Declare Independence with
Wine Cocktails on Saturday! 
In This Issue:
The Rosé Garden
Tasty Tuesday: "Chillin' and Grillin' for the Fourth"
Saturday Tasting: Wine Cocktails for Independence Day!

World Cup Fever!
  We here at Wine Authorities have gotten seriously into all the Hot Futbol Action going down in Brazil this summer. We thrill to the feats of athleticism, groan at the foppish flop fakery, and pretend not to be absolutely baffled by the rules. Occasionally (like, every few days) a goal is scored, and if you're anything like us you scream yourself hoarse when that happens.
  We also know that watching all this soccer is thirsty work, especially with the asphalt-melting heat wave in whose midst we find ourselves. Come see us for your World Cup Refreshment needs (including great ideas for summery wine cocktails at our Annual pre-July Fourth Wine Cocktail tasting this Saturday). Our message is clear:
Don't overlook wine cocktails... 
Overlook Cocktails  
  We will be closed on Friday, July 4th in observance of
Independence Day and will reopen to our normal business hours on Friday, July 5th.

As, always, have a safe and happy fourth!


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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!
Chillin' & Grillin' Wines
For the Fourth 
This Tuesday, July 1st, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   Nothing's more fun than standing before an open flame on a 97 degree day, right? So, this Tuesday, we're celebrating that time-honored and all-American facet of summer by exploring three of our favorites from this nation's wild, winey western states of Washington and California which are well suited to chillin' by the grill and keepin' it real. Peace.
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

Our annual compendium of cockamamie wine concoctions continues...
   This Saturday (June 28th), it's time again for one of our most anticipated tastings of the year. Each weekend before July 4th, we celebrate by pouring wine cocktails in place of the standalone wine selections which we typically feature. This year, we're very happy to present two new favorites: a Pizzeria Toro-inspired delight from our friends at Alley 26 and a summery treat devised by Stanbury's Andrew Shepherd featuring northwestern Italy's Moscato d'Asti. Our signature W.A. Sangria will also be returning along with a Francophilic and funky shandy! Needless to say, these imaginative concoctions are delicious, fun, and proven to help spur your creativity next weekend before you begin blowing stuff up with M-80's and cherry bombs. Bottoms up!
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Aliaga & Mas Codina 

W.A. Red Sangria 

(Navarra & Penedès, Spain)
Tempranillo Joven & Cava Brut
Our latest and greatest recipe for a classic Sangria, an indispensable refreshment for the hot weather! We recommend Aliaga's Tempranillo for the red wine base and Mas Codina's Cava Brut to add invigorating spritz...

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w/ Terrabianca 

(Piemonte, Italy)

Moscato d'Asti, Mint, & Lime 

Andrew Shepherd of  the excellent new Stanbury restaurant (and Wine Authorities, ahem) brings us this uber-refreshing take on the Mojito. Rum is replaced with Moscato d'Asti, which takes care of the light sweetness, the bubbles, and the alcohol. All that's left to do is muddle some limes with fresh mint and blend over ice. Much tastier than your garden-variety bloodsucking pest....
                Terrabianca Moscato: On Sale! $13.99 [Full Description] 


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Alley Twenty Six
Alley Twenty Six
w/ Cappelletti & Carpano 
"Alley Dreams of Toro"

{sustainable} 100% Riesling

(Piemonte & Alto Adige, Italy)

Americano & Vermouth Bianco
Alley 26 opened less than two years ago, but it's been a beacon of cocktail excellence from day one. In fact, readers of the Indy voted this cozy Durham bar to not only have the best bartender in Durham County (the studious Shannon Healy), but to serve the best cocktails anywhere in the Triangle. The "Alley Dreams of Toro" is a study in fine Italian aromatized wines and the seductive collision of sweet and bitter. It's a love letter to Pizzeria Toro (which is scheduled to reopen in July! Fingers crossed!), and we're honored that Shannon has shared it with us....
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Boulevard & Pacory 
Saison-Cidre Shandy
"Shandy Make You Dandy" 

(Kansas, USA & Normandy, FR)  

Farmhouse Ale & Pear Cider
w/ lemonade
This is a funky-fresh twist on the classic beer cocktail.  We're going half and half beer and cider in our delightfully bright lemonade-infused concoction designed for the beach or back porch...
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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):


Eric de Suremain 

Rully Blanc
1er Cru 

$32.99 on sale


Cave Freudenreich

Riesling d'Alsace

"Terre d'Apollon" 

$17.99 on sale



Navarra Rosado 

"Lagrima de Garnacha" 

$9.99 on sale


Sauvignon Blanc

"Old Coach Road" 

$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


Cave Freudenreich 

Riesling d'Alsace 

"Terre d'Apollon" 

$17.99 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  
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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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