This Saturday, don't be messin'
with the Rheinhessen! 
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Autumnal Rosé (Starring Gamay)
Saturday Tasting: Don't be messin' w/ the Rheinhessen!

    A Western Carolina University Leaf Color Expert (yes, there is such a thing) has rescinded her earlier prediction of a lackluster leaf season in North Carolina, and is now saying that soon everything will be exploding with riotous color. Since we are currently writing this from inside a slate-gray raincloud, a little color sounds like just the thing. Fortunately, we've got dozens of vibrant shades of wine to keep us happy during both lovely weather and gloom, and we love to share. Come see us for your leaf-viewing beverage needs!
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Rosé Garden 2014
   The ninth wonder of the world (our beautiful Rosé Garden) continues to bloom 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:
  • Domaine Robert Serol - Cote Roannaise Rosé "Cabochard" 2013  $13.99
  • Domaine Pinchinat - Provençal Rosé "Venus" 2013  $10.99  
  • Bodegas Tempore - Garnacha Rosado "Terrae"
    2013  $9.99
  • Bodegas Los Frailes - Monastrell Rosado 2013  $9.99 
  • Domaine Michel Girard - Sancerre Rosé 2013  $19.99 
  • Domaine Gouron - Chinon Rosé 2013  $17.99
  • Barnard-Griffin - "Rosé of Sangiovese" 2013  $14.99
  • Jean Paul Brun - Beaujolais "Rosé d'Folie" 2013  $16.99
Tasty Tuesday!
Autumnal Rosé
(Starring Gamay)
This Tuesday, September 30th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
    As we've successfully crossed the Autumnal Equinox into fall, it's of utmost importance to establish (or re-establish) that rosé drinkin' needn't end with the waning of summer. The food-friendliness, refreshing fruit, and mouthwatering acidity are as seasonless as they are timeless. Join us at our next Tasty Tuesday for three pretty, pink delights from different corners of France - each featuring the great Gamay grape, a master of youthful boldness. 
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
Don't be messin' with
the Rheinhessen!
   Grapes have been cultivated in the Rheinhessen of Southwestern Germany since Roman times, but it wasn't until the region attracted the attention of noted wine-lover Charlemagne that it began to gain international fame. He was so fond of the region that many records exist of his saying things like "Y'all count your blessin's when y'all in the Rheinhessen."*
   The region is famous for world-class white wines marked by soaring acidity, lip-smacking fruit, and flinty minerality. Since autumn is almost upon us, this is probably our last chance to have a tasting featuring so many white wines, so we're taking advantage and gazing at three of the region's most brightly shining stars: Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Sylvaner. We'll finish with a tangy and surprising red that is sure to join your list of favorite "cocktail" wines.
  *(it is unclear whether Charlemagne actually said this - ed.)

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Hey, Silvaner!
Weingut Dr. Heyden 

Silvaner 2013   

{sustainable} 100% Sylvaner  
(Rheinhessen, Germany)
Old vine Silvaner is a true rarity in Germany's Rheinhessen. While it remains the second most planted grape (after Riesling) in Germany and counts among its siblings some of the most famous white grapes of all (Chenin Blanc and Grüner Veltliner to name only two), it has always been in the shadows...

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Weingut Binz 
Pinot Blanc Kabinett 2012

100% Pinot Blanc 

(Rheinhessen, Spain)

Seated at a wooden table inside the winery, we were poured this delightful "Weissburgunder" by Manfred Binz himself. Bright melon and stone fruit aromas began to fill the air immediately. The estate is located squarely in Nackenheim on the "red slope," which gives the family's wines their...

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Weingut Binz 
Riesling Trocken 2013

{organic} 100% Riesling

(Rheinhessen, Germany)

Half a decade ago, we visited this winery while on a German wine-buying trip. Five years later, we can still confirm that the Binz estate is responsible for some of the Rheinhessen's (and Germany's) greatest values. Located on the "red slope" between Nackenheim and Oppenheim, beautiful red earth-atop-limestone...
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Rheinhessen Red 2010  

40% Dornfelder, 40% Portugieser, 

15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon 

(Rheinhessen, Germany)

Volker Shäfer follows in the footsteps of his father Karl-Ludwig, who is a red wine enthusiast in a region much better known for its white wine. This was no deterrent, and today they are the leading red wine specialist in the...
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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):


Anton Bauer 

Grüner Veltliner

$19.99 on sale


Dr. Heyden 

Riesling Kabinett 


$16.99 on sale


Jean Paul Brun 

Beujolais Rosé 

"Rosé d'Folie" 

$16.99 on sale

Chateau Jouclary 

Sauvignon Blanc 

$11.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


Quinta do Encontro 

Beira Atlântico 


$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




 $19.99 on sale


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

Whites (48º F):


Cooper Mountain 

Pinot Gris 

$19.99 on sale



Syrah / Grenache Rosé

$11.99 on sale


Bodegas Los Frailes 

Monastrell Rosado 

$9.99 on sale

Eric de Suremain 

Rully 1er Cru 

$29.99 on sale


Clos Lapeyre 

Jurançon Sec

$38.99 on sale




$19.99 on sale


Cave Freudenreich 


"Terre d'Apollon" 

$17.99 on sale




$19.99 on sale



Reds (65º F):


Bodegas Arrocal

Ribera del Duero 

$19.99 on sale


Mas Granier 

"Cuvée Psalmodi"

$11.99 on sale


Paul D 


$12.99 on sale


Pinot Noir 

$26.99 on sale



Dolcetto d'Alba




Tre Ricci 

Cabernet Sauvignon 

$29.99 on sale

Bodegas Los Frailes 

Valencia Monastrell 

$9.99 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



"Il Frappato" 

$34.99 on sale


Domaine Magellan 
Hérault Rouge
"Le Fruit Défendu"

$11.99 on sale




"Bliss Vineyard"




"Old Vine Red" 

$14.99 on sale


Cabernet Sauvignon


$49.99 on sale


Laurent Combier 

Crozes Hermitage "L"

 $26.99 on sale  


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