This Saturday, "Italy's Eastside"! 
In This Issue:
The Rosé Garden
Tasty Tuesday: Post-Bastille Bistro Blowout!
Saturday Tasting: "Italy's Eastside" Marche & Abruzzo

 It's Hot as...
Brazilian Soccer Inferno
Blazing Soccer Action!!! 
  Well, most recently it hasn't been "blazing" so much as one-sided and vaguely depressing. But we're sure that the remaining matches will prove to be a gripping, forthright, air-conditioned respite from the mind-melting heat that has engulfed our fair cities. Seriously, it's so damn hot...
Bad Choice Milk
Milk is a bad choice. Drink wine instead.
Wine Carriages

From France, just in time for Bastille Day!
  • Domaine de la Chauviniere - Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie 2013  $9.99
  • Domaine de la Chauviniere - Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie "Clos Les Montys" 2013  $13.99  
  • Domaine de la Chauviniere - Muscadet Sèvre et Maine - Sur Lie "Clos Les Montys - Vigne de 1914" 2012  $18.99  
  • Gilles Brisson - Pineau des Charentes Rosé  $19.99
  • Gilles Brisson - Pineau des Charentes Blanc  $19.99 
  • Carmin Larredya - Jurançon Sec "La Part Davant" 2012  $20.99  
  • Chateau La Colombière - "Le Grand B" 2011  $28.99 
  • Chateau La Colombière - Fronton Rosé "Vin Gris" 2013  $14.99 
  • Domaine Amido - Tavel 2013  $19.99 
  • Chateau Marjolet - Cotes du Rhone Village - Laudun 2012  $16.99 
  • Chateau Marjolet - Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2013  $14.99
  • Domaine La Bouysse - Carignan 2013  $13.99 
  • Domaine La Bouysse - Aude-Hauterive Blanc 2013 
  • Domaine Bastide Blanche - Bandol Rouge 2011  $26.99 
  • Domaine Bastide Blanche - Bandol Rosé 2013 $24.99 
  • Schoffit - Pinot Blanc / Auxerrois "Vieilles Vignes" 2012  $23.99


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"This is always my favorite trip
before I go to the mountains."

    -  Carter G.        

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
  • Anton Bauer - Wagram Rosé "Feuersbrunn" 2013  $12.99  
  • Bodegas Tempore - Garnacha Rosado "Terrae" 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
  • Barnard-Griffin - "Rosé of Sangiovese" 2013  $14.99
  • Laurent Gauthier - Beaujolais Villages Rosé "Vintage" 2013  $14.99
Tasty Tuesday!
Bistro Blowout:
A Bash Blast
This Tuesday, July 15th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Bistro Trio
    Our next Tasty Tuesday lands just shy of Bastille Day, so the most Francophilic among us will have already celebrated if not the arrival of French democracy then at the very least our favorite Serge Gainsbourg albums while gorging ourselves on boudin noir, escargot, and oysters along with copious amounts of Cotes du Rhone Villages and Muscadet (not that we don't do that every Monday night). In any case, join us on Tuesday as we tackle that most French of institutions: the bistro. A new and very noteworthy Muscadet will help us get started with it's crystalline minerality and pleasantly palate-awakening acidity. Next, we'll take our cue from the Lyonnaise cuisine that we'd readily find in one of the second-largest French city's bouchons in the form of a Syrah-based Rhone rouge that is equally at home with venison sausage & morels or Coq au Vin. At last, we'll end where we could have begun, with a cherryish, spicy aperitif, a Pineau des Charentes Rosé. Happy La Fête Nationale!
Lyonnaise Bistro 
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, we'll be kickin' it eastside along the regions which occupy Italy's Adriatic coastline. We'll begin where the nation's Northern and Central portions collide. Perhaps best known for its famously hearty cuisine, Emilia-Romagna also makes an indispensable contribution to the world of wine in the form of (typically red) fresh, bubbly Lambrusco. The example we'll put before you this weekend is dressed in white, a blanc de noirs of sorts - produced without the influence of the pigments in the red grapes' skins. Next, we'll find ourselves in Tuscany's easterly neighbor, Marche, for an example of the Verdicchio grape which transcends typical expectations for how ripe and rich these refreshing, seafood friendly whites can be.

  Continuing on our journey south, we'll stop in Abruzzo to meet Montepulciano, the starring grape of eastern Central Italy. Charmingly gentle and generously ripe, this flavorful and characterful example reminds us why the varietal has earned itself so many international admirers in recent years. The afternoon's final wine comes courtesy of northern Puglia. Just above Italy's famously stiletto-like peninsula is Gioia del Colle, and its here that we'll find a bold example of the Croatian native that most of us know best as California's "Zinfandel." It's equally important in Italy's southeast, where it goes by "Primitivo." Predictably purply and spicy but a bit firmer and less jammy than many of its US counterparts, it will provide us provide us with the perfect ending to an afternoon in Italy's excellent east. È finito! 


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Lini Oreste & Figli

Lambrusco Bianco 


100% Lambrusco(s)
(Emilia-Romagna, Italy)
When you think of Emilia Romagna, what comes to mind? Reggiano cheese, tortellini, balsamic vinegar and of course wine to wash it all down? Before you is perhaps the finest Lambrusco producer in all of Emilia Romagna. This is real Lambrusco and the rare, white version at that...

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Verdicchio 2012
"Tenuta Cavaliere" 

100% Verdicchio

(Marche, Italy)

Imagine picking a smooth dark stone from a fast-flowing river. Hold the wet stone to your nose and inhale deeply; it's a sharp, clean, yet earthy smell, one famously reproduced by the best Verdicchio wines. Maurizio Marchetti harvests his grapes...

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Lydia & Amato
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2012

100% Montepulciano

(Abruzzo, Italy)

Once you've grown up enough to become immune to the charms of enormous vessels of low-quality malt liquor, you can still enjoy a "forty" now and again. This "forty" refers to the age of Lidia & Amato's Montepulciano vines that lie nestled...
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Primitivo 2011

{organic} 100% Primitivo (Zinfandel) 

(Puglia, Italy)

The earliest records naming Primitivo in Puglia arise precisely from Gioia del Colle, where the 18th century priest Filippo Francesco Indellicati marveled at how this hardy varietal flourished on the plateaus of Le Murge, ripening early to...

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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

Domaine Herbauges


"Moulin d'Argent" 

$11.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


Hacienda Villarta 

Mentrida Tinto 


$11.99 on sale


Viña Aliaga 


"Syrah Syrah"

$13.99 on sale



Pinot Noir 

"Firepeak Vineyard" 

$22.99 on sale


Grosbos Barbara 
Saint Pouçain Rouge
"Chambre d'Eduard" 

$15.99 on sale


Bodegas Arrocal 

Ribera de Duero 





Pinot Noir

$19.99 on sale

La Quercia 


$16.99 on sale



Bourgogne Rouge


 $17.99 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 

Big Spoon

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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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  • Farmhouse Blend, Equador & Peru
  • Tsheya, Congo    
  • Baroida Late Harvest, Papua New Guinea 
  • Remera, Rwanda 
  • Espresso Toscano                
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