Happy Independence Day!!!
This Saturday, an ensemble cast from
Castilla y León!
In This Issue:
The Rosé Garden
Tasty Tuesday: "Austria in Pink"
Saturday Tasting: Castilla y León

Happy Fourth!
Study for fireworks, wine, and an eagle...
  It's hard to believe that our great nation is 238 years old! They grow up so fast. We remember when America was a little tyke, just thirteen colonies squabbling over whether to adopt a constitutional democracy or explore the ideals of the Vajjian Confederacy. And while we're still working out some problems, it is nonetheless cause for celebration. Come see us today for all your beverage needs, make a quick trip south for things that go boom, and have a safe and fun Independence Day!
  We will be closed tomorrow (Friday, July 4th) in observance of Independence Day and will reopen to our normal business hours on Saturday, 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
  • Bodegas Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosado 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!
"Austria in Pink"  
This Tuesday, July 8th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
      Austria's flag is composed of bold bars of red and white.  Mix them together, and what do you get?  Pink!  Join us at our upcoming Tasty Tuesday for some mighty fine (and magnificently fresh) 2013 rosés from this most Österreichian of nations. Hailing from the Wachau, Wagram, & Burgenland. This trio of glimmeringly bright, zesty pink wines plucked fresh from the Garden will be the perfect partners for the beginnings of a balmy Tuesday evening!

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
Castilla y León
  Join us this Saturday for a tour through the sprawling swath of central/northern Spain known as Castilla y León.  We'll begin close to this collection of regions' center in Rueda, home to the Verdejo grape and some of Spain's most sought after whites. Next, in an outrageously un-July-savvy move, we'll go ahead and embark on our quest for the sensational reds that central Spain has to offer - the first coming from Zamora, close to the northeastern tip of Portugal. This youthful example of Tempranillo is fresh, firm, and as summery as full-figured reds come. Next, we'll venture northward into Bierzo (a region which, by most accounts, ought to be part of Galicia) for a bold and smokey example of the Mencia grape. Finally, we'll double back close to the eastern extreme of Castilla y León, near the origins of the (almost 600 mile long) Duero River. This is the Ribera del Duero region. Tempranillo is king here, and the tasting's final wine is an impressively structured and imposingly-statured red fit for a king. ¡Olé! 


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Bodegas La Soterraña 

Verdejo 2012


100% Verdejo
(Rueda, Spain)
Rueda is known for its autochthonous grape, Verdejo, its gravelly soils, and the marriage between the two - a union which forges whites of intense tropical character and refreshingly bright acidity. The appellation covers...

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Bodegas Francisco Casas 
Tempranillo 2011

100% Tempranillo

(Western Castilla y León, Spain)

Eduardo and Jesús Casas represent their family's fourth generation to tend these vineyards in Zamora (located roughly an hour west of the city of Toro). They're proud of the extent to which their wines maintain the powerfully ripe fruit for which the region's arid climate is known while coaxing out a more modern freshness...

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Bodegas del Abad 
Bierzo 2011
"Abad Dom Bueno"

100% Mencia

(Bierzo, Spain)

It might come as a surprise, when considering the passion for history exemplified by Bodegas del Abad, that the estate has existed for just under a decade. Despite the bodega's recent arrival onto the scene, its proprietors are dedicated to the traditional grape varieties of northwestern Spain, focusing...
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Bodegas Arrocal 
Ribera del Duero 2011

100% Tempranillo 

(Ribera del Duero, Spain)

Emerging from a small village in the western part of Ribera del Duero, Bodegas Arrocal is a relative newcomer, not producing its first wine until 2001. Resulting exclusively from harvesting by hand, this deliciously concentrated red is thick with plummy black fruit, spice and and a toasted creaminess from 6 luxurious...

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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
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  • 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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16oz Jar - $16.99

  • Peanut Cashew
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  • Chai Spice (8oz size only)  

8oz Jar - $12.99

16oz Jar - $17.99   

  • Mission Almond

8oz Jar - $13.00 


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