. To match our garden's pink, juicy glory, we're throwing an ambitious two-city simultaneous Rosé Rager on Saturday, May 17th. Oysters will be shucked, fish will be fried, and (of course) the wine will flow. More details will be revealed in the coming weeks, but we wanted to send this early invite so we all have a chance to save the date and plan our Garden Party Outfits.
   Oh yeah, you're definitely gonna need a Garden Party Outfit...

 (more details soon to follow)
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Boxes are Blooming!

    While you might have heard of "Christmas in July," "Boxing Day in May" is probably slightly less familiar. That's okay! We're here to fill you in on all the juicy details. Returning just in time for all our favorite vernal festivities is a stable of beloved Rhone and Provençal boxed wines.  Domaine Le Garrigon's famous Vin de Méditerranée and Cotes du Rhone, along with Domaine Pinchinat's Venus Rouge and Rosé, are finally back!  We also welcome our newest arrival to the wild world of 3L, Apaltagua's "Gran Verano" Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile's Curico, which joins the estate's crisp, tropical box o' Sauvignon Blanc!
   To celebrate all the boxy goodness we have going on up in here, our next Saturday Tasting (May 3rd) features the wines of Domaine Pinchinat, an estate which knows that it's sometimes best to think inside the box, so glass bottles are set to share the spotlight with space-age sachets forged of mylar and cardboard. 

  • Apaltagua - Sauvignon Blanc "Gran Verano" 2013  $26.99 [3L] 
  • Herdade do Esporão - Branco "Alandra" NV  $24.99 [3L] 
  • Domaine Pinchinat - Venus de Pinchinat Rosé 2013  $29.99 [3L]
  • Domaine Pinchinat - Venus de Pinchinat Rouge 2012  $29.99 [3L]
  • Carussin - Barbera d'Asti "Asinoi" 2011  $34.99 [3L] (JUST RETURNED!) 
  • Domaine Le Garrigon - Vin de Méditerranée 2012  $29.99 [3L]  
  • Domaine Le Garrigon - Cotes du Rhone 2012  $34.99 [3L]  
  • Apaltagua - Cabernet Sauvignon "Gran Verano"  2013  $26.99 [3L]

And behold our glorious box discounts!

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


Tasty Tuesday!
  Go Green (with Vinho Verde)!
Featuring the wines of
Anselmo Mendes
This Tuesday, May 5th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   Spritzy, refreshingly tart, and the very essence of crisp, summer vibrancy, Vinho Verde simultaneously lives up to its reputation and goes beyond it. Vinho Verde is, after all, not simply a style of wine from Portugal.  It is the country's northernmost region - a region that is stretching its legs and re-evaluating its identity with wines that sometimes replace the spritz with riper, richer flavors.  Join us this Tuesday as we take a closer look at a few of Vinho Verde's many faces courtesy of the region's legendary producer, Anselmo Mendes. We'll begin with effervescent expectations, and from there, delve deeper into the region's graceful whites. 
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 

Provence's Domaine Pinchinat 
Bastions of Boxes: Part 2 
    For this year's first tasting in May, we're venturing to picturesque Provence's Domaine Pinchinat. As warmer weather finally arrives here in our neck of the woods, we can bring ourselves to acknowledge that places such as France's balmy Mediterranean shores actually do exist! This Saturday, we're opening a care package containing refreshing white and rosé as well as a pair of ripe, succulent reds. Two of the selections are available in bountiful
bag-in-box format (3 Liters!), so join us for these sublimely Provençal provisions!

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Domaine Pinchinat 

"Venus Blanc" 2012

{organic} 100% Rolle (Vermentino) 
(Provence, France)
Fresh, crisp, dry and clean, this white is made from Rolle, a grape varietal that's obscure to most Americans, but essential in southern France and even southern Italy were it's known as Vermentino. Considered to be one...

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Venus Rosé

Domaine Pinchinat 
"Venus Rosé" 2013 

{organic} Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah 

(Provence, France)

Although the vines for this wine are within the Cotes de Provence appellation and meet all of the criteria including the correct grapes, they are at the bottom of the hills that get that designation. This wine is a stunning value and a...
(*The Equivalent of $7.50 per 750ml Bottle)

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Viña Apaltagua
"Venus Rouge" 2013 

{organic} Grenache, Syrah,

Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon 

(Provence, France)

The vineyards of Pinchinat have been farmed for wine grapes since the Romans occupied this area 2000 years ago. The famous Venus of Aix en Provence and dozens of other Paleolithic artifacts have been found among these very vines...
  (*The Equivalent of $7.50 per 750ml Bottle)

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Pinchinat Rouge

Domaine Pinchinat 
Cotes de Provence 2003

{organic} Syrah, Cabernet

Sauvignon, Mourvedre 

(Provence, France)

Alain de Welle is a nice, peaceful man. As the owner and manager of Pinchinat, it's his vision that is expressed in each glass of his wine that is served these days. Although his family has farmed this vineyard for over two centuries (and the land farmed back to pre-history), his father broke from tradition and raised him in the nearby city of Aix. Alain returned to his family's roots...
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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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on the Enomatic
in Durham:
Here's what's on tap, subject to change on a whim or fancy

Whites (48˚F):


Finca Sophenia 

Chardonnay "Reserva"  

$15.99 on sale


Weingut Binz 

Riesling Trocken 

1 Liter!

$14.99 on sale


Chateau de L'Hoste

Entre Deux Mers 

$22.99 on sale

Bliss Family Vineyards

Sauvignon Blanc

$12.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


Nugan Estate 


"Third Generation"

$11.99 on sale


Domaine La Bouysse 



$24.99 on sale


Chateau La Colombiere 



$12.99 on sale


Buil & Giné 
"Giné Giné" 

$19.99 on sale


Carlos Santos Lima

Lisboa Tinto





Pinot Noir 


$29.99 on sale



$10.99 on sale


Domaine Vissoux

Beaujolais Nouveau VV

 $13.99 on sale


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

Whites (48º F):


Pas Saint Martin 

Saumur Blanc
"La Pierre Frite" 

$15.99 on sale


Borgo Moncalvo 


$11.99 on sale


Bodegas La Soterraña 



$11.99 on sale


Grüner Veltliner 

$13.99 on sale



"Venus" Rosé 

$11.99 on sale


Barnard Griffin

Rosé of Sangiovese

$14.99 on sale


Chateau de L'Hoste

Entre Deux Mers V.V. 

$22.99 on sale



"Grand Firepeak Cuvée" 

$22.99 on sale



Reds (65º F):




$14.99 on sale


Viña Apaltagua

Pinot Noir  


$11.99 on sale



Salice Salentino 

$11.99 on sale



$16.99 on sale


Ancient Peaks







$20.99 on sale


Proprietary Red

$39.99 on sale




 $19.99 on sale


Anton Bauer



$14.99 on sale


Chateau Mancedre

Pessac Leognan 

$39.99 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


Brunello di Montalcino

$49.99 on sale


Bodegas Tempore

Old Vine Garnacha "G"

 $17.99 on sale  


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