National Catfish Day!
Plus: Kick off the Summer of
Riesling this Saturday!  
In This Issue:
The Rosé Garden
Tasty Tuesday: Prepare for National Catfish Day

    According to an official, lawful decree from our 40th President, June 25th is National Catfish Day! We here at Wine Authorities revere the mighty catfish with a patriotic fervor, and we consider it our duty to raise awareness of these beautiful, mercurial, and delicious beasts. Saturday may be the first day of summer (of Riesling), but Wednesday is the Aequinoctium Autem Silurus - The Catfish Solstice. National Catfish Day is almost here; come celebrate with us!
   We would like to offer our very heartfelt thanks to all of our customers and the citizenry of the Triangle for once again voting us Best Local Wine Store...six years in a row! We are proud and honored to provide great estate wine to such an excellent and discerning public, who keep small, local businesses thriving. Congratulations, as well, to all of the area's terrific winners and finalists


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Catfish?  Catfish!!!
    Firsthand Foods - our favorite provider of delicious, local, and humanely, sustainably raised meat products - is offering the (M)eat Local Box, a seasonal subscription that provides a monthly delivery of top-quality beef and pork from small farmers. Click here for details!

   Oh, and our Raleigh location just happens to be one of the pickup locations for this Box of Righteous Deliciousness. 
Rosé Garden 2014
   The ninth wonder of the world (our beautiful Rosé Garden) has re-sprouted in all it's pink, juicy glory. In fact, we have two gardens for the first time this year and a whole new cadre of gardeners to tend our Raleigh Rosé. Old favorites have returned along with the requisite new arrivals, and (as always) we will donate a portion of our rosé sales throughout the year to breast cancer research. So come shop in our magnificent garden. New rosé selections are continuously blooming, and you never know what might surface next!  

Currently in the Garden:
  • Viña Aliaga - Navarra Rosado "Lagrima de Garnacha" 2013  $9.99
  • Mas Codina - Rosé Penedès 2013  $9.99 
  • Domaine Magellan - Hereault Rosé "Le Fruit Defendu" 2013  $14.99
  • Palamá - Negroamaro Rosato "Arcangelo" 2013  $14.99 NEW! 
  • Barnard-Griffin - "Rosé of Sangiovese" 2013  $14.99
  • Laurent Gauthier - Beaujolais Villages Rosé "Vintage" 2013  $14.99
Tasty Tuesday!
Prepare for National
Catfish Day
This Tuesday, June 24th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Catfish & Reagan 
  "Congress, by House Joint Resolution 178, has designated June 25, 1987, as "National Catfish Day" and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in its observance.
    Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 25, 1987, as National Catfish Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities..." 
                                                              -Ronald Reagan
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 4:13 p.m., June 25, 1987]

   Included in what must indeed be a long list of appropriate ceremonies and activities for National Catfish Day is having a Tasty Tuesday on June 24th (from this point forward known as "Catfish Eve") at Wine Authorities. We'll be pouring samples of three selections which would be very much at home served alongside this most handsome fish.
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
This Saturday, kick off
  the summer with the... 
Summer of Riesling VII 
    This Saturday marks the official beginning of summer, and so it's our honor to once again fly the flag of one of the most strikingly vibrant, uncompromising, and enduring white grapes. Riesling is a champion of the season and refreshes our palates and souls with its combination of zesty citrus, mouthwatering acidity, and elegantly mineralistic charm.
  Join us this Saturday for examples from the varietal's home along Germany's Rhein as well as a few of its favorite haunts abroad - Austria's Wachau, France's Alsace, and Washington State's Columbia Valley.  Dare we take this opportunity to suggest that crisp, zesty Riesling makes for a delightful pairing partner with traditional fried catfish? Of course we do.
Fried Catfish Bliss 
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Schloss Mühlenhof  

Riesling 2012

{sustainable} 100% Riesling  
(Rheinhessen, Germany)

Few things in life are more dear to our hearts than delicious dry Riesling by the liter. Since 1846, the Michel family has lovingly tended its hillside vineyards with unwavering respect for nature. The combination of "ecologically healthy"...

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Milbrandt Vineyards 
Riesling 2012

100% Riesling

(Columbia Valley, Washington)

Brothers Butch and Jerry Milbrandt planted their first vineyards in 1997 along the Wahluke slope. Family farming since the mid-1950s, grape growing was a newer venture. First they sold off their grapes to other wineries, but as the vines matured, the fruit was too good to give up. This is a textbook example of volcanic soil...

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Cave Freudenreich 
Riesling 2011
"Terre d'Apallon"

{sustainable} 100% Riesling

(Alsace, France)

A wine whose personality is as chiseled and immediately recognizable as the rooftops of traditional Alsatian architecture, this Riesling is a textbook example of the grape in all of its shimmering and prickly glory. Equipped with blazing acidity...
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Riesling Smaragd 2011

100% Riesling 

(Wachau, Austria)

Is Martin Mittelbach Austria's hottest up-and-coming winemaker? His wines, produced from the country's most revered hillside in Wachau, show the proof is in the bottle. This single vineyard Riesling rivals the greatest white wines in the world. Powerful & punchy...
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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):


L.R. Vasquez 

Ribeira Blanco
"Os Pasás"  

$35.99 on sale


Domaine Pinchinat 

"Venus" Rosé  

$10.99 on sale


Laurent Gauthier 

Beaujolais Villages Rosé


$22.99 on sale



$14.99 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):


Bodegas La Soterraña 


$11.99 on sale




$16.99 on sale


Bodegas Arrocal

Ribera del Duero 


$13.99 on sale

Chateau Jouclary 

Sauvignon Blanc 

$11.99 on sale



"Venus" Rosé 

$11.99 on sale


Barkers Marque

Sauvignon Blanc

"3 Brooms" 

$15.99 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



Cabernet Sauvignon 

$10.99 on sale



$16.99 on sale


Ancient Peaks







$20.99 on sale


Proprietary Red

$39.99 on sale


Bodegas Perica

Rioja Crianza


$16.99 on sale


Anton Bauer



$14.99 on sale


Chateau La Colombière 


"Coste Rouge" 

$24.99 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  


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


  • Bacon Jam 

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Local peanut butters

  • Peanut  
8oz Jar - $9.99
16oz Jar - $16.99

  • Peanut Cashew
  • Peanut Almond
  • Penut Pecan
  • Chai Spice (8oz size only)  

8oz Jar - $12.99

16oz Jar - $17.99   

  • Mission Almond

8oz Jar - $13.00 


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