Beaujolais Nouveau!!!
Thanksgiving festivities continue
In two weeks: Rhone Class!
In This Issue:
Rhone Class on December 4th in Durham
Tasty Tuesday: Alternative Turkey Wines
Saturday Tasting: Thanksgiving Selections Part 2

Give Thanks & Drink Wine!
Thanksgiving Board
  Has your house been graced with the special honor* of being the focal point for this year's round of Thanksgiving togetherness? Then this is the weekend to stock up on Togetherness Survival Supplies. We've got a finely curated selection of Turkey Wines, tons of talented alternates, and an enormous selection of cheeses, chocolates, coffees, jams, marmalades, bacon, sausage, and other essential treats.
   Oh, and if you're looking for something to do with friends and family this holiday season, our very first Rhone Valley Class is coming up on December 4th! It's gonna be real...edutaining!  Read up on all the juicy details in the "Rhone Class" box later in this email...

2014's Top Thanksgiving Picks: 
  • 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

*or spectral horror, depending on your point of view... 


And speaking of great wines for
  the Thanksgiving holiday...

Le Beaujolais Nouveau
Est Arrivé!!! 
   The time has come to once again embrace wine's eternal symbol of youth and renewal.  Every year on the third Thursday of November, the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau heralds the completion of (virtually all) grape harvests throughout Europe.  In fact, it tends to be the first commercially available wine of the year from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere! 

The Nouveau selections:

  • Jean-Paul Brun - Beaujolais Nouveau "L'Ancien" Terres Dorees 2014  $16.99
  • Domaine Vissoux (Pierre-Marie Chermette) - Beaujolais Nouveau "Pierre Chermette" 2014  $14.99
  • Domaine Vissoux (Pierre-Marie Chermettte) - Beaujolais Nouveau "Vieilles Vignes" 2014  $15.99
  • Domaine Vissoux (Pierre-Marie Chermette) - Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé "Les Griottes" 2014  $14.99
Scratch Baking
   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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Holiday Gift Wrap
     Nothing is more fun to unwrap than a bottle of delicious, sincere,  estate-grown wine, and we have our team of highly skilled wrapping specialists at the ready to put a special touch on your gift bottles!
  • Four or fewer, we can wrap on the spot
  • Five or more can be picked up the next day
  Descriptions are included!  Gift certificates and Enomatic cards make sublime stocking-stuffers as well!
Happy Thanksgiving!
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November 27th
We will open at Noon on 
Friday, November 28th! 


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Thursday, December 4th
Rhone Class!
7:33 PM @ Wine Authorities Durham
   Join us in two weeks at our Durham location as we unveil our newest intermediate wine class - this one dedicated to the Rhone Valley and its wealth of bold, spicy reds and exotic, aromatic whites. We'll follow the Rhone river itself from it's Glacial Swiss beginnings through Lake Geneva and into the French Alps before reaching the viticultural promised lands that we know collectively as "The Rhone Valley." Learn about its history, its appellations, and what differentiates the "Northern Rhone" from the "Southern Rhone" (as well as what, other than the river itself, ties them together). What separates a Cotes-du-Rhone from a Chateauneuf-du-Pape? What's the difference between an Hermitage and a Crozes-Hermitage? Why are all the names hyphenated? Uncover the origins of the Rhone's dynamic grape varietals and some outstanding examples of the region's phenomenal wines. Vive la Rhone!
Thursday, December 4th
7:33 PM @ W.A. Durham
$48 Per Attendee 
Tickets: (919) 489-2884 
Tasty Tuesday:
Turkey Wines!
This Tuesday, November 25th, we present our FREE
midweek wine tasting.  Every Tuesday is tasty!

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Alternative Turkey
      Whether or not your Thanksgiving is poised to revolve around the goliath guest of honor that Benjamin Franklin envisioned as our national mascot, we have the perfect wines for the feast.  With all of the odd and sometimes mismatched dishes that we've somehow agreed should be served together, versatility becomes the key.
   Join us at this week's Tasty Tuesday as we feature three champions of food-friendly, versatile, crowd-pleasing appeal from Germany, France, and California!


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 
Thanksgiving Selections Part 2 
This Time, It's Personal
    Join us this Saturday for part two of our "Thanksgiving Selections" tasting.  Thanksgiving celebrations are, by design, tests of endurance and indulgence, and they're so much the better when paired with the right wines.  This year, we've selected an ensemble of returning holiday champions and exciting new arrivals (don't worry, they get along splendidly!) to accompany you to this year's festivities.  This line-up has its sights honed on classic Thanksgiving fare but will gladly, readily rise to the occasion of more unusual and adventurous meals.  Join us this Saturday to taste!
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Gandines MP
Domaine des Gandines

Macon-Pérrone 2013

{organic} 100% Chardonnay
(Southern Burgundy, France)
Gandines really surprised us with this compelling, and serious White Burgundy. Fully ripe and lush, but with juicy acidity and complex minerality. This kind of power usually comes from the big boys north of the Macon in the Cotes de Beaune. Aged in enormous 3000 liter old oak barrels that soften the wine without giving it any oak flavor, it is...
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Dr. H Thanisch
(Erben Müller-Burggraef)
Riesling Kabinett 2013
"Bernkasteler Badstube" 

{organic} 100% Riesling

(Mosel, Germany)

Dr. Thanisch's vineyards slide right into the picturesque town of Bernkastel, nestled in a cozy curve of the Mosel river. It's an advantageous place to care for some of the oldest Riesling vines in Germany. This is a spectacular example of German expertise where it comes to this most complex of grapes. Flinty and smoky aromas vie for...

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Chateau La Colombière 
Fronton 2011

{biodynamic} 80% Negrette, 10% Syrah,

10% Cabernet Sauvignon 

(Sud-Ouest, France)

Fronton remains one of Southwestern France's frontiers for wine lovers. Despite being situated less than half an hour from the city of Toulouse, the region keeps a low international profile. Its reds team with deep purple fruit and a wholesome spiciness which is striking yet understated...
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Pinot Noir 2013
"Grand Firepeak Cuvée"

{organic} 100% Pinot Noir 

(Edna Valley, California)

Grand Firepeak Cuvée is the name used for the top wines coming from Baileyana. Over twenty years ago, Catherine Niven founded Baileyana and is known for her 7 words: "Be the best you can be in whatever you pursue." This Pinot vineyard area is located just inland of the cool Morro Bay and Edna Valley and has...
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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):



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 les Barraillots 




Domaine Cedric Bardin

Coteaux du Giennois 

$19.99 on sale

Chateau Peybrun 

Cotes de Bordeaux


$19.99 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):


Anton Bauer 

Grüner Veltliner

$19.99 on sale


Domaine Gouron 

Chinon Rosé

$17.99 on sale


Don Rodolfo


$12.99 on sale

Eric de Suremain

Rully 1er Cru 

$31.99 on sale


Stuhlmuller Vineyards 


$26.99 on sale


Domaine Bergeonniere 

Sauvignon de Touraine 

$16.99 on sale


Cave Freudenreich


$18.99 on sale

Dr. Heyden


Trocken, Alte Reben  

$14.99 on sale



Reds (65º F):


Bodegas Tempore

Garnacha Joven 


$10.99 on sale


Domaine Robert Serol

Cote Roannaise 

"Les Originelles"

$14.99 on sale


Abbaye Sylva Plana


"Les Novices" 

$17.99 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


Santos Carlos Lima

Lisboa Tinto 


$10.99 on sale


Tenuta Mazzalino

Pinot Nero  


$14.99 on sale


Mas Bruguiere

Pic Saint-Loup 


$23.99 on sale




$37.99 on sale


Mas de Libian 
Cotes du Rhone Rouge

$19.99 on sale




"Bliss Vineyard"



Domaine Billard 


"La Perrière" 

$32.99 on sale


Pinot Noir 

"Ribbon Ridge Estate"

$42.99 on sale


Domaine Bardin 

Coteaux du Giennois

 $19.99 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                



Upcoming  Tastings!*

Saturday Tasting
Thanksgiving Selections Part 2
This Time, it's Personal 
Tasty Tuesday
"Alternative Turkey Wines"

Saturday Tasting
"A Jump on the Holidays"
Tasty Tuesday
Zone into the Rhone  

Saturday Tasting
"Mature & Masterful"

Tasty Tuesday

Holiday Party Wines 

*Subject to change!
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