Saturday in Durham: 
Thanksgiving Selections 2014 (Part One) 
Saturday in Raleigh: 
Austrian Selections from Klaus Wittauer 
(starring Klaus Wittauer) 
In This Issue:
Tasty Tuesday: Beaucoup (three, actually) Beaujolais!
Durham Saturday Tasting: Thanksgiving Selections Pt. 1
Raleigh Saturday Tasting: Klaus's Austria

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Gobble, Gobble Gobble!
  Come check out our new display featuring this year's top Thanksgiving picks! We have chosen them based on the rigorous standards of food/wine pairing science, as well as on the more capricious whims of our artistic temperaments. Either way, they are vital companions to your fall festivities:
  • Chateau Haut Dambert - Entre-Deux-Mers 2013  $11.99
  • Casa Santos Lima - Lisboa Tinto "Cigarra" 2012  $10.99
  • Domaine Gouron - Chinon Rosé 2013  $17.99
  • Dr. H. Thanisch - Riesling Kabinett "Bernkasteler Bastube" 2013  $19.99
  • Meinklang - Zweigelt "Graupert" 2011  $17.99
  • Domaine des Gandines - Macon-Peronne 2013  $22.99
  • Baileyana - Pinot Noir "Grand Firepeak Cuvée" 2013  $22.99
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Edge of Urge / Lumina 
Block Party! 
Join us as we welcome our
  new Raleigh neighbors... 
2:00 to 7:00 PM 
  We're getting new neighbors in Raleigh! The clothing stores Edge of Urge and Lumina are celebrating their grand openings in Person Street Plaza with a huge block party on Saturday 11/15!
A few highlights include:
  • Zach Mexico
  • See Gulls
  • Daddy Issues
  • Cat Be Damned
  • Food Trucks
  • Fun activities throughout the Person Street Plaza community (including Wine Authorities) and an after party at Person Street Bar. Cheers!
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   Are you nervous about any holiday-related dessert obligations? Well, hand the responsibility over to Phoebe Lawless of the incredible Scratch Bakery. You can find Thanksgiving Pie and Side-dish order forms here. And please note that Wine Authorities Raleigh is one of the pickup locations!

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Tasty Tuesday:
Beaucoup
(only three, actually)
Beaujolais!
This Tuesday, November 18th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
BeaujolaisAllTheWay
   Beajolais provides us with some of the most famously turkey-friendly wines of all!  The region's bold and bright Gamay grape yields juicy, low-tannin reds that play nicely with the strange but delicious mishmash that constitutes the classic Thanksgiving spread.  At next week's Tasty Tuesday, uncover three examples of this marvelous region's lively and lovely wines including a tangily refreshing rosé from the masterful Jean-Paul Brun and a pair of reds from Domaine Piret that we've long counted among our very favorites.  We're going all the way with Beaujolais!

P.S. 2014's Beaujolais Nouveau hits the shelves on the third Thursday of November (the 20th)! 

 

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
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting 
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Thanksgiving Selections 2014

Part One
    Ahhh, Thanksgiving: the quintessential American holiday of feasting, football, and...family.  Yes, hordes upon hordes of our nearest and dearest descend upon us like clouds of hungry locusts (enormous, talking locusts which we are compelled to feed).
   Joking aside, we love our families! But when it's our homes which have been sanctioned as the venues for this year's togetherness, it can prove a bit taxing emotionally and/or financially.
  Luckily, Wine Authorities is here to help! Join us this Saturday (in Durham only) for an in-depth look at four of our top 2014 Thanksgiving pics - wines that have blown our minds with tremendous, value-oriented deliciousness! Plus, they go great with turkey, football, and crazy uncles with unconventional hygienic ideals...
 
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Gouron Chinon Rosé
Domaine Gouron

Chinon Rosé 2013

{sustainable} 100% Cabernet Franc 
(Middle Loire, France)
PERFUMY, FLORAL & HERBAL. CHOCOLATE, CHERRY & PEPPER
"Nos vies dans rosé" Our lives in pink! With Gouron's tiny production of Cabernet Franc rosé this dry pink wine is a rare yearly tease. Perfumy aromas with bits of chocolate and cherry make us salivate at the first whiff. The sexy richness and silky texture are just heavenly...
 
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DAMBERT!

Chateau Haut Dambert 
Entre Deux Mers 2013

{sustainable} 45% Sauvignon Blanc,

45% Sauvignon Gris, 10% Muscadelle 

(Bordeaux, France)

EXOTIC, FLORAL & LIVELY, LYCHEE, GRAPEFRUIT & PEACH
Always one of the best values in white Bordeaux, this crisp, aromatic white gives so much and costs so little. The Buffeteau family has now been farming this estate for three generations and over the last ten years has updated their winery with modern...

 
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Meinklang
Zweigelt 2011
"Graupert"

{biodynamic} 100% Zweigelt 

(Burgenland, Austria)

DEEPLY EARTHY & SMOKY, BLACK CHERRY & SPICE
We've always adored Meinklang's Pinot Gris from their "Graupert" series - wines produced from vines that are allowed to grow wild and wooly - so it's no surprise that the Zweigelt bowled us over. This is a wild, rich red packed with bright, serious dark fruit and an unruly streak of mushroomy earth...
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Casa Santos Lima 
Lisboa Tinto 2010
"Cigarra"

30% Castelão, 30% Camarate,

30% Touriga Nacional, 10% Trincadeira 

(Lisbon, Portugal)

JUICY RED BERRY & PLUM, SLIGHTLY SPICY, FRESH & SUPPLE
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...

This Saturday from 12 to 3 PM
in Raleigh
"try before you buy" at
our FREE tasting 
.
Klaus's Austrian Selections!

Starring Klaus! 
    This Saturday, we welcome our friend Klaus Wittauer back to Wine Authorities and introduce him to our Raleigh store! Klaus loves wine and is passionate about sharing the marvels emerging from his homeland of Austria. His diverse portfolio of Austrian producers is running over with gems - ambassadors for Austria's most distinctive specialties which consistently offer both excellent quality and superb value. Below is a rundown of the wines which are to be poured this Saturday (only in Raleigh) by Klaus, and they are all up in the house. Prost!
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Leo Hillinger

"Secco" 

{sustainable} 100% Pinot Noir  
(Burgenland, Austria)
LIGHT STRAWBERRY, MINERALS, SOFT MOUSSE
Leo Hillinger's secco is a dry Pinot Noir rosé sparkling gem made in the same manner as Italy's Prosecco wines. The color is a pale ruby hue and shows light strawberry fruit on the nose. There's a touch of minerality that weaves...
 
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Weingut Steininger
Grüner Veltliner 2012
"Grand Grü" 

100% Grüner Veltliner 

(Kamptal, Austria)

JUICY WHITE STONE FRUIT, MINERALITY, POWER & ELEGANCE
This Grüner from the Kamptal of Lower Austria can count itself among them, offering a steadfast tide of mouthwatering green and golden fruit interlaced with flinty mineral. It balances its firm acidity with vibrant juiciness and an impression of roundness derived, in part, from a luxurious fermentation and on-the-lees aging in large acacia barrels...

       
     
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Tegernseerhof
Riesling 2013
"Terrassen"

100% Riesling  

(Wachau, Austria)

LAZER DRY. PINEAPPLE, MANGO, LIME & RICH MINERALITY
Get it before he becomes a superstar and his prices go through the roof. Martin Mittelbach is one of the greats right now, but his reputation has not hit the mainstream or the critics yet. This dry Riesling from his terraced, hillside vineyards in the prestigious Wachau is the kind of wine that makes...
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Meinklang
Zweigelt 2011
"Graupert"

{biodynamic} 100% Zweigelt 

(Burgenland, Austria)

DEEPLY EARTHY & SMOKY, BLACK CHERRY & SPICE 
We've always adored Meinklang's Pinot Gris from their "Graupert" series - wines produced from vines that are allowed to grow wild and wooly - so it's no surprise that the Zweigelt bowled us over. This is a wild, rich red packed with bright, serious dark fruit and an unruly streak of mushroomy earth...
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Six for Sixty
deal!

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
REDS


Show me the six
WHITES

 
[click links to see this month's selection!]

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

Whites (48˚F):

 

Meinklang

Pinot Gris
"Graupert"

$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 

Muscadet 

$9.99 on sale

 

Reds (65˚F):

 

Hook & Ladder 

Zinfandel

$25.99 on sale

 

Abbaye Sylva Plana

Faugeres

"Les Novices"

$17.99 on sale

 

Stolpman

Syrah

$26.99 on sale

 

Casa Santos Lima 
Lisboa Tinto
"Cigarra" 

$15.99 on sale

 

Chateau les Barraillots 

Margaux

$35.99

 

Domaine Cedric Bardin

Coteaux du Giennois 

$19.99 on sale


Chateau Peybrun 

Cotes de Bordeaux

Cadillac 

$19.99 on sale

 

Pyren

Shiraz

 $23.99 on sale

 

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

Whites (48º F):

 

Anton Bauer 

Grüner Veltliner
"Rosenberg" 

$19.99 on sale

 

Domaine Gouron 

Chinon Rosé

$17.99 on sale

 

Don Rodolfo

Torrontes

$12.99 on sale

Eric de Suremain

Rully 1er Cru 

$31.99 on sale

  

Stuhlmuller Vineyards 

Chardonnay

$26.99 on sale

 

Domaine Bergeonniere 

Sauvignon de Touraine 

$16.99 on sale

 

Cave Freudenreich

Gewurztraminer

$18.99 on sale

Dr. Heyden

Silvaner

Trocken, Alte Reben  

$14.99 on sale

 

 

Reds (65º F):

 

Bodegas Tempore

Garnacha Joven 

"Terrae"

$10.99 on sale

 

Domaine Robert Serol

Cote Roannaise 

"Les Originelles"

$14.99 on sale

 

Abbaye Sylva Plana

Faugeres

"Les Novices" 

$17.99 on sale

 

Laetitia
Pinot Noir 

$26.99 on sale

 

Terrabianca

Dolcetto d'Alba

"Brichet"  

$16.99

 

Tre Ricci

Cabernet Sauvignon 

$29.99 on sale


Bodegas Los Frailes

Valencia Monastrell 

$9.99 on sale

 

Santos Carlos Lima

Lisboa Tinto 

"Cigarra"

$10.99 on sale

 

Tenuta Mazzalino

Pinot Nero  

"Terrazze"

$14.99 on sale

  

Mas Bruguiere

Pic Saint-Loup 

"L'Arbouse" 

$23.99 on sale

 

Reverdito

Barolo 

$37.99 on sale

 

Mas de Libian 
Cotes du Rhone Rouge
"Khayyâm"

$19.99 on sale

  

Brutocau

Merlot 

"Bliss Vineyard"

$22.99

 

Domaine Billard 

Saint-Romain 

"La Perrière" 

$32.99 on sale


Trisaetum

Pinot Noir 

"Ribbon Ridge Estate"

$42.99 on sale

  

Domaine Bardin 

Coteaux du Giennois

 $19.99 on sale 

 

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  • Applewood
  • Peppered

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Upcoming  Tastings!*


Saturday Tasting
(Durham Only!) 
11/15/14
Thanksgiving Selections Part 1 
(Durham Only!
 
Saturday Tasting 
(Raleigh Only!)
11/15/14
Austrian Selections
From Klaus Wittauer
Starring: 
Klaus Wittauer
(Raleigh Only!
 
Tasty Tuesday
11/18/14
Beaucoup Beaujolais!
(well, actually three)

Saturday Tasting
11/22/14
Thanksgiving Selections Part 2

Tasty Tuesday
11/25/14
"Alternative Turkey Wines"

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