This Saturday: All Saints' Day Tasting!
Nov 6 @ W.A. Raleigh: Vine to Wine Class 
In This Issue:
Matt Kelly Dinner @ Duke Gardens!
Tasty Tuesday: "One does not simply walk into New Zealand..."
Saturday Tasting: They're All Saints!

Happy Halloween!
    The real deal is upon us, finally! We're too old (probably) to gorge ourselves on candy until we slip into a fitful, sugary sleep, but we're not above cracking open a bottle of great wine and cueing up a horror movie or two. How about some Gmörk to go along with Gmork? Or a mildly bloody Marcillac to accompany our ol' buddy Dracula? Either way, it's going to be a deliciously spooky evening. Happy Halloween!
Class is in Session!
Thursday, November 6th
at our Raleigh Shop
7:33 pm - $36
   Join us for a fun and educational evening of wine that chronicles a vine's bud break in the spring to each of its grape's being lovingly squeezed into the bottles that we hold so dear.  We cover how vines are grown and wine is made, as well as how to read a label, how to buy wine, how to store wine, how to drink, er, taste wine... and we'll debunk many wine myths throughout this two hour class. 
(includes tasting wines, video presentation, and handouts)
Thursday, November 6th @ 7:33 pm 
$36 per person 
Reservations required 
(Corkscrew) Operators are standing by: 
(919) 831-9463 


Why, thank you!      
Real Customer Comment:

"Very friendly, very accommodating,
and gave us the perfect selection."

  -  Mary G.                       


Fall's Southern Bounty
at Duke Gardens 
with Chef Matt Kelly of 
Mateo & Vin Rouge!
Wednesday, November 5th @ 6:00 PM 
  Durham's culinary scene really arrived in the summer of 2012 when Chef Matt Kelly opened his eponymous Spainish-by-way-of-NC outpost, Mateo. When those first orders of almejas and morcilla hit the tables, it was impossible to ignore the sound of thousands of taste buds exploding with happiness.
  We love Matt and his hearty, wholesome food, so we are thrilled that he is co-hosting the latest in our series of Duke Gardens Dinners.
The Food: Fall's Southern Bounty... think collards and sweet potatoes, the season's first turnips, slow-smoked chicken, and pimento cheese, all graced by Matt's skill to turn the traditional into the sublime. 

The Wine: We'll showcase our estate wine selections from wineries that grow all of their own grapes. Simply put: the estate wine producers are as much farmers as they are winemakers. A trip to Wine Authorities always means learning something new about the wines you enjoy. 

The Setting: Sarah P. Duke Gardens, voted one of the top ten public gardens in the United States by Trip Advisor and awarded the 2013 Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence. This intimate dinner will be served family-style and outdoors in the Garden (weather permitting) with a communal table to foster conversations as we savor amazing food and luscious wines.  

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6 pm @ Sarah P. Duke Gardens: 
420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708  
Fee: $100
$80 for Gardens Members & Wine Authorities Customers -
Just mention that you subscribe to our weekly newsletter!  
Participant limit: 40
Pre-registration required at 919-668-1707

Tasty Tuesday!
"One does not simply walk into New Zealand..."
This Tuesday, November 4th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
   It's true! New Zealand is entirely inaccessible by foot. That isn't going to stop us, however, from overcoming incredible odds in order to explore (and, more importantly, to taste) the southerly archipelago's delicious and distinctive contributions to the world of wine! Join us as we hit up Marlborough for its signature Sauvignon Blanc as well as its magnificently Mosel-esque Riesling before turning our sights to the neighboring Nelson for a snazzily snappy Pinot Noir brimming with firm red fruit and flinty mineral.
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 
They're All Saints!
    Having (presumably) survived yet another year's most menacingly phantasmagoric evening, we land happily on the first Saturday of November ready to share some truly saintly selections. Yes, it's All Saints' Day, and there's no shortage of saints in the world of wine! The are regions such as Bordeaux's Saint-Emilion, Saint-Estephe, and Saint-Julien. There are grapes like Austria's Sankt Laurent and Greece's Agiorgitiko (aka. St. George). This Saturday, however, we'll bypass these more famous saints in favor of hidden gems of exceptional value from outstanding producers with saintly names as well as an exceptionally powerful red from one of the many exceptional but underrecognized corners of the Languedoc, Saint-Chinian. They're all saints! 
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Tenuta Sant'Antonio

"Scaia" Bianco 2013  

50% Garganega, 30% Chardonnay,
20% Trebbiano di Soave/Verdicchio  
(Verona, Italy)
Exotic in its perfume and mouth-filling fruit, this intense white is equal parts refreshing cocktail wine and provocative head turner. Between the loving care of the brothers Castagnedi and the unusually fine powdery granite soil (nicknamed "parmigiano" by the locals), an impressively expressive wash of tangy orange citrus and concentrated tropicality has been coaxed from the typically more restrained Garganega and...
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Domaine du Pas Saint-Martin
Saumur Blanc 2013

{organic} 100% Chenin Blanc 

(Middle Loire, France)

This is another case of the latest generation in an old family estate taking the reigns where his grandfather left off, when his father went into another business. Laurent Charnier now runs this organic estate among hillsides with troglodyte caves carved out of the same tufa soil that his chenin...

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Casa Santos Lima
Lisboa Tinto 2012

Camarate, Castelâo, Tinta Miúda, Touriga Nacional

(Lisboa, Portugal)


A four-varietal blend showcasing the fresh, juicy appeal of the Camarate and Castelâo grapes, the Cigarra layers comforting dimensions of ripe fruit with spicy aromatic appeal, maintaining a lovely affability without compromising the rich dried berry flavors and mouth filling concentration that we've come to rely on from great Portuguese values. Santos Lima is a continuously operated sixth generation estate which prides itself on its affinity for the many stellar (albeit sometimes internationally obscure) indigenous varietals of Portugal...
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Borie La Vitarele
Saint-Chinian 2012
"Les Terres Blanches"

{Organic} 45% Grenache,

45% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre

(Central Languedoc, France)

Nestled amongst the garrigue within a pine forest, the few acres of Borie la Vitarele's old vines are treated like a private garden employing biodynamic compost made from local plants. Hand-harvesting ensures quality and the wine is aged for 12 months in French oak. Dark purple in color, with great freshness and aromas of raspberries, thyme and lavender. The generous aromas with...
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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

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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):



Pinot Gris

$17.99 on sale


Chateau La Colombière 

Bouysselet Blanc 

"Le Grand B" 

$28.99 on sale


Jean Paul Brun 

Beujolais Rosé 

"Rosé d'Folie" 

$16.99 on sale

Domaine de la Chauviniere 


$9.99 on sale


Reds (65˚F):


Hook & Ladder 


$25.99 on sale


Abbaye Sylva Plana 


"Les Novices"

$17.99 on sale




$26.99 on sale


Casa Santos Lima 
Lisboa Tinto

$15.99 on sale


Chateau Bel Air 

Saint Estephe 



Domaine Cedric Bardin 

Coteaux du Giennois 

$19.99 on sale

Pères de l'Eglise 

Chateauneuf du Pape 

$39.99 on sale




 $23.99 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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